Surprisingly, while we work with MSI a lot of coverage I didn’t end up getting in any of their RX 5700 or RX 5700 XT’s. With AMD's new cards MSI made changes to their designs, so I was excited to hear that they were up for sending over one of the new RX 5500 XT’s. They sent over the RX 5500 XT Gaming X with 8GB of memory. I’ve had the Gaming X cards in before and they have a specific styling that they have had for years now. Things have changed some, dropping the bright red for example, but the new Navi Gaming X cards are completely different so I’m excited to check them out more. This specific card has a boost clock up to 1845 MHz which is right in line with the PowerColor card I took a look at with the RX 5500 XT launch so I’m curious to see how they compare.
Product Name: MSI RX 5500 XT Gaming X 8GB
Review Sample Provided by: MSI
Written by: Wes Compton
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As always I do take a look at GPUz before starting my testing to confirm that the specifications line up. The GPUz clock speeds haven’t always been right with all of the Navi cards but the boost clocks and base clocks do line up with the specs. GPUz also helps document which driver our testing was done on and the BIOS revision as well.