RX 5500 XT 8GB with i7-8700K 1080p, 1440p, Ultrawide, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality

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.

RX 5500 XT 8GB with i7-8700K 1080p, 1440p, Ultrawide, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
Price $ 199.0
Year 2019
Maximum Recorded Temperature 68C
Max Fan Noise 39dB
Recommended Power Supply 480W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 76.2 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 54.1 FPS
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 45.5 FPS
Average 4K Performance 30.9 FPS
Memory 8 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.6
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.4
Series RX 5500 XT 8GB
Variant AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
Overall Combination Score 81/100 Excellent

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.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER $ 229
47.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
44.3 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
43.5 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB $ 199
39.6 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
39.3 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER $ 160
38.8 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB $ 169
35.7 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
34.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
32.3 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
29.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
27.2 FPS

The RX 5500 XT 8GB sits between the RX 590 and the RX 580, falling slower than RX 590 by 9.8% and faster than RX 580 by 0.8%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. In addition, the RX 5500 XT 8GB was also faster than the RX 570 by a good margin.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER $ 229
94.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
87.8 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
75.5 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER $ 160
74.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
70.2 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB $ 199
69.7 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
68.2 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
66.6 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB $ 169
62.2 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
54.5 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
52.0 FPS

The RX 5500 XT 8GB sits between the GTX 1060 6GB and the RX 580, falling slower than GTX 1060 6GB by 0.7% and faster than RX 580 by 2.2%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1060 6GB. Against its rival - the GTX 1660, the RX 5500 XT 8GB is much slower. In addition, the RX 5500 XT 8GB was also faster than the RX 570 by a good margin.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER $ 229
75.0 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
71.9 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
70.2 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB $ 199
66.4 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
64.9 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB $ 169
60.2 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER $ 160
59.9 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
52.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
46.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
44.4 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
43.6 FPS

The RX 5500 XT 8GB sits between the GTX 1660 and the RX 580, falling slower than GTX 1660 by 5.7% and faster than RX 580 by 2.3%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. In addition, the RX 5500 XT 8GB was also faster than the RX 570 by a good margin.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER $ 229
76.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
71.1 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER $ 160
58.8 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
56.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
52.2 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB $ 199
51.4 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
50.6 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
49.6 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB $ 169
45.9 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
43.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
39.9 FPS

The RX 5500 XT 8GB sits between the GTX 1060 6GB and the RX 580, falling slower than GTX 1060 6GB by 1.6% and faster than RX 580 by 1.6%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1060 6GB. Against its rival - the GTX 1660, the RX 5500 XT 8GB is much slower. In addition, the RX 5500 XT 8GB was also faster than the RX 570 by a good margin.

Battlefield V (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
103.5 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER $ 229
99.0 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB $ 199
95.3 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
93.5 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
92.8 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB $ 169
85.7 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER $ 160
83.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
71.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
68.4 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
65.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
64.9 FPS

The RX 5500 XT 8GB sits between the GTX 1660 SUPER and the RX 580, falling slower than GTX 1660 SUPER by 3.9% and faster than RX 580 by 1.9%. It has a strong relative performance against every graphics card here. It is a close call between the RX 5500 XT 8GB and its rival GTX 1660 by a small margin. In addition, the RX 5500 XT 8GB was also faster than the RX 570 by a good margin.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
62
69.7
2019 Anthem
40
45.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
58
65.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
75
83.5
2019 Metro Exodus
33
37.4
2019 World War Z
82
92.1
2019 Gears of War 5
48
53.6
2019 F1 2019
60
67.5
2019 GreedFall
54
61.1
2019 Borderlands 3
38
42.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
74
82.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
28
32.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
45
50.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
92
102.8
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
35
39.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
55
62.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
59
66.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
62
69.7
2018 Fallout 76
83
93.2
2018 Hitman 2
65
72.8
2018 Just Cause 4
48
53.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
52
57.8
2018 Strange Brigade
78
86.7
2018 Battlefield V
85
95.3
2017 Dawn of War III
90
100.7
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
58
65.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
52
57.8
2017 Destiny 2
90
100.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
46
51.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
62
69.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
66
74.0
2017 For Honor
88
98.5
2017 Project CARS 2
62
69.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76
84.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
58
65.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
61
68.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
51
56.8
2016 Doom
122
136.1
2016 F1 2016
82
92.1
2016 Hitman
86
96.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
84
94.2
2016 The Division
66
74.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
70
78.1
2016 Battlefield 1
101
112.4
2016 Overwatch
97
108.2
2016 Dishonored 2
46
51.4
2015 DiRT Rally
100
111.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
54
61.1
2015 The Witcher 3
72
80.3
2015 Rocket League
260
289.2
2015 Need For Speed
72
80.3
2015 Project CARS
69
77.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
126
140.4
2013 Crysis 3
82
92.1
2013 Battlefield 4
74
82.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
178
198.1
2009 League of Legends
334
371.7

