It is clear that AMD does not want to end its journey with the first generation of its graphics cards, which come with RDNA architecture, and this appears today with the launch of the new Radeon RX 5300 card. This card is designed as an economical solution for players who do not want to overpay for their equipment.
This card comes with the same graphic cores as the RX 5500 XT, but with some technical modifications. We are seeing this card around the time of the launch of the second generation RDNA 2 cards that will be aimed at higher classes upon launch. This is a very wise decision if the company intends to release its economy class RDNA 2 cards at a later date.
The specifications of the Radeon RX 5300 card
As for the specifications of this card, the AMD Radeon RX 5300 will depend on the Navi 14 graphics processor. We’ve seen this processor before on the mid-range RX 5500 XT, too. The graphics processor relies on 22 processing units like the RX 5500 XT card as well, but the difference comes in the frequencies and the combination of the graphics memory itself, nothing more.
AMD Radeon RX 5300 comes with 1448MHz while gaming and 1645MHz as the maximum frequency for the same card. When compared to the RX 5500 XT card, the difference in the first frequency is 18%, and in the second frequency we see a difference of 12%, nothing more, no less.
The graphic processing power in the RX 5300 is up to 4.63 teraflops, as for the RX 5500 XT card, the graphic processing power is 5 teraflops. The difference is not significant between the two cards, but one of the differences that must be mentioned is the graphic memory of this card.
The memory we see in the RX 5300 card comes with a capacity of only 3 GB, unlike the 4 GB that we see in the RX 5500 XT card of the type of GDDR6. The speed that we see in the new card is up to 14 gigabits per second on the 96-bit range, which means that its speed will reach 168 GB per second, unlike the RX 5500 XT card, which comes at a speed of 224 GB per second.
As for the thermal power emanating from this card, it is only 100 watts instead of 130 watts as we can see in the RX 5500 XT card. Also, do not forget that the card needs one link from the eight headers for power, which reflects its simple consumption, which is commensurate with the performance expected of it.
For the new Radeon card connections, HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.4 connections can be used. Also, do not forget that the card will support most of the technologies and libraries that we see in RDNA cards, including support for AMD FreeSync, DirectX 12 libraries and Vulkan.
the performance of AMD Radeon RX 5300
Our promise is with the performance of the card, which, as mentioned, is targeted at the economic category and with Full HD resolution in particular. The company is comparing this card with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 at overclocking speed, which indicates that the card gives up to 45% higher performance over the Battlefield V.
Let’s also not forget that NVIDIA has replaced the GeForce GTX 1650 with its SUPER version, which comes at a similar price with better performance. For this reason, we think that the comparison should have been with the new card and not with the regular GTX 1650, which does not come with the SUPER version.
Unfortunately, we wanted to see what AMD has to offer with the RX 5300 card with AAA games away from the world of ESports as we saw above. The most leveraged game, as mentioned, is Battlefield V. We look forward to seeing the performance tests for this card with titles more demanding for high-graphics like Metro: Exodus and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, for example.
But in the end
The company has not disclosed the price of the card nor when it will be issued yet.