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AMD to release RX 5600 in January?

The AMD Ryzen 5600 graphics card could be waiting in the wings, with new rumours pointing to the GPU's release falling in January 2020.

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AMD are looking set to release a fourth 7nm Navi graphics card at the start of 2020 according to a report on videocardz.com. The planned card, the Radeon RX 5600, should as you would expect slot neatly into the range between the entry-level RX 5500s and the more powerful RX 5700s.

All we know about a potential specification is that rumours give this 6GB of GDDR6 memory with a 192-bit bus. This would place it conveniently right in the middle between the 8GB of the RX 5700 at 256-bit and the 4GB of the RX 5500 at 128-bit. If the rest of the specification fits that pattern then it should be a decent card at a reasonable price. That’s not the most exciting pitch in the world but this is ever the curse of the mid-range product.

There is no word on price as yet, nor any word on the specifics of availability. The Navi cards so far have either released in a limited fashion to the OEM market as the RX 5500 or held off on custom coolers for a while as with the RX 5700. So a January release for the RX 5600 could mean a brand new range of graphics cards on the shelves, or it might mean you can only get one in a pre-built system, or it might only be available with some sort of standard cooling. We won’t know until it happens, and it might not be happening, we’ll have to see.