Radeon RX 5600 For OEMs, & Radeon RX5600M For Mobile

While the biggest part of today’s Radeon RX 5600 series launch is the retail desktop for obvious reasons, this is not the only market AMD will be addressing. The company believes they have a winning part in the works, and to that end they are going to extend the Radeon RX 5600 series over the entire market, covering OEM desktop and mobile as well.

Starting things off for the OEM desktop side, AMD will also be releasing the Radeon RX 5600 for that market. Similar to what we saw with the OEM-only Radeon RX 5500, the Radeon RX 5600 is a similar, but slightly slower part. The big difference here is that while clockspeeds and TBPs remain unchanged, these OEM parts will only ship with 32 CUs enabled instead of 36 CUs enabled.

AMD Radeon RX OEM Specification Comparison
  AMD Radeon RX 5600 (OEM) AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT AMD Radeon RX 5500 (OEM) AMD Radeon RX 5700
CUs 32
(2048 SPs)
(2304 SPs)
(1408 SPs)
(2304 SPs)
Texture Units 128 144 88 144
ROPs 64 64 32 64
Base Clock 1265MHz? 1265MHz? ? 1465MHz
Game Clock 1375MHz 1375MHz <=1670MHz 1625MHz
Boost Clock 1560MHz 1560MHz <=1845MHz 1725MHz
Throughput (FP32) 6.4 TFLOPs 7.2 TFLOPs <=5.2 TFLOPs 7.95 TFLOPs
Memory Clock 12 Gbps GDDR6 12 Gbps GDDR6 14 Gbps GDDR6 14 Gbps GDDR6
Memory Bus Width 192-bit 192-bit 128-bit 256-bit
Transistor Count 10.3B 10.3B 6.4B 10.3B
Typical Board Power 150W 150W 150W 180W
Manufacturing Process TSMC 7nm TSMC 7nm TSMC 7nm TSMC 7nm
Architecture RDNA (1) RDNA (1) RDNA (1) RDNA (1)
GPU Navi 10 Navi 10 Navi 14 Navi 10
Launch Date 01/21/2020 01/21/2020 Q4 2019 07/07/2019
Launch Price N/A $279 N/A $349

On paper, this gives the Radeon RX 5600 somewhere around 90% of the retail Radeon RX 5600 XT’s performance. The precise performance gap will vary with games and whether they’re compute/shader bound or pixel/bandwidth bound, but again, it’s a ballpark figure.

Meanwhile in the mobile space, the 5600 series will be rounded out by the Radeon RX 5600M. Unlike the OEM desktop card, AMD isn’t holding back any punches here, and the 5600M will ship with the same 36 CUs as the retail card.

AMD Radeon RX Series Mobile Specification Comparison
  AMD Radeon RX 5600M AMD Radeon RX 5500M AMD Radeon Vega Pro 20 AMD Radeon RX 560X
CUs 36 22 20 14/16
Texture Units 144 88 80 64
ROPs 64 32 32 16
Game Clock <=1375MHz <=1448MHz N/A N/A
Boost Clock <=1560MHz <=1645MHz 1300MHz 1275MHz
Throughput (FP32) <= 7.2 TFLOPs <=4.6 TFLOPs 3.3 TFLOPs 2.6 TFLOPs
Memory Clock 12 Gbps GDDR6 14 Gbps GDDR6 1.5 Gbps HBM2 7 Gbps GDDR5
Memory Bus Width 192-bit 128-bit 1024-bit 128-bit
Typical Board Power N/A (Min: 60W) 85W ? ?
Architecture RDNA (1) RDNA (1) Vega
(GCN 5)
GPU Navi 10 Navi 14 Vega 12 Polaris 11
Launch Date 01/21/2020 10/2019 10/2018 04/2018

But, like AMDs other Navi mobile parts, the clockspeeds and TDPs are up to the OEMs. So OEMs will be free to dial them up and down (to a degree) to hit the specific performance/power consumption they’re looking for in a laptop. Consequently, AMD doesn’t have a maximum TBP here, but they have set a minimum: 60 Watts. Radeon RX 5600M will not be a light chip.

It won’t be a small chip either, which is what makes this announcement particularly interesting. Since this is all based on Navi 10, any OEM using the RX 5600M will have to accommodate the moderately sized chip and its accompanying 6 GDDR6 chips. This shouldn’t be a challenge for OEMs, who already regularly include NVIDIA’s even larger chips, but to date AMD’s laptop wins have almost exclusively been their mobile-focused GPUs like Polaris 11 and Navi 14, which are available in low z-height packages. So the RX 5600M will require a greater commitment from laptop partners than what we’ve seen in the past, both with respect to power/cooling as well as sheer board space.

The OEM Radeon RX 5600 and the Radeon RX 5600M should be available soon. And with CES in full swing, there shouldn’t be any shortage of partners announcing systems with the new video cards over the next couple of days.

AMD Announces Radeon RX 5600 Series


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  • Sub31 - Monday, January 6, 2020 - link

    It's competitive, but doesn't bring much new to the table... Reply
  • BenSkywalker - Saturday, January 11, 2020 - link

    The 2060 KO is $279, it hard launched already.

    Impressive silence on that one AT, hope the checks are worth the credibility hit.
  • Korguz - Sunday, January 12, 2020 - link

    yea ok sure there ben.... Reply
  • BenSkywalker - Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - link

    Still no mention of it.



    This isn't some secret, it was at CES, every legit tech site I checked covered it. The sound card they also showed off, that has very little coverage, got a multi paragraph write up here. EVGA only brought three things to CES, was that too many for them to look at....?

    This 5600XT is going to "rule 1080p" at the same price point as a 2060.......?

    Maybe someone can explain a third option, I only see two. They are completely ignorant and think that the 2060KO is going to be inferior to the 1660 variants, or they got paid to ignore it. I don't think they are ignorant.
  • Korguz - Sunday, January 19, 2020 - link

    id bet, nvidia will still price it out of most peoples reach, like most of nvidia's cards are now.. or, what people have, doesnt justify the price they would need to upgrade to for the performance they would get.

    i LOVE how people insist AT is payed by AMD, intel, nvidia, qualcom or even apple.. ever thing they have other things on the table already and havent been able to get to something? or they are working on it? Ben, IF you think YOU can do better with a site like this.. then by ALL MEANS, start one of your own.. and see how difficult it can be. BTW my reply to you.. was in response to your last sentence.
  • Korguz - Sunday, January 19, 2020 - link

    also, what are the specs of the KO?? i cant seem to find ANYTHING on the specs, maybe its a special card that EVGA has put out, and its no different then a 2060/2060 super ?? maybe thats why AT hasnt said anything about it.... Reply
  • Korguz - Thursday, January 23, 2020 - link

    yep just as i thought.. its just a part from evga that they gave a different nane to to seperate it from all the others... Reply
  • AshlayW - Sunday, January 12, 2020 - link

    Wow what a tool you are. Reply
  • peevee - Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - link

    Good catch about 2060 KO. $280 for 5600XT does not seem right, even compared to 1660 Super, and now this... Reply
  • PeachNCream - Monday, January 6, 2020 - link

    Ugh, wake me up when someone makes a GPU that can handle 1080p in a single slot, half height form factor and uses around 30W of power to do it. Until then, color me unimpressed by the "performance" gains that have all come at a cost of increasing power demands and bloated dual+ slot coolers. Reply

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