[SOLVED] Radeon RX 5000 series confusion

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What RX 5xx cards are the RX 5xxx series replacing? In other words, am I suppose to think of the RX 5500 XT as the replacement to the RX 550? The RX 5600 XT as the replacement to the RX 560? ...and so on?
 
What RX 5xx cards are the RX 5xxx series replacing? In other words, am I suppose to think of the RX 5500 XT as the replacement to the RX 550? The RX 5600 XT as the replacement to the RX 560? ...and so on?
Not really. At least, I never think of them that way. I figure what performance category they are in, based on the results of testing at various resolutions, and go from there.
 
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because it replace the older slower one.
you think they should have performance the same?
No. Not the same. But The jump from the 400 series to the 500 series wasn't anywhere close to this. Same with Nvidia and their 1000 series to their 1600 series.
Radeon's lowly 5500 xt (550 replacement) appears to be better than their 580 and on a par with their 590, if reviews are correct.
 
What RX 5xx cards are the RX 5xxx series replacing? In other words, am I suppose to think of the RX 5500 XT as the replacement to the RX 550? The RX 5600 XT as the replacement to the RX 560? ...and so on?
it might be confusing if you try to look what cards will replace what card looking at the naming. but in short it might be like this:

RX5500 = replacing RX570/RX580/RX590 for much lower power consumption
RX5600 = replacing Vega 56 at lower power.
RX5700 = AMD new performance tier that overlap with Vega 64 and faster.

right now AMD still does not have true replacement for RX550 and RX560.
 
right now AMD still does not have true replacement for RX550 and RX560.
Considering that the RX550 was only slightly less money than the RX570, and the RX560 was usually equal to, or a bit MORE expensive than the RX570, it's no big loss.

I imagine that AMD will probably make a lower end GPU for the 75W-or-less, no-pcie-connector tier, although probably not in a hurry.
 

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it might be confusing if you try to look what cards will replace what card looking at the naming. but in short it might be like this:

RX5500 = replacing RX570/RX580/RX590 for much lower power consumption
RX5600 = replacing Vega 56 at lower power.
RX5700 = AMD new performance tier that overlap with Vega 64 and faster.

right now AMD still does not have true replacement for RX550 and RX560.
Good answer. I was stupidly using past naming conventions as a guide. For example... back when the HD series moved to the RX series, one could kind of relate the RX 570, 580, 590 as a direct upgrade to the HD 77xx, 78xx, 79xx as far as what replaced what. Still had some relationship to the previous naming convention. So, I mistakenly tried to do the same with the 5xx series to the 5xxx series. I get it now.
 
No. The RX560 lags the GTX1650 by a fair margin.

"Compete" is a challenging term since that could also include price, which has never been a strength of the GTX1050Ti (in the US) for example. I don't know how many people I've consulted that had a hard time comprehending that the RX570 could outperform the GTX1050Ti by ~40% while costing ~$30 less.
 

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