Sapphire RX 5500 XT Pulse 4GB vs 8GB Review

Total War : Warhammer II

Sapphire RX 5500 XT Pulse 4GB vs 8GB Review

Total War : Warhammer II

The second melding of Creative Assembly and Games Workshop has equally high options to pick from. We’re running DX12, Ultra everything, FXAA, 16xAF, 3D portholes and SSAO. Obviously everything is scaled to 100% here as well. Blood for the Blood God.

Sapphire RX 5500 XT Pulse 4GB vs 8GB Total Warhammer 2  

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12-12-2019, 09:41:17

AngryGoldfish
Looking at the reviews across the board, I'm disappointed in AMD's performance per dollar, especially with the 8GB variant—that seems to be an especially poor recommendation. The 1650, 1660, and 1660Ti, and even the RX 590 all offer superior performance per dollar. I know OC3D has given it a solid recommendation, but comparing a variety of reviews, I wouldn't agree personally.Quote

12-12-2019, 09:46:13

tgrech
This seems pretty reasonable to me, it's like a 590 at 580 pricing a few months ago but with much lower power draw and all that. Still I think I'll wait to see how the 5600 stacks up/if ones coming since it's definitely not blowing anything away with the prices today.Quote

12-12-2019, 11:06:46

jcchg
What is the reason to buy this 200 € GPU while having RX 580 for 160 €? Are they mocking us?Quote

12-12-2019, 13:47:13

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by jcchg View Post
What is the reason to buy this 200 € GPU while having RX 580 for 160 €? Are they mocking us?
Personally I don't think it's totally fair to compare a three year-old product that's been rehashed a bunch of times to a brand-new product on a process node that's short in supply. Don't get me wrong, I definitely think AMD are letting themselves down by doing this, but for me it's the poor showing against Nvidia that's disappointing, as well as their other Navi cards. Any of the green team equivalents offer more performance per watt & per dollar (it's not huge, but it's there), and they've been out for a long time. AMD's own higher end 5700 XT has superior performance per watt. I don't understand what AMD are doing. I feel like they're high on Zen2.Quote

12-12-2019, 13:59:03

WYP
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
Personally I don't think it's totally fair to compare a three year-old product that's been rehashed a bunch of times to a brand-new product on a process node that's short in supply. Don't get me wrong, I definitely think AMD are letting themselves down by doing this, but for me it's the poor showing against Nvidia that's disappointing, as well as their other Navi cards. Any of the green team equivalents offer more performance per watt & per dollar (it's not huge, but it's there), and they've been out for a long time. AMD's own higher end 5700 XT has superior performance per watt. I don't understand what AMD are doing. I feel like they're high on Zen2.
The main reason why the RX 5500 series exists is mobile. Apple needs a new GPU for MacBooks and the RX 560 and Vega Mobile don't cut it anymore.

Remember Vega Mobile? It's basically a Mac-only product. The RX 5500 is a mobile play. That's why there is such a big gap between the RX 5500 XT and the 5700.

This card is basically a repeat of the RX 560/460 and RX 570 situation. HUGE performance gap. The rumoured RX 5600 could fix that, but it is likely a cut-down RX 5700.

Performance per watt wise, it is also worth noting that AMD's Game Frequency is 1717MHz, which is almost as high as the RX 5700's full boost. That should help explain the lower performance/watt. The best power chips go to mobile and AMD uses high clocks to make the desktop model competative.Quote
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