13 Dec, 2019   Rakesh Sharma    Reviews .  ASUS DUAL AMD RX5500 XT 8GB OC Review

12 Dec 2019, AMD announced a new graphics card from the AMD Radeon family, powered by the groundbreaking AMD RDNA gaming architecture, up to 8GB of memory and innovative AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition, the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card unlocking the next level of high-performance 1080p gameplay.

With this ASUS also officially release ASUS Radeon RX 5500 XT, with the series ROG Strix Radeon RX 5500 XT which will have premium features and the ASUS Dual Radeon RX 5500 XT EVO which will focus on the gaming experience. Today we are reviewing ASUS DUAL AMD RX5500 XT 8GB OC Edition graphics card designed with Axial-tech fans and Auto-Extreme technology for perfect plug and play gaming experience.

Now let’s see what this ASUS RX 5500 XT has for us.

Features

AMD RDNA Architecture - Built from the ground up for superior performance, scalability and power efficiency, and designed to power the future of gaming, AMD RDNA gaming architecture provides up to 1.6X higher gaming performance-per-watt than Radeon graphics cards based on the prior-generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture

Axial-tech Fans - Better, Faster, Stronger
To keep Turing™'s temperatures under tight control, we've brought a larger cooler to the table, which necessitates a more powerful and efficient fan that must maintain a whisper-quiet acoustic profile. Axial-tech meets these three design challenges by implementing our latest innovations for fan performance. We've reduced the size of the fan's hub to allow for longer blades and added a barrier ring that increases structural integrity and downward air pressure through the heatsink array. And we've also implemented IP5X dust resistance to seal the fan's internals from particle ingress to keeps things running smoothly. The new design allows Axial-tech fans to shift more air and spin at higher speeds without increasing noise levels.

2.7-Slot Design- Sink your heat into this
This generation, our top-end cards adopt a 2.7-slot footprint to accommodate a larger heatsink because bigger is better. We've increased the overall surface area of our cooling array by over 20% compared to last gen. If you want to squeeze the most out of the AMD RX5500 XT 8GB OC 's performance, our latest design gives you a lot more thermal headroom for overclocking. If you're just looking for an amazing plug-and-play experience, the extra heat dissipation keeps your fans running at lower speeds while you game.

GPU Tweak II- Monitor, Tweak and Tune
The ASUS GPU Tweak II utility takes graphics card performance tuning and to the next level. It allows you to tweak critical parameters including GPU core clocks, memory frequency, voltage settings, and more with the option to monitor everything in real-time through a customizable on-screen display. From fine-grain performance tuning to advanced fan control, GPU Tweak II has all the tools you need to get the most out of your graphics card.

Specifications

Package

The ASUS RX 5500 XT comes in a black colored box with graphics card securely packaged in graphics and features highlights on front and the back of the box.

Inside the box

Along with the GFX card box also includes Speed setup guide and a Thanks note.

Looks

Card is having great looks with complete black theme. In front we have a big dual fan cooling with patented wing-blade fans mounted on to the new max contact technology heatsink.

Back of the card have a thick back-plate with complete coverage of the PCB.

Due to the thick cooling solution card is a 2.5 slot design, but you will need 3 standard slots available to accommodate the card inside your PC.

Card features Single 8-pin PCI-E power connectors.

At the rear of the card we have lot of connectivity options consisting of 3 X DisplayPort 1.4 connections and 1 X HDMI 2.0b ports.

Testing

Test system configuration -

CPUIntel Core i7 7700K @ 4.8GHz
BoardGigabyte Z170x Gaming G1
RAM2 X 8GB Corsair DDR4 3000Mhz
SSDIntel 750 Series SSD
CoolerCooler Master Nepton 240M
CaseCorsair
GFX ASUS DUAL AMD RX5500 XT 8GB
PSU Corsair RM 850x
DisplayAsus PB287Q
OS Windows 10

Bundled Software

Benchmarks

Temperatures

Room Temperature: 26C

In idle, the temperature is real good and at full load running 3D Marks temperature was ok and fans were quiet.

Power Consumption

Wattage reading as per displayed by APC Pro 1000VA (Model no. BR1000G-IN) UPS.

Pros

  • Nice Aesthetics
  • Very Good Build Quality
  • Very quiet
  • Nice low temperature
  • RGB lighting
  • PCI-Express 4.0
  • Fantastic 1080p Gaming experience

Cons

  • Right now for 1080p gaming, 8GB VRAM didn’t benefit more than 4GB GTX 1650 Super

Conclusion

ASUS DUAL AMD RX5500 XT 8GB OC Edition graphics card is a nice custom design variant of the RX 5500 XT that features 8 GB of VRAM for future-proof gaming. At a price tag of Rs 17500/- the new ASUS DUAL AMD RX5500 XT 8GB OC Edition graphics card deliver solid frame rates at 1080p resolution, giving nice gaming experience.

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