Powercolor just unveiled details of their newest AMD Radeon cards, the Red Devil and Red Dragon RX 5600 XT.
The Taiwanese hardware manufacturer, which previewed the new 5600 XT cards at CES 2020, has confirmed more information ahead of the cards hitting shelves across the world. Coming in twp distinct flavors, the new devices both come built around the AMD Navi 10 chipset, bundling in 2034 cores. Both feature 6GB GDDR6 memory, running at 14Gbps on a 192-bit memory bus to produce something around a 16% increase over the AMD reference cards in this range.
With increased clock speeds and a bunch of performance tweaks, the Red Dragon and Red Devil RX 5600 XT cards will require some improved cooling. Powercolor has added 100mm custom fans on both GPU and uses up to 5 six-inch copper pipes to ensure that both cards can keep up with gamers’ demands. If you are not expecting to run either card at the edge of its performance limits then Powercolor has also included a dual bios feature that allows the cards to run in a silent mode for quiet gaming.
While both cards feature similarities, the Red Devil variant stands out as the top end of this pair. The Red Devil clocks in as the fastest of the two new GPU cards, boosting up as far as 1750MHz, while the Red Dragon board will only make it up to 1620Mhz. The RX 5600 XT Red Devil is a 2.6-slot graphics card while the Red Dragon is a dual-slot card. The faster of the two cards also draws its power from a 6-pin and an 8-pin PCIE power connector combo, while the Red Dragon is a slightly more frugal 8-pin PCIE connector.
That extra size and power connector are put to use, adding in a bunch of new RGB detailing on the side and backplate of the Devil, because RGB. We have no confirmation that the Powercolor range has received the recent bios update that tweaked up the RX 5600 XT reference recently and this might very well impact your decision to buy just yet. To find out more about the Powercolor RX 5600XT range, check out the Powercolor website now or have a look Pooma’s opinion on the impact of Navi here on Gamesapce.