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October 13, 2023

RX 580 Vs 6500 XT

rx 580 vs 6500 xt

With the GPU shortage creating a disruption in the space-time continuum, it's hard to find a reasonable graphics card at a fair price. The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT offers a little hope for those who want decent gaming performance without paying through the nose. But how does it stack up against older cards like the Radeon RX 580 from 2017 or the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 from 2016?

In a game like Watch Dogs Legion, the 6500 XT delivers some solid performance at medium settings. But when compared to older GPUs, it's a bit of a let down. It also struggles with ray tracing, which isn't really an issue for most gamers.

The 6500 XT is also more energy efficient than the RX 580, pulling just 107 watts from the power supply to achieve its 3DMark score. This might be a strong selling point if you're concerned about your existing GPU's power draw. The only downside to the 6500 XT is its lack of DisplayPort and HDMI connections, which might limit its use in some systems. It also lacks support for GDDR5 memory. This might be an issue if you're looking to build a new PC and need to upgrade the graphics card. This could mean upgrading to a newer motherboard, or using an adapter that allows for a full DisplayPort connection.