Radeon RX 6500 XT vs GeForce RTX 3060

Radeon RX 6500 XT
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Jan 2022
Radeon RX 6500 XT
GeForce RTX 3060
Memory: 12288Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: UNRELEASED
GeForce RTX 3060

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    100%
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    276%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 6500 XT

73 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce RTX 3060 .
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 RTX 3060

176% higher gaming performance.
Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports DirectX Raytracing (DXR)
Supports Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS)

GeForce RTX 3060

HWBench recommends GeForce RTX 3060

The GeForce RTX 3060 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (14 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 6500 XTGeForce RTX 3060
GPU NameNavi 24 (Navi 24 XT)vsGA106 (GA106-300-A1)
Fab Process6 nmvs8 nm
Die Size107 mm²vs300 mm²
Transistors5,400 millionvs13,250 million
Shaders1024vs3840
Compute Units16vs30
Core clock2200 MHzvs1627 MHz
ROPs32vs64
TMUs64vs120

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 6500 XTGeForce RTX 3060
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR6
Bus Width64 bitvs192 bit
Memory Speed2250 MHz
18 Gbps effective
vs1750 MHz
14 Gbps effective
Memory Size4096 Mbvs12288 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 6500 XTGeForce RTX 3060
TDP107 wattsvs180 watts
Release Date19 Jan 2022vsUNRELEASED

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    90.08 GP/s
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    118.50 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    180.20 GT/s
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    222.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    144.00 GB/s
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    336.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    5765.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    14220.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    40
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    68

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

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

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    74
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    131

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    17
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    92

FPS (higher is better)

Forza Horizon 5

Extreme Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    23
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    72

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    105
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    158

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    64
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    121

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    67
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    128

FPS (higher is better)

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    21
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    54

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

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

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    55
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    101

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    13
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    69

FPS (higher is better)

Forza Horizon 5

Extreme Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    10
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    60

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    64
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    105

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    40
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    82

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    44
  • GeForce RTX 3060
    90

FPS (higher is better)