Gigabyte's RX 5600 XT Graphics Cards Offer up to 3 Fans, RGB

(Image credit: Gigabyte)

MSI and Sapphire aren’t the only players revealing their AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards. This week Gigabyte also introduced two variants. Meet the Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC and the slightly more laid-back Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT WindForce OC.

Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC (Image credit: Gigabyte)

The cards don’t pack any great surprises and seem to be built like many of the other graphics cards in Gigabyte’s current line-up. The Gaming OC card is the top-tier part with a triple-fan cooler. But the WindForce OC is no slouch either and comes with a dual-fan setup. 

The Gaming OC card will come with a Boost Clock of up to 1,620 MHz (just like MSI’s fastest RX 5600 XT card), but Gigabyte didn't disclose clock speeds for the WindForce OC card. Given that it's branded as an OC card, though, it should certainly be overclocked above AMD's reference specifications (1,375 Game Clock, 1,560 MHz Boost Clock, Base Clock not confirmed). 

The Gaming OC is also gifted RGB support, but don’t get too excited. Only the
"GIGABYTE" logo on the side of the card lights up, nothing more.

Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT WindForce OC (Image credit: Gigabyte)

Both cards feature a neat backplate and get power through a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. The fans on both units are also programmed to stop spinning when the GPU is below a threshold temperature, so you shouldn't have any unwanted noise coming from your GPU when you’re not gaming.

AMD's RX 5600 XT GPU has 2,304 stream processors, which is linked to a 6 GB GDDR6 memory pool over a 192-bit interface. With a memory speed of 12 GHz, the memory is good for a bandwidth of up to 288 GBps. The RX 5600 XT comes with all sixteen PCIe 4.0 lanes activated, so (thankfully) installing it in a system with a motherboard that only supports PCIe 3.0 won’t gimp the card’s performance due to missing lanes.


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Header Cell - Column 0 Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OCGigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT WindForce OC
No. of Fans32
Length279.85 mm228 mm
Fan-Stop ModeYesYes
GPU Game Clock1560 MHz?
GPU Boost Clock1620 MHz?

There's no word on pricing or availability yet. However, AMD's suggested pricing for the  RX 5600 XT is $279, so these should cost more. 

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • King_V
    With all the RX 5600 XT models coming out, maybe this is wishful thinking, but when the tests start coming in, could there be a comparison of multiple 5600 XTs to compare temperatures, noise, etc in addition to performance?

    I'd personally lean toward cool/quiet models myself, rather than bleeding-edge overclocks.