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AMD Radeon RX 5500 Series Revealed


AMD, one of the leading GPU chip manufacturers, has bridged the gap of its RX 5000 graphics card series with the release of its Radeon RX 5500 GPU that is aimed for 1080P gaming.



The Radeon RX 5000 series is available on mobile and desktop platforms. Built on RDNA architecture, the Radeon RX 5500 and RX 5500M are set to provide high fidelity and high framerates to 1080P desktop and mobile gamers. The Radeon RX 5500 for desktop is set to deliver 37% faster performance on average than its competition, while an RX5500M equipped laptop is set to deliver 30% faster performance than the competition. Both of the offerings can deliver 60+ FPS in select AAA games and 90+ FPS in select eSports titles.


And with its RDNA architecture and 7nm GPU, the new Radeon RX 5500 and RX 5500M offer new features that will bring 1080P gameplay to new heights. The Radeon RX 5000 series boasts features that will enhance graphics and gameplay such as:


  • Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) - enhances in-game visuals by sharpening and adding more details to in-game visual variables that may have been softened because of upscaling and post-process effects in DirectX 9, 12, and Vulkan titles. RIS will also enable sharp visuals and fluid framerates when it's paired with Radeon GPU upscaling.

  • AMD FidelityFX – Offers an open-source toolkit for game developers to 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 Contrast-Adaptive Sharpening (CAS), which draws out detail in low-contrast areas while minimizing artifacts caused by typical image sharpening routines

  • Radeon™ Anti-Lag – Anti-Lagsignificantly decreases input-to-display response times, including making Borderlands 3 up to23 percent more responsive with Radeon™ RX 5500 series graphics and offering a competitive edge in gameplay.


Additionally, the Radeon RX 5500 graphics solution will also be present in pre-built systems from Dell, HP, and Lenovo. While for the RX 5500M, MSI will be the first to utilize the RX 5500M and will be seen on their new Alpha 15 offering.


AMD also sweetens the deal with its "Raise the Game" campaign that bundles the Radeon RX 5500 series and RX 5700 series with one free game. Those who will purchase any of the Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards can choose from Border Lands 3 or Tom Clancy's Ghost Reckon: Breakpoint.



Pricing and availability:

We will update this article once the pricing and availability of the Radeon RX 5000 series once we get an update from AMD.

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