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AMD Radeon RX 6500M

AMD Radeon RX 6500M

The AMD Radeon RX 6500M is a mobile entry-level graphics card based on the Navi 24 chip (RDNA 2  architecture) manufactured in the modern 6nm process. It features 1024 cores (16 CUs - compute units) and 4 GB of fast GDDR6 graphics memory connected with a 128 Bit memory bus. The chip also includes 16 MB Infinity Cache. The game clock speed is specified at 2191 MHz. AMD specifies the theoretical performance at 9.97 TFLOPS (half precision +60% vs 6300M) and 4.98 TFLOPS (single precision). The 6500M supports Smart Access Memory and SmartShift Technology.

The performance should be similar to a mobile RTX 3050 (according to AMD) and therefore best suited for 1080p gaming with high settings.

The Navi 24 chip is manufactured at TSMC in the modern 6nm process and should offer a good energy efficiency. The RX6500M is specified at a TDP of 50 Watt and therefore best suited for normal multimedia laptops.

Radeon RX 6000M Series

Radeon RX 6850M XT compare 2560 @ 2.46 GHz192 Bit @ 18000 MHz
Radeon RX 6800M compare 2560 @ 2.12 - 2.3 GHz192 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon RX 6800S compare 2048 @ 1.8 - 1.98 GHz128 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon RX 6700M compare 2304 @ 2.3 GHz160 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon RX 6650M XT compare 2048 @ 2.16 GHz128 Bit @ 18000 MHz
Radeon RX 6650M compare 1792 @ 2.22 GHz128 Bit @ 18000 MHz
Radeon RX 6600M compare 1792 @ 2.07 - 2.18 GHz128 Bit @ 14000 MHz
Radeon RX 6700S compare 1792 @ 1.7 - 1.89 GHz128 Bit @ 14000 MHz
Radeon PRO W6600M compare 1792 128 Bit @ 14000 MHz
Radeon RX 6600S compare 1792 @ 1.88 GHz128 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon RX 6550M compare 1024 @ 2 - 2.56 GHz64 Bit @ 18000 MHz
Radeon RX 6500M 1024 @ 2.19 GHz128 Bit @ 18000 MHz
Radeon RX 6550S compare 1024 @ 2.17 GHz64 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon RX 6450M compare 768 @ 2 - 2.22 GHz64 Bit @ 18000 MHz
Radeon RX 6300M compare 768 @ 1.51 GHz128 Bit @ 18000 MHz
ArchitectureRDNA 2
Pipelines1024 - unified
Core Speed2191 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed18000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory4 GB
Shared Memoryno
APIDirectX 12_2, Shader 6.4, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption50 Watt
technology6 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.4 w/DFSC, HDMI 2.0b, Radeon Media Engine (H.264 4K150 decode, 4K90 encode / H.265 4K90 decode, 4K60 encode / VP9 4K90 decode)
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement04.01.2022
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics...

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +