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ASRock Radeon RX 5500 XT Phantom Gaming GPU Review

A Closer Look at the Phantom Gaming RX 5500 XT »

RX 5500 XT Phantom GamingBack in 2018, ASRock jumped feet first into the GPU market. ASRock has been known for making good motherboards but jumping into the GPU market with other players such as Gigabyte, Asus, and Zotac is a pretty big risk. But, no risk, no reward. I finally have my hands on an ASRock GPU and it is their Radeon RX 5500 XT Phantom Gaming GPU. The RX 5500 is the budget GPU from AMD and is designed to be lower cost but still delivers great performance at 1080p. Keeping the price right at $200.00 means that ASRock can be competitive in the budget arena and since this is from their Phantom Gaming series, a bit of bling with their colors may just top it off for you.


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Product Name/Link to Website: Radeon RX 5500 XT Phantom Gaming D 8G OC
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.


Graphics EngineAMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
Bus StandardPCI Express 4.0 x8
MemoryGDDR6 8GB
Engine ClockBoost Clock: Up to 1845 MHz
Game Clock: 1737 MHz
Base Clock: 1685 MHz
Stream Processors1408
Memory Clock12 Gbps
Memory Bus128-bit
ResolutionDigital Max Resolution: 8K HDR 60 Hz
Interface3 x DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC 1.2a
1 x HDMI 2.0b
Recommended PSU500W
Power Connector1 x 8-pin
Accessories1 x Quick Installation Guide
Dimensions240.57 x 127.16 x 41.92 mm



The packaging for the RX 5500 XT is wrapped in the Phanton Gaming color scheme and fonts. The front of the box clearly shows this is a Phantom Gaming card and which series it belongs to. In this case, this is the Radeon RX 5500 XT. On the back, ASRock dives into more detail on the features and specifications of the Phantom Gaming 5500 XT.


Upon opening the box, you’ll be presented with a foam top layer that lifts to reveal the Phantom Gaming RX 5500 XT securely tucked away and wrapped in an antistatic bag. You won’t find much of an installation kit and I wouldn’t expect to with this GPU. A quick start guide is all that’s included.
RX 5500 XT Phantom Gaming


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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day.

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