AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
vs
AMD Radeon RX 590

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
AMD Radeon RX 590
RX 5500 XT 8GB RX 590 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB AMD Radeon RX 590
Price $ 199.0 $ 214.0 15 (8%)
Year 2019 2018 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 68C 82C 14 (21%)
Max Fan Noise 39dB 42.5dB 3.5 (9%)
Recommended Power Supply 480W 575W 95 (20%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
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 76.2 FPS 83.8 FPS 7.6 (10%)
Average 1440p Performance 54.1 FPS 59.5 FPS 5.4 (10%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 45.5 FPS 50.1 FPS 4.6 (10%)
Average 4K Performance 30.9 FPS 34.1 FPS 3.2 (10%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.6 $ 3.3 0.7 (27%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7 $ 4.7 1 (27%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4 $ 5.6 1.2 (27%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.4 $ 8.2 1.8 (28%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB AMD Radeon RX 590
Overall Combination Score 81/100 82/100 1 (1%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 5500 XT 8GB to RX 590 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware.

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB

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 8GB is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 199. 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 8GB, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The RX 5500 XT 8GB has 8 GB RAM compared to the RX 570 's 4 GB video memory. In our synthetic benchmarks, the RX 5500 XT 8GB blows past the RX 570 and, amazingly, even the RX 580 as well.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RX 5500 XT 8GB consistently delivers frame rate increases over the RX 570, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. Whether it is a justifiable upgrade depends on what graphics card you are upgrading from. Users with a RX 570 will not see a remarkable increase in frame rates after paying more for this RX 5500 XT 8GB. Similarly, those holding onto GTX 1660 's GTX 1060 6GB graphics cards will not have a reason to jump teams yet.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play GreedFall, Final Fantasy XV, Far Cry New Dawn, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, F1 2019 at 61 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 64 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Strange Brigade, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Fallout 76, World War Z, Battlefield V at 61 fps to 72 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

AMD Radeon RX 590

AMD ’s xx90 cards have always been defined by high-end prices with performance that knocks on the door of extreme graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 4.0 graphics card inside the RX 590, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Monster Hunter: World, GreedFall, Final Fantasy XV, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, F1 2019 at 64 fps to 75 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 69 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Apex Legends, Resident Evil 2, Forza Horizon 4, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Strange Brigade at 60 fps to 67 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 64 fps.

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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
62
69.7
72
81.0
2019 Anthem
40
45.0
46
52.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
58
65.3
68
76.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
75
83.5
83
92.4
2019 Metro Exodus
33
37.4
37
41.2
2019 World War Z
82
92.1
91
102.0
2019 Gears of War 5
48
53.6
53
59.9
2019 F1 2019
60
67.5
67
75.2
2019 GreedFall
54
61.1
60
67.7
2019 Borderlands 3
38
42.8
42
47.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
74
82.4
82
91.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
28
32.1
31
35.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
45
50.3
49
55.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
92
102.8
100
112.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
35
39.6
39
43.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
55
62.1
61
68.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
59
66.4
64
71.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
62
69.7
67
75.5
2018 Fallout 76
83
93.2
90
101.1
2018 Hitman 2
65
72.8
71
79.2
2018 Just Cause 4
48
53.6
53
59.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
52
57.8
57
64.0
2018 Strange Brigade
78
86.7
86
96.5
2018 Battlefield V
85
95.3
93
103.5
2017 Dawn of War III
90
100.7
99
110.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
58
65.3
64
71.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
52
57.8
56
63.3
2017 Destiny 2
90
100.7
98
109.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
46
51.4
50
56.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
62
69.7
68
75.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
66
74.0
74
82.4
2017 For Honor
88
98.5
98
109.8
2017 Project CARS 2
62
69.7
70
77.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76
84.7
84
94.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
58
65.3
64
71.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
61
68.5
66
74.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
51
56.8
55
61.4
2016 Doom
122
136.1
133
148.7
2016 F1 2016
82
92.1
89
99.9
2016 Hitman
86
96.4
94
105.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
84
94.2
92
102.6
2016 The Division
66
74.0
72
80.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
70
78.1
76
85.1
2016 Battlefield 1
101
112.4
110
123.0
2016 Overwatch
97
108.2
105
117.7
2016 Dishonored 2
46
51.4
51
56.7
2015 DiRT Rally
100
111.4
109
121.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
54
61.1
59
66.4
2015 The Witcher 3
72
80.3
79
88.1
2015 Rocket League
260
289.2
288
320.3
2015 Need For Speed
72
80.3
79
88.8
2015 Project CARS
69
77.1
76
85.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
126
140.4
140
155.6
2013 Crysis 3
82
92.1
89
99.9
2013 Battlefield 4
74
82.4
80
89.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
178
198.1
197
219.6
2009 League of Legends
334
371.7
370
411.8

