While there’s no pricing available right now, AMD’s new Radeon RX 5500 graphics card certainly sounds like it will be both cheap and powerful.
Which isn’t a shock – AMD’s modus operandi at this point is releasing products just a little more powerful than the competition but a whole lot less expensive.
But if we believe AMD’s benchmarks, the RX 5500 is going to present an even more compelling value proposition.
The RX 5500 is based on the same Navi (also known as RDNA) architecture used in the Radeon RX 5700 and 5700XT released over the summer.
Where the 5700 series could handle 1440p and even 4K gaming, the 5500 is explicitly targeted at the 1080p crowd and people who might be interested in Nvidia’s GTX 1650.
AMD hasn’t announced the price of the 5500 yet, but the GTX 1650 sells for as low as £150, so expect similar pricing.