AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 6500 XT sales 28 October 2020. This is RDNA 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 7 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 16 GB/s are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 256.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x8 interface. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 150 Watt.

We have no data on Radeon RX 6500 XT benchmark results.

General info

Of Radeon RX 6500 XT's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
Architecture
RDNA 2.0
 
Code name
Navi 23
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
28 October 2020
 

Technical specs

Radeon RX 6500 XT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 6500 XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Boost Clock
2105 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
269.4
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 6500 XT's 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
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 6500 XT: 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
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
16 GB/s
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
256.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 6500 XT. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
 
HDMI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 6500 XT, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
Shader Model
6.5
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
2.1
 
Vulkan
1.2
 

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6500 XT from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1080.

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