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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
41
51.4
48
60.3
2019 Anthem
28
35.3
33
41.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
41
51.4
47
59.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
44
55.7
49
62.2
2019 Metro Exodus
23
29.0
25
32.0
2019 World War Z
54
67.5
59
74.5
2019 Gears of War 5
31
39.6
34
43.5
2019 F1 2019
38
48.1
42
53.3
2019 GreedFall
35
44.0
39
49.0
2019 Borderlands 3
24
30.0
26
33.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
47
58.9
52
65.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
20
25.7
23
28.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
31
39.6
34
43.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
51
64.3
56
70.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
33.3
29
36.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
36
45.0
38
48.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
34
42.8
37
46.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
46
57.8
50
63.3
2018 Fallout 76
51
64.3
56
70.6
2018 Hitman 2
37
47.1
40
51.2
2018 Just Cause 4
31
39.6
35
43.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
32
40.7
35
44.8
2018 Strange Brigade
48
61.1
53
67.3
2018 Battlefield V
57
71.8
62
77.9
2017 Dawn of War III
50
63.2
55
69.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
39
49.3
42
53.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
33
41.7
36
45.1
2017 Destiny 2
68
85.7
75
93.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31
39.6
34
42.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
36
45.0
39
49.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
53.6
47
59.5
2017 For Honor
46
57.8
51
64.0
2017 Project CARS 2
39
49.3
43
54.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
61
77.1
68
85.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
40
50.3
43
54.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
35
44.0
38
47.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
41
51.4
45
56.5
2016 Doom
76
95.3
82
103.5
2016 F1 2016
57
71.8
62
78.1
2016 Hitman
54
68.5
59
74.8
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
45
56.8
49
62.1
2016 The Division
41
51.4
44
55.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
50
63.2
55
69.4
2016 Battlefield 1
57
71.8
62
77.8
2016 Overwatch
59
74.0
64
81.0
2016 Dishonored 2
35
44.0
38
48.5
2015 DiRT Rally
62
78.1
67
84.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
34
42.8
37
46.3
2015 The Witcher 3
36
45.0
39
49.6
2015 Rocket League
99
124.2
109
137.3
2015 Need For Speed
49
62.1
54
68.6
2015 Project CARS
47
58.9
52
65.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
72
91.0
80
100.7
2013 Crysis 3
34
42.8
37
46.4
2013 Battlefield 4
42
53.6
46
58.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
131
164.9
146
183.0
2009 League of Legends
165
206.8
183
228.8

