NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 4 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 189
$ 162
$ 27.00 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

36 %
49 %
36% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

46 FPS
60 FPS
14 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

29 FPS
44 FPS
15 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

34 FPS
53 FPS
18 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

22 FPS
24 FPS
2 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

38,315
52,512
37% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

35,907
39,991
11% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

3,627
4,965
36% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,485 MHz
2,310 MHz
55% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,665 MHz
2,815 MHz
69% significantly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

4 GiB
Identical
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

128 Bit
100% significantly larger memory bus width
64 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

128 GB/s
144 GB/s
12% slightly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

75 W
42% slightly lower TDP
107 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

53 Gigapixels/s
90 Gigapixels/s
69% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

93 Gigatexels/s
180 Gigatexels/s
93% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

3 TFLOPS
6 TFLOPS
93% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

896
1,024
14% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

56
64
14% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

32
Identical
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

103rd of 526
76th of 526

Family

The product line

-
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2019
January 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

GeForce GTX 1650 vs Radeon RX 6500 XT comparison

In our benchmarks, the Radeon RX 6500 XT beats the GeForce GTX 1650 in gaming performance.

The Radeon RX 6500 XT has a significantly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. In addition, the Radeon RX 6500 XT also has a significantly higher boost clock speed. The boost clock speed is the frequency that the GPU core can reach if the temperature is low enough. The allows for higher performance in certain scenarios.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that they both have the same amount of memory at 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 GeForce GTX 1650 has a slightly lower TDP at 75 W when compared to the Radeon RX 6500 XT at 107 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the Radeon RX 6500 XT is better than the GeForce GTX 1650.

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GPU rating

Our overall benchmark score measures CPU performance in gaming and compute scenarios.

Graphics card specifications

Core Clock speed and Boost clock speed directly influence gaming performance, typically the higher, the better. When thermals and power delivery allow, the GPU will raise its core clock to the boost clock for even more performance. A higher core clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

Memory is important for high resolutions and high resolution textures in games, if you're gaming at 4K or even 8K lots of memory is required. Too little memory may result in stuttering as the GPU tries to swap and fit everything in memory.

Memory bandwidth relates to the speed at which the GPU memory can be accessed. Higher speed is better as the graphics card won't need to wait for memory access before rendering a frame to the screen.

The memory bus width doesn't directly impact performance but, it the memory bandwidth. It measures how much data can be sent at one to and from the memory.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a GPU is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the GPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance. If you're comparing two laptop GPUs, you may take this into account when choosing between the two, since a cooler laptop generally runs faster for longer.

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