GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs Radeon RX 6500 XT comparison
For gaming, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 6500 XT in our tests.
Our database shows that the Radeon RX 6500 XT has a significantly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the Radeon RX 6500 XT also has a significantly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.
As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has significantly more memory with 11 GiB of memory compared to 4 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.
In addition, the Radeon RX 6500 XT has a significantly lower TDP at 107 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti at 250 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.
In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti over the Radeon RX 6500 XT.