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
41
51.4
2019 Anthem
28
35.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
41
51.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
44
55.7
2019 Metro Exodus
23
29.0
2019 World War Z
54
67.5
2019 Gears of War 5
31
39.6
2019 F1 2019
38
48.1
2019 GreedFall
35
44.0
2019 Borderlands 3
24
30.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
47
58.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
20
25.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
31
39.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
51
64.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
33.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
36
45.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
34
42.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
46
57.8
2018 Fallout 76
51
64.3
2018 Hitman 2
37
47.1
2018 Just Cause 4
31
39.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
32
40.7
2018 Strange Brigade
48
61.1
2018 Battlefield V
57
71.8
2017 Dawn of War III
50
63.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
39
49.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
33
41.7
2017 Destiny 2
68
85.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31
39.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
36
45.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
53.6
2017 For Honor
46
57.8
2017 Project CARS 2
39
49.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
61
77.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
40
50.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
35
44.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
41
51.4
2016 Doom
76
95.3
2016 F1 2016
57
71.8
2016 Hitman
54
68.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
45
56.8
2016 The Division
41
51.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
50
63.2
2016 Battlefield 1
57
71.8
2016 Overwatch
59
74.0
2016 Dishonored 2
35
44.0
2015 DiRT Rally
62
78.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
34
42.8
2015 The Witcher 3
36
45.0
2015 Rocket League
99
124.2
2015 Need For Speed
49
62.1
2015 Project CARS
47
58.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
72
91.0
2013 Crysis 3
34
42.8
2013 Battlefield 4
42
53.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
131
164.9
2009 League of Legends
165
206.8

Resolution 3440x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
33
44.0
2019 Anthem
22
29.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
31
41.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
34
45.0
2019 Metro Exodus
18
24.7
2019 World War Z
43
56.8
2019 Gears of War 5
26
34.3
2019 F1 2019
31
41.7
2019 GreedFall
25
33.3
2019 Borderlands 3
18
24.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
38
50.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
17
22.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
26
34.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
39
52.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
22
29.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
29
38.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
26
35.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
39
52.5
2018 Fallout 76
40
53.6
2018 Hitman 2
30
39.6
2018 Just Cause 4
24
32.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
24
32.1
2018 Strange Brigade
38
50.3
2018 Battlefield V
44
58.9
2017 Dawn of War III
39
51.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
30
40.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
27
36.4
2017 Destiny 2
52
68.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25
33.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
28
37.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
48.1
2017 For Honor
34
46.0
2017 Project CARS 2
36
48.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
57
75.0
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
25
33.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
35
47.1
2016 Doom
57
76.0
2016 F1 2016
46
61.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
37
49.3
2016 Battlefield 1
44
58.9
2016 Overwatch
45
60.0
2016 Dishonored 2
31
41.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
25
33.3
2015 Rocket League
74
97.4
2015 Need For Speed
42
55.7
2015 Project CARS
40
53.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
53
70.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
127
168.2
2009 League of Legends
117
154.2

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
21
31.1
2019 Anthem
13
19.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
18
26.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
19
27.8
2019 Metro Exodus
12
18.3
2019 World War Z
27
38.6
2019 Gears of War 5
17
24.7
2019 F1 2019
21
31.1
2019 GreedFall
12
18.3
2019 Borderlands 3
11
16.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
24
35.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
11
16.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
17
24.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
22
32.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
14
20.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
18
26.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16
23.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27
39.6
2018 Fallout 76
24
35.3
2018 Hitman 2
19
27.8
2018 Just Cause 4
14
20.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
19.3
2018 Strange Brigade
23
33.3
2018 Battlefield V
26
37.4
2017 Dawn of War III
21
31.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
19
27.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
18
26.7
2017 Destiny 2
29
42.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
22.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
17
24.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
26
37.4
2017 For Honor
20
29.0
2017 Project CARS 2
29
41.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
45
64.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
13
19.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
25
36.4
2016 Doom
32
47.1
2016 F1 2016
29
41.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
20
29.0
2016 Battlefield 1
27
38.6
2016 Overwatch
27
38.6
2016 Dishonored 2
24
34.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
14
20.4
2015 Rocket League
40
57.8
2015 Need For Speed
29
41.7
2015 Project CARS
29
41.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
29
41.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
104
148.9
2009 League of Legends
57
82.4
RX 5500 XT 8GB with i7-8700K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

RX 5500 XT 8GB Specifications

RX 5500 XT 8GB Board Design

Board NumberD332
Length7.09 inches 180 mm
Outputs1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP130 W

RX 5500 XT 8GB Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1625 MHz
GPU Clock1717 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective

RX 5500 XT 8GB Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
GenerationNavi
Launch Price199 USD
ProductionActive
Release DateDec 12th, 2019

RX 5500 XT 8GB Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6.4
Vulkan1.1.125

RX 5500 XT 8GB Graphics Processor

ArchitectureRDNA 1.0
Die Size158 mm²
GPU NameNavi 14
GPU VariantNavi 14 XTX
Process Size7 nm
Transistors6,400 million

RX 5500 XT 8GB Memory

Bandwidth224.0 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit
Memory Size8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6

RX 5500 XT 8GB Render Config

Compute Units22
ROPs32
Shading Units1408
TMUs88

RX 5500 XT 8GB Theoretical Performance

FP16 (half) performance10.39 TFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance5.196 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance324.7 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate59.04 GPixel/s
Texture Rate162.4 GTexel/s

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