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AMD launches the Radeon RX 5500

The AMD Radeon RX 5500 graphics card is now officially a thing, but team red are keeping details on availability on pricing close to their chest.

AMD Radeon GFX card on white background

The rumoured AMD Radeon RX 5500 has appeared. Aimed at 1080P resolutions the RX 5500 boasts a formidable specification for a card that, while as yet without a confirmed price, seems intended (based on performance comparisons in the press release) to most likely come in at around the £200 mark.

Rumours circulating about the specification of the RX 5500 seem to have been well founded with it having 22 Compute Units, 1,408 Stream Processors, up to 8GB of GDDR6 RAM and a memory interface of 128bit. The core clock is listed at up to 1717MHz and the boost up to 1845MHz. The RX 5500M comes in with 4GB of GDDR6 RAM and slower clock speeds, 1448 core and 1645 boost.

The RX 5500 makes use of PCI-E 4.0 compatibility, Radeon Image Sharpening, AMD FidelityFX and Radeon Anti-Lag.

Details on pricing and availability remain a little opaque. Laptops featuring the 5500M are said to be appearing at the end of the month and pre-built desktops with the cards are expected in November. As yet there is no confirmation when the cards on their own will appear, or if they will launch first with standard coolers as the RX 5700 series did or be available with custom coolers right off the bat.