RX 6650 XT vs RX 6700 XT

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AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
Radeon RX 6700 XT
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 2321
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 16000
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT
Radeon RX 6650 XT
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  • 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 367$
Games supported 100%

General info

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

Place in performance rating2746
Place by popularity57no data
Value for money55.2059.45
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)Navi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 22Navi 23
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date3 March 2021
(1 year old)
10 May 2022
(less than a year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$479 $399
Current price$428 (0.9x MSRP)$367 (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 speed2321 MHz2055 MHz
Boost clock speed2581 MHz2635 MHz
Number of transistors17,200 million11,060 million
Manufacturing process technology7 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)230 Watt176 Watt
Texture fill rate413.0337.3

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
Length267 mmno data
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin1x 8-pin

Memory

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 amount12 GB8 GB
Memory bus width192 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed16000 MHz17500 MHz
Memory bandwidth384.0 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
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.56.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL2.12.1
Vulkan1.21.3

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 6700 XT 49.80
+9.5%
RX 6650 XT 45.48
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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: 25%

RX 6700 XT 19583
+9.5%
RX 6650 XT 17882

Radeon RX 6700 XT outperforms Radeon RX 6650 XT by 10% in Passmark.

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 6700 XT 109039
+2.9%
RX 6650 XT 105955

Radeon RX 6700 XT outperforms Radeon RX 6650 XT by 3% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

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 6700 XT 45676
+9.4%
RX 6650 XT 41739

Radeon RX 6700 XT outperforms Radeon RX 6650 XT by 9% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

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 6700 XT 176617
+5.2%
RX 6650 XT 167944

Radeon RX 6700 XT outperforms Radeon RX 6650 XT by 5% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX 6700 XT 31834
+13.5%
RX 6650 XT 28042

Radeon RX 6700 XT outperforms Radeon RX 6650 XT by 14% in 3DMark Fire Strike Score.

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 6700 XT 35504
+19.2%
RX 6650 XT 29796

Radeon RX 6700 XT outperforms Radeon RX 6650 XT by 19% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

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 6700 XT 579310
+28.2%
RX 6650 XT 451929

Radeon RX 6700 XT outperforms Radeon RX 6650 XT by 28% in 3DMark Ice Storm GPU.

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 HD161
+7.3%
150
−7.3%
1440p96
+24.7%
77
−24.7%
4K57
+35.7%
42
−35.7%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 119
−7.6%
128
+7.6%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
+6.6%
75−80
−6.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 169
+122%
75−80
−122%
Battlefield 5 130−140
+6.4%
120−130
−6.4%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 130−140
+8.8%
120−130
−8.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 99
−9.1%
108
+9.1%
Far Cry 5 178
+2.9%
173
−2.9%
Far Cry New Dawn 150
−1.3%
152
+1.3%
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
+6.6%
130−140
−6.6%
Hitman 3 246
+70.8%
140−150
−70.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 163
+73.4%
90−95
−73.4%
Red Dead Redemption 2 80−85
+11%
70−75
−11%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 206
+17%
176
−17%
Watch Dogs: Legion 85−90
−52.9%
133
+52.9%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
+6.6%
75−80
−6.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 144
+89.5%
75−80
−89.5%
Battlefield 5 130−140
+6.4%
120−130
−6.4%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 130−140
+8.8%
120−130
−8.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 90
+2.3%
88
−2.3%
Far Cry 5 169
+3.7%
163
−3.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 145
−0.7%
146
+0.7%
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
+6.6%
130−140
−6.6%
Hitman 3 202
+40.3%
140−150
−40.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 130
+38.3%
90−95
−38.3%
Metro Exodus 119
+16.7%
102
−16.7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 80−85
+11%
70−75
−11%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 175
+17.4%
149
−17.4%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 223
+22.5%
182
−22.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 134
+12.6%
119
−12.6%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
+6.6%
75−80
−6.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 125
+64.5%
75−80
−64.5%
Battlefield 5 130−140
+6.4%
120−130
−6.4%
Cyberpunk 2077 85
+9%
78
−9%
Far Cry 5 159
+5.3%
151
−5.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 131
+0%
131
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
+6.6%
130−140
−6.6%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 127
+18.7%
107
−18.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 84
+29.2%
65
−29.2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90
+10.3%
75−80
−10.3%
Hitman 3 132
+51.7%
85−90
−51.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 96
+54.8%
60−65
−54.8%
Metro Exodus 71
+22.4%
58
−22.4%
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
+13.5%
35−40
−13.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 110
+25%
88
−25%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 50−55
+10.2%
45−50
−10.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 109
+118%
50−55
−118%
Battlefield 5 95−100
+7.6%
90−95
−7.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 56
+27.3%
44
−27.3%
Far Cry 5 137
+20.2%
114
−20.2%
Far Cry New Dawn 123
+7.9%
114
−7.9%
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
+10%
100−105
−10%
Watch Dogs: Legion 62
+26.5%
49
−26.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50−55
+13.6%
40−45
−13.6%
Hitman 3 75
+59.6%
45−50
−59.6%
Horizon Zero Dawn 50
+47.1%
30−35
−47.1%
Metro Exodus 43
+16.2%
37
−16.2%
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
+8%
24−27
−8%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 57
+35.7%
42
−35.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 74
+32.1%
56
−32.1%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
+12.5%
30−35
−12.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 48
+65.5%
27−30
−65.5%
Battlefield 5 60−65
+8.9%
55−60
−8.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 25
+38.9%
18
−38.9%
Far Cry 5 71
+29.1%
55
−29.1%
Far Cry New Dawn 76
+26.7%
60
−26.7%
Forza Horizon 4 70−75
+12.1%
65−70
−12.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion 35
+52.2%
23
−52.2%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 49.80 45.48
Recency 3 March 2021 10 May 2022
Cost $479 $399
Memory bus width 192 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2560 2048
Memory bandwidth 384 280.3
Thermal design power (TDP) 230 Watt 176 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
Radeon RX 6700 XT

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AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT
Radeon RX 6650 XT

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Radeon RX 6700 XT by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6700 XT from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 2080 Super, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 6700 XT:

RTX A4500 106.49
Radeon RX 6700 XT 100
RTX A5500 99.4
TITAN Xp 99.2

Competitors of Radeon RX 6650 XT by NVIDIA

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

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