AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Graphics Card: Specs, Performance, Benchmarks, and Price

The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT is a budget graphics card launched on January 19, 2022. This Navi II GPU is based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture and utilizes the Navi 24 XT graphics processor variant. It is also built on the 6 nm process, has a die size of 107 mm², and 5 billion transistors.
Moreover, the RX 6500 XT has 1024 shading units, 64 texture mapping units, 32 ROPs, and 16 raytracing acceleration cores. Its base operating frequency is 2310 MHz which can be boosted up to 2815 MHz. The RX 6500 XT also has 4 GB of GDDR6 memory connected using a 64-bit memory interface running at 2248 MHz (18 Gbps effective).
In terms of its board design, the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT draws 107 W of power from a 1x 6-pin power connector and has a PSU requirement of 300 W. It has a width of 126 mm(dual-slot), length of 232 mm, and height of 40 mm. Its display outputs include: 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x DisplayPort 1.4a. The RX 6500 XT is very good for 1080p and OK for 1440p gaming.

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Specs


Manufacturer: AMD
Generation: Navi II
Bus Interface: PCIe 4.0 x4
Release Date: Jan. 19, 2022
MSRP: $199.00
Current Price: $148.99 (April 29, 2024)

Graphics Processor

Architecture: RDNA 2
GPU: Navi 24 XT
Foundry: TSMC
Process: 6 nm
Transistors: 5 billion
Die Size: 107 mm²


Memory Type: GDDR6
Memory Size: 4 GB
Memory Bus: 64 bit
Bandwidth: 143 GB/s
Memory Speed: 18 Gbps

Clock Speeds

Base Clock: 2310 MHz
Boost Clock: 2248 MHz
Memory Clock: 2815 MHz

Rendering Configuration

Shading Units: 1024
TMUs: 64
ROPs: 32
Compute Units: 16
AI Accelerators: None
RT Cores: 16

Board Design

Width: 126 mm (dual-slot)
Length: 232 mm
Height: 40 mm
TBP: 107 W
Power Connectors: 1x 6-pin
PSU Requirement: 300 W
Outputs: 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x DisplayPort 1.4a W

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Performance Rankings

This radar chart contains the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT performance rankings compared to the GPUs closely ranked to it (AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB) and AMD Radeon RX 6600) in several prominent computing workloads (Higher is better).

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT FPS Benchmarks

Performance rating

Very poor 17%

Here are the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT FPS benchmarks compared to other closely ranked GPUs.

RX 6500 XT Average 1080p FPS

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT: 40

AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB): 41

AMD Radeon RX 6600: 71

RX 6500 XT Average 1440p FPS

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT: 28

AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB): 29

AMD Radeon RX 6600: 50

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Price

MSRP: $199.00

Cost per frame: $5.32

Excellent value 80%

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