Radeon RX 5600 XT now on sale, gains support with AMD's latest drivers

AMD Radeon Software Adrenaline 2020 Edition
AMD Radeon Software Adrenaline 2020 Edition (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • AMD's latest graphics card, the Radeon RX 5600 XT, is now available.
  • AMD launched a new version of its graphics driver suite with support for the card today.
  • You can buy a Radeon RX 5600 XT now starting at $280.

Following its debut at CES 2020 AMD's new Radeon RX 5600 XT is now on sale. Coinciding with the graphics card's launch, AMD has also rolled out a fresh software update for its driver suite. Coming in at version 20.1.3, the latest update adds support for the new card, along with a bevy of bug fixes and a healthy list of known issues.

The Radeon RX 5600 XT is meant to bring plenty of horsepower for 1080p gaming, sitting just below the current RX 5700 in AMD's roster. The card is packed with 36 compute units, a 1375Mhz base clock with a 1560Mhz boos clock, and 6GB of GDDR6 memory. The card is built on AMD's 7nm process using its latest RDNA architecture, much like the rest of the RX 5000 series.

Here's a look at the release notes for the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.1.3 update:

Support for

  • Radeon RX 5600 XT

Fixed issues

  • An intermittent black screen or loss of display may occur when performing parallel actions such as web browsing, gaming or watching video.
  • A limited number of games such as Nioh™, Dragon Quest Builders 2™, WWE™2K20, Dead or Alive 6™ and Atelier Ryza™ may crash or fail to launch.
  • Wolfenstein™ 2: The New Colossus is not detected in Radeon Software games manager.
  • Text overflow in some UI boxes or toast messages may be experienced in some language localizations.
  • Fan Tuning may change back to the default state when switching between available GPUs.
  • Copy text options are not available in the display specs table for Radeon Software.
  • An intermittent black screen or loss of display may occur when the system is left idle at desktop.
  • Factory Reset install may keep previously configured Radeon Software game profiles. This can cause mismatch between global graphics settings and per profile settings.

Known issues

  • Grand Theft Auto™ 5 may experience a system hang or black screen at launch, when opening Radeon Overlay while in game, or after performing a task switch while in game.
  • Audio may intermittently be missing from Radeon ReLive recordings near the end of recorded clips.
  • Integer Scaling may cause some video content to show flicker when the display resolution is set to less than native resolution.
  • Multiple games may have very dark or very bright graphics in game when HDR is enabled in Windows®.
  • Radeon Anti-Lag enable and disable beep notifications may be played in error when individually pressing keys assigned to the hotkey.
  • The Radeon Software Overlay hotkey notification may sometimes be displayed during video playback in web browsers or launching some video player applications.
  • Integer Scaling option is not showing up or available on some Windows®7 system configurations.
  • Radeon Software may open with an inconsistent size or may not keep its previously set size when opened.
  • Some Vulkan® gaming applications may crash when performing a task switch with Radeon Image Sharpening enabled.
  • Some Radeon RX 5700 series graphics users may intermittently experience a black screen while gaming or on desktop. A potential temporary workaround is disabling hardware acceleration in applications running in the background such as web browsers or Discord.

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT is available now from several of AMD's hardware partners. Prices start at $280 and run up to $340, depending on which card you go with.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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