Published: Thu, October 10, 2019
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AMD unveils new entry-level graphics cards

AMD unveils new entry-level graphics cards

AMD IS COMING for the mid-range graphics card arena once more with the reveal of the Radeon RX 5500 series, Team Red's second wave of Navi-based GPUs.

AMD also compared the performance per watt of the RX 5500 to the older GCN-based RX 480, rather than the RX 580, touting a 1.6 times performance boost.

MSI is offering high-end gaming experience at an accessible price point with the announcement of its new Alpha 15 laptop, which features the new AMD Radeon RX 5500M for 1080p gaming, higher clock speeds and immersive audio experience.

MSI Alpha 15 is expected to launch as the world's first gaming laptop powered by AMD Ryzen processors and a Radeon RX 5500M GPU later this October.

The RX 5500 line will be comprised of two main series: the RX 5500 series for desktops and the RX 5500M series for laptops. Optimized to deliver incredible experiences on the hottest games, the Radeon RX 5500 graphics card provides up to 37 percent faster performance on average than the competitive product in select titles at 1080p1.

That's a real shame because on paper the Radeon RX 5500 sounds a pretty good card.

AMD FidelityFX - Offers an open-source toolkit for game developers to add high-quality post-process effects to help make games look handsome while offering the optimal balance of visual fidelity and performance.

Largest gaming display ecosystem8 - With over 950 supported monitors to choose from, gamers can enjoy stutter-free, tear-free gameplay with AMD Radeon FreeSync and Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR technology10.

AMD's has baked support for a couple of unreleased GPUs into its newest Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition driver release, version 19.10.1.

Better yet, this notebook clocks in at a very attractive price, costing just $999 for a version with 8GB of RAM, or $1099 for a 16GB model.

Well at least that's the way AMD is presenting the card without mentioning pricing, because at launch it's going to be available inside of prebuilt gaming PCs.

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