Day-One VBIOS Updates Available for AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
Dramatic BIOS Performance Increases Overshadow Product Launch
The Radeon RX 5600 XT is here, and along with it comes the joy of a manual VBIOS update to reach the performance you’ll read about online. ASRock, PowerColor, Sapphire, and XFX have downloads available as the card officially launches this morning, with more to come.
AMD’s decision to significantly clock up both the GPU core and memory raises the 5600 XT far closer to an RX 5700 than the company may have originally planned, but making this BIOS change so close to launch has resulted in initial GPU shipments that don’t offer the performance AMD now intends.
Statements like this one from ASRock alert buyers of today’s public VBIOS update
Right on cue, PCGamesN published a nice roundup of the various VBIOS updates with manufacturer links, available here. Of course asking users to update their brand new cards – as the initial shipments have the specs announced at CES – is not exactly ideal, but as long as nothing goes wrong during the flashing process it’s an easy way to get a GPU that suddenly trades blows with an NVIDIA RTX 2060.