AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.28
 
1.44
Architecture
RDNA 1.0
 
Turing
GPU code name
Navi 14
 
TU117
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
12 December 2019 (1 year ago)
 
23 April 2019 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$169
 
$149
Price now
$743
 
$592

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
1408
 
896
Core clock speed
1607 MHz
 
1485 MHz
Boost clock
1845 MHz
 
1665 MHz
Transistor count
6,400 million
 
4,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
130 Watt
 
75 Watt
Texture fill rate
162.4
 
93.24

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).

Interface
PCIe 4.0 x8
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
180 mm
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR6
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1750 MHz
 
8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
224.0 GB/s
 
128.0 GB/s
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. 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 Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
-
 
7.5

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.

RX 5500 XT 10.18 +11.5%
GTX 1650 9.13

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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.

RX 5500 XT 407594
GTX 1650 436117 +7%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

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.

RX 5500 XT 86609 +49%
GTX 1650 58120

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX 5500 XT 13064 +41.9%
GTX 1650 9209

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.

RX 5500 XT 14328 +47.4%
GTX 1650 9718

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.

RX 5500 XT 19723 +45.8%
GTX 1650 13531

3DMark Vantage Performance

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.

RX 5500 XT 61298 +37.2%
GTX 1650 44694

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.

RX 5500 XT 9124 +17.7%
GTX 1650 7754

Gaming performance

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

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT

11.5% better performance in benchmarks

Somewhat newer (12 December 2019 vs 23 April 2019)

More pipelines (1408 vs 896)

Higher memory bandwidth (224 vs 128 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650

Cheaper ($592 vs $743)

Lower power consumption (75 vs 130 watts)

So, RX 5500 XT or GTX 1650?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT, since it shows better performance.

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