AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Drivers & Review

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AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT – I’ve been busily retesting a bunch of graphics cards with the latest drivers, OS updates, and a slightly modified testbed. My previous testbed used an overclocked Core i7-8700K running at 5.0GHz, but I’m switching to an updated build with a Core i9-9900K (still overclocked to 5GHz)—just to be safe. It won’t really affect performance on the budget and mid-range cards, but the fastest GPUs can benefit somewhat from the shift to the i9-9900K (or i9-9900KS if you can find one at a reasonable price). The goal is to show the maximum performance possible from the various graphics cards, by removing other bottlenecks as much as possible.

Note: Not all of the GPU results in the charts are updated, as I haven’t had time to fully retest all the previous-generation cards. All the current Nvidia Turing (RTX and GTX 16-series) and AMD RX 5000 series GPUs are up to date, and performance is typically 3-5 percent higher than older drivers on the cards I’ve checked. The RX 590 and RX 570 results are also up to date, while the Vega, AMD Radeon RX 580, and GTX 10-series cards use legacy results (but should be okay as a rough point of reference).

Testing is done at 1080p ‘medium’ and ‘ultra’ settings (which may go by different names, depending on the game—details are in the chart subtitles), as well as 1440p and 4K at ‘ultra’ settings. I’ve also added Red Dead Redemption 2 to the suite of games I’m testing, bringing things to an even dozen. Each game is tested multiple times to ensure consistency of performance.


Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.1 Optional (Windows 10 64 Bit)

Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.1 Optional (Windows 7 64 Bit)
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Radeon™ Software for Linux® Driver for Ubuntu 20.04 (Ubuntu x86 64-Bit)

OS Support :
Windows 10 – 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 – 64-Bit Edition
RHEL x86 64-Bit
Ubuntu x86 64-Bit