Radeon RX 6500 XT vs Radeon RX 580

Radeon RX 6500 XT
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Jan 2022
Radeon RX 6500 XT
Radeon RX 580
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Apr 2017
Radeon RX 580

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    100%
  • Radeon RX 580
    135%

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 Radeon RX 580 .
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 Radeon RX 580

35% higher gaming performance.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports FreeSync
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports TrueAudio
Based on an outdated architecture (AMD GCN), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

Radeon RX 580

HWBench recommends Radeon RX 580

The Radeon RX 580 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (12 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 6500 XTRadeon RX 580
GPU NameNavi 24 (Navi 24 XT)vsEllesmere (Ellesmere XT)
Fab Process6 nmvs14 nm
Die Size107 mm²vs232 mm²
Transistors5,400 millionvs5,700 million
Shaders1024vs2304
Compute Units16vs36
Core clock2200 MHzvs1120 MHz
ROPs32vs32
TMUs64vs144

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 6500 XTRadeon RX 580
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Bus Width64 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed2250 MHz
18 Gbps effective
vs2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective
Memory Size4096 Mbvs8192 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 6500 XTRadeon RX 580
TDP107 wattsvs150 watts
Release Date19 Jan 2022vs1 Apr 2017

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    90.08 GP/s
  • Radeon RX 580
    40.50 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    180.20 GT/s
  • Radeon RX 580
    182.30 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    144.00 GB/s
  • Radeon RX 580
    256.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    5765.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon RX 580
    5834.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    40
  • Radeon RX 580
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

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

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    74
  • Radeon RX 580
    86

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    17
  • Radeon RX 580
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    105
  • Radeon RX 580
    87

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    64
  • Radeon RX 580
    59

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    67
  • Radeon RX 580
    63

FPS (higher is better)

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    21
  • Radeon RX 580
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

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

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    55
  • Radeon RX 580
    64

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    13
  • Radeon RX 580
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    64
  • Radeon RX 580
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    40
  • Radeon RX 580
    38

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    44
  • Radeon RX 580
    46

FPS (higher is better)