AMD Radeon RX 560 vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Compare AMD Radeon RX 560 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

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$ 400
$ 200
$ 200.00 significantly less expensive

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
62 FPS
43 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

12 FPS
44 FPS
33 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

6 FPS
25 FPS
18 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

21,086
52,512
149% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

19,493
39,991
105% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

1,833
4,965
170% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,175 MHz
2,310 MHz
96% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,275 MHz
2,815 MHz
120% 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

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

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

80 W
33% slightly lower TDP
107 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

20 Gigapixels/s
90 Gigapixels/s
341% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

82 Gigatexels/s
180 Gigatexels/s
120% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

3 TFLOPS
6 TFLOPS
120% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,024
Identical
1,024

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

64
Identical
64

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

16
32
100% significantly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

202nd of 526
75th of 526

Family

The product line

Radeon 500 Series
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2017
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

4.5
4.6

Radeon RX 560 vs Radeon RX 6500 XT benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the Radeon RX 6500 XT GPU is faster than the Radeon RX 560 in gaming.

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, 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 560 has a slightly lower TDP at 80 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 terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the Radeon RX 6500 XT is better than the Radeon RX 560.

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