In-Game Benchmarks

Now we finally get into the in game performance and that is the main reason people pick up a new video card. To test things out I ran through our new benchmark suite that tests 10 games at three different resolutions (1080p, 1440p, and 4k). Most of the games tested have been run at the highest detail setting and a mid-range detail setting to get a look at how turning things up hurts performance and to give an idea of if turning detail down from max will be beneficial for frame rates. In total, each video card is tested 54 times and that makes for a huge mess of results when you put them all together. To help with that I like to start with these overall playability graphs that take all of the results and give an easier-to-read result. I have one for each of the three resolutions and each is broken up into four FPS ranges. Under 30 FPS is considered unplayable, over 30 is playable but not ideal, over 60 is the sweet spot, and then over 120 FPS is for high refresh rate monitors.

So how did the 6650 XT Gaming X do? Well in our AMD call they were showing the 6650 XT to be a 1080p focused card with the 6750 XT as a 1440 and the new 6950 XT as a 4K card. At 1080p the 6650 XT Gaming X ran into no troubles at all, 100 of the results were over 120 FPS with the other 7 running smooth at over 60 as well. Honestly, even at 1440p it is capable, 5 results were over 120 FPS at 1440p and 10 were over 60 FPS with just two in the playable but not smooth 30-59 FPS range. Then of course at 4K the 6650 XT Gaming X drops on its face with a majority of the results under 60 FPS and one even under 30 FPS. There were still a few games at 60 FPS with 4 over 60 and 1 over 120 FPS but I wouldn’t recommend it. Overall the 6650 XT Gaming X will handle anything at 1080p and will struggle a little more but can handle 1440p in some situations as well.

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Of course, I have all of the actual in game results as well for anyone who wants to sort through the wall of graphs below. Looking through them the 6650 XT Gaming X is of course consistently faster than its predecessor the 6600 XT. But did that improvement help in comparison with any other cards? Well, when averaged out we can see that the 6650 XT Gaming X jumped out ahead of the RTX 3060 by a clear margin where before with the 6600 XT sometimes the 3060 would be faster.

1080p

1440p

4k

RTX 3060

135.66

98.02

55.2

RX 6600 XT

146.57

104.3

56.09

RX 6650 XT

154.43

113.43

59.62

 

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