What you need for games in 1080p: what they write in the first reviews of the Radeon RX 5600 XT video card

It is comparable and even superior to the RTX 2060 in performance, but the drivers leave much to be desired.

On January 22, the first reviews of the Radeon RX 5600 XT appeared. The video cards of this family do not have a reference model from AMD and are produced by several companies, such as Sapphire, Gigabyte, MSI, and ASUS. AMD itself positions the new product as an “absolute solution for playing in 1080p,” which is confirmed by tests of large publications. We chose the main thing.

According to Steve Burke of Gamers Nexus, he was initially skeptical of the new product, but changed his mind thanks to the vBIOS update.

After updating vBIOS, the video card is comparable to RTX 2060, with which it did not initially compete directly.

Steve Burke

Gamers Nexus Editor-in-Chief

Shortly before the video card appeared on the shelves, AMD released a new version of vBIOS, which significantly increased gaming performance. Gamers Nexus comparative chart gives a good idea of ​​the power of new items. After the upgrade, the RX 5600 XT delivers up to 19 fps more than with the old vBIOS.

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Bill Thomas from TechRadar was pleased with the work of AMD and noted that “NVIDIA is now worth being careful.”

With the release of AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT, much more competition has appeared on the market. This is probably the best option for playing at 1080p if you are interested in pure performance.

Bill thomas

TechRadar Editor

TechRadar said the only drawback of the video card was the lack of support for real-time ray tracing (Ray-Tracing), which is present in the RTX 2060, which is comparable in price and performance.

The only thing that separates the RX 5600 XT from the highest score is the lack of ray tracing.

Bill thomas

TechRadar Editor

Many publications note that after the vBIOS update, the video card not only compared with the RTX 2060, but also gets closer to the more expensive Radeon RX 5700.

The overclocked RX 5600 XT is only 7% slower than the RX 5700, while its recommended price is 20% lower.

Steven walton

Techspot Editor

But not everything is so smooth. Gamers Nexus noted that they could not recommend the RX 5600 XT for purchase due to problems with drivers and stability. During testing, the authors of the site encountered freezes, a black screen, driver error reports and other technical problems.

One of our authors tried to adjust the volume on his PC, and for a while, while the Windows system window remained on the screen, the frame rate dropped to 30 fps.

Steve Burke

Gamers Nexus Editor-in-Chief

Also, the video card does not always recognize games, which leads to abnormally low frequencies.

We found a problem with less demanding games like Subnautica on low and medium settings. […] The GPU does not understand that this is a game and that it is necessary to increase frequencies – this leads to very poor performance.

Steve Burke

Gamers Nexus Editor-in-Chief

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