Compare RX 5500 XT 8GB vs RX 590 vs RX 480 Benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
AMD Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon RX 480
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GBAMD Radeon RX 590AMD Radeon RX 480
Price $ 199.0$ 214.0$ 399.0
Year 201920182016
Maximum Recorded Temperature 68C82C77C
Max Fan Noise 39dB42.5dB51dB
Recommended Power Supply 480W575W500W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS+0.0 FPS+0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality SettingsUltra Quality SettingsUltra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 76.2 FPS83.8 FPS62.5 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 54.1 FPS59.5 FPS46.0 FPS
Average 4K Performance 30.9 FPS34.1 FPS27.6 FPS
Memory 8 GB8 GB8 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.6$ 3.3$ 6.4
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7$ 4.7$ 8.7
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.4$ 8.2$ 14.5
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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
AMD Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon RX 480
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
69.7
81.0
63.0
2019 Anthem
45.0
52.2
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
65.3
76.5
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
83.5
92.4
75.8
2019 Metro Exodus
37.4
41.2
33.7
2019 World War Z
92.1
102.0
85.0
2019 Gears of War 5
53.6
59.9
49.1
2019 F1 2019
67.5
75.2
61.6
2019 GreedFall
61.1
67.7
55.5
2019 Borderlands 3
42.8
47.6
39.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
82.4
91.5
75.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
32.1
35.2
28.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
50.3
55.4
45.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
102.8
112.1
84.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39.6
43.5
33.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
62.1
68.2
57.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
66.4
71.9
54.0
2018 Just Cause 4
53.6
59.5
48.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
57.8
64.0
52.5
2018 Strange Brigade
86.7
96.5
79.1
2018 Battlefield V
95.3
103.5
65.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
57.8
63.3
47.0
2017 Destiny 2
100.7
109.6
91.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
74.0
82.4
67.5
2017 For Honor
98.5
109.8
90.0
2017 Project CARS 2
69.7
77.8
63.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
84.7
94.2
77.2
2016 Dishonored 2
51.4
56.7
46.5
2015 Rocket League
289.2
320.3
262.5
2015 Need For Speed
80.3
88.8
72.7
2015 Project CARS
77.1
85.1
69.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
140.4
155.6
127.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
198.1
219.6
180.0
2009 League of Legends
371.7
411.8
337.5

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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
AMD Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon RX 480
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
51.4
60.3
46.9
2019 Anthem
35.3
41.4
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
51.4
59.4
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
55.7
62.2
51.0
2019 Metro Exodus
29.0
32.0
26.2
2019 World War Z
67.5
74.5
62.0
2019 Gears of War 5
39.6
43.5
35.6
2019 F1 2019
48.1
53.3
43.6
2019 GreedFall
44.0
49.0
40.1
2019 Borderlands 3
30.0
33.4
27.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
58.9
65.9
54.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
25.7
28.8
23.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
39.6
43.5
35.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
64.3
70.6
53.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
33.3
36.5
26.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
45.0
48.7
40.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42.8
46.3
35.0
2018 Fallout 76
64.3
70.6
63.0
2018 Just Cause 4
39.6
43.9
36.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
40.7
44.8
36.7
2018 Strange Brigade
61.1
67.3
55.1
2018 Battlefield V
71.8
77.9
46.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41.7
45.1
31.0
2017 Destiny 2
85.7
93.8
78.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
53.6
59.5
48.7
2017 For Honor
57.8
64.0
52.5
2017 Project CARS 2
49.3
54.9
45.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
77.1
85.1
69.7
2016 Dishonored 2
44.0
48.5
39.7
2015 Rocket League
124.2
137.3
112.5
2015 Need For Speed
62.1
68.6
56.2
2015 Project CARS
58.9
65.0
53.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
91.0
100.7
82.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
164.9
183.0
150.0
2009 League of Legends
206.8
228.8
187.5

