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In a Nutshell
Despite the fact that it lacks ray-tracing capabilities, the Radeon RX 5600 XT is a fantastic graphics card for 1080P gaming. Thanks to its BIOS update, it can compete very well with the GeForce RTX 2060, and is very close to its older brother the Radeon RX 5700 in terms of raw performance. This particular model from Gigabyte features very good cooling solution, and can offer up to 9% better performance if overclocked.
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Although it was initially designed to compete with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, AMD rolled up a BIOS update for its Radeon RX 5600 XT at the very last minute, and thus made its new graphics card a worthwhile opponent to the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. With new BIOS update, the Radeon RX 5600 XT saw some impressive performance improvements, and it came very close to its older brother, the Radeon RX 5700. This created some additional problems, both concerning its hardware stability, as well as it position on the market. In this article, however, we won’t be going into too much details about that, but will rather take a look at Gigabyte’s most powerful version of Radeon RX 5600 XT bearing the suffix Gaming OC 6G.
Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC 6G Specs
|Fab Process||7 nm|
|Transistor count (million)||10,300|
|Memory Size & Type||6GB GDDR6|
|Base/Boost Clock (MHz)||1670/1750|
|Memory Bus/Interface||192-bit/PCIe 4.0 x16|
|Memory Bandwidth||288 GB/s|
|Launch Period||Q1 2020|
Like many other Gigabyte’s graphics card, which look all the same whether they are low or high-end, the Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC 6G also looks pretty generic. The only few aspects in which it differs from other cards is related to the thickness of its cooler, the length of the its PCB, and the use of metal and plastic on its backplate and outer shroud. Visually, the RX 5600 XT looks very uniform due to its great WindForce 3X cooler which guarantees quiet and cool operation.
The grille is well known, and in this version Gigabyte has added an illuminated logo to the top, which is not the case with the weaker RX 5500 XT. Due to the thickness of the cooler, the card takes up two slots, and thick copper pipes pass through it, while three 80-millimeter fans blow air and thus dissipate heat into the environment. The special thing about Gigabyte RX 5600 XT’s fans behavior is that the middle rotates in the opposite direction from the others, which results in a decrease of air turbulence and an increase in flow, and thus efficiency. Overall, the fans on this card run pretty quiet, as they produce a maximum noise of 40 dBA under full load, while the GPU’s core temperatures don’t go above 65°C.
Beneath the heatsink is the Navi 10 GPU, the same one used by the RX 5700 series cards. Its die size measures 251 square millimeters, and it consists of 10.3 billion transistors, while the whole chip was made in TSMC’s 7-nanometer manufacturing process. On the RX 5600 XT cards, its capabilities are significantly reduced, so it has 36 CUs with a total of 2,304 shaders, 64 ROPs and 144 texture units. The base clock of this Gaming OC card is 1,670 MHz, the game clock is 1,700 MHz and the boost goes up to 1,750 MHz. On average, in games, the GPU runs at a high 1,722 MHz, which is 22 MHz from the declared game clock. The GPU has 6 GB of GDDR6 memory which communicates with other system components via a 192-bit interface.
Given its performance, the card’s power consumption is not very demanding. In order to draw enough power, the card requires to be connected with a PSU via one 8-pin connector, which in turn means that it can maximally “pull” 225 W of power. The actual consumption is clearly much lower. In all technical characteristics, the RX 5600 XT is the same as the others from the Navi family – it has four video outputs (3 x DisplayPort 1.4 and 1 x HDMI 2.0b). The display engine offers support for FreeSync 2, HDR, HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.4 technologies, and Navi also supports the new Display Stream Compression 1.2a technology.
Gigabyte RX 5600 XT Gaming OC 6G Performance
|Assassin’s Creed Odyssey||89 FPS||66 FPS|
|Battlefield V||132 FPS||99 FPS|
|Call of Duty: Warzone||130 FPS||97 FPS|
|DOOM Eternal||177 FPS||124 FPS|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||73 FPS||51 FPS|
|Forza Horizon 4||141 FPS||107 FPS|
|Gears 5||79 FPS||58 FPS|
|Metro Exodus||99 FPS||72 FPS|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||65 FPS||47 FPS|
|Tom Clancy’s: Rainbow Six Siege||180 FPS||129 FPS|
Above you can see benchmark results for Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC 6G in 10 different PC titles. The results were obtained from a test PC system featuring lntel Core i9-10900K processor and 16 GB of DDR4 memory running at 3200 MHz. As you can see, AMD has positioned this card for gaming in 1920 x 1080 resolution, and here it offers very high performance even in the most demanding AAA titles, which is especially the case with this powerful Gigabyte’s model. It is much faster than the RX 5500 XT or GTX 1660 Ti, and it competes with GeForce RTX 2060 cards, while also threatening the RX 5700 models from its own ranks. Overclocking performance of this card is also is very good as the Gaming OC 6G is able to offer up to 9% additional performance improvement.
The RX 5600 XT Gaming OC 6G is a fast and well made card that currently retails for a very affordable price. Provided that you’re looking for a gaming card at 1080p and even 1440p resolution, this one might just be ideal for you.