GFXBench Scores for AMD Radeon RX 5500 “Little Navi” and Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” APUs Leak Out


    We’ve got some more interesting news on upcoming Small Navi parts. We recently had a look at GFXBench scores published for a purported RX 5500 and the Renoir APU. These two parts are interesting because they represent potentially different SKUs based on the rumored Navi 14. We’ already looked at rumors indicating that Big Navi, the “2081 Ti Killer” would be out by October. But Navi 14 is just as interesting, with the budget and entry-level GPU market heating up.

    Nvidia has the GTX 1650, 1660, and 1660 Ti in contention with AMD’s Polaris cards at the entry-level. While the GTX 1650 is an utter flop, both the 1660 and 1660 Ti give potential 580/590 owners pause. The GeForce 1660 Ti, in particular, is interesting because it offers 1070 levels of performance, but the higher price point may drive people over to Team Red. The rumored GTX 1660 Super might arrive with ballpark 1660 Ti performance at prices comparable to the 590. That would kill any price-performance advantage AMD has in the high volume budget segment. This is where Navi 14 comes into the picture.

    The RX 5500 will likely offer Vega 56 levels of performance, meaning that it’d compare favorably to the 1660 Super. And since the Super is a GTX, not RTX part, ray-tracing’s out of the equation. The GPU on the Renoir APU is a different case. We’re looking at a Zen 2 CPU paired with a Vega-based iGPU (yes, Vega not Navi). It offers roughly 2/3 of the performance of the 5500. While that might not seem like much, it means that the next generation of AMD APUs will deliver ballpark RX 570 performance on integrated graphics. As Polaris cards themselves are being phased out, Renoir might turn into the option of choice for budget-conscious gamers. We’ll wait and watch.

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