ASRock Radeon RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming D3 6G OC Review

Today we’ll be taking a quick look at the ASRock Radeon RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming D3 6G OC Graphics Card. The card is aimed at mid to high-end market, and is designed for gamers who wants all the latest technologies, at price and performance that’s comparable to a GTX 1660 Super or 1660 Ti . It utilizes AMD’s latest 7nm Navi-based GPU and it comes with 6GB of GDDR6 ram on a 192-bit memory bus. It also offers a high game/boost clock of 1670/1750 Mhz, and memory speeds of up to 14 Gbps thanks to a recent BIOS update (default 12 Gbps). 

 

I’ve been waiting for a long time for AMD to come up with a decent graphics card that can compete against Nvidia’s dominance in the graphics arena. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to see one. The truth is … AMD is still lagging behind Nvidia, and we might not see a Nvidia killer for quite a while. Who knows … AMD might have something in store later this year in the form of RDNA2 😉

 

 

With that said, AMD is still KING when it comes to price and value, and because of this, their Radeon graphics cards are still the preferred choice when it comes to building an affordable gaming PC. 

Now back to the graphics card. The ASRock Radeon RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming D3 6G OC features a triple fan design and a larger heat-sink that helps with the cooling, as well as a stylish metal backplate that gives it a solid construction. It also comes with ASRock’s Polychrome Sync allowing its ARGB LEDs to synchronize with your ASRock motherboards.

 

I would like to thank ASRock for providing the review sample. This is a snippet from what ASRock has to say about themselves on their website:

ASRock Inc. is established in 2002, specialized in the field of motherboards. ASRock strives to build up its own brand. With the 3C design concept, “Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness”, the company explores the limit of motherboards manufacturing while paying attention on the eco issue at the same time, developing products with the consideration of eco-friendly concept.

 

 

ASRock has been growing fast and become world third largest motherboard brand with headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA. The young and vibrant company targets from mainstream to enthusiast MB segments for different kinds of users, owning reputation around the world market with its reliability and proficiency.

Here’s a quick comparison between AMD’s Radeon RX 580, RX 590, ASRock’s Radeon RX 5500XT 8G OC, and the Radeon RX 5600 XT

  Radeon RX 580 ASRock Radeon RX 590 8G OC ASRock Radeon RX 5500 XT 8G OC Radeon RX 5600 XT
Compute Units 36 36 22 36
FinFET process
14nm 12nm 7nm 7nm
Base/Game Frequency  1257 1498 1485 / 1717 1530/1670
Boost Frequency  1340 1591 1845 1750
Stream Processors 2304 2304 1408 2304
Memory Type 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR6 6 GB GDDR6
Memory Bus 256-bit 256-bit 128-bit 192-bit
Memory Speed 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 14 Gbps 12 Gbps
14 Gbps (with BIOS update)

As you can see from the table above, the ASRock Radeon RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming D3 6G OC has the same number of compute cores and stream processors as the RX 580 and RX 590, but memory speeds are much higher at 14 Gbps (with the BIOS update).

I’m expecting some decent scores during our benchmarks, especially with its slightly higher memory speed. It should compete very well against the GeForce GTX 1660 Super or GTX 1660 Ti, but will it beat the RTX 2060? … Well, I’m not too sure about the latter. Let’s continue and check out the specifications of the graphics card on our next page.

 

 

You can buy the 2 fan version ASRock Radeon RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming D 6G OC (6GB GDDR6) from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2KcoLXc and various online retailers for around USD $309.

 

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