Help me pick out a 5600 XT card

x509

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So I'm finally building my new rig based on the ASUS ROG Strix-E with 3900X CPU and 32 GB of Crucial Ballistix RAM @ 3600. It's been so many years since I last bought a graphics card that my current system uses a GTX 660 .:notworthy: I am not a gamer, but I do a lot with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. With recent releases Adobe is adding new Lightroom features that benefit from a reasonably powerful GPU. So I settled on the 5600 XT for price and performance reasons. On Newegg or Amazon, there are all these different cards with only $10-20 difference in price. Would appreciate pointers on the differences between different brands and models.

Can all 5600 XT cards do 14 GBPS?

How do I find a card that is only 2 slots wide, and not 2.3 or something more?
 

mda

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Can't tell about the slots, but Sapphire and Powercolor I've HEARD (you need to do your research on this) have been on the ball with their 5xxx cards. Gigabyte is low-key doing well too.
 

travm

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The sapphire pulse cards are typically only 2 slots, but you should confirm
 

dave343

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Can all 5600 XT cards do 14 GBPS?
No, not all the cards can do 14 GBps, I believe there were a few vendors who stated they would not be applying AMD's new BIOS since they stuck with AMD"s original spec and shipped their 5600 XT cards with 12 GBps memory. See below.

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