Gigabyte Radeon RX 5500 XT GAMING OC 8G Graphics Card Review

Big shout out to Gigabyte for providing the beauty we get to highlight today! We have in our hands the Radeon RX 5500 XT GAMING OC 8G. Here we go head first into the next step for AMD tech. The Navi GPUs are the first AMD GPUs to use the new RDNA architecture. The compute units have been redesigned to improve efficiency and instructions per clock. It also offers higher performance, lower latency, and less power consumption compared to the previous series. Navi also features GDDR6 support. The card meant to be an entry level card that isn’t going to break the bank while giving back a decent amount of performance. As we know from the other card from Gigabyte with the windforce cooling this card is going to have great cooling. Hopefully we can squeeze a few more MHz out of this particular card. We will get to that later in this review. Until then enjoy all features and spec of this card!

Introducing the GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5500 XT, the new 1080p gaming challenger that lets you smoothly play today’s most AAA titles. It’s powered by future-ready technologies, including 7nm Radeon RDNA architecture, GDDR6 memory, and PCI-Express 4.0. WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System keeps the GPU cool when the action heats up. Customizable RGB LED lets you create unique style using RGB Fusion 2.0 software. Performance tweaking only takes a few clicks with intuitive AORUS Engine utility

Here’s a quick comparison of the Radeon 500 & 5000 series from AMD (default clock speeds)…

  Radeon RX 580 ASRock Radeon RX 590 8G OC Gigabyte 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 / 1685 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)


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

GIGABYTE Techonology:Upgrade Your Life

A global leader in the PC industry, GIGABYTE offers a comprehensive product lineup that aims to “Upgrade Your Life.” With expertise encompassing consumer, business, gaming, and cloud systems, GIGABYTE uses research and innovation to consistently meet user needs. GIGABYTE is renowned for award-winning products including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, mini PCs, and other PC components and accessories, and has revolutionized the PC industry with patented DualBIOS™ and Ultra Durable™ technologies. As an expert in PC technology, GIGABYTE is poised to extend our scope in business servers and cloud systems with hardware and software solutions that integrate AI and AloT applications to develop the ideal infrastructure for future prospects in 5G.

That which resonates with your life

“Upgrade Your Life” is the core essence in everything we do at GIGABYTE. We believe only technology made for you will speak to you. With a keen understanding of your needs, we have raised industry standards with game-changing DualBIOS™ technology; our patented Ultra Durable™ motherboards are designed to last and outlast, and our superior Windforce Stack 3x Cooling System exceeds all expectations.

We break new ground. We also continuously provide reliable cloud infrastructure to help businesses optimize their operations as well as to advance development and expansion in the digital realm. By combining innovation and practicality, GIGABYTE wields the technology of the future to improve your life today.


When ideas manifest into reality

We have your bases covered, starting with the motherboard. With an established reputation for trusted quality, we pushed forward with graphics cards, laptops, and mini PCs, and corporations worldwide depend on us for reliable server solutions. We have set the foundations for future forays into machine learning (AI) and deep learning. Most of all, we have always been there innovating products that will spark your creativity. From the adrenaline-pumping AORUS eSport line for enthused gamers, to cutting-edge AERO laptops for inspired artists and creators, or portable yet powerful BRIX mini PCs, with your perspective in mind, we crafted technologies that have more realistic usability to make the future both achievable and approachable.

Foretelling your future in tech

Visualize this: Shaking your phone connects you to cloud. Your city is on a 5G network integrating medical, transportation, and power services. Even your appliances are online, working to make your life easier. AI guarantees that you always have personalized entertainment options. Blockchain has reshaped the financial world, and medical marvels take place daily with the help of VR. What you’re visualizing is already approaching reality, and the world will soon rush to keep up. Now is the time to Upgrade Your Life. Our vast product range can meet your personal, business, and computing needs and prepare you for future trends and developments. Using technology, we can achieve anything we visualize, and beyond.

In harmony with the natural world

We are eager to achieve the harmony between technology and sustainability. With the faith, we transformed the roof of Headquarters into a sustainable eco-roof with more than 400 species of plants and animals inhabited in order to reach the balance between work, life and leisure. In 2017, in response to the international Trillion Tree Campaign, we launched “Make Earth Green Again” and called on the society to plant trees. We also developed and applied the world’s first pure rice husk eco-package, which not only became a sustainability milestone in technology industry, but also won international awards such as iF, Red Dot and Good Design. As a gardener of technology and sustainability, we believe that every action is a seed of anticipation and will thrive into a better future.


OK let’s get down to business and start with the specifications and features of the Gigabyte Radeon RX 5500 XT GAMING OC 8G.

You can buy the Gigabyte Radeon RX 5500 XT GAMING OC 8G Graphics Card for around USD $209 from Amazon –


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