AMD is still a day away from launching its mid-range assault on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX series, but the first products have already begun showing up at retailers. These include XFX’s 8 GB RX 5500 XT Thicc II Pro and Sapphire’s 8 GB Radeon Nitro+ RX 5500 XT, which can currently be pre-ordered for around $230 (the 4 GB variants should be available for $169 or so). The pricing isn’t all that impressive when previous-gen products (e.g., Polaris) are put into account, however.

AMD’s Navi 14 graphics card need to compete with five Geforce GTX 16 graphics cards, but they are not alone in this fight. The RX 500 series are still doing great, thanks to 20-35% price reduction. You can easily find 8GB cards for as less as 136 USD. There might be a very cozy spot waiting for Radeon RX 5600 XT at 249 USD, whenever it arrives.

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