Radeon RX 5500 XT vs Radeon RX 480

Radeon RX 5500 XT
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: 12 Dec 2019
Radeon RX 5500 XT
Radeon RX 480
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 29 Jun 2016
Radeon RX 480

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    105%
  • Radeon RX 480
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 5500 XT

5% higher gaming performance.
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports FreeSync
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 480

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports FreeSync
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports TrueAudio
Based on an outdated architecture (AMD GCN), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

Radeon RX 5500 XT

HWBench recommends Radeon RX 5500 XT

The Radeon RX 5500 XT is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (18 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 5500 XTRadeon RX 480
GPU NameNavi 14 (Navi 14 XTX (215-0932396))vsEllesmere (Ellesmere XT)
Fab Process7 nmvs14 nm
Die Size158 mm²vs232 mm²
Transistors6,400 millionvs5,700 million
Shaders1408vs2304
Compute Units22vs36
Core clock1607 MHzvs1120 MHz
ROPs32vs32
TMUs88vs144

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 5500 XTRadeon RX 480
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Bus Width128 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed1750 MHz
14000 MHz effective
vs2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective
Memory Size4096 Mbvs8192 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 5500 XTRadeon RX 480
TDP130 wattsvs150 watts
Release Date12 Dec 2019vs29 Jun 2016

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    59.04 GP/s
  • Radeon RX 480
    40.50 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    162.40 GT/s
  • Radeon RX 480
    182.30 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    224.00 GB/s
  • Radeon RX 480
    256.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    5196.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon RX 480
    5834.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    49
  • Radeon RX 480
    40

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 3

Ultra Quality preset DirectX 12 windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    36
  • Radeon RX 480
    40

FPS (higher is better)

Death Stranding

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    85
  • Radeon RX 480
    71

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 5

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    58
  • Radeon RX 480
    66

FPS (higher is better)

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    28
  • Radeon RX 480
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Red Dead Redemption II

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    38
  • Radeon RX 480
    34

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    59
  • Radeon RX 480
    48

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 3

Ultra Quality preset DirectX 12 windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    26
  • Radeon RX 480
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Death Stranding

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    57
  • Radeon RX 480
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 5

Ultra Quality preset DirectX 12 windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    41
  • Radeon RX 480
    46

FPS (higher is better)

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    20
  • Radeon RX 480
    17

FPS (higher is better)

Red Dead Redemption II

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    30
  • Radeon RX 480
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    33
  • Radeon RX 480
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 3

Ultra Quality preset DirectX 12 windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    14
  • Radeon RX 480
    15

FPS (higher is better)

Death Stranding

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    26
  • Radeon RX 480
    23

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 5

Ultra Quality preset DirectX 12 windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    14
  • Radeon RX 480
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    10
  • Radeon RX 480
    9

FPS (higher is better)

Red Dead Redemption II

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    18
  • Radeon RX 480
    17

FPS (higher is better)