AMD over time it has established itself as a real alternative to competing Intel, building processors and video cards from more basic levelspassing through the high level gaming and then ending with i products aimed at work. Today we talk to you about our experience with AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT a video card that we have defined basic.
How to exploit it
To be precise, this card is useful for building a basic gaming PC for a young person or aimed at e-sports where performance matters more than the graphics themselves. Perfect for the Full HD 1080p but no further, of course. The real problem with this card is its price, which is unbalanced in terms of the performance it offers.
Unbalanced in the negative to be clear: let’s say you are an AMD fan and you must assemble a game machine “for war”the board RX 6650 XT will be for you; the card replaces RX 6600 XT which will no longer be marketed net of stocks running out. To make the most of it you will need to be undemanding in terms of intrinsic graphics and focus on the performance of the product which, on games with little graphics demand such as Fortnite or League of Legends, does its job very well, while if you want to play Call of Duty in ultra-level graphics, clearly we advise against it.
The architecture is RDNA 2 and as we know RDNA 3 is expected to be launched shortly which puts the card under consideration in an interesting light as the price is destined for obvious reasons to drop, and this is good, because it would bring the card to an optimal cost / benefit level: at that point it could be taken into consideration under a different profile. Analyzing the card from a point of view noisewe can assure you that even under stress the card is silent and always in the same conditions, it consumes very little power and the cooling system maintains optimal heat levels.
As for the chipset, this card is equipped with a budget-oriented Navi23 GPU, which has 32 streaming multiprocessors, further divided into 2,048 stream processors. This is identical to the GPU of the RX 6600 XT, although the clock speeds of the RX 6650 XT are slightly higher, in fact it records a base clock speed of 6.2% faster than the card it replaces commercially speaking.
If it is exploited with a boost for the clock we speak of 3.33% of extra speed on the “old” counterpart, that is the RX 6600 XT. The sheer memory speed is 9.5% faster than the little sister. In fact, the RX 6650 XT is an improvement over the previous RX 6600 XT and this translates into more computing power and higher speed: the real problem is that if you compare it on games in 1080p, the current card is almost identical. to the new one, recording the same levels of frame rate and visual quality as the previous card.
Beautiful but she doesn’t dance
Technically, the RX 6650 XT card looks like nothing more than an update on the part of AMD, which certainly brought some measurable improvements on the previous card, but that in fact they do not translate into a true visual upgrade, except maybe the name change on the card box. Basically it came out late, it is inferior to the competition in strictly numerical terms and it is not such a fundamental upgrade compared to the previous generation already present in AMD.
If tried with games like Cyberpunk 2077 in Ultra quality, Full HD 1080p the card records a stable frame rate to 22 FPS while the previous generation card took us to nineteen frames per second: an improvement, but practically nil in strictly visual terms. On titles instead like Total War: Warhammer III in Battle mode there are peaks of 58 FPS stable enough; as we told you, in titles where the graphics are not the master the card behaves very well. The temperatures settle between 50 and 55 degrees without ever reaching beyond, optimal from the point of view of cooling. Consumption in terms of current, we are at most a 0.16 kWh so we can say that even under stress the consumption is damn low.
RX 6650 XT
A video card designed for “battle” games or for basic gaming computers that maybe you will give to young people who are approaching the “Master Race” market for the first time. If used in 1080p the card gives excellent results on games that do not require who knows what power on the graphics side, thanks to an excellent heat dissipation even under stress.
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