Apparently, AMD did not disregard the recent price reduction for the GeForce RTX 2060 to $299, and in the near future, many Radeon RX 5600 XT video cards will receive bios with increased frequencies.
VideoCardz reported that Sapphire, one of AMD’s main partners, has set higher clock speeds for its RX 5600 XT PULSE:
Initially, the Radeon RX 5600 XT PULSE had a gaming GPU frequency of 1560MHz and a maximum of 1620MHz. But now, the official website lists the result at 1615MHz (game mode) and 1750MHz in the maximum boost.
The video memory frequency has also been increased from 12GHz to 14GHz, as a result of which the total bandwidth of the RX 5600 XT caught up with the competitor’s RTX 2060 card and amounted to 336GB/s. Unfortunately, the increase in clock frequencies could not pass without pain, and the TDP of the RX 5600 XT PULSE video card also increased from 150 to 160 watts.
But this is not all the information we have. The overclocked Radeon RX 5600 XT PULSE card has already been tested in 3DMark and we can see the new performance level visually:
Taken together, the increase in the frequency of the GPU and GDDR6 video memory gave a performance increase of 11%, which is generally not bad, even taking into account the slight increase in power consumption.
It is not yet known when this “upgrade” will affect video cards from other vendors. However, now we can say with confidence that a particular model from Sapphire will become a much more competitive video card in comparison with the same RTX 2060.
The Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card should go on sale on January 21 at a price of $279.