Gigabyte has registered a host of AMD RX 5500-series graphics cards, including both RX 5500 and RX 5500 XT cards. Part of the registered product codes also relate to the different SKUs being overclocked versions, indicating that from launch the RX 5500-series will have factory-boosted cards available.
All of the cards that Gigabyte have submitted in this registration are sporting 8GB of video memory, though there is no indication as to whether that’s GDDR6 or GDDR5. It wouldn’t be a surprise for a mainstream GPU to come with the cheaper video memory, but a rumour from WCCFTech has suggested a laptop spec RX 5500M will be coming with GDDR6. So there’s a good chance even the mid-range Navi cards will sport the high-performance video memory too.
There are Gaming and OC variants in the list for the RX 5500 XT, but there is only a single straight RX 5500 card on offer as part of Gigabyte’s WindForce series. This does though confirm that we’re going to be getting two different cards in the RX 5500-series stack, in the same vein as the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT GPUs launched earlier this year.
Quite how the GPUs are going to line up is still up for debate. We’ve seen listings in the CompuBench database of a Navi 14 GPU sporting 24 compute units (CUs) and therefore 1,536 RDNA cores. It would make sense for that to be the top-spec XT version of the card, with the straight RX 5500 GPU offering a more cut-down specification.
The WCCFTech piece about a mobile RX 5500M GPU claims its sources have confirmed a GPU core-count of 1,408, with a recent VideoCardz story seemingly corroborating that. It would follow then that the rumoured specs for the RX 5500 XT suggest 24 CUs and 1,536 RDNA cores, and the RX 5500 will come rocking 22 CUs and 1,408 RDNA cores.
The Gigabyte RX 5500-series cards:
As well as seemingly confirming the imminent release of the RX 5500-series from AMD, Gigabyte is giving us a nice little twofer by also introducing a whole bunch of GTX 1660 Super listings too, the mainstream Turing GPU apparently set for launch on October 29. Though, interestingly, it doesn’t have any registrations for the reported GTX 1650 Ti that’s supposedly coming on October 22.
What it does have, however, are listings for what look like GTX 1650 Super cards…