PowerColor Launches New Compact Radeon RX 5600 XT

If you have a mini PC build and are looking for the perfect compact graphics card to fit into it, this new PowerColor offering might fit the bill. There’s not a whole lot of choice on the market when it comes to compact graphics cards but PowerColor has just released a second mini-ITX graphics card in the past four months – a Radeon RX 5600 XT.

This new graphics card follows on from the mini Radeon RX 5700 XT released last December.

How Much Does The Mini RX 5600 XT Cost?

The PowerColor Radeon RX 5600 XT is currently listed on Scan for £299.99 which works out as about $370 in the US. This is a little bit more expensive than you’d be able to find a standard Radeon RX 5600 XT but that looks like the price you’ll pay for the small form-factor.

Radeon RX 5600 XT Specifications

The Scan listing notes that the graphics card will come with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory at 14 Gbps. This follows on from AMD’s decision to change the specs of the base model from 12 Gbps to 14 Gbps. 

AMD’s decision triggered a lot of frustration for hardware partners to update their designs to the new memory and issue BIOS updates to existing cards that had already shipped out with the lower 12 Gbps memory. However, this problem doesn’t apply to the PowerColor card, so there’s no need to worry there. 

At the moment there isn’t any information about the dimensions on the Scan listing, which is concerning considering that it’s designed for those building mini PCs. 

At the moment, we’re expecting that it won’t be any bigger or longer than the mini ITX Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card previously released by PowerColor. This model measured 175 mm x 110 mm x 40 mm so we imagine it’ll be similar to this. 

The RX 5600 XT is expected to follow in the 5700 XT’s footsteps and come with two PCIe slots. 

When Will The Mini Radeon RX 5600 XT Be Available?

The PowerColor RX 5600 XT graphics card is available for pre-order at the moment and is due to become available for purchase on April 30th, 2020. 

Whether this graphics card will be affected by delays due to the Coronavirus is somewhat expected at this point. However, if you’re looking for a solid mini ITX to fit your small PC build, this PowerColor model could be worth the wait.