Decrease The Price? Nope, We’re Cranking Up The Clocks! Meet AMD’s RX 5600 XT
The RX 5600 XT And It’s Day 0 Patch
When it was originally announced just a short while ago, the RX 5600 XT with it’s 1375 MHz Game Clock, 1560 MHz Boost Clock, 12 Gbps memory data rate and MSRP of $279 the card did not receive a warm reception from the press. The price drop on the standard RTX 2060 and the new KO Edition from EVGA with an even lower price tag took a lot of the wind out of AMD’s 1080p sails and many predicted AMD would drop the price of the new card to make it more attractive.
We were wrong and instead AMD released a new BIOS, which you can grab for yourself in Sebastian’s review if you need it, that increased the clocks and memory data rate significantly. That increase helped make this card far more attractive for those looking for a new GPU to power modern games at 1080p. Originally it was intended to go against the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, a rather odd duck in itself, but with this new BIOS it is clear AMD is trying to tempt people away from the RX 2060 FE.
The impressive thermal design which allowed AMD to significantly increase the base clocks also allows OEMs to ship cards with an impressive factory overclock. The FPS Review tested XFX’s Radeon RX 5600 XT THICC II Pro which is able to maintain an average core clock of 1727MHz and does not come with a price premium. Check out how that card did in their full review.
We have a full retail customized Add-in-Board manufacturer video card to review for you today based on the new Radeon RX 5600 XT GPU. First, let’s talk about the Radeon RX 5600 XT, and then we will talk about our XFX Radeon RX 5600 XT THICC II Pro video card we will be reviewing.