AMD Launching An Entry-Level RX 5300 To Compete With Nvidia's GTX 1650

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Earlier today, AMD announced the entry-level RX 5300 graphics card, which seems to be the answer to Nvidia's GTX 1650. The RX 5300 is said to offer great performance in PC games running at 1080p. However, if you're looking for a graphics card that offers similar performance to the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles, you may want to wait until AMD announces the RDNA 2 GPUs. If you are only looking to start your PC gaming journey with a simple graphics card, the RX 5300 can be a great budget-friendly option.

The RX 5300 shares some interesting design elements with AMD's RX 5500 XT GPU, with both of these cards sporting 22 compute cores and 1,408 streaming processors. The main difference between the two GPUs is that the recent RX 5300 comes with only 3GB of GDDR6 VRAM in comparison to the generous 8GB of VRAM on the RX 5500XT. While the RX 5300 may not have the expected bells and whistles, it's definitely an accessible option for those looking for an entry-level GPU.

Nvidia launched the budget-oriented GTX 1650 last year, but the card was overshadowed by the company's higher-end RTX line of GPUs.

According to AMD, the RX 5300 can run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on high settings at 69FPS, Battlefield 5 on high settings at 86FPS, and PUBG on ultra settings at 70FPS. If what's being stated is true, the RX 5300 can easily surpass an overclocked GTX 1650 by over ten frames in each of the mentioned games. AMD has yet to reveal the card's price, but fans can expect the cost to be below $200.

Earlier today, Nvidia also announced its impressive lineup of RTX 3000 series GPUs, featuring the RTX 3080. RTX 3070, and the monstrous RTX 3090. Now it's AMD's turn to show what the company has been working on. Since Nvidia has already announced its next generation of GPUs, an announcement from AMD seems to be on the horizon.

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