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Title should be AMD crippling the RX 5500 for PCIE3 users... because you know they made it that way..
I kinda agree. I guess they did it to reduce costs and that their 7nm process doesn't give them much profit at the low end. In terms of the comments below and the 1650...did you mean the 1650 super? They are very different as the reg 1650 is pointless and a horrible value for a NEW card. The 1650 super is better for a new card, but still the 570/580 are the best cards in this segment.
 

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Honestly i don’t understand how pci3/4 stuff can be linked to costs saving

You save costs on pcb, ram modules, vrm phases, blower....

What I get from the video is that pci 4 allows better performance even pn lower tiers thanks to better memory buffer tasks, nothing else

Even a 1650 (terrible gpu) should benefit for some %ish or a 2080ti.... and the latter is not cost saving at all
 

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5500 8gb has no penalty at all, only the 4gb seems to have a small penalty let alone if the 4gb version have worst ram chips like timings and so on to reduce costs, which can be a better explanation of what's going on instead of some "amd crippling low end cards on old systems (yeah, ryzens on 370/470 or a 10900K that will be a old platform even at the first day release lol)"
 

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I wonder why it's only wired as x8? Looking forward to the HUB expose'
Had the same question, I'm looking to upgrade my R7-370 OC 2GB to a newer card. and see that all 128Bit cards are only x8, the 256bit cards (i normally lean towards) are x16.

I generally dont get the current gen cards, hence why years ago i got the R7 @ $109. Looking at the RX 5500 XT at BB for $209, its hands down a major upgrade from my R7-370, but i may just go for the 5700XT.

Nvidia has too many options, always been the AMD Fanboy.
 

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5700 non XT is the best bang/bucks you can buy right now or a 5600xt if at a lower price by some margin from the bigger sister
 

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Had the same question, I'm looking to upgrade my R7-370 OC 2GB to a newer card. and see that all 128Bit cards are only x8, the 256bit cards (i normally lean towards) are x16.

I generally dont get the current gen cards, hence why years ago i got the R7 @ $109. Looking at the RX 5500 XT at BB for $209, its hands down a major upgrade from my R7-370, but i may just go for the 5700XT.

Nvidia has too many options, always been the AMD Fanboy.
That's not a good value. Look into the RX 580 @ around $120. Or if you don't mind second hand you can find a Vega 56 easily right around $200 which will outperform the 5500 XT.
 
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