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Announced just now during CES 2020, AMD have revealed their Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards aimed at being the "ultimate 1080p gaming experience". During the event, AMD showed some 1080p benchmarks across a bunch Windows games at "max settings", where it showed the Radeon RX 5600 XT beating an NVIDIA 1660Ti. Additionally, there will be a lower Radeon RX 5600 (no XT) model.


Radeon RX 5600 XT Radeon RX 5600
Architecture: RDNA Architecture: RDNA
Compute Units: 36 Compute Units: 32
Stream Processors: 2304 Stream Processors: 2048
"up to" 1375MHz game
"up to" 1560MHz boost
"up to" 1375MHz game
"up to" 1560MHz boost

For availability, they're saying the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT will be available January 21st for $279, with the lower AMD Radeon RX 5600 expected within Q1 this year but no price mentioned. On top of that, they also stated that both the 5600M and 5700M mobile graphics chips will also start appearing in the first half of this year. If you value the open source drivers for AMD GPUs, the Radeon RX 5600 XT sounds like quite a tidy unit that would be good for some 1080p gaming.

Just before that though, they talked a bunch about the new AMD Ryzen 4000 U-Series (Zen 2, 7nm), their new mobile processors. The model mentioned on stage was the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, but there's going to be a lot more in the series. AMD Ryzen 7 4800U specifications:

  • 8 cores and 16 threads
  • 1.8GHz base with a 4.2GHz boost
  • 8 Radeon Cores
  • 15W TDP

AMD CEO, Lisa Su, mentioned while on stage that the "8 Radeon Cores" have had a "tremendous amount of optimisation" with them being based on the Vega architecture but they have "59% more performance than the previous generation". Sounds like we're going to be seeing a lot of these mobile Ryzen units too! AMD CEO, Lisa Su, stated on stage across this year "100+" systems will be shipping in various form factors.

After that, the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H was announced with:

  • 8 cores and 16 threads.
  • 2.9GHz base with 4.2GHz boost clock.
  • 45W TDP.

They're claiming it offers desktop-level performance for mobile. They also showed a quick chart of the Ryzen 7 4800H stacked up against an Intel i7 9700k desktop processor, showing it performing better in the 3DMark FireStrike Physics benchmark. It's coming to various notebooks a bit later this year, Q2 was mentioned for at least one of them.

AMD ended it on quite a high note introducing the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X which will be available on February 7 this year. An absolute monster of a CPU, with AMD naturally keen to mention how they're again first at stuffing this many cores into a consumer CPU.


  • 64 cores and 128 threads
  • 2.9GHz base with 4.3GHz boost
  • 288MB total cache
  • 280W TDP

You can see the AMD CES 2020 event video here. I believe that covers all the most interesting stuff that AMD announced during their presentation today.

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SirLootALot Jan 6, 2020
Even my RX580 has 8GB of VRAM. I get that GDDR6 is expensive and Nvidia also has only 6GB at the same price but they should at least make an 8GB Version at some point.
Koopacabras Jan 6, 2020
will the new Ryzen work on old mobos like the b450 or b350??
sub Jan 6, 2020
No big Navi announcement?
How disappointing. Really.
Especially as an announcement doesn't even mean it's around the corner.
Janne Jan 6, 2020
6GB is plenty enough for gaming. Most game cards still ship with 4GB, and games are designed to stay within that limit. For GPGPU AMD is following NVIDIA in releasing separate cards for that use-case, but they won't be released during a consumer electronics event.

Last edited by Janne on 6 January 2020 at 11:53 pm UTC
Koopacabras Jan 7, 2020
hmm interesting the vega 56 8gb is listed more or less at the same price range (a tad more really) so as I understand this card is better so the vega prices should go down.
Kelvinhbo Jan 7, 2020
Everybody should've Boo when they revealed this card, doesn't AMD know that this performance level and price is from 3 years ago, what the hell are they thinking.
mrdeathjr Jan 7, 2020
in my opinion seems dead product mainly for introduction price without forget tdp but at simple seek could use around 50w more than gtx 1660 ti / super

resuming this 5600 xt (2020 card) show similar performance around gtx 1070 (2016 card) but using possible aroud 20 to 30w more with around 50% reduced node (gtx 1070: 16nm / rx 5600: 7nm)

at simple seek seems very bad product, maybe amd need consider throw gcn for make new gpu arquitecture, especially in tdp related (more notorious with gtx cards because them lack of rt cores and in consequence show less tdp)

Shmerl Jan 7, 2020
Quoting: subNo big Navi announcement?
How disappointing. Really.
Especially as an announcement doesn't even mean it's around the corner.

They are likely still working on RDNA2. Would be nice to get something more powerful than 5700 XT, but not really at crazy prices that approach $1000. I suspect their immediate "big Navi" is aiming at replacing Radeon VII which is going to be very expensive.
Shmerl Jan 7, 2020
Quoting: mrdeathjrresuming this 5600 xt (2020 card) show similar performance around gtx 1070 (2016 card)

Performance gains are architectural steps. I.e. they can't just make a card with better performance without improving on RDNA. This 5600 XT is using the same microarchitecture as 5700/5700XT, so nothing unexpected here. The performance jump was from the start expected from RDNA2 cards.
Koopacabras Jan 7, 2020
Quoting: KelvinhboEverybody should've Boo when they revealed this card, doesn't AMD know that this performance level and price is from 3 years ago, what the hell are they thinking.

yeah that's what I was thinking similar performance of a vega card for similar price .... nothing new here. hence looking at the specs it looks it's slower than a Vega 56.

Last edited by Koopacabras on 7 January 2020 at 3:33 am UTC
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