RX 5500M vs RX 6600 XT

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AMD Radeon RX 5500M
Radeon RX 5500M
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1327
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Radeon RX 6600 XT
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 568$
Games supported 100%

General info

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

Place in performance rating31757
Value for money4.9752.03
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA (2019−2020)Navi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 14 / R19M-E85Navi 23
Market segmentLaptopDesktop
Release date29 September 2019 (2 years ago)30 July 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$379
Price now$998 $568 (1.5x MSRP)
Value for money

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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 cores1408no data
Core clock speed1327 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1645 MHzno data
Number of transistors6,400 million11,060 million
Manufacturing process technology7 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)85 Wattno data
Texture fill rate144.8331.4

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 5500M and Radeon RX 6600 XT 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). 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 sizemedium sizedno data
InterfacePCIe 4.0 x8PCIe 4.0 x8
Lengthno data190 mm
Widthno data2-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 typeGDDR6no data
Maximum RAM amount4 GBno data
Memory bus width128 Bitno data
Memory clock speed14000 MHzno data
Memory bandwidth224.0 GB/sno data
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 outputs1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)no data
Shader Model6.56.5
OpenGL4.6no data
OpenCL2.0no data
Vulkan1.2.131no 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.

RX 5500M 13.84
RX 6600 XT 54.23
+292%
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 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.

RX 5500M 50946
RX 6600 XT 156297
+207%
RX 5500M 10485
RX 6600 XT 25652
+145%

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 5500M 12111
RX 6600 XT 28342
+134%

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 5500M 16476
RX 6600 XT 39051
+137%

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 5500M 210925
RX 6600 XT 472371
+124%

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 5500M 4037
RX 6600 XT 15815
+292%

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 HD67
−95.5%
131
+95.5%
1440p47
−63.8%
77
+63.8%
4K30
−43.3%
43
+43.3%

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 43
−25.6%
50−55
+25.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 56
−130%
129
+130%
Battlefield 5 14−16
−286%
50−55
+286%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 94
+74.1%
50−55
−74.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 36
−103%
73
+103%
Far Cry 5 14−16
−979%
151
+979%
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
−836%
131
+836%
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
−286%
50−55
+286%
Hitman 3 84
−163%
221
+163%
Horizon Zero Dawn 67
−104%
137
+104%
Red Dead Redemption 2 63
+16.7%
50−55
−16.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
−1086%
166
+1086%
Watch Dogs: Legion 58
−107%
120
+107%

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40
−35%
50−55
+35%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 26
−308%
106
+308%
Battlefield 5 93
+72.2%
50−55
−72.2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 73
+35.2%
50−55
−35.2%
Cyberpunk 2077 29
−155%
74
+155%
Far Cry 5 62
−127%
141
+127%
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
−807%
127
+807%
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
−286%
50−55
+286%
Hitman 3 55
−233%
183
+233%
Horizon Zero Dawn 54
−102%
109
+102%
Metro Exodus 39
−144%
95
+144%
Red Dead Redemption 2 32
−68.8%
50−55
+68.8%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 58
−145%
142
+145%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 72
−144%
176
+144%
Watch Dogs: Legion 51
−104%
104
+104%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 31
−74.2%
50−55
+74.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14
−436%
75
+436%
Battlefield 5 75
+38.9%
50−55
−38.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 25
−152%
63
+152%
Far Cry 5 59
−125%
133
+125%
Far Cry New Dawn 51
−120%
112
+120%
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
−286%
50−55
+286%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 45
−120%
99
+120%
Watch Dogs: Legion 22
−177%
61
+177%

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35
−54.3%
50−55
+54.3%
Hitman 3 46
−143%
112
+143%
Horizon Zero Dawn 34
−124%
76
+124%
Metro Exodus 25
−124%
56
+124%
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
−286%
50−55
+286%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 32
−163%
84
+163%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 16 no data

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
−286%
50−55
+286%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10
−460%
56
+460%
Battlefield 5 44
−22.7%
50−55
+22.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 15
−133%
35
+133%
Far Cry 5 48
−119%
105
+119%
Far Cry New Dawn 47
−109%
98
+109%
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
−286%
50−55
+286%
Watch Dogs: Legion 16
−175%
44
+175%

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 20
−170%
50−55
+170%
Hitman 3 23
−148%
57
+148%
Horizon Zero Dawn 18
−117%
39
+117%
Metro Exodus 14−16
−143%
34
+143%
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
−286%
50−55
+286%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 15
−167%
40
+167%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 14−16
−286%
54
+286%

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
−286%
50−55
+286%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
−100%
28
+100%
Battlefield 5 16
−238%
50−55
+238%
Cyberpunk 2077 6
−117%
13
+117%
Far Cry 5 14−16
−264%
51
+264%
Far Cry New Dawn 25
−112%
53
+112%
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
−286%
50−55
+286%
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16
−71.4%
24
+71.4%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 13.84 54.23
Novelty 29 September 2019 30 July 2021

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

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

since it shows better performance.

Be aware that Radeon RX 5500M is a notebook card while Radeon RX 6600 XT is a desktop one.


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Competitors of Radeon RX 5500M by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 5500M from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 675M SLI, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of Radeon RX 6600 XT by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX 6600 XT's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce RTX 2070, which is faster by 2% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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