RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary vs RX 6650 XT

Price now 409$
Games supported 99%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary
Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1680 MHz
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT
Radeon RX 6650 XT
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 2055
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 17500
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 353$
Games supported 100%

General info

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

Place in performance rating5343
Place by popularityno data82
Value for money28.3836.01
ArchitectureRDNA 1.0 (2019−2020)Navi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 10Navi 23
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date7 July 2019 (3 years ago)10 May 2022 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$449 $399
Current price$409 (0.9x MSRP)$353 (0.9x 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 cores25602048
Core clock speed1680 MHz2055 MHz
Boost clock speed1980 MHz2635 MHz
Number of transistors10,300 million11,060 million
Manufacturing process technology7 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)225 Watt176 Watt
Texture fill rate316.8337.3

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 4.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin1x 8-pin


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 typeGDDR6GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GB8 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed14000 MHz17500 MHz
Memory bandwidth448.0 GB/s280.3 GB/s

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 HDMI, 3x DisplayPort1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.56.5

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 5700 XT 50th Anniversary 42.77
RX 6650 XT 45.32
  • 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: 26%

RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary 16695
RX 6650 XT 17689

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 HDno data153
1440pno data79
4Kno data43

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 42.77 45.32
Recency 7 July 2019 10 May 2022
Cost $449 $399
Memory bus width 256 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2560 2048
Memory bandwidth 448 280.3
Thermal design power (TDP) 225 Watt 176 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary


AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 2060 Super, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super GeForce RTX 2060 Super

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary:

Competitors of Radeon RX 6650 XT by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX 6650 XT's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 1070 SLI, which is faster by 3% and higher by 3 positions in our performance rating.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI GeForce GTX 1070 SLI

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