To fill the market gap between the RX 5700 Series and the RX 5500 Series GPUs, AMD will obviously introduce the RX 5600 Series GPUs in between. Yesterday, Asus and Asrock both submitted multiple versions of the new graphics cards to the EEC registry. Interestingly, asus home memory is 8GB, while Asrock has only 6GB of VRAM on its side.
RX 5500 infographic (from: AMD)
This is a bit confusing, because, as a matter of common sense, a GPU’s memory width and capacity are matched fairly fixed, unless the GPU chips are slightly different (bit widths are not the same), but this is not likely.
(Photo via Neowin)
Media speculated that Asus may have accidentally mislabeled. After all, the 192-bit has a memory width that is more in line with the market positioning of the RX 5600 Series GPUs. For comparison, the RX 5700 series is 256-bit and the RX 5500 series is 128-bit.