AMD has uploaded the official sell sheet and reference guide for its upcoming Radeon RX 5500 graphics card, which is being positioned directly against NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650. According to a performance chart, the RX 5500 will provide up to a 49% improvement in AAA games (and a 37% improvement in popular eSports titles) vs. the competition. Its placement between the RX 5700 and RX 560 (an uncomfortably large gap) suggests that AMD will be announcing even more Navi variants soon.

Notably, AMD has removed any references to RX 590, 580, 570 graphics cards in these latest marketing materials. That raises the question of this trio of cards being phased out shortly. Perhaps the big blank where these cards should reside (and the competitor GTX 1660 variants) is shortly to be filled by a new Navi offering(s) and AMD can’t mention it right now as these products are yet to be announced.

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