GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5500 XT + RX 5600 XT Gaming OC Review — More money, more value?

Vyncent Chan
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GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5500 XT + RX 5600 XT Gaming OC Review — More money, more value?
  • Appearance - 8/10
    8/10
  • Efficiency - 7.9/10
    7.9/10
  • Features - 8.1/10
    8.1/10
  • Materials - 8.5/10
    8.5/10
  • Performance - 8.3/10
    8.3/10
  • User Experience - 8.6/10
    8.6/10
  • Value - 7.6/10
    7.6/10

Summary

Get the GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC if you have the budget, or cheaper Radeon RX 5500 XT options if you don’t.

Overall
8.1/10
8.1/10

Pros

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming OC:
+ Triple fan design looks more aggressive than most other RX 5500 XTs
+ Fans run silently and cool effectively
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming OC:
+ Design language fits well with GIGABYTE’s AORUS motherboards
+ Windforce fans cool well while running quietly
+ Excellent cooling for all components on the card
+ Good value for money

Cons

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming OC:
– Plastic backplate
– 8-pin power connector is absolutely unnecessary
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC:
– Limited RGB

We took a look at the AORUS Radeon RX 5700 XT, which proved itself to be an impressive example of a Radeon RX 5700 XT, albeit one positioned in the premium price segment. Today we will look at two more of GIGABYTE’s more affordable Radeon Navi offerings, the GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming OC and the GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC. Both cards are pretty similar, with a number of differences. Which card should you get if you are in the market for a more wallet-friendly AMD GPU? Well, read on to find out.

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