AMD Announce RX 5600XT Release Date With Leaked Specs

AMD Announces Radeon RX 5600 XT GPU

We’ve already seen some pretty exciting news from CES 2020, especially from the likes of Sony and LG. For PC enthusiasts, however, the biggest news so far has come from AMD‘s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su.

AMD Announce RX 5600XT Release Date

Even though the announcement of the RX 5600XT comes as no surprise, it was definitely a treat to hear Dr. Su discuss some of the intricacies surrounding its arrival. We even got a release date for the new GPU’s arrival; the staggeringly soon Jan 21st. That means it’s just a couple of weeks before you can add this card to your shopping cart.

All the usual vendors will be unveiling their own iterations of the 5600XT, with the list including: Asrock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, XFX, Powercolor, and Sapphire.

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Besides the RX 5600 XT release date, we were also treated to a number of different benchmarking slides by AMD showcasing the RX 5600 XT’s potential over competitors products, such as the 1660Ti.

The RX 5600 XT is set to beat Nvidia’s similarly priced GPU in games such as Fortnite, Apex Legends, and WOW:Battle For Azeroth by as much as 15FPS in 1080P.

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After a seriously impressive 2019, AMD are showing no signs of slowing down and are demonstrating every sign that they are going to be hitting their competition even harder through 2020 – and as consumers, you can bet we can expect to benefit from all this competition.

RX 5600 XT Specs

AMD were even kind enough to share some of the RX 5600 XT’s specs at CES, and, to our surprise, they match up fairly well with the rumours circulated on the grapevine months ago.

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As you can see from the slide above, the RX 5600XT will hit shelves sporting clock speeds in the region of 1375MHz – 1560MHz, and will even have access to 6GB of VRAM. That puts it in direct competition with the GTX 1660TI. The new GPU’s will also come equipped with RDNA architecture and 36 compute units.

So, take all that newly released information on the RX 5600 XT and then match it with the expected price point of $279, and you are going to come to the same conclusion that we did; That the RX 5600XT is going to be yet another huge player in AMD’s already impressive arsenal of hardware.

It goes without saying that it’s not confirmed, but, recently leaked benchmarks have shown that the RX 5600XT should showcase a 30% increase over its smaller brother, the RX 5500 XT. It’s also going to offer similar performance to the old fan-favourite, Nvidia’s GTX 1070 Ti.

Final Thoughts

From what we have seen at CES 2020, AMD have no intentions of slowing down their pace, and you can bet the Nvidia camp are going to be feeling the pressure at this point.

In fact, with all of these new toys at AMD’s disposal, it’s difficult to see how their competition is going to keep up with the sheer pace and quality of AMD’s current and promised product line.

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