The launch of the Radeon RX 5500 XT graphics card by AMD back in December 2019 saw the mid-range market open up in a big way. AMD is offering the 4GB variant of the Radeon RX 5500 XT for around $180, while the 8GB version costs upwards of $200.
Today we have the ASUS Radeon RX 5500 XT DUAL OC graphics card, which sells for $210 on Amazon. This ain't a bad deal at all, as MSI offers its Radeon RX 5500 XT GAMING X -- my review here -- for $225. The custom MSI card has a better cooler, but we'll have to see if the cooler on the ASUS Radeon RX 5500 XT DUAL OC is up for the job.
ASUS has a slick box for its Radeon RX 5500 XT DUAL OC graphics card, where ASUS is really pushing its AUTO-EXTREME 'perfected automated manufacturing' on the box -- because you kinda can't not notice it, right?!
ASUS is using an 'Axial-tech fan design' for its cooler, with the two fans in question here not spinning up until the card is put under pressure. This means it's silent right up until you've jumped into a game.
We have a backplate on offer here, which protects the card from any damages that might occur going in, or out of your gaming PC.
From the top of the card, I don't understand why ASUS couldn't keep to a dual-slot design -- while there is a single 8-pin PCIe power connector at the end.
From the bottom, we can see the heat sink array and 2.5-slot design of the card.
As for display connectivity, ASUS includes 3 x DisplayPort and 1 x HDMI output.
A closer look at the 8-pin PCIe power connector.
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm CDT