AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
Radeon RX 6500 XT
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2020
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AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 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 14 GB/s are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 224.0 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 segment and release date.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureRDNA 2.0
GPU code nameNavi 23
Market segmentDesktop
Release date28 October 2020 (less than a year ago)
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Technical specs

Radeon RX 6500 XT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores2048of 10752 (GA102)
Boost clock speed2105 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate269.4of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)

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).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors1x 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 typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 80 (A100 SXM4 80 GB)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed14 GB/sof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth224.0 GB/sof 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 Connectors1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 6500 XT, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.1
Vulkan1.2

NVIDIA equivalent

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

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