AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Benchmark

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GB AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Graphics card rating. How good is the Radeon RX 6500 XT for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

30 %
Good score from 33 samples
Low uncertainty
82nd of 533
2nd of 533
33 benchmarks

Gaming benchmarks

Here is the performance of the Radeon RX 6500 XT is some popular titles. The frame rate may depend on the display resolution, the graphics preset and the test system CPU.

Battlefield V

Battlefield V

65 FPS average
46 FPS 1% low
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

64 FPS average
54 FPS 1% low


33 FPS average
20 FPS 1% low
Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

33 FPS average
20 FPS 1% low
Death Stranding

Death Stranding

80 FPS average
71 FPS 1% low
Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

63 FPS average
54 FPS 1% low
Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn

55 FPS average
48 FPS 1% low
Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

37 FPS average
24 FPS 1% low


93 FPS average
76 FPS 1% low

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.

hardwareDB Benchmark

All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution

Flux Core

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

131 FPS average
90 FPS 10% low
84 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

95 FPS average
93 FPS 10% low
85 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

116 FPS average
93 FPS 10% low
87 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

53 FPS average
49 FPS 10% low
41 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (OpenCL)

Geekbench (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench (Vulkan)

Geekbench (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark


Compare these benchmarks and specs using our GPU Comparison Tool

GPU Comparison

The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
36 %
35 %
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
30 %
29 %
AMD Radeon RX 580
22 %
AMD Radeon RX 570
19 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
14 %


Core Clock 2310 MHz
Boost Clock 2815 MHz
Memory Type GDDR6
Memory Size 4 GiB
Bus Width 64 bit
Memory Bandwidth 140.62 GB/s
TDP 107 W
Floating Point Performance 5.77 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2022-01-19
Family Radeon RX 6000 Series
PCIe Revision 4
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.6
Pixel Rate 90.1 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 180.2 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 1024
Texture Mapping Units 64
Render Output Processors 32

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Released in 2022, the Radeon RX 6500 XT is a GPU from AMD. According to our GPU Benchmark, this GPU is a good card for gaming with a score of 30%.

The Radeon RX 6500 XT has 4 GiB of GDDR6 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 140 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 64 bits. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.

In terms of clock speed, the Radeon RX 6500 XT GPU core runs at a frequency of 2310 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 2815 MHz. A clock speed is the frequency at which the GPU updates. A higher speed means more processing can happen per cycle. This is useful only when comparing cards of the same generation, as other architectures may process more or less per clock.

As for rendering API support, the Radeon RX 6500 XT supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.6 features are supported. Higher level APIs such as DirectX 12 give more control to the game developer and can allow them to improve the graphics and performance.

Power and thermals for the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 107 watts. This measures the amount of heat the GPU produces when running at 100%. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's a good estimate.

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