AMD unveiled the Radeon RX 5300 without much fuss in August 2020. The input video card features specifications that put it ahead of rivals like Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650. With first-generation RDNA architecture, the product has 3 GB of memory in the GDDR6 standard.

In addition, the GPU boasts nearly 38% of Xbox Series X’s gross performance, more than enough to handle Full HD games without problems. For now, price and availability in the market have not been confirmed.

ReleasedAugust 2020
PriceUnofficial
GPUNavi14 with 22 computational units and 1,408 stream processors; 
4.63 TFLOPS
Speedsup to 1,645 MHz via turbo; 
1,448 MHz stable in games
RAM3 GB of GDDR6 at 14 Gb / s
Memory interface96 bits
Bandwidth168 GB / s
TPD100 Watts

Specifications

The RX 5300 is an AMD input video card that comes equipped with 22 computer units. In total, the card adds up to 1,408 stream processors (the cores of AMD GPUs) and reaches speeds of up to 1,645 MHz, although the stable clock for games should be in the 1,448 MHz range, according to the brand.

In raw terms, the graphics processor has a computational performance estimated at 4.63 TFLOPS (teraflops) by the manufacturer. The expected PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X consoles, for example, bring the new generation of RDNA architecture used in RX 5300 and reach 10.2 and 12 TFLOPS, respectively.

In VRAM, the AMD board adds a total of 3 GB in GDDR6, working at 14 Gb/s (gigabits per second) of speed. Connected by a 96-bit interface, Radeon’s memory exchanges information with the graphics processor at a rate of 168 GB/s, a low value considering intermediate cards and input alternatives from rival Nvidia.

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Performance

Launched in the market recently, the board still has many comparisons in benchmarks targeting real use situations. Nevertheless, its specifications advance a performance range similar or superior to the GTX 1650. According to AMD, the RX 5300 is up to 56% higher than its rival – according to internal tests, it is worth highlighting. Anyway, the product can be considered basic and, although it has RDNA architecture, its profile is focused on competitive sports and games with resolution up to Full HD.

Consumption

According to AMD, the RX 5300 dissipates 100 Watts of power during use under maximum demand, a low amount of power compared to more powerful graphics cards. Although the dissipation value – the TDP – does not directly represent a measurement of consumption, it allows estimating that the card is economical.

Another benefit of the relatively low card TDP is the user experience. By heating less, the tendency is that the component makes less noise due to the cooling system, which does not need to operate at high speed to handle the heat.

Types of use

The AMD Board has technical specifications and performance to run games in resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 pixels. This does not mean that the GPU is unable to go any further, as it can very well play 4K videos, for example. In fact, the technical specifications indicate that running games above Full HD should lead to performance sacrifices, which can get in the way of gameplay. In addition to games on lower-cost machines, AMD’s board is also capable of serving as a GPU for HTPCs or workstations for lower-cost video editing.

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Price and competitors

Launched quietly by AMD in August 2020, the RX 5300 should only be available in OEM form at first. This means that the only way to find it wouldn’t be in ready-made computers sold directly by brands such as Alienware, Dell, HP, among others. Because of this, the manufacturer has not yet released the prices and release date of the “single” version.

In any case, it is possible to have an idea using as a comparison the GTX 1650. In the United States, Nvidia’s entrance card is around $150.

Besides Nvidia’s 1650, another option to RX 5300 is the RX 5500 XT, from AMD itself. Also for entry, the GPU has the advantage of already being on the market and, with more powerful hardware, offers better graphics performance. The 5500 XT appears Amazon for $199 at the moment.

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