AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB
vs
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
RX 5500 XT 4GB RX Vega 56 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Price $ 169.0 $ 269.0 100 (59%)
Year 2019 2017 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 66C 75C 9 (14%)
Max Fan Noise 39dB 55.2dB 16.2 (42%)
Recommended Power Supply 460W 560W 100 (22%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 66.3 FPS 95.9 FPS 29.6 (45%)
Average 1440p Performance 47.7 FPS 71.7 FPS 24 (50%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 40.4 FPS 61.3 FPS 20.9 (52%)
Average 4K Performance 27.8 FPS 42.8 FPS 15 (54%)
Memory 4 GB 8 GB 4 (100%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.6 $ 4.2 1.6 (62%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5 $ 5.6 2.1 (60%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.2 $ 6.5 2.3 (55%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.1 $ 9.3 3.2 (52%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Overall Combination Score 81/100 81/100 0 (0%)
Our Verdict: At 1440p, RX 5500 XT 4GB can hit 50-60 frames per second on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. Whereas RX Vega 56 can hit 50-60 frames per second at maximum settings. The RX Vega 56 is faster by 50% for 1440p gaming. For 1080p games, upgrading from RX 5500 XT 4GB to RX Vega 56 is not worth it if targeting 60 frames per second.

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB

The RX 5700 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest RDNA 1.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the RX 5500 XT 4GB is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 169. AMD ’s xx00 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the RDNA 1.0 graphics card inside the RX 5500 XT 4GB, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RX 5500 XT 4GB consistently delivers frame rate increases over the RX 570, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Apex Legends, F1 2019, Forza Horizon 4, Hitman 2 at 60 fps to 65 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 62 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play World War Z, Battlefield V, Valorant at 61 fps to 108 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 78 fps. For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Valorant at 94 fps to 94 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 94 fps.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

The RX Vega 64 might be the high-end flagship of the latest GCN 5.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the RX Vega 56 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 399. AMD ’s xx56 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 5.0 graphics card inside the RX Vega 56, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Final Fantasy XV, Just Cause 4 at 63 fps to 76 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 71 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, GreedFall, Death Stranding, F1 2019, Forza Horizon 4 at 61 fps to 75 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Valorant at 141 fps to 141 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 141 fps.

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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
27
30.0
40
45.2
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
17
19.6
26
29.5
2020 Valorant
118
131.6
178
198.2
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
46
51.6
69
77.7
2020 Death Stranding
53
59.6
80
89.8
2020 Marvel's Avengers
34
38.8
52
58.4
2020 Godfall
52
58.0
78
87.4
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
27
30.0
40
45.2
2019 Apex Legends
54
60.2
104
116.6
2019 Anthem
34
38.8
60
67.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
51
57.1
89
99.1
2019 Resident Evil 2
67
74.5
106
118.5
2019 Metro Exodus
30
33.7
47
52.8
2019 World War Z
75
83.6
111
124.0
2019 Gears of War 5
43
47.9
71
78.9
2019 F1 2019
54
60.2
89
99.1
2019 GreedFall
49
55.1
80
89.2
2019 Borderlands 3
34
38.8
56
62.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
66
73.4
108
120.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
25
28.6
41
46.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
40
44.9
65
72.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
83
92.8
116
129.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
32
35.7
50
56.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
50
56.1
68
76.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
54
60.2
77
85.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
55
62.2
80
89.0
2018 Fallout 76
75
83.6
91
101.7
2018 Hitman 2
58
65.3
71
79.5
2018 Just Cause 4
43
47.9
68
76.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
46
52.0
73
82.1
2018 Strange Brigade
69
77.5
114
127.1
2018 Battlefield V
77
85.7
110
123.1
2017 Dawn of War III
81
90.8
90
100.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
53
59.2
61
68.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
46
52.0
51
57.2
2017 Destiny 2
81
90.8
113
126.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
41
45.9
63
71.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
56
63.2
80
89.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
59
66.3
94
105.5
2017 For Honor
78
87.7
126
140.7
2017 Project CARS 2
55
62.2
89
99.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
67
75.5
108
120.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
55
61.2
69
77.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
45
51.0
70
77.9
2016 Doom
110
122.4
162
180.3
2016 F1 2016
74
82.6
95
106.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
63
70.4
88
97.9
2016 Battlefield 1
91
102.0
120
133.5
2016 Overwatch
88
97.9
124
138.0
2016 Dishonored 2
41
45.9
65
72.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
49
55.1
75
83.6
2015 Rocket League
232
258.1
369
410.6
2015 Need For Speed
64
71.4
102
113.9
2015 Project CARS
61
68.3
98
109.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
112
125.5
184
204.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
158
176.5
253
281.7
2009 League of Legends
298
331.5
475
528.0

