Average Bench: 50.3% (128th of 714)

Based on 2,413 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 743F Model: AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Whilst the drought in the GPU market continues, street prices for AMD cards are around 50% lower than comparable (based on headline average fps figures) Nvidia cards. Many experienced users simply have no interest in buying AMD cards, regardless of price. The combined market share for all of AMD’s RX 5000 and 6000 GPUs amongst PC gamers (Steam stats) is just 2.12% whilst Nvidia’s RTX 2060 alone accounts for 5.03%. AMD’s Neanderthal marketing tactics seem to have come back to haunt them. Their brazen domination of social media platforms including youtube and reddit resulted in millions of users purchasing sub standard products. Be wary of sponsored reviews with cherry picked games that showcase the wins and ignore the losses. Experienced gamers know all too well that headline average fps are worthless when they are accompanied with stutters, random crashes, excessive noise and a limited feature set. [Jan '22 GPUPro]

Average average bench

The AMD RX 6500-XT averaged 49.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 60.2fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 110fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 6500-XT is just 11.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD RX 6500-XT performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 75.2fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 124fps

Average Bench

(Based on 2,413 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.5 Lighting 60.2 68.1
60.8 Reflection 75.2 79.8
108 Parallax 124 133
49.1% 86.3 fps
Min Avg Max
79.2 MRender 110 118
56.3 Gravity 67.2 73.1
28.8 Splatting 31.7 34.1
52.7% 69.6 fps
User Benchmarks Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MSI(1462 5080) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 4GB, Driver: 24.2.1
Lighting 69.1
Reflection 78.2
Parallax 130
56% 92.3 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 75
Splatting 34.4
57% 75.8 fps
Lighting 67.7
Reflection 76.6
Parallax 137
55% 93.8 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 73.6
Splatting 33.4
56% 73.6 fps
Lighting 66.2
Reflection 76.6
Parallax 126
54% 89.4 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 71.7
Splatting 33.3
56% 73.5 fps
Lighting 63
Reflection 75.4
Parallax 120
51% 86 fps
MRender 112
Gravity 69.2
Splatting 32.7
54% 71.4 fps
MSI(1462 5080) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 4GB, Driver: 24.3.1
Lighting 66.2
Reflection 77.7
Parallax 132
54% 92 fps
MRender 115
Gravity 71.6
Splatting 0.1
44% 62.3 fps
Asus(1043 05DB) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 4GB, Driver:
Lighting 59.8
Reflection 74.9
Parallax 124
49% 86.2 fps
MRender 115
Gravity 68.2
Splatting 31.7
54% 71.8 fps
Lighting 60
Reflection 77
Parallax 124
49% 86.8 fps
MRender 112
Gravity 68.2
Splatting 32
54% 70.9 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
PowerColor(148C 2415) 25% 50% ± 2%
PowerColor RX 6500 XT 4GB
MSI(1462 5080) 16% 50% ± 5%
XFX(1EAE 6401) 12% 49% ± 3%
XFX RX 6500 XT 4GB Speedster QICK210
EbayUS $3046 mins
Gigabyte(1458 2402) 11% 53% ± 3%
Gigabyte RX 6500 XT 4GB Eagle
AmazonUS $17425 days
EbayUS $18113 days
Sapphire(1DA2 E457) 11% 46% ± 13%
Sapphire RX 6500 XT 4GB Pulse
EbayUS $1896 mins
ASRock(1849 5226) 8% 51% ± 4%
ASRock RX 6500 XT 4GB Phantom Gaming D OC
EbayUS $1816 mins
Asus(1043 05DB) 6% 50% ± 2%
Asus(1043 05D9) 5% 55% ± 1%
Asus RX 6500 XT 4GB TUF Gaming OC
EbayUS $2911 month
AMD(1002 0E46) 3% 55% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2401) 2% 49% ± 0%
Gigabyte RX 6500 XT 4GB Gaming OC
AmazonUS $1635 months
Legend(17AA E460) 2% 51% ± 0%
ASRock(1849 5227) 0% 0% ± 0%
ASRock RX 6500 XT 4GB Challenger ITX
AmazonUS $1406 days
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Gaming 55%
Desktop 101%
Workstation 51%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B550M DS3H

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4 days ago.


AMD should be embarrassed about this... unless the real reason for it's pitiful existence is so that team red cheerleaders can point at this and pretend to have an unbiased opinion worth listening to, in which case, it's a job well done!—Jan '22


AMD are great at selling junk. They pee in the well with fake comments, glorified cheerleaders on youtube and paid magazine reviews. My POS PC still crashes randomly. Everybody needs to call the rats out instead of letting them get away with it.—May '22


lol - advanced marketing devices.—May '22


20 days ago.


Not worth it as cards from 5 years ago preform better than this potato.—Jan '22


2 months ago.


Literally just an rx 480 on 6nm, except it's priced the same as it was 6 years ago. Garbage for everything except strictly gaming, so this might be a good card for desperate gamers out there who need a gpu (not an upgrade!).—Jan '22


1 day ago.

It's the best low budget card on the market one can buy new (it's the only one).


3 months ago.

Brand new AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT, performing as a GTX 1650S, hoped to see better performance, the culture of work is excellent, temps also fine, but hurted for having only 4GB VRAM. For budget gamer playing 1080p it is good choice, but if you want strong GPU performance, avoid it. And I think that this card is slightly overpriced. For now, affordable as a new product assuming you got already PCIe 4.0 motherboard and CPU with Resizable Bar support. Otherwise, you won't be satisfied with this GPU for current price and it's crippled performance.


4 months ago.


Short Review: My card doesn't even work, display drivers malfunction on Windows 10+11, Radeon Software makes it worse somehow Long Review: As someone with an OEM PC, I can't upgrade my 400w PSU since it's shaped rectangularly or fit most GPUs because the case is small, so I looked for a GPU that could possibly fit AND demand a lower amount of power. I thought this card would be my saving grace, as the performance is better than my older card as well (an OEM version of the RX 580 4GB, side note it performed more like a 570). Of course, though, this card was too good to be true. The display drivers are fudged up and I can't fix it with my minor technological skills so I gotta send this shyte back.—Apr '22


23 months ago.

It reeks of OEM cards. Still really impressive what performance you can get with a shoestring as a memory bus.


5 months ago.

It's so bad that miners won't get it, and strong enough to run most games respectably, especially if you don't care about triple A games. Don't compare it to flagship cards, if only just for the price/performance vs what gpu scalpers want for stronger cards.


2 years ago.


2 years ago.

Sham product release, crafted to give AMD’s social media army a fake punch bag to beat on. The guys at AMD marketing must be on fire.


9 months ago.

Very poor at its time (actually it's terrible), but for $150 currently it's a bit better but still bad nonetheless.


2 years ago.

Awful don't buy this card it's worst than cards released half a decade ago


15 months ago.

Needs more VRAM

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