AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT: specs and benchmarks

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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
Year of release 2022
Performance 44.79


AMD started Radeon RX 6650 XT sales 10 May 2022 at a recommended price of $399. This is a Navi / RDNA2 architecture desktop card based on 7 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 17.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 280.3 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x8 interface. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 176 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090

General info

Some basic facts about Radeon RX 6650 XT: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating42
Place by popularity79
Value for money58.14
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 23
Market segmentDesktop
Release date10 May 2022 (less than a year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$399
Current price$366 (0.9x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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Technical specs

Radeon RX 6650 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 6650 XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2048of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed2055 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed2635 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors11,060 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)176 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate337.3of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on Radeon RX 6650 XT's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 6650 XT: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed17500 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth280.3 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 6650 XT. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 6650 XT, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX 6650 XT. Overall 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 6650 XT 44.79
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  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU


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: 24%

RX 6650 XT 17766

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.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

RX 6650 XT 105955

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.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

RX 6650 XT 41739

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX 6650 XT 167944

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX 6650 XT 28042

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX 6650 XT 29796

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.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RX 6650 XT 451929

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 6650 XT is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD150

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Cyberpunk 2077 128
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75−80
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 75−80
Battlefield 5 120−130
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 120−130
Cyberpunk 2077 108
Far Cry 5 173
Far Cry New Dawn 152
Forza Horizon 4 130−140
Hitman 3 140−150
Horizon Zero Dawn 95−100
Red Dead Redemption 2 70−75
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 176
Watch Dogs: Legion 133
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75−80
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 75−80
Battlefield 5 120−130
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 120−130
Cyberpunk 2077 88
Far Cry 5 163
Far Cry New Dawn 146
Forza Horizon 4 130−140
Hitman 3 140−150
Horizon Zero Dawn 95−100
Metro Exodus 102
Red Dead Redemption 2 70−75
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 149
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 182
Watch Dogs: Legion 119
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75−80
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 75−80
Battlefield 5 120−130
Cyberpunk 2077 78
Far Cry 5 151
Far Cry New Dawn 131
Forza Horizon 4 130−140
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 107
Watch Dogs: Legion 65
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80
Hitman 3 90−95
Horizon Zero Dawn 65−70
Metro Exodus 58
Red Dead Redemption 2 35−40
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 88
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 50−55
Battlefield 5 90−95
Cyberpunk 2077 44
Far Cry 5 114
Far Cry New Dawn 114
Forza Horizon 4 95−100
Watch Dogs: Legion 49
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40−45
Hitman 3 45−50
Horizon Zero Dawn 35−40
Metro Exodus 37
Red Dead Redemption 2 24−27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 42
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 56
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−33
Battlefield 5 55−60
Cyberpunk 2077 18
Far Cry 5 55
Far Cry New Dawn 60
Forza Horizon 4 65−70
Watch Dogs: Legion 23

Relative perfomance

Radeon RX 6650 XT's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon RX 6650 XT's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce RTX 2070 Super, which is faster by 3% and higher by 2 positions in our performance rating.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super GeForce RTX 2070 Super

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 6650 XT:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super GeForce RTX 2070 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GeForce RTX 3060
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Radeon RX 5700 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super GeForce RTX 2060 Super
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Radeon RX 6600 XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super GeForce RTX 2080 Super

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with Radeon RX 6650 XT according to our statistics.

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