Radeon RX 5500 XT vs Radeon RX Vega 56

Radeon RX 5500 XT
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR6 DESKTOP
Release date: 12 Dec 2019
Radeon RX 5500 XT
Radeon RX Vega 56
Memory: 8192Mb HBM2 DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Aug 2017
Radeon RX Vega 56

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    100%
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    158%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 5500 XT

80 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon RX Vega 56 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.

Reasons to consider Radeon RX Vega 56

58% higher gaming performance.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Radeon RX Vega 56

HWBench recommends Radeon RX Vega 56

The Radeon RX Vega 56 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (15 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 5500 XT Radeon RX Vega 56
GPU Name Navi 14 (Navi 14 XTX (215-0932396)) vs Vega 10 (Vega 10 XL)
Fab Process 7 nm vs 14 nm
Die Size 158 mm² vs 484 mm²
Transistors 6,400 million vs 12,500 million
Shaders 1408 vs 3584
Compute Units 22 vs 56
Core clock 1607 MHz vs 1156 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 64
TMUs 88 vs 224

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 5500 XT Radeon RX Vega 56
Memory Type GDDR6 vs HBM2
Bus Width 128 bit vs 2048 bit
Memory Speed 1750 MHz
14000 MHz effective
vs 800 MHz
1600 MHz effective
Memory Size 4096 Mb vs 8192 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 5500 XT Radeon RX Vega 56
TDP 130 watts vs 210 watts
Release Date 12 Dec 2019 vs 8 Aug 2017

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    59.04 GP/s
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    94.14 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    162.40 GT/s
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    329.50 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    224.00 GB/s
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    409.60 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    5196.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    10544.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    78
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    108

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 3

Ultra Quality preset DirectX 12 windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    36
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    63

FPS (higher is better)

Death Stranding

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    85
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    117

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 5

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    58
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    84

FPS (higher is better)

Red Dead Redemption II

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    38
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    58

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    59
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    82

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 3

Ultra Quality preset DirectX 12 windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    26
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    46

FPS (higher is better)

Death Stranding

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    57
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    82

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 5

Ultra Quality preset DirectX 12 windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    41
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    58

FPS (higher is better)

Red Dead Redemption II

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    30
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    33
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 3

Ultra Quality preset DirectX 12 windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    14
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Death Stranding

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    26
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 5

Ultra Quality preset DirectX 12 windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    14
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Red Dead Redemption II

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    18
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    29

FPS (higher is better)