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Quick OverviewChipset Vendor - AMD Radeon
Display & Resolution
The ROG Strix Radeon™ RX 5500 XT cruises through 1080p gaming
Play your favorite PC games in Full HD 1080p resolution with the ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming Graphics Card. Based on 7nm RDNA architecture, this card has 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM and provides you with the full virtual reality experience. The Radeon RX 5500 XT supports APIs such as DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.6. These APIs can take advantage of the GPU's 1408 Stream Processors to accelerate parallel computing tasks, taking some of the processing load off of the CPU.
The front panel of the card features a variety of outputs, such as DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0b. Combined with AMD's Eyefinity, the GPU can provide an immersive gaming experience using up to four monitors. For cooling, ASUS implemented dual Axial-tech fans. The Axial fans reduces the size of the fan's hub, which allows for longer blades and an added barrier ring that increases durability and downward air pressure through the heatsink. The fans are also rated IP5X for dust resistance. There is also Aura Sync RGB lighting on the shroud and backplate. Using Aura Sync software, you can sync the RGB lights with other ASUS products for a customized gaming setup. With Aura Sync, you can sync to music, temperature-based color changing, or select from a variety of patterns and static options.
This card is compatible with HDR (High Dynamic Range) content. When paired with an HDR-capable display, you'll be able to experience enhanced contrast and colors for a sharp, vibrant visual experience.
Reduce screen tearing with AMD's FreeSync 2 Technology. FreeSync 2 enables the monitor to dynamically adjust its refresh rate to the frame rate being output by the graphics card, thereby greatly reducing screen tearing, stuttering, and other artifacts.
Restores clarity to in-game images that have been softened by other post-process effects. RIS combines with GPU upscaling to provide sharp visuals at fluid frame rates on very high-resolution displays, and works across DirectX 9, 12, and Vulkan titles.
FidelityFX features Contrast-Adaptive Sharpening (CAS) that draws out detail in low-contrast areas while minimizing artifacts caused by typical image sharpening routines. Developers will integrate CAS into a number of popular games, and Unity Technologies plans to integrate it into its real-time 3D development platform.
Optimized for eSports, Radeon Anti-Lag improves competitiveness by decreasing input-to-display response times by up to 31 percent, delivering an experience similar to higher frame rates.
RDNA enables DisplayPort 1.4 with Display Stream Compression (DSC) to deliver refresh rates, color depth, and resolutions up to 8K HDR at 60Hz or 4K HDR at 144+ Hz on compatible displays.
Chipset Vendor - AMD Radeon, GPU - Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 5500 XT, CUDA Core / Stream Processors - 1408 (Stream), Engine Clock - Boost-1865MHz / Game-1737MHz (OC Mode), Boost-1845MHz / Game-1737MHz (Gaming Mode), Memory Clock - 14 Gbps, Memory Size - 8GB, Memory Bus - 128-bit, Memory Type - GDDR6, Interface - PCI Express 4.0, Digital Max Resolution - 7680x4320, OpenGL - 4.6, HDMI Port - 1, Displayport - 3, Recommended PSU - 450W, Power Connectors - 8-pin x 1, Multi Display Capability - Quad Display, Card Dimension - 280 x 127 x 58mm, HDCP Support - Yes, Cooling Fan - Dual, Specialty - Axial-tech fan design features a smaller fan hub that facilitates longer blades and a barrier ring that increases downward air pressure, 0dB technology lets enjoy light gaming in relative silence, Dual BIOS switch lets toggle between Quiet and Performance BIOS profiles sans software, Auto-Extreme Technology uses automation to enhance reliability, Super Alloy Power II includes premium alloy chokes, solid polymer capacitors, and an array of high-current power stages, A protective backplate secures components during transportation and installation, ASUS FanConnect II equips a hybrid-controlled fan header for optimal system cooling, Warranty - 2 Year, Part No - ROG-STRIX-RX5500XT-O8G-GAMING, Others - HDCP Support: Yes (2.3), Slot: 2.9 slot
If you’re looking into building a gaming PC, it is essential to pick the right GPU for your setup. The process of choosing the right GPU, however, can be nerve-wracking, as there's so much to consider, from the type of monitor you’re using to the size of your chassis and more.
If you are well-aware of your PC requirements and performance goals within a given budget, it’s quite easier to pick a GPU as per your needs. Here are a few factors that need to be taken into account before purchasing a GPU.
The GPU market is flooded with hundreds of graphics card from dozens of manufacturers. But only two companies – AMD and Nvidia – make the GPUs that power these components.
If you’re on a tight budget, go for AMD. There is none to beat AMD in terms of price. AMD offers powerful budget, mid-range, and upper-tier GPUs at a competitive price.
If it is the performance that matters to you the most, Nvidia should be your go-to choice. Nothing from AMD can outperform Nvidia’s top-tier cards today. Nvidia, however, comes with a hefty price tag.
AMD Radeon RX graphic cards seem to consistently offer more bang for your buck in the lower price bracket. Nvidia, on the other hand, rules the high-end GPU market with more powerful and expensive cards.
The monitor requirement is another factor that should determine your purchasing decision. What does your monitor supports – Nvidia G-Sync or AMD FreeSync? Both of these technologies synchronize the refresh rate between the video card and the display to eliminate tearing. It is crucial to choose a GPU that is compatible with your monitor.
For serious gaming at 1080p, you better opt for a graphics card with at least 3GB of memory. It is recommended to go for 4 GB though. You’ll need more memory if you play with all the settings turned up or you install high-resolution texture packs. For gaming at higher resolutions such as 1440p or 4K, 8 GB or more is ideal.
Also, you need to pay attention to memory bandwidth. Data ready to be processed by the GPU is usually stored on the card’s dedicated memory called as GDDR3, GDDR4, GDDR5, or GDDR6. Note that GDDR5 memory provides twice the bandwidth of GDDR3 clocked at the same rate.
Check the dimension of the graphics card before making a purchase, as you need to be certain that there will be space in the case for your GPU.
Take note of the power supply as well. How many amps can it supply on the 12v rails? How many watts is it rated for, and how many six- and eight-pin PCIe connectors does it have? Cross-reference this information with the graphics card you want to buy. If your computer can’t handle it, you’ll want to look for a graphics card that will require less power or consider a power upgrade.
Lastly, check the ports. Some monitors use DisplayPort, others have HDMI, and some older units only use DVI. Ensure the card you want to buy has the connectors you need for your monitors. If you buy a card with different ports from the ones on your monitor, you may have to buy an adapter at an extra cost.
While CUDA cores don’t tell you much about performance, they are very important, especially in gaming. CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) is Nvidia’s proprietary parallel computing language that works to leverage the GPU in specific ways to perform tasks with greater accuracy. A CUDA core is Nvidia’s equivalent to AMD’s Stream Processors.
The more the number of CUDA cores or Stream Processors, the better the GPU is at rendering outstanding visuals. This is very important for handling intensive graphics work or in gaming where frame rates are paramount.
Just like CPU, the GPU produces heat for all the processing work it does, which is shown by its TDP value. TDP values indicate the amount of power required to keep the GPU at an acceptable temperature. The more power the GPU requires; the more heat it will produce. As such, always go for the GPU with the smallest TDP value.
If you take all the issues mentioned above into consideration while purchasing a GPU, you are most likely to end up with a PC that delivers the desired output, in general. Investing in a capable GPU will not only get you a capable PC for graphic intensive work but also give you a more fluid and immersive gaming experience.