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AMD Radeon RX 5500 Series Graphics: the new 1080p gaming challenger

AMD further fulfills their promise to bring competition back in the market as today they are delivering the Radeon™ RX 5500 series graphics products in the market targeting gamers who wants to experience high-performance, high-fidelity 1080p gaming with all the bells and whistles that the new RDNA architecture has to offer.

The AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 series includes both the Radeon™ RX 5500 graphics card for desktops, and the Radeon™ RX 5500M GPU for notebook PCs.

OEMs are embracing RADEON

Some of the first system providers worldwide who are planning to offer new products equipped with the new Radeon™ RX 5500 graphics cards soon are Dell, HP, Lenovo and Acer.

In addition to that, later this month MSI is expected to launch the world’s first gaming notebook powered by AMD Ryzen™ processors and Radeon™ RX 5500M GPUs. 

Just like the RX 5700 sereis, these newest additions to the Radeon™ family will have the advanced RDNA gaming architecture and industry-leading 7nm process technology that provides up to 1.6X higher gaming performance-per-watt than current Radeon™ graphics cards based on the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture3.

Hardware Specifications

Model Compute Units Stream Processors TFLOPS GDDR6 (GB) Game Clock11 (MHz) Boost Clock12 (MHz) Memory Interface
Radeon™ RX 5500M GPU (For Mobile Systems) 22 1,408 Up to 4.6  4GB Up to 1,448 Up to 1,645 128-bit
Radeon™ RX 5500 series  (For Desktop Systems) 22 1,408 Up to 5.2 Up to 8GB Up to 1,717 Up to 1,845 128-bit

RDNA Features

Radeon™ Image Sharpening (RIS)5 – Brings crispness and clarity to ingame visualsthat have been softened by upscaling and post-process effects in DirectX® 9, 12 and Vulkan® titles. When paired with Radeon™ GPU upscaling, RIS enables sharp visuals and fluid frame rates on high-resolution displays.  

AMD FidelityFX – Offers anopensource toolkit for game developersto add high-quality post-process effects to help make games look beautiful while offering the optimal balance of visual fidelity and performance. Available on GPUOpen, FidelityFX features ContrastAdaptive Sharpening (CAS), which draws out detail in low-contrast areas while minimizing artifacts caused by typical image sharpening routines.

Radeon™ Anti-Lag6 –Anti-Lagsignificantly decreases input-to-display response times, including making Borderlands 3 up to 23 percent more responsive7 with Radeon™ RX 5500 series graphics and offering a competitive edge in gameplay.  

AMD Radeon ‘Raise the Game’ Bundle  

The new Radeon™ RX 5500 series are included in the latest AMD Radeon Raise the Game bundle3, offering gamers their choice of Borderlands 3 or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Breakpoint with the purchase of eligible pre-configured desktop and notebook systems powered by Radeon™ RX 5500 and RX 5500M graphics. Learn more here.


Later this month, MSI is expected to launch the MSI Alpha 15 laptop, powered by Radeon™ RX 5500M GPUs.

In addition, Radeon™ RX 5500 graphics cards are expected to be available in leading desktop gaming systems beginning in November 2019, including HP’S OMEN Obelisk and Pavilion Gaming desktops, as well as Lenovo Legion™ T530 and IdeaCentre™ T540 Gaming PCs.

The Radeon™ RX 5500 graphics cards are expected to be available in Acer Nitro 50 PCs beginning in December 2019. AMD board partners are expected to launch standalone graphics cards this quarter (Q4 2019).

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