AMD Radeon R9 380X vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Compare AMD Radeon R9 380X 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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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

19 %
30 %
57% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

38 FPS
63 FPS
26 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

29 FPS
46 FPS
17 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

32 FPS
56 FPS
24 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

16 FPS
26 FPS
9 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

63% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

970 MHz
2310 MHz
138% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

970 MHz
2815 MHz
190% significantly higher boost clock speed


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

4 GiB
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

64 Bit
64 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

4 GB/s
144 GB/s
3499% significantly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

190 W
107 W
77% significantly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

31.04 Gigapixels/s
90.1 Gigapixels/s
190% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

124.2 Gigatexels/s
180.2 Gigatexels/s
45% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

45% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

100% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

100% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering


Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

129th of 549
85th of 549


The product line

Radeon R9 Series
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

November 2015
January 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


Radeon R9 380X vs Radeon RX 6500 XT specs and performance

In our benchmarks, the Radeon RX 6500 XT beats the Radeon R9 380X in gaming performance.

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, 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 Radeon RX 6500 XT has a significantly lower TDP at 107 W when compared to the Radeon R9 380X at 190 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the Radeon RX 6500 XT is faster than the Radeon R9 380X.


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