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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
20
26.0
31
39.2
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
13
17.2
20
25.9
2020 Valorant
86
107.6
129
162.1
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
32
40.4
48
60.9
2020 Death Stranding
36
46.2
55
69.6
2020 Marvel's Avengers
22
27.6
33
41.6
2020 Godfall
31
38.8
46
58.4
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
22
28.0
33
42.2
2019 Apex Legends
35
44.9
69
86.9
2019 Anthem
24
30.6
42
53.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
35
43.9
61
76.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
40
50.0
63
79.9
2019 Metro Exodus
20
25.5
32
41.0
2019 World War Z
48
61.2
72
90.5
2019 Gears of War 5
28
35.7
45
57.2
2019 F1 2019
34
42.8
56
70.1
2019 GreedFall
31
39.8
51
64.5
2019 Borderlands 3
21
26.5
35
44.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
42
53.0
69
86.8
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
18
23.5
30
38.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
28
35.7
45
57.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
46
58.1
65
81.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
24
30.6
28
36.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
32
40.8
43
54.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
31
38.8
45
57.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
41
52.0
60
75.1
2018 Fallout 76
46
58.1
69
86.9
2018 Hitman 2
34
42.8
41
51.9
2018 Just Cause 4
28
35.7
45
56.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
29
36.7
45
57.4
2018 Strange Brigade
43
54.1
70
88.6
2018 Battlefield V
51
64.3
72
91.1
2017 Dawn of War III
45
57.1
71
89.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
35
43.9
48
61.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
30
37.7
41
51.9
2017 Destiny 2
62
77.5
86
108.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
28
35.7
43
54.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
32
40.8
46
57.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
38
47.9
61
76.3
2017 For Honor
41
52.0
65
82.1
2017 Project CARS 2
35
43.9
56
70.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
54
68.3
87
109.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
31
39.8
42
52.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
37
46.9
51
64.3
2016 Doom
68
85.7
99
124.9
2016 F1 2016
51
64.3
76
95.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
45
57.1
58
72.6
2016 Battlefield 1
51
64.3
80
100.3
2016 Overwatch
53
67.3
75
94.9
2016 Dishonored 2
31
38.8
49
62.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
31
38.8
46
58.0
2015 Rocket League
88
111.2
140
176.0
2015 Need For Speed
44
55.1
70
88.0
2015 Project CARS
41
52.0
66
83.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
65
81.6
106
132.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
117
146.9
187
234.7
2009 League of Legends
147
184.6
234
293.3

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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
28
37.7
54
71.4
2019 Anthem
19
25.5
33
44.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
27
35.7
47
63.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
30
39.8
48
63.8
2019 Metro Exodus
17
22.4
27
35.8
2019 World War Z
38
51.0
57
76.3
2019 Gears of War 5
23
30.6
37
49.9
2019 F1 2019
28
37.7
46
61.4
2019 GreedFall
22
29.6
37
48.7
2019 Borderlands 3
17
22.4
27
35.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
34
44.9
56
74.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
15
20.4
25
33.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
23
30.6
37
49.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35
46.9
47
62.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
19
25.5
25
33.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
26
34.7
34
46.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
31.6
35
46.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
35
46.9
50
66.8
2018 Fallout 76
36
47.9
54
72.0
2018 Hitman 2
27
35.7
33
44.2
2018 Just Cause 4
21
28.6
34
45.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
21
28.6
34
45.4
2018 Strange Brigade
34
44.9
55
73.2
2018 Battlefield V
40
53.0
57
75.4
2017 Dawn of War III
34
45.9
54
72.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
27
36.7
39
52.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
24
32.6
34
45.9
2017 Destiny 2
47
62.2
65
86.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22
29.6
34
45.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
25
33.7
36
47.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
32
42.8
52
69.1
2017 For Honor
31
40.8
50
65.9
2017 Project CARS 2
32
42.8
52
69.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
51
67.3
81
107.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
23
30.6
32
42.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
32
42.8
48
63.9
2016 Doom
51
68.3
77
102.0
2016 F1 2016
41
55.1
63
83.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
34
44.9
46
61.0
2016 Battlefield 1
40
53.0
63
83.9
2016 Overwatch
41
54.1
58
77.0
2016 Dishonored 2
28
37.7
45
59.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
23
30.6
35
47.2
2015 Rocket League
65
86.7
104
138.1
2015 Need For Speed
38
50.0
59
78.5
2015 Project CARS
36
47.9
57
76.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
48
63.2
78
103.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
113
149.9
181
238.6
2009 League of Legends
104
137.7
166
219.7

