I think it's pretty clear at this point that AMD's GPU division has no interest in pursuing aggressive pricing strategies like Ryzen did. Ultimately, it's disappointing. I really like the RX 5700 performance-wise, and at $280-$299 it would have been a deathblow. Instead, we have it at $350-$380, where it's merely competitive.
Similarly, this RX 5500 XT isn't bad per se (and given how loud my RX 580 is, I like the idea of equal performance with greater efficiency in principle) but again, the price is off. At $160 for the 8GB, it would be the new budget king; at $200, it becomes a "why bother" kind of card when RX 580s and 590s are sub-$200.
Forget about Radeon RX 5500 XT.
Or even 5700 XT. They are overrated.
I have something better for you. An almost unused Radeon 9700 XT in excellent condition.
Yeah, that's like 4 generations in the future. Skip 5700, 6700, 7700, 8700 and jump directly to 9700.
How much it costs you ask? For you I have a special price. Just... wait for it... 50% of the price of RX 5700 XT. Yeah, it's possible. Somehow it's possible. But hurry up, because quantities are limited. Get your Radeon 9700 XT today and play your games at a completely different level from 5700 XT.
(hey, I said different level, didn't say "faster")