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

 

Verdict and Conclusion

All said and done, I was quite impressed with the ASRock Radeon RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming D3 6G OC. It fell in line with our expectations and produced some pretty decent scores in all of our benchmarks. If want me to make a performance comparison … it’s about the same as a  GeForce GTX 1660 Super, but under a GeForce RTX 2060. 

For 3DMark Timespy and Firestrike, it produced a very good score of 7,781 and 19,249 respectively. I got a high score of 7,116 for GPU Basemark,, while the frame rate score in Forza 4 benchmark was an impressive 125.4 fps. And finally for Unigine’s Superposition 1080p extreme and optimized 4K, we got as score 4,094 and 6,093 respectively.

What makes this card really attractive is the fact you can update the BIOS to give is a performance boost from the default memory speed of 12 Gbps to a nippy 14 Gbps. You also get 6GB GDDR6 ram, a 7nm GPU, support for PCIE 4.0 and AMD FreeSync, as well as of course ASRock’s Polychrome Sync.

Word of warning. Be careful when updating the BIOS on your graphics card. Do it incorrectly and you will have dead card. Just make sure you follow the instructions provided.

 

 

By default the card will run at the game clock rate of 1670 Mhz MHz. Selecting OC Mode will enable to graphics card to run at higher boost clock rate of 1750 MHz. And if that’s not enough, ASRock has included their Phantom Gaming Tweaker software, which allows you to overclock the card even more. 

For connectivity, the card comes with 3 x DisplayPorts and 1 x HDMI ports, which is more than enough to support several monitors. As you already know, AMD have discontinued the support for multi-GPU Crossfire on all their newer graphics cards which includes the RX 5500 XT, RX 5600 XT and RX 5700 XT. This means you’re out of luck if you want multi-GPU Crossfire configuration.

The card is priced around USD $320-340, which I think is quite competitive. However, for an extra $50-70 more, you could possibly get a GeForce RTX 2060 … It’s going to be a hard  decision to make. 

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.

 

Pros:

  • Navi GPU – RDNA Architecture
  • 7nm FinFET process
  • Better overall performance than a GTX 1660 Super
  • PCE 4.0 Support
  • 6GB GDDR6 ram
  • 14 Gbps memory speed
  • Good performance
  • ASRock Polychrome Sync

Cons:

  • Large foot print

 

Final Thoughts

It’s going to be tough choice to make between this card, and a Geforce RTX 2060 (which costs $50-70 more). I can however, tell you for the price you’re paying … you’re getting a graphics card that offers very good performance with all the latest technologies, such as RDNA Architecture, 7nm GPU, 6GB of GDDR6 ram at 14 Gbps, and PCIE 4.0 support. If you’re an AMD fan with a $300-330 budget for a graphics card… then there’s no question, go get it.

 

 

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