AMD launched the Radeon RX 5500 a while back exclusively via OEMs and its partners and while the benchmarks shared by the company show a massive performance advantage over the GeForce GTX 1650, there are no reviews out as of now. The pricing of the 5500 (well at least pre-build powered by it) has been listed by HP on its store.
HP’s Pavilion Gaming Desktop powered by the Radeon RX 5500 and the Ryzen 5 3500 costs $669. The base model consisting of the Radeon RX 550 is $170 cheaper and the GTX 1650 is being offered for $50 less. The PC includes 8GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM, 1TB primary storage and all the standard features you get with a budget desktop.
The Intel equivalent packing the Core i5-9400F is slightly costlier @ $689. It comes with the same base specifications (1TB HDD, RX 5500, 8GB DDR4 RAM). However, for some reason, here the delta between the GeForce GTX 1650 and the RX 5500 is just $40. On the other hand, getting the GTX 1660 is pricier by $10. The Ryzen variant can be upgraded to the 1660 for $60, but this one costs $70. The same goes for the 1660 Ti as well as the RTX 2060.
We’ll let you know as soon we get our hands on the RX 5500, and of course, share the results too.