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AMD Reveals New Radeon RX 5500 Series GPU, Coming For Desktop PCs and Laptops

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AMD is bolstering its graphics card offering with the new RX 5500 Series of GPUs. This is being poised as a graphics card for 1080p gaming, and AMD touts that it’s around 30% better than Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 card. 37% if you are comparing the laptop versions of the GPU.

Like the RX 5700, the RX 5500 is based on the RDNA architecture (Navi), which can squeeze out more performance with less power watt usage. The RX 5500 supports a variety of AMD’s special software offering including Radeon Image Sharpening, AMD FideltyFX and Radeon Anti-Lag.

The RX 5500 is also eligible for the Raise The Game bundle offer, where you can claim a free copy of Borderlands 3 or Ghost Recon Breakpoint.

The desktop RX 5500 cards will be available later this year. HP and Lenovo have desktop gaming PCs utilising it which will arrive in November. Acer will have something using the RX 5500 to be revealed in December. As for the laptop version, the RX 5500M, MSI will be launching the first gaming laptop with it, later this month.

There are no benchmark reports as of yet, just an announcement so far. So if you’re looking for a new, most likely affordable, GPU, put this on your radar for now.