When AMD revealed the Radeon RX 5600 XT for 1080p gaming, many were confused over the lower VRAM amount present. When compared with the RX 5500 XT, the 5600 XT has 6GB of VRAM. The former though has 8 gigs. This was a confusing move as the newer card is supposed to be more powerful, so when asked about it, AMD had the following to say:
As we’ve tested many GPUs over the years here, we’ve seen that at lower resolutions like 1080p, most games max out at 4GB of VRAM. It’s one of the reasons why NVIDIA’s GTX 1050 Ti and 1060 cards were so popular among budget gamers. Mithun went on to explain:
So there you go. The RX 5600 XT marks a new step for team red as they venture out to have a complete lineup of Radeon Navi GPUs at different price points. While the much-awaited ‘Big Navi’ card has still not been revealed, the RX 5000 series thus far should make up for competing with NVIDIA. At least until raytracing arrives…
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