The AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT rounds out our trifecta of refreshed RX 6000-series playing cards, becoming a member of the Radeon RX 6950 XT and Radeon RX 6750 XT. So does the RX 6650 XT rank among the many greatest graphics playing cards, and the place does it land in our GPU benchmarks hierarchy? Let’s discover out.
Our take a look at card comes courtesy of PowerColor, which despatched its RX 6650 XT Hellhound Spectral White. There’s additionally a ‘regular’ Hellhound within the extra conventional black/grey motif. Like the opposite 6×50 XT third-party playing cards we have checked out, the Hellhound comes with a manufacturing unit overclock. This is the specs sheet for the PowerColor mannequin alongside the reference designs from different competing GPUs.
|Graphics Card||RX 6650 XT PowerColor||RX 6650 XT||RX 6600 XT||RTX 3060 Ti||RTX 3060|
|Structure||Navi 23||Navi 23||Navi 23||GA104||GA106|
|Course of Expertise||TSMC N7||TSMC N7||TSMC N7||Samsung 8N||Samsung 8N|
|Die dimension (mm^2)||237||237||237||392.5||276|
|SMs / CUs||32||32||32||38||28|
|Increase Clock (MHz)||2689||2635||2589||1665||1777|
|VRAM Velocity (Gbps)||18||18||16||14||15|
|VRAM Bus Width||128||128||128||256||192|
|TFLOPS FP32 (Increase)||11||10.8||10.6||16.2||12.7|
|TFLOPS FP16 (Tensor)||N/A||N/A||N/A||65 (130)||51 (102)|
|On-line Value||$439 (opens in new tab)||$384 (opens in new tab)||$359 (opens in new tab)||$524 (opens in new tab)||$399 (opens in new tab)|
Because of the manufacturing unit overclock and the colour scheme, the PowerColor RX 6650 XT prices a bit greater than the reference mannequin. The GPU increase clock is 54 MHz greater and 100 MHz greater than the RX 6600 XT, however that is actually about it. Nevertheless, we do not have a reference RX 6600 XT, and in our gaming take a look at, the XFX RX 6600 XT we used averaged greater GPU clocks than the RX 6650 XT. However the greater clocked GDDR6 reminiscence does come into play, at the very least.
In contrast to the 6950 XT and 6750 XT, which is able to coexist alongside the 6900 XT and 6700 XT, AMD has said that it is phasing out the RX 6600 XT and changing it with the RX 6650 XT. Proper now, there’s a few $25 value premium for the brand new GPU, which is principally in keeping with AMD’s official MSRP, besides you will discover each the 6600 XT and 6650 XT for lower than the advisable value.
Graphics card pricing and availability have additionally improved loads since 2021, and you will discover hyperlinks to on-line resellers for the above GPUs. The AMD playing cards are promoting at or under MSRP, whereas the competing Nvidia GPUs are nonetheless marked up by 20–30%. Costs proceed to drop, nonetheless, and we would not be stunned to see most if not all current-generation GPUs promoting under their official MSRPs this fall — simply in time for brand spanking new playing cards to reach.
We must also see RDNA 3 GPUs from AMD by the tip of the yr, however we anticipate each these and Nvidia’s upcoming Ada GPUs to focus on gaming lovers and excessive efficiency first. Sadly, which means we possible will not see an RX 7600 XT or RTX 4060 (or no matter they find yourself being referred to as) till a while in 2023.