AMD Radeon RX 460 vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Compare AMD Radeon RX 460 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

14 %
50 %
257% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

18 FPS
61 FPS
43 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

12 FPS
44 FPS
32 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

16 FPS
54 FPS
38 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

25 FPS
18 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

140% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

96% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

180% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,090 MHz
2,310 MHz
111% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,200 MHz
2,815 MHz
134% 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

128 Bit
100% significantly larger memory bus width
64 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

112 GB/s
144 GB/s
28% slightly higher memory bandwidth


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

19 Gigapixels/s
90 Gigapixels/s
369% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

67 Gigatexels/s
180 Gigatexels/s
168% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

168% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

14% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

14% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

100% significantly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

200th of 526
75th of 526


The product line

Radeon 400 Series
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2016
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 RX 460 vs Radeon RX 6500 XT specs and performance

For gaming, the Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 460 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.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that they both have the same amount of memory at 4 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the Radeon RX 460 has a slightly lower TDP at 75 W when compared to the Radeon RX 6500 XT at 107 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Radeon RX 6500 XT over the Radeon RX 460.


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