MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT GAMING X Review (Page 4)

| Mar 4, 2020 at 7:19 pm CST
Rating: 88%Manufacturer: MSIModel: RX 5500 XT GAMING X 8G

1440p Benchmarks


Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a sequel to the popular Shadow of Mordor, which was powered by the Lithtech engine. When cranked up to maximum detail, it will chew through your GPU and its VRAM like it's nothing.

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Metro Exodus is one of the hardest tests that our graphics cards have to go through, with 4A Games' latest creation being one of the best looking games on the market. It is a serious test that pushes GPUs to their limits, and also features RTX technologies like DLSS.

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Far Cry New Dawn was developed by Ubisoft, and is powered the Dunia Engine, an engine that has been modified over the years for Far Cry and last used in Far Cry 5. Dunia Engine itself was a modified version of CRYENGINE, scaling incredibly well on all sorts of hardware.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the latest games to join our graphics card benchmark lineup, with the game built using the Foundation engine as a base, the same engine in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Eidos Montreal R&D department made lots of changes to the engine during the development of Shadow of the Tomb Raider to make it one of the best-looking games out right now.

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1440p Benchmark Performance Thoughts

Performance begins to drop at 1440p but it's still something worth considering with the Radeon RX 5500 XT -- especially in esports titles where you will easily hit 120FPS without a problem. Games like Fortnite, Overwatch, etc with tuned in-game visual settings will run fine on the RX 5500 XT at these frame rates.

Starting with Shadow of War we have 46FPS average, which beats out the previous-gen Radeon RX 580 but loses to the refreshed Radeon RX 590. Metro Exodus is just a shave over 30FPS, offering better graphics than what current-gen consoles offer, at performance you'd get from a potato box.

Far Cry New Dawn is more than playable at 50FPS at 2560 x 1440, something that is worthwhile if you haven't played the game yet. Meanwhile, Shadow of the Tomb Raider performs well at 45FPS at 1440p... shaving some details down in these games and you'll get either very close to, or just over 60FPS on the MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT GAMING X graphics card.

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm CDT

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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