AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 8GB Specs
The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 8GB features RDNA 2.0 6nm architecture with 1024 Stream Processors. It has a base clock of 2310 MHz, a game clock of 2650 MHz and a boost clock of 2815 MHz. There are 5.4 billion transistors on this card with 64 texture units and 32 ROPs.
The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 8GB is a desktop GPU in the Radeon RX 6000 series using a die size of 107 mm². Its codename is Navi 24 and the fabrication process is TSMC 6nm. There are 16 ray tracing cores it also has 16 compute units. There is 1MB of L2 cache additionally there is also 16MB of infinity cache.
For memory, the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 8GB has 8GB of fast GDDR6 video memory running at an effective memory clock of 18000 MHz. It has an interface width of 64-bit and a bandwidth of 144 GB/s.
The theoretical performance is based on the clock speed, cores and the floating point operations per clock cycle. The half precision FP16 performance comes in at 11.53024 TFLOPS, single precision FP32 performance is 5.76512 TFLOPS and the double precision FP64 performance is 0.36032 TFLOPS. The FP16 half precision floating point operations per clock cycle is 4, for single precision it comes in at 2 and for double precision FP64 it is 1/8. 180.16 GT/s is the texture fillrate and 90.08 GP/s is the pixel fillrate.
There are many technologies on the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT including DirectX version 12 and AMD Freesync. Also on board, there is OpenCL 2.2, OpenGL 4.6, Shader Model 6.7 in addition to AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition, AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution, AMD Link, AMD Noise Suppression, AMD Radeon Super Resolution, AMD Smart Access Memory VSR (4K), AMD Privacy View, AMD Radeon Boost, AMD Radeon Anti-Lag, AMD Radeon Image Sharpening, AMD Enhanced Sync Technology, AMD Radeon Chill, TrueAudio Next and The Vulkan API. There is no crossfire and the card is not VR ready.
The maximum digital resolution is 7680×4320. For output ports, there is Display Port 1.4a and HDMI 2.1. There is no USB-c, DVI or VGA. 7680×4320 @ 60Hz is the maximum HDMI resolution achievable and 7680×4320 @ 120Hz is the maximum display port resolution.
This card connects to the motherboard PCI-e slot by PCI-e 4.0 x4. It requires 1×6 pin from a power supply to get additional power. This is due to the fact that this card requires 113 W of power and AMD therefore recommend a PSU of at least 400 W.
The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT is a 2 slot card costing $219 USD at release on the 19th January 2022. View more AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 8GB variants here.