AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT vs AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT

Compare AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT 8 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

72 %
22% slightly better overall score
59 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

145 FPS
22 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
123 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

109 FPS
19 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
90 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

128 FPS
18 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
110 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

62 FPS
11 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
51 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

29% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

2321 MHz
12% slightly higher core clock speed
2055 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

2581 MHz
2635 MHz
2% slightly higher boost clock speed


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

12 GiB
49% significantly more memory
8 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
49% significantly larger memory bus width
128 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

384 GB/s
36% slightly higher memory bandwidth
280.3 GB/s


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

230 W
176 W
30% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

165.2 Gigapixels/s
168.6 Gigapixels/s
2% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

413 Gigatexels/s
22% slightly higher texture rate
337.3 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

13.21 TFLOPS
22% slightly better floating point performance
10.79 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

25% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

25% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering


Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

24th of 540
33rd of 540


The product line

Radeon RX 6000 Series
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

March 2021
May 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 6700 XT vs Radeon RX 6650 XT specs and performance

For gaming, the Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 6650 XT in our tests.

The Radeon RX 6700 XT has a slightly 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. Despite this, the Radeon RX 6650 XT has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the Radeon RX 6700 XT has significantly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 8 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the Radeon RX 6650 XT has a slightly lower TDP at 176 W when compared to the Radeon RX 6700 XT at 230 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 6700 XT is better than the Radeon RX 6650 XT.


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