AMD Radeon RX 6650M vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

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Games supported 98%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 735-990
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 12000
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 6650M
Radeon RX 6650M
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 18000
  • Maximum resolution
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Games supported 96%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance rating98117
Value for money20.04no data
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)RDNA 2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameN18E-G3-A1 MAX-Q TU104Navi 23
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date6 January 2019 (4 years old)4 January 2022 (1 year old)
Current price$1268 no data
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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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 cores29441792
Core clock speed735-990 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1095-1230 MHz2222 MHz
Number of transistors13,600 million11,060 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)80-90 Watt120 Watt
Texture fill rate201.5270.6

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q and Radeon RX 6650M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelargelarge
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x8
Supplementary power connectorsno dataNone

Memory

Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GB8 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed12000 MHz18000 MHz
Memory bandwidth384.0 GB/s256.0 GB/s
Shared memory--

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 ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs
G-SYNC support+no data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)12.0 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.56.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL1.22.1
Vulkan1.2.1311.2
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.

RTX 2080 Max-Q 35.08
+7.9%
RX 6650M 32.52
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Passmark

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.

Benchmark coverage: 24%

RTX 2080 Max-Q 13894
+7.9%
RX 6650M 12879

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q outperforms Radeon RX 6650M by 8% in Passmark.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

RTX 2080 Max-Q 27973
RX 6650M 32846
+17.4%

Radeon RX 6650M outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q by 17% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 2080 Max-Q 17504
RX 6650M 22516
+28.6%

Radeon RX 6650M outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q by 29% in 3DMark Fire Strike Score.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 2080 Max-Q 20703
RX 6650M 25739
+24.3%

Radeon RX 6650M outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q by 24% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

Gaming performance

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

Average FPS

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

Full HD117
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117
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1440p82no data
4K51no data

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 60−65
−105%
127
+105%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 81
+35%
60−65
−35%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60−65
+7%
55−60
−7%
Battlefield 5 137
+35.6%
100−110
−35.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 127
+42.7%
85−90
−42.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 60−65
−71%
106
+71%
Far Cry 5 105
+23.5%
85−90
−23.5%
Far Cry New Dawn 95
+17.3%
80−85
−17.3%
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
+6.7%
100−110
−6.7%
Hitman 3 110−120
−57%
179
+57%
Horizon Zero Dawn 75−80
+8.5%
70−75
−8.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 103
+90.7%
50−55
−90.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 102
+34.2%
75−80
−34.2%
Watch Dogs: Legion 65−70
−57.6%
104
+57.6%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 72
+20%
60−65
−20%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60−65
+7%
55−60
−7%
Battlefield 5 126
+24.8%
100−110
−24.8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 98
+10.1%
85−90
−10.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 60−65
−27.4%
79
+27.4%
Far Cry 5 97
+14.1%
85−90
−14.1%
Far Cry New Dawn 91
+12.3%
80−85
−12.3%
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
+6.7%
100−110
−6.7%
Hitman 3 110−120
−41.2%
161
+41.2%
Horizon Zero Dawn 75−80
+8.5%
70−75
−8.5%
Metro Exodus 74
−16.2%
86
+16.2%
Red Dead Redemption 2 59
+9.3%
50−55
−9.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 91
+19.7%
75−80
−19.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 145
−15.2%
167
+15.2%
Watch Dogs: Legion 65−70
−42.4%
94
+42.4%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 56
−7.1%
60−65
+7.1%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60−65
+7%
55−60
−7%
Battlefield 5 116
+14.9%
100−110
−14.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 60−65
−3.2%
64
+3.2%
Far Cry 5 93
+9.4%
85−90
−9.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 82
+1.2%
80−85
−1.2%
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
+6.7%
100−110
−6.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 78
−15.4%
90
+15.4%
Watch Dogs: Legion 65−70
+6.5%
62
−6.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 55−60
+9.4%
50−55
−9.4%
Hitman 3 65−70
+10%
60−65
−10%
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
+8.9%
45−50
−8.9%
Metro Exodus 35−40
+8.8%
30−35
−8.8%
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
+7.7%
24−27
−7.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 58
+23.4%
45−50
−23.4%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 24−27 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 47
+30.6%
35−40
−30.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35−40
+8.6%
35−40
−8.6%
Battlefield 5 92
+27.8%
70−75
−27.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
+12.5%
24−27
−12.5%
Far Cry 5 76
+28.8%
55−60
−28.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 65−70
+6.5%
60−65
−6.5%
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
+8.6%
70−75
−8.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33
+11.1%
27−30
−11.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
+10.7%
27−30
−10.7%
Hitman 3 35−40
+6.1%
30−35
−6.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 24−27
+13%
21−24
−13%
Metro Exodus 21
+0%
21−24
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20
+5.6%
18−20
−5.6%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 35
+40%
24−27
−40%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 53
+39.5%
35−40
−39.5%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 31
+40.9%
21−24
−40.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
+10.5%
18−20
−10.5%
Battlefield 5 53
+29.3%
40−45
−29.3%
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
+10%
10−11
−10%
Far Cry 5 40
+33.3%
30−33
−33.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 36
+9.1%
30−35
−9.1%
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
+8.7%
45−50
−8.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 16−18
+13.3%
14−16
−13.3%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 35.08 32.52
Recency 6 January 2019 4 January 2022
Memory bus width 256 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2944 1792
Memory bandwidth 384 256
Chip lithography 12 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 80 Watt 120 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

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AMD Radeon RX 6650M
Radeon RX 6650M

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Competitors of GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q by AMD

The nearest GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6700S, which is faster by 2% and higher by 7 positions in our performance rating.

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Competitors of Radeon RX 6650M by NVIDIA

According to our data, the closest equivalent to Radeon RX 6650M by NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile, which is slower by 3% and lower by 10 positions in our rating.

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