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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
AMD Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon RX 480
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
31.1
36.0
28.0
2019 Anthem
19.3
22.5
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
26.7
31.5
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
27.8
30.7
25.1
2019 Metro Exodus
18.3
20.1
16.5
2019 World War Z
38.6
42.8
35.7
2019 Gears of War 5
24.7
27.5
22.5
2019 F1 2019
31.1
33.9
27.8
2019 GreedFall
18.3
20.1
16.5
2019 Borderlands 3
16.1
17.4
14.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
35.3
39.3
32.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16.1
18.3
15.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
24.7
27.5
22.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
32.1
35.3
30.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20.4
21.9
18.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
26.7
29.2
24.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
23.6
25.6
19.0
2018 Fallout 76
35.3
39.0
35.0
2018 Just Cause 4
20.4
22.9
18.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19.3
21.5
17.6
2018 Strange Brigade
33.3
36.6
30.0
2018 Battlefield V
37.4
41.4
29.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
26.7
29.2
24.0
2017 Destiny 2
42.8
46.3
39.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
37.4
41.2
33.7
2017 For Honor
29.0
32.0
26.2
2017 Project CARS 2
41.7
45.8
37.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
64.3
71.4
58.5
2016 Dishonored 2
34.3
38.4
31.5
2015 Rocket League
57.8
64.0
52.5
2015 Need For Speed
41.7
45.8
37.5
2015 Project CARS
41.7
45.8
37.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
41.7
46.7
38.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
148.9
164.7
135.0
2009 League of Legends
82.4
91.5
75.0
RX 5500 XT 8GB vs RX 590 vs RX 480 at 1080p performance

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB / i7-8700K

At 1440p, RX 5500 XT 8GB can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the RX 5500 XT 8GB is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 5500 XT 8GB against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the RX 5500 XT 8GB 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

AMD Radeon RX 590 / i7-8700K

At 1440p, RX 590 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the RX 590 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 590 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. It is worth noting that the RX 590 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX 590 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

AMD Radeon RX 480 / i7-6700K

At 1440p, RX 480 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the RX 480 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the RX 480 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

Board Design

RX 5500 XT 8GBRX 590RX 480
Board Number D332C944-41C940, D009-01
Length 7.09 inches 180 mm9.5 inches 241 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors 1x 8-pin1x 8-pin1x 6-pin
Slot Width Dual-slotDual-slotDual-slot
TDP 130 W225 W150 W

Clock Speeds

RX 5500 XT 8GBRX 590RX 480
Boost Clock 1625 MHz1545 MHz1266 MHz
GPU Clock 1717 MHz1469 MHz1120 MHz
Memory Clock 1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 5500 XT 8GBRX 590RX 480
Bus Interface PCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Generation NaviPolaris (RX 500)Arctic Islands (RX 400)
Launch Price 199 USD279 USD229 USD
Production ActiveActiveActive
Release Date Dec 12th, 2019Nov 15th, 2018Jun 29th, 2016

Graphics Features

RX 5500 XT 8GBRX 590RX 480
DirectX 12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL 222
OpenGL 4.64.54.5
Shader Model 6.466
Vulkan 1.1.1251.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 5500 XT 8GBRX 590RX 480
Architecture RDNA 1.0GCN 4.0GCN 4.0
Die Size 158 mm²244 mm²244 mm²
GPU Name Navi 14Polaris 30Ellesmere
GPU Variant Navi 14 XTXPolaris 30 XT (215-0922006)Polaris 10 XT (215-0876184)
Process Size 7 nm12 nm14 nm
Transistors 6,400 million5,700 million5,700 million

Memory

RX 5500 XT 8GBRX 590RX 480
Bandwidth 224.0 GB/s 256.0 GB/s256.0 GB/s
Memory Bus 128 bit 256 bit256 bit
Memory Size 8192 MB8192 MB8192 MB
Memory Type GDDR6GDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 5500 XT 8GBRX 590RX 480
Compute Units 223636
ROPs 323232
Shading Units 140823042304
TMUs 88144144

Theoretical Performance

RX 5500 XT 8GBRX 590RX 480
FP16 (half) performance 10.39 TFLOPS (2:1)7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)5,834 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance 5.196 TFLOPS 7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)5,834 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance 324.7 GFLOPS (1:16)445.0 GFLOPS (1:16)364.6 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate 59.04 GPixel/s 49.44 GPixel/s40.51 GPixel/s
Texture Rate 162.4 GTexel/s 222.5 GTexel/s182.3 GTexel/s

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