Radeon RX 6500 XT vs GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Radeon RX 6500 XT
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Jan 2022
Radeon RX 6500 XT
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Dec 2020
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    100%
  • GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
    346%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 6500 XT

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

246% 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 Ti

HWBench recommends GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 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 Ti
GPU NameNavi 24 (Navi 24 XT)vsGA104 (GA104-200-A1)
Fab Process6 nmvs8 nm
Die Size107 mm²vs392 mm²
Transistors5,400 millionvs17,400 million
Shaders1024vs4864
Compute Units16vs38
Core clock2200 MHzvs1410 MHz
ROPs32vs80
TMUs64vs152

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 6500 XTGeForce RTX 3060 Ti
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR6
Bus Width64 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed2250 MHz
18 Gbps effective
vs1750 MHz
14 Gbps effective
Memory Size4096 Mbvs8192 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 6500 XTGeForce RTX 3060 Ti
TDP107 wattsvs200 watts
Release Date19 Jan 2022vs1 Dec 2020

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

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

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

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

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

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

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    5765.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
    16200.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    40
  • GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
    80

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 Ti
    169

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    17
  • GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
    105

FPS (higher is better)

Forza Horizon 5

Extreme Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    23
  • GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
    89

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    105
  • GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
    196

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 Ti
    149

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 Ti
    168

FPS (higher is better)

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    21
  • GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
    66

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 Ti
    132

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    13
  • GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
    87

FPS (higher is better)

Forza Horizon 5

Extreme Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    10
  • GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
    77

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    64
  • GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
    136

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 Ti
    105

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 Ti
    122

FPS (higher is better)