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Radeon RX 5500 XT vs Radeon RX 6600

Intro

The Radeon RX 5500 XT comes with core clock speeds of 1717 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 1408 SPUs as well as 88 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX 6600, which makes use of a 7 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 1626 MHz. The GDDR6 memory works at a frequency of 1750 MHz on this model. It features 1792 SPUs along with 112 Texture Address Units and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 5500 XT 130 Watts
Radeon RX 6600 132 Watts
Difference: 2 Watts (2%)

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have exactly the same bandwidth, so in theory they should have the same performance. (explain)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6600 will be a lot (about 21%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon RX 5500 XT. (explain)

Radeon RX 6600 182112 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 5500 XT 151096 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 31016 (21%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 6600 will be quite a bit (more or less 89%) more effective at AA than the Radeon RX 5500 XT, and will be able to handle higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon RX 6600 104064 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 5500 XT 54944 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 49120 (89%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Specifications

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Model Radeon RX 5500 XT Radeon RX 6600
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year December 2019 October 2021
Code Name Navi 14 XTX Navi 23
Memory 8192 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1717 MHz 1626 MHz
Memory Speed 1750 GB/s 1750 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 130 watts 132 watts
Bandwidth 229376 MB/sec 229376 MB/sec
Texel Rate 151096 Mtexels/sec 182112 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 54944 Mpixels/sec 104064 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1408 1792
Texture Mapping Units 88 112
Render Output Units 32 64
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR6
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 7 nm 7 nm
Transistors 6400 million 11060 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 ×16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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