It seems that AMD is not yet complete with its first-generation RDNA architecture as it launched the Radeon RX 5300 graphics card, an entry-level product for budget gamers.
The Radeon RX 5300 is equipped with the same graphic core, but with a lower price rating and tweaked specifications as the Radeon RX 5500 XT.
At a time when the red team is about to release the 2nd Gen RDNA powered GPUs, the AMD Radeon RX 5300 launches. The Radeon RX5300 launch could make sense if the entry-level products are to be released next year, AMD has indicated that it is focusing first on its RDNA 2 lineup.
At a time when the red team is about to release the 2nd Gen RDNA powered GPUs, the AMD Radeon RX 5300 launches. The Radeon RX5300 launch could make sense if the entry-level products are to be released next year as AMD has indicated that it is focusing first on its RDNA 2 lineup.
Specifications of AMD Radeon RX 5300 Graphics Card
The AMD Radeon RX 5300 features a 1448 MHz game frequency and a 1645 MHz boost frequency. This is an 18 percent difference in-game and a 12 percent difference in peak frequency compared to the Radeon RX 5500 XT. The GPU offers a peak computing performance of 4.63 TFLOPs compared to the 5 TFLOP computing power of the RX 5500 XT.
The graphics card also comes with a reduced memory capacity of 3 GB compared to 4 GB of GDDR6 memory on the RX 5500 XT base model. The GDDR6 memory runs at 14 Gbps pin speed, but since it features a 96-bit bus, the memory bandwidth is reduced to 168 GB / s compared to 224 GB/s on the RX 5500 XT. As for the TDP data, the Radeon RX 5300 comes in a 100W TBP which is 30 watts lower than the RX 5500 XT. A single 8-pin connector is required for the card to boot.
Display options include both HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4. The GPU has all the bells and whistles you can expect from the RDNA-based graphics card, such as AMD Freessync support, Direct X 12 & Vulkan API support.
AMD Radeon RX 5300 Graphics Card Performance
As for performance, AMD is targeting the Radeon RX 5300 with an entry level 1080p gaming card. Compared to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (overclocked) it provides high performance of up to 45% better graphics in Battlefield 5. NVIDIA replaced the GeForce GTX 1650 with Geforce GTX 1650 SUPER, which is supplied with a similar price and much better performance so that a better comparison can be made. We do need to see how well the RX 5300 manages the thermal systems and energy consumption.
The retail availability of the card is not yet announced, but considering that the Radeon RX 5500 XT 4 GB variant costs US $169, the Radeon RX 5300 3 GB graphics card should have a price point well below US $150.