Radeon RX 6500 XT vs GeForce GTX 1070

Radeon RX 6500 XT
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Jan 2022
Radeon RX 6500 XT
GeForce GTX 1070
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 10 Jun 2016
GeForce GTX 1070

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    154%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 6500 XT

43 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 1070 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports FreeSync
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Infinity Cache allows to deliver up to 3.25x the effective memory bandwidth
Supports DirectX Raytracing (DXR)

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1070

54% higher gaming performance.
Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Pascal), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

GeForce GTX 1070

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1070

The GeForce GTX 1070 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (12 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 6500 XTGeForce GTX 1070
GPU NameNavi 24 (Navi 24 XT)vsGP104 (GP104-200-A1)
Fab Process6 nmvs16 nm
Die Size107 mm²vs314 mm²
Transistors5,400 millionvs7,200 million
Shaders1024vs1920
Compute Units16vs15
Core clock2200 MHzvs1506 MHz
ROPs32vs64
TMUs64vs120

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 6500 XTGeForce GTX 1070
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Bus Width64 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed2250 MHz
18 Gbps effective
vs2002 MHz
8008 MHz effective
Memory Size4096 Mbvs8192 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 6500 XTGeForce GTX 1070
TDP107 wattsvs150 watts
Release Date19 Jan 2022vs10 Jun 2016

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    90.08 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    96.40 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    180.20 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    180.70 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    144.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    256.30 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    5765.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    5783.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    40
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

Ultra High Quality TAA, Bahrain, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    74
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    101

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    17
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    105
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    103

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    64
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    74

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    67
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    83

FPS (higher is better)

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    21
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    34

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

Ultra High Quality TAA, Bahrain, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    55
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    69

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    13
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    64
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    65

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    40
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    49

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    44
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    65

FPS (higher is better)