AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Compare AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 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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$ 396
$ 191
$ 205.10 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

69 %
32% slightly better overall score
52 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

82 FPS
19 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
63 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

61 FPS
15 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
46 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

73 FPS
17 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
55 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

35 FPS
10 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
26 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

10% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

20% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

55% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,130 MHz
2,310 MHz
104% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,560 MHz
2,815 MHz
80% significantly higher boost clock speed


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
49% significantly more memory
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
200% significantly larger memory bus width
64 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

336 GB/s
133% significantly higher memory bandwidth
144 GB/s


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

150 W
107 W
40% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

100 Gigapixels/s
10% slightly higher pixel rate
90 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

225 Gigatexels/s
24% slightly higher texture rate
180 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

24% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

125% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

125% significantly 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

53rd of 536
75th of 536


The product line

Radeon 5600 Series
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2020
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 5600 XT vs Radeon RX 6500 XT comparison

For gaming, the Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 6500 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: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the Radeon RX 5600 XT has significantly more memory with 6 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 5600 XT at 150 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 5600 XT is better than the Radeon RX 6500 XT.


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