Radeon RX 6500 XT vs Radeon RX 6800 XT

Radeon RX 6500 XT
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Jan 2022
Radeon RX 6500 XT
Radeon RX 6800 XT
Memory: 16384Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: 28 Oct 2020
Radeon RX 6800 XT

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    100%
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    442%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 6500 XT

193 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon RX 6800 XT .
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 6800 XT

342% higher gaming performance.
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)

Radeon RX 6800 XT

HWBench recommends Radeon RX 6800 XT

The Radeon RX 6800 XT is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (14 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 6500 XTRadeon RX 6800 XT
GPU NameNavi 24 (Navi 24 XT)vsNavi 21 (Navi 21 XT)
Fab Process6 nmvs7 nm
Die Size107 mm²vs536 mm²
Transistors5,400 millionvs26,800 million
Shaders1024vs4608
Compute Units16vs72
Core clock2200 MHzvs1825 MHz
ROPs32vs128
TMUs64vs288

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 6500 XTRadeon RX 6800 XT
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR6
Bus Width64 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed2250 MHz
18 Gbps effective
vs2000 MHz
16 Gbps effective
Memory Size4096 Mbvs16384 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 6500 XTRadeon RX 6800 XT
TDP107 wattsvs300 watts
Release Date19 Jan 2022vs28 Oct 2020

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    90.08 GP/s
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    288.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    180.20 GT/s
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    648.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    144.00 GB/s
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    512.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    5765.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    20740.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    40
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    138

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

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

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    74
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    307

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    17
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    111

FPS (higher is better)

Forza Horizon 5

Extreme Quality, Raytracing, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    23
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    87

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    105
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    249

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 6800 XT
    188

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    67
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    205

FPS (higher is better)

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    21
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    106

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

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

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    55
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    242

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    13
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    103

FPS (higher is better)

Forza Horizon 5

Extreme Quality, Raytracing, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    10
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    79

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    64
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    203

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 6800 XT
    154

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX 6500 XT
    44
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
    150

FPS (higher is better)