Radeon RX 6650 XT: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Radeon RX 6650 XT provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 44.74% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 6650 XT sales 10 May 2022 at a recommended price of $399 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a Navi / RDNA2 architecture and made with 7 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 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.

Primary details

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

Place in performance ranking68
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation30.23
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 23
Market segmentDesktop
Release date10 May 2022 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$399
Current price$465 (1.2x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

Radeon RX 6650 XT's specs 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 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)176 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate337.3of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon RX 6650 XT and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x8
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin

VRAM capacity and type

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 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed17500 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth280.3 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

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
HDMI+

API compatibility

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

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.1
Vulkan1.3

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX 6650 XT. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 44.74

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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: 25%

RX 6650 XT 17297

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: 17%

RX 6650 XT 41739

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: 17%

RX 6650 XT 105955

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 made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6650 XT 29796

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: 14%

RX 6650 XT 167944

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 across all PC games

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

Full HD137
1440p73
4K40

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 128

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75−80
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 75−80
Battlefield 5 140−150
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 95−100
Cyberpunk 2077 108
Far Cry 5 85−90
Far Cry New Dawn 100−110
Forza Horizon 4 130−140
Hitman 3 110−120
Horizon Zero Dawn 327
Metro Exodus 100−110
Red Dead Redemption 2 100−110
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 273
Watch Dogs: Legion 133

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75−80
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 75−80
Battlefield 5 140−150
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 95−100
Cyberpunk 2077 88
Far Cry 5 69
Far Cry New Dawn 73
Forza Horizon 4 130−140
Hitman 3 110−120
Horizon Zero Dawn 264
Metro Exodus 146
Red Dead Redemption 2 100−110
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 180
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 182
Watch Dogs: Legion 119

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75−80
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 75−80
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 95−100
Cyberpunk 2077 78
Far Cry 5 85−90
Forza Horizon 4 130−140
Horizon Zero Dawn 173
Metro Exodus 131
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 107
Watch Dogs: Legion 65

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 100−110

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 85−90
Far Cry New Dawn 100−110
Hitman 3 55−60
Red Dead Redemption 2 35−40

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 50−55
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 70−75
Cyberpunk 2077 44
Far Cry 5 114
Forza Horizon 4 95−100
Horizon Zero Dawn 129
Metro Exodus 114
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 124
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 65−70
Watch Dogs: Legion 49

4K
High Preset

Far Cry 5 49
Far Cry New Dawn 60−65
Hitman 3 35−40
Horizon Zero Dawn 55−60
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 42
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 56

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
Battlefield 5 55−60
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45−50
Cyberpunk 2077 18
Forza Horizon 4 60−65
Horizon Zero Dawn 72
Metro Exodus 60
Watch Dogs: Legion 23

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45

Closest competitors

Radeon RX 6650 XT's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon RX 6650 XT is TITAN V, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

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

A10G 108.25
Radeon RX 6650 XT 100
TITAN V 99.02

Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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