NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1485
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 8000
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
Radeon RX 6500 XT
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x4
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 256$
Games supported 93%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating185148
Value for money39.3266.90
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)Navi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameTU117Navi 24
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date23 April 2019 (3 years ago)19 January 2022 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$149 $199
Price now$327 (2.2x MSRP)$256 (1.3x MSRP)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores896no data
Core clock speed1485 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1665 MHzno data
Number of transistors4,700 million5,400 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm6 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)75 Wattno data
Texture fill rate93.24180.2

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x4
Length229 mmno data
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5no data
Maximum RAM amount4 GBno data
Memory bus width128 Bitno data
Memory clock speed8000 MHzno data
Memory bandwidth128.0 GB/sno data
Shared memory-no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort1x HDMI 2.1, 1x DisplayPort 1.4a
HDMI+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)no data
Shader Model6.56.6
OpenGL4.6no data
OpenCL1.2no data
Vulkan1.2.131no data
CUDA7.5no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 1650 26.27
RX 6500 XT 31.57
+20.2%
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Passmark

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTX 1650 50549
RX 6500 XT 89209
+76.5%
GTX 1650 8795
RX 6500 XT 13817
+57.1%

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GTX 1650 9203
RX 6500 XT 15344
+66.7%

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GTX 1650 13645
RX 6500 XT 20419
+49.6%

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GTX 1650 44694
RX 6500 XT 67709
+51.5%

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTX 1650 373333
RX 6500 XT 405456
+8.6%

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GTX 1650 7816
RX 6500 XT 9393
+20.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD70
−2.9%
72
+2.9%
1440p39
+5.4%
37
−5.4%
4K23
+27.8%
18
−27.8%

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 53
+65.6%
30−35
−65.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 47
−8.5%
51
+8.5%
Battlefield 5 61
+90.6%
30−35
−90.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 76
+138%
30−35
−138%
Cyberpunk 2077 34
+6.3%
30−35
−6.3%
Far Cry 5 68
−47.1%
100
+47.1%
Far Cry New Dawn 66
−47%
97
+47%
Forza Horizon 4 90
+181%
30−35
−181%
Hitman 3 76
+138%
30−35
−138%
Horizon Zero Dawn 55
−38.2%
76
+38.2%
Red Dead Redemption 2 52
+62.5%
30−35
−62.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 58
−56.9%
91
+56.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 56
−32.1%
74
+32.1%

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 47
+46.9%
30−35
−46.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35
−22.9%
43
+22.9%
Battlefield 5 53
+65.6%
30−35
−65.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 58
+81.3%
30−35
−81.3%
Cyberpunk 2077 28
−14.3%
30−35
+14.3%
Far Cry 5 62
−46.8%
91
+46.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 62
−43.5%
89
+43.5%
Forza Horizon 4 83
+159%
30−35
−159%
Hitman 3 62
+93.8%
30−35
−93.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 41
−41.5%
58
+41.5%
Metro Exodus 35
−54.3%
54
+54.3%
Red Dead Redemption 2 28
−14.3%
30−35
+14.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 47
−46.8%
69
+46.8%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 74
−28.4%
95
+28.4%
Watch Dogs: Legion 48
−20.8%
58
+20.8%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 25
−28%
30−35
+28%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 13
−138%
31
+138%
Battlefield 5 51
+59.4%
30−35
−59.4%
Cyberpunk 2077 24
−33.3%
30−35
+33.3%
Far Cry 5 58
−46.6%
85
+46.6%
Far Cry New Dawn 57
−43.9%
82
+43.9%
Forza Horizon 4 65
+103%
30−35
−103%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 42
−31%
55
+31%
Watch Dogs: Legion 21
−19%
25
+19%

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 36
+12.5%
30−35
−12.5%
Hitman 3 37
+15.6%
30−35
−15.6%
Horizon Zero Dawn 26
−61.5%
42
+61.5%
Metro Exodus 20
−55%
31
+55%
Red Dead Redemption 2 17
−88.2%
30−35
+88.2%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 29
−37.9%
40
+37.9%

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 18
−77.8%
30−35
+77.8%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 13
−76.9%
23
+76.9%
Battlefield 5 39
+21.9%
30−35
−21.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 15
−113%
30−35
+113%
Far Cry 5 39
−33.3%
52
+33.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 41
−39%
57
+39%
Forza Horizon 4 46
+43.8%
30−35
−43.8%
Watch Dogs: Legion 14
−35.7%
19
+35.7%

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 20
−60%
30−35
+60%
Hitman 3 19
−68.4%
30−35
+68.4%
Horizon Zero Dawn 15
−53.3%
23
+53.3%
Metro Exodus 12
−8.3%
13
+8.3%
Red Dead Redemption 2 24−27
−23.1%
30−35
+23.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 13
−30.8%
17
+30.8%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 26
−7.7%
28
+7.7%

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 13
−146%
30−35
+146%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5
−20%
6
+20%
Battlefield 5 21
−52.4%
30−35
+52.4%
Cyberpunk 2077 6
−433%
30−35
+433%
Far Cry 5 19
−21.1%
23
+21.1%
Far Cry New Dawn 21
−33.3%
28
+33.3%
Forza Horizon 4 30
−6.7%
30−35
+6.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 8
−25%
10
+25%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 26.27 31.57
Novelty 23 April 2019 19 January 2022
Cost $149 $199
Chip lithography 12 nm 6 nm

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 1650 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1650 from AMD is Radeon RX 580X, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of Radeon RX 6500 XT by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6500 XT from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 780 Ti, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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