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AMD Quietly Releases Radeon RX 5300 Graphics Card

For Casual 1080p Gaming

Not everyone can afford a graphics card upwards of $200 … and if you’re only after 1080p gaming, then the Radeon RX 5300 is perfect for you. Expected prices should be around $150 or below.

Taken from Tom’s Hardware… The Radeon RX 5300 prides itself as an entry-level graphics card that delivers outstanding gaming performance at 1080p, but it’s doubtful we’ll see it on our list of Best GPUs. The graphics card might be exclusive to OEMs only – the only place we’ve ever seen the Radeon RX 5300 is inside pre-built machines. As you would expect from a Navi-based offering, the Radeon RX 5300 supports the PCIe 4.0 interface, not that it will benefit from increased throughput since the graphics card is confined to a x8 connection.

In its interior, you’ll find AMD’s Navi 14 die, the same 7nm TSMC-produced silicon that supposedly lives inside the Radeon RX 5300 XT. Specification-wise, we’re looking at 1,408 Stream Processors (SPs) with a game and boost clock up to 1,448 MHz and 1,645 MHz, respectively. On the memory side, the Radeon RX 5300 has to work with 3GB of 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory, communicating across a 96-bit memory bus. As a result, the memory bandwidth on the Radeon RX 5300 maxes out at 168 Gbps.

If the Radeon RX 5300’s specifications look familiar to you, you’re not crazy. Essentially, the Radeon RX 5300 is a cut-down version of the Radeon RX 5500 XT. Both models share the same shader count. The main differences are the lower clock speeds, less memory and a more restricted memory interface on the Radeon RX 5300.

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