AMD Makes Saving Throw With Pre-Launch 5600 XT BIOS Update

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Faced with the prospect of its just released Radeon RX 5600 XT being a worse value proposition than NVIDIA’s RTX 2060, AMD rolled out a BIOS update for the GPU to increase performance. NVIDIA recently lowered the price of the RTX 2060 to $299 which while about $20 more expensive than the 5600 XT had a performance advantage that more than made up for the increased cost. AMD’s BIOS update resulted in double digit performance gains to match or exceed that of the RTX 2060. Hardware Unboxed benchmarks the 5600 XT before and after the BIOS update against the RTX 2060 and other cards in the video below.