Radeon RX 5500 XT vs Radeon RX 6500 XT specs and performance
For gaming, the Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 5500 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. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.
Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the Radeon RX 5500 XT has significantly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 4 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.
In addition, the Radeon RX 6500 XT has a slightly lower TDP at 107 W when compared to the Radeon RX 5500 XT at 130 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 Radeon RX 5500 XT.