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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB run games
12 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

How well will the Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB run 2020 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 831 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Red Dead Redemption 2 getting 55 FPS with the Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB, Microsoft Flight Simulator predicted to get 35 FPS and Cyberpunk 2077 predicted to get 34 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB ran Red Dead Redemption 2 to a playable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 110 FPS, Medium: 86 FPS, High: 58 FPS and Ultra: 42 FPS. Another game researched was Microsoft Flight Simulator with predictions of L: 70FPS, M: 56FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 27FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Cyberpunk 2077, wih estimates revealing L: 68FPS, M: 54FPS, H: 36FPS, U: 26FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB running at 1440p is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which is 23% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 882 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 955 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 30% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB is released on 11 Oct 2019

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 33.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

33.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 39.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

39.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 40.4 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

40.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 40.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

40.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 40.6 FPS on Control

Control

40.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 41 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

41 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 47.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

47.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 49.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

49.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 51.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

51.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 54.4 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

54.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 57 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

57 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 58.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

58.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 58.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

58.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 59.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

59.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 67 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

67 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 67.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

67.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 68 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

68 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 69.7 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

69.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 72.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

72.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 75.5 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

75.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 76.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

76.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 78.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

78.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 79.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

79.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 83.9 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

83.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 84.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

84.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 87.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

87.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 88.1 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

88.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 104.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

104.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 110.3 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

110.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 115.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

115.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 26 FPS on Control

Control

26 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 26.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

26.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 26.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

26.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 28.3 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

28.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 28.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

28.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 32.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

32.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 36.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

36.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 38.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

38.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 38.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

38.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 46.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

46.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 50.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

50.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 50.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

50.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 57.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

57.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 57.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

57.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 58.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

58.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 66.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

66.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 67.5 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

67.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 75.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

75.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 11.6 FPS on Control

Control

11.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 13.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

13.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 14.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

14.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 15.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

15.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 15.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

15.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 18.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

18.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 19.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

19.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 22.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

22.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 22.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

22.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 22.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

22.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 23.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

23.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 27.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

27.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 28.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 29.3 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

29.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 29.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

29.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 32.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

32.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 35 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

35 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB gets 41.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

41.4 FPS
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB
GPU
Architecture
Navi
Process
7nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
236 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
59 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1408
Driver Support
-
Release Price
$199.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
6.4
Open GL
4.6
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
2001 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth
256.1GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
0
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1737 MHz
Boost Clock
1845 MHz
Power
Max Power
135 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB is an entry-level graphics card which is part of the AMD Radeon RX 5000 series. It was announced on October 7th, 2019 and released on December 12th, 2019.


Architecture
It is powered by the 7nm Navi GPU, which has 1408 shader processing units, 88 TMUs and 32 ROPs.


GPU
The central unit runs at 1717 MHz and goes up to 1845 MHz when the boost mode is triggered.


Memory
The RX 5500 XT comes with an 8GB frame buffer of GDDR6 through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock operates at 1750MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 135W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.


Performance
The Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB been built as a Low/Mid performance graphics card for 2019. Its direct competitor is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. It will run most triple AAA titles released during 2020 on medium to high graphics at 1080p screen resolution. With adjustments and lowering anti aliasing this RX 5500 XT 8GB card can confidently maintain 60+ frames per seconds on high graphic settings at 1080p. Moving to 1440p screen resolution and the graphics card may need to be adjusted down to medium in order to maintain 50-60+ fps.


System Suggestions
The Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a mid range R5 Ryzen processor and at least 8GB of system memory for optimal gaming performance from the RX 5500 XT 8GB.


Source [D3ATHKeeper]
Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Halo: Reach 87% 71%
Cyberpunk 2077 43% 26%
Red Dead Redemption 2 48% 8%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 66% 43%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50% 8%
Doom Eternal 55% 21%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 43% 26%
Grand Theft Auto VI 14% 41%
FIFA 20 64% 51%
Need For Speed Heat 48% 8%
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