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Stuka87

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The RX480 has a PCIe x16 link compared to the x8 link on the 5500XT. On PCIe 3 the 1650 Super is a better buy than the 5500XT 4GB.

True, the RX480 is an x16 card, but that only comes into play in games that are memory bound. At playing at 1080P, most games aren't. In the tests used to show the issue on the 5500XT, they had to max everything out to get it to be short on memory.

And if you look at the video above, the 5500XT 4GB is faster than the 1650 Super in the majority of games, plus its cheaper, and it comes with two free games. Which means the 1650S is not a better buy.
 

Coyle

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True, the RX480 is an x16 card, but that only comes into play in games that are memory bound. At playing at 1080P, most games aren't. In the tests used to show the issue on the 5500XT, they had to max everything out to get it to be short on memory.

And if you look at the video above, the 5500XT 4GB is faster than the 1650 Super in the majority of games, plus its cheaper, and it comes with two free games. Which means the 1650S is not a better buy.
How much of a noticeable improvement might there be using the 5500XT 4GB with a 3rd gen mobo for ryzen 5 3600, I read they have pcie 4.0 support?
 

Stuka87

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How much of a noticeable improvement might there be using the 5500XT 4GB with a 3rd gen mobo for ryzen 5 3600, I read they have pcie 4.0 support?
All of the 3rd gen mobo's have PCI-E 4.0 to my knowledge. There are several tests out there if you do a search. And basically with the PCI-E 4.0 they don't take a hit on games that max out the vram. On PCI-E 3.0 they can take an FPS hit in specific use cases.
 
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