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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$ 429.99
$ 299.99
$ 130.00 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

8 %
30 %
274% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

18 FPS
63 FPS
45 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

12 FPS
46 FPS
34 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

17 FPS
56 FPS
39 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

26 FPS
19 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

172% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

149% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

105% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score
Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

156% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

182% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1175 MHz
2310 MHz
96% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1275 MHz
2815 MHz
120% 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

80 W
33% slightly lower TDP
107 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

20.4 Gigapixels/s
90.1 Gigapixels/s
341% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

81.6 Gigatexels/s
180.2 Gigatexels/s
120% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

120% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing


Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures


Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

100% significantly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

153rd of 363
77th of 363


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


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


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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