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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
33
44.0
39
51.5
2019 Anthem
22
29.0
25
34.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
31
41.7
36
48.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
34
45.0
37
49.7
2019 Metro Exodus
18
24.7
21
27.9
2019 World War Z
43
56.8
47
62.8
2019 Gears of War 5
26
34.3
28
38.0
2019 F1 2019
31
41.7
35
46.7
2019 GreedFall
25
33.3
28
37.0
2019 Borderlands 3
18
24.7
20
27.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
38
50.3
42
56.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
17
22.4
19
25.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
26
34.3
28
38.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
39
52.5
43
56.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
22
29.0
23
31.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
29
38.6
31
41.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
26
35.3
29
38.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
39
52.5
43
56.7
2018 Fallout 76
40
53.6
44
58.6
2018 Hitman 2
30
39.6
33
43.7
2018 Just Cause 4
24
32.1
27
35.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
24
32.1
26
35.5
2018 Strange Brigade
38
50.3
42
55.6
2018 Battlefield V
44
58.9
48
63.9
2017 Dawn of War III
39
51.4
42
55.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
30
40.7
33
44.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
27
36.4
30
39.7
2017 Destiny 2
52
68.5
56
74.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25
33.3
27
35.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
28
37.4
30
40.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
48.1
40
53.9
2017 For Honor
34
46.0
39
51.4
2017 Project CARS 2
36
48.1
40
53.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
57
75.0
63
83.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
25
33.3
27
36.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
35
47.1
39
51.7
2016 Doom
57
76.0
62
82.7
2016 F1 2016
46
61.1
50
66.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
37
49.3
41
54.1
2016 Battlefield 1
44
58.9
48
64.1
2016 Overwatch
45
60.0
49
65.7
2016 Dishonored 2
31
41.7
35
46.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
25
33.3
27
36.5
2015 Rocket League
74
97.4
81
107.7
2015 Need For Speed
42
55.7
46
61.2
2015 Project CARS
40
53.6
45
59.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
53
70.7
59
78.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
127
168.2
141
186.0
2009 League of Legends
117
154.2
130
171.3

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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
21
31.1
25
36.0
2019 Anthem
13
19.3
15
22.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
18
26.7
22
31.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
19
27.8
21
30.7
2019 Metro Exodus
12
18.3
14
20.1
2019 World War Z
27
38.6
29
42.8
2019 Gears of War 5
17
24.7
19
27.5
2019 F1 2019
21
31.1
23
33.9
2019 GreedFall
12
18.3
14
20.1
2019 Borderlands 3
11
16.1
12
17.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
24
35.3
27
39.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
11
16.1
12
18.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
17
24.7
19
27.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
22
32.1
24
35.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
14
20.4
15
21.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
18
26.7
20
29.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16
23.6
17
25.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27
39.6
29
42.6
2018 Fallout 76
24
35.3
27
39.0
2018 Hitman 2
19
27.8
21
30.4
2018 Just Cause 4
14
20.4
16
22.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
19.3
15
21.5
2018 Strange Brigade
23
33.3
25
36.6
2018 Battlefield V
26
37.4
28
41.4
2017 Dawn of War III
21
31.1
24
34.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
19
27.8
21
30.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
18
26.7
20
29.2
2017 Destiny 2
29
42.8
32
46.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
22.4
17
24.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
17
24.7
18
26.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
26
37.4
28
41.2
2017 For Honor
20
29.0
22
32.0
2017 Project CARS 2
29
41.7
32
45.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
45
64.3
49
71.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
13
19.3
14
20.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
25
36.4
28
40.2
2016 Doom
32
47.1
35
51.0
2016 F1 2016
29
41.7
31
45.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
20
29.0
22
31.7
2016 Battlefield 1
27
38.6
29
41.9
2016 Overwatch
27
38.6
29
41.8
2016 Dishonored 2
24
34.3
26
38.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
14
20.4
15
21.9
2015 Rocket League
40
57.8
44
64.0
2015 Need For Speed
29
41.7
32
45.8
2015 Project CARS
29
41.7
32
45.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
29
41.7
32
46.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
104
148.9
115
164.7
2009 League of Legends
57
82.4
64
91.5
RX 5500 XT 8GB vs RX 590 with i7-8700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB / i7-8700K

At 1440p, RX 5500 XT 8GB 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 8GB 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 8GB against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the RX 5500 XT 8GB 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

AMD Radeon RX 590 / i7-8700K

At 1440p, RX 590 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 590 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 590 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. It is worth noting that the RX 590 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX 590 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

RX 5500 XT 8GB vs RX 590 Specifications Comparison

RX 5500 XT 8GB RX 590

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