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Gigabyte Radeon RX 5500 XT

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Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming Benchmarks

I almost didn’t test the Radeon RX 5500 XT in 1440 or 2160 as it wasn’t really designed for it. But curiosity got the better of me. I wanted to see how far a $200 GPU could push performance at higher resolutions at ultra image quality.


Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game developed by Eidos Montréal in conjunction with Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. It continues the narrative from the 2013 game Tomb Raider and its sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Using the highest preset available in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the RX 5500 XT was able to hit an average frame rate of 65 fps in 1080,  44 FPS in 1440, and 21 FPS at 2160. In both 1080 and 1440, the game played well. At 1080p I didn’t notice any studdering or tearing. The gameplay was smooth. At 1440, there was a little bit of tearing here and there but still no stuttering. Dropping the image quality down a notch or two would do well to further smooth out and bring up the average frames per second. 4k ultra was unplayable which is expected however, playing on the low preset did bring up the framerate although it was too much of a sacrifice on image quality for me.

Witcher 3 closes the chapter on Geralt’s life. The game features a massive open world that the player can explore. Witcher 3 uses REDEngine developed independently by CD Projekt RED. The game engine features stunning visuals.

Visually, Witcher 3 is probably my favorite game in the benchmarks. Overall, it is a beautiful game.  At 1080, the RX 5500 XT dips below 60 FPS average at 57 FPS. 42 FPS was the average framerate while a bit lower than the magical 60 minimum, the game was still playable at ultra settings. I didn’t notice any issues during my benchmarking. At 4K, 24 FPS is all the little brother to the 5700 XT could average.

Mordor: Shadow of War is an action RPG game based on the novels of J. R. R. Tolkien. It’s the sequel to Monolith’s successful Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor game and the events of the game take place after The Hobbit but before the Lord of the Rings. The game builds upon the nemesis system that made the first game such a surprise hit, and it’s just brutal to PC hardware.

At 1080, gaming performance was good for the RX 5500 XT as I was able to get 85 FPS average. In 1440, it drops a bit to 54, but again completely playable. 4K hammers this card at ultra settings and manages 24 FPS.

ar Cry 5 is an action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the successor to the 2014 video game Far Cry 4, and the fifth main installment in the Far Cry series. The game was released on March 27, 2018

FarCry is one of my favorite series. FarCry 5 is my personal favorite out of all of them. The gameplay is just fun, especially playing community-created maps in the Arcade. Tearing through Montana the RX 5500 XT averaged 83 FPS at HD resolution and ultra image quality, 57 FPS at 1440 Ultra settings, and 29 FPS at 4K ultra.


Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is an action role-playing game with first-person shooter and stealth mechanics. Players take the role of Adam Jensen, a man equipped with mechanical cybernetic implants called augmentations.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is brutal at ultra quality at any resolution but it is another one of those beautiful games. At 1080 ultra, the RX 5500 XT averaged 54 FPS, at 1440 Ultra, 37 FPS, and 4K ultra settings just 19 FPS. The numbers seem low, but it was playable for the most part. There were a few stutters and dropped frames. Dropping to high or medium quality settings really increased the framerate and made gameplay much smoother at 1080.

Battlefield V is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. Battlefield V is the sixteenth installment in the Battlefield series. Battlefield V features a limited single-player campaign in the form of War Stories, the rest of the missions and adventures are online multiplayer.

Battlefield V is massive fun. Multiplayer will both elate and frustrate the hell out of you. Graphically the game looks great. At 1080 I was able to average just 60 frames per second using the ultra preset, at 1440 slightly less at 54 FPS, and 4K ultra yielded 30 FPS.


Final Fantasy XV is an action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix as part of the long-running Final Fantasy series. It was released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2016, and Microsoft Windows in 2018. The game features an open world environment and action-based battle system, incorporating quick-switching weapons, elemental magic, and other features such as vehicle travel and camping.

Final Fantasy XV isn’t a game that I play all that often, it just isn’t my cup of tea. However, the graphics are done well and are hard on GPUs. 1080 benchmarking yielded 63 FPS average, 1440 45 FPS, and, 4k 24 FPS.

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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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