The typical 5600 XT is in a similar performance range as last generation's GTX 1080 and the current RTX 2060, and is arguably a reasonable option for 1440p or high-refresh rate 1080p gaming. I wouldn't exactly call it "slow". Considering how close the performance of the 5600XT is to the 5700, I would have rather seen AMD not increase the clock rates just prior to launch, and instead cut the price to around $250 to have a product more evenly positioned between the 5500XT and the 5700. Even this card will still exceed the originally planned "game clock" for factory overclocked cards by 100 MHz and it still uses the higher-clocked memory, so performance should be relatively similar to the other factory overclocked cards. It's just not overclocked quite as high as some other models, but is still clocked well above reference specs.Sapphire releases a slower 5600XT, MSI releases a slower GTX 1650...As if these cards weren't slow enough already!