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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
12
17.6
18
26.5
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
9
13.6
14
20.5
2020 Valorant
65
93.6
98
141.0
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
15
21.6
22
32.5
2020 Death Stranding
19
28.1
29
42.3
2020 Marvel's Avengers
10
14.5
15
21.8
2020 Godfall
12
18.5
19
27.8
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
12
18.4
19
27.7
2019 Apex Legends
18
26.5
32
46.6
2019 Anthem
11
16.3
20
29.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
16
23.5
28
40.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
17
24.5
27
39.4
2019 Metro Exodus
11
16.3
18
25.9
2019 World War Z
24
34.7
36
52.1
2019 Gears of War 5
15
22.4
25
36.1
2019 F1 2019
19
27.5
31
44.6
2019 GreedFall
11
16.3
18
26.5
2019 Borderlands 3
10
14.3
16
22.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
22
31.6
36
51.8
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
10
14.3
16
24.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
15
22.4
25
36.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
20
29.6
24
34.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
12
18.4
17
25.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
17
24.5
22
31.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
14
21.4
20
29.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
24
35.7
34
49.8
2018 Fallout 76
22
31.6
33
47.6
2018 Hitman 2
17
25.5
21
30.8
2018 Just Cause 4
12
18.4
20
29.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
17.3
19
27.5
2018 Strange Brigade
20
29.6
33
48.2
2018 Battlefield V
23
33.7
34
49.8
2017 Dawn of War III
20
28.6
31
45.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
17
25.5
25
36.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
17
24.5
23
33.9
2017 Destiny 2
27
38.8
37
54.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
14
20.4
21
30.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
15
22.4
21
31.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
23
33.7
36
52.8
2017 For Honor
17
25.5
28
41.0
2017 Project CARS 2
25
36.7
41
58.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
39
57.1
63
91.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
12
17.3
19
27.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
22
32.6
38
55.1
2016 Doom
29
42.8
45
65.7
2016 F1 2016
26
37.7
42
60.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
18
26.5
28
41.4
2016 Battlefield 1
24
34.7
39
56.6
2016 Overwatch
24
34.7
34
49.0
2016 Dishonored 2
21
30.6
34
49.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
12
18.4
21
30.3
2015 Rocket League
36
52.0
57
82.1
2015 Need For Speed
25
36.7
41
58.7
2015 Project CARS
25
36.7
41
58.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
26
37.7
43
61.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
92
132.6
147
211.2
2009 League of Legends
51
73.4
82
117.3
RX 5500 XT 4GB vs RX Vega 56 with i7-8700K vs i7-7700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 5500 XT 4GB vs RX Vega 56 with i7-8700K vs i7-7700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 5500 XT 4GB vs RX Vega 56 with i7-8700K vs i7-7700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB / i7-8700K

At 1440p, RX 5500 XT 4GB can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the RX 5500 XT 4GB is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 5500 XT 4GB against the competition in budget mid-range cards. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 5500 XT 4GB can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 / i7-7700K

It is clear that the RX Vega 56 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. It is worth noting that the RX Vega 56 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX Vega 56 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2017 .

RX 5500 XT 4GB vs RX Vega 56 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 5500 XT 4GB RX Vega 56
Length7.09 inches 180 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin2x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP110 W210 W

Clock Speeds

RX 5500 XT 4GB RX Vega 56
Boost Clock1845 MHz1474 MHz
GPU Clock1670 MHz1138 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective800 MHz 1600 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 5500 XT 4GB RX Vega 56
Bus InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationNaviVega (RX Vega)
Launch Price199 USD399 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateDec 12th, 2019Aug 14th, 2017

Graphics Features

RX 5500 XT 4GB RX Vega 56
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.46.1
Vulkan1.1.1251.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 5500 XT 4GB RX Vega 56
ArchitectureRDNA 1.0GCN 5.0
Die Size158 mm²510 mm²
GPU NameNavi 14Vega 10
GPU VariantNavi 14 XTVega 10 XL (215-0894216)
Process Size7 nm14 nm
Transistors6,400 million12,500 million

Memory

RX 5500 XT 4GB RX Vega 56
Bandwidth224.0 GB/s 409.6 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit 2048 bit
Memory Size4096 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6HBM2

Render Config

RX 5500 XT 4GB RX Vega 56
Compute Units2256
ROPs3264
Shading Units14083584
TMUs88224

Theoretical Performance

RX 5500 XT 4GB RX Vega 56
FP16 (half) performance10.39 TFLOPS (2:1)21,131 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance5.196 TFLOPS 10,566 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance324.7 GFLOPS (1:16)660.4 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate59.04 GPixel/s 94.34 GPixel/s
Texture Rate162.4 GTexel/s 330.2 GTexel/s

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