Now some people don’t need a video card for gaming, they need the processing power for rendering or 2D/3D production, or in some cases people who game also do work on the side. So it is also important to check out the compute performance on all of the video cards that come in. That includes doing a few different tests. My first test was a simple GPU Compute benchmark using Passmark’s Performance Test 10 and the 6650 XT Gaming X came in ahead of the RTX 2080 SUPER but still behind the RTX 3060 here. Comparing it to the 6600 XT it did gain 595 points which isn’t bad as well.
Blender is always my favorite compute benchmark because the open-source 3D rendering software is very popular and it isn’t a synthetic benchmark. With the latest version of Blender, they redid the benchmark so we now have a new test that runs three different renderings and gives each a score. I have all three stacked together so we can see the overall performance. The 6650 XT Gaming X and the older 6600 XT perform similarly here with just a few points difference in each of the tests but the 6650 XT Gaming X does edge out when it is all combined together.