The Hellhound RX 6650 XT Takes on the RTX 3060 & RTX 3060 Ti in 38 Video games+

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 The PowerColor Hellhound RX 6650 XT takes on the RTX 3060 & RTX 3060 Ti in 38 Video games – Newest Preview Driver, OC’ing, Workstation, GPGPU +

A brand new Hellhound RX 6650 XT arrived at BTR for analysis from PowerColor as a premium and overclocked 8GB vRAM-equipped 128-bit card at $409 though the bottom fashions begin at a moderately excessive $399 contemplating it’s focusing on 1080P and with solely a light pace bump over the $379 RX 6600 XT.  Utilizing a borrowed PC GamerZ Hawaii ‘Blue Elixir’ 12700KF PC, now we have been exhaustively evaluating it versus the $399 RTX 3060 EVGA Black XC 12GB and versus the unavailable-at-any-resonable worth, RTX 3060 Ti 8GB Founders Version. Utilizing AMD’s newest Preview public driver for Win 11, we take a look at 38 video games, GPGPU, workstation, SPEC, and artificial benchmarks.

This editor is in Honolulu for the month of Could on a working trip, so we requested PC GamerZ for a 12700KF/DDR4 PC that we’ll examine with BTR’s flagship 12900K/DDR5 PC for an upcoming evaluate subsequent month.  The proprietor kindly allowed us to change out video playing cards and we introduced alongside a EVGA RTX 3060 XC Black and a RTX 3060 Ti Founders Version (FE) for comparability with the Hellhound.

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The Hellhound RX 6650 XT is manufacturing unit clocked larger than the reference model utilizing its OC BIOS.  Whereas the reference Radeon RX 6600 XT provides a Recreation clock as much as 2359MHz and a Enhance clock of 2589MHz, its substitute reference RX 6650 XT has a Recreation clock as much as 2410MHz and a Enhance clock as much as 2635MHz – a 2% enchancment.  The GDDR6 reminiscence clocks of the RX 6650 XT (17.5Gbps) is clocked about 9% larger than that of the RX 6600 XT.  The Hellhound RX 6650 XT recreation clocks as much as 2486MHz and additional boosts to 2689MHz.  The RX 6650 XT board energy is elevated by round 13% over the RX 6600 XT so the Hellhound RX 6650 XT tames its thermals by utilizing a twin fan design whose LED lights up in blue.

The Reference and Hellhound RX 6650 XT Options & Specs

First let’s have a look at the Hellhound RX 6650 XT specs:

Supply: PowerColor

Further Info from PowerColor

PowerColor latest RX 6650 XT Hellhound, is positioned to compete with customized 3060 premium fashions.

  • PowerColor Hellhound RX 6650 XT is supplied with a twin fan design (2x 100mm), a cooler with 3X6Φ nickel-plated heatpipes, and a easy nickel-plated copper base that enhances warmth dissipation.
  • The cardboard has 2 modes, OC and Silent. There’s a BIOS swap on the aspect of the cardboard. We designed this card to be very quiet, even on efficiency mode it’s significantly quieter than most silent playing cards.  We advise making an attempt the silent mode because it’s really whisper quiet.
  • The board has 10 Section VS the 6+2 Section VRM design on the usual designs which means is over spec’d with a view to ship one of the best
    stability and overclock headroom, and by having such VRM it would run cooler and last more.
  • DrMOS gives superior energy effectivity and provides higher thermal safety, and the 6+2 phases VRM ensures higher overclocking and stability, no compromises.
  • Twin 100mm followers optimized static strain fan design gives extra air move and longer circulation; at this TDP there isn’t a want of outsized 3 fan coolers, higher sized and but environment friendly cooling!
  • Hellhound options the blue LED lighting on the shroud and backplate that gives a chilly coloration to gentle up in your case.
  • Hellhound has Mute fan know-how, followers cease below 60c!
  • The metallic backplate strengthens the cardboard and improves the airflow by the cuts. It doesn’t use thermal pads however as a substitute the cuts permit the PCB to breath, which below excessive warmth situations is extra helpful than having thermal pads as in any other case a again plate can develop into a warmth entice.

RX 6000 options

AMD has their very own ecosystem for players and plenty of distinctive new options for the Radeon 6000 collection together with the FidelityFX 1.0 Tremendous Decision upscaler and the model new 2.0 model that appears about pretty much as good as native decision in Deathloop.

Infinity Cache and Good Entry Reminiscence are two different necessary elements of many included in Adrenalin software program.

Infinity Cache & Good Entry Reminiscence

AMD’s RDNA 2 structure consists of the Infinity Cache which alters the way in which knowledge is delivered to GPUs. This world cache permits quick knowledge
entry and will increase bandwidth.  This optimized on-die cache makes use of 96MB of AMD Infinity Cache delivering as much as 2.5x the efficient bandwidth in comparison with 256-bit 12Gbps GDDR6.

BTR is utilizing an Intel twelfth technology CPU, the i9-12700KF, which doesn’t have this cache out there so our outcomes will in all probability be decrease than what a gamer utilizing a full Ryzen 5000 platform will obtain.  As well as, we don’t have Good Entry Reminiscence.

AMD’s Good Entry Reminiscence is a brand new characteristic for the Radeon RX 6000 Sequence graphics playing cards that allows extra reminiscence house to be mapped to the bottom handle register leading to efficiency positive aspects for choose video games when paired with an AMD Ryzen 5000 Sequence processor or with some Ryzen 3000 collection CPUs.  Utilizing PCIe, the Base Deal with Register (BAR) defines how a lot GPU reminiscence house may be mapped.  With out utilizing Good Entry Reminiscence, CPUs can usually entry as much as 256MB of GPU reminiscence limiting efficiency considerably.

NVIDIA has labored with its companions and with Intel to allow Resizable BAR which at present is enabled for the ASUS H670-DDR4 motherboard.  We additionally enabled it for the RX 6650 XT and examined all of our video playing cards and video games with Resizable BAR.

The Check Mattress 

BTR’s take a look at mattress consists of 38 video games and 5 artificial recreation benchmarks at 1920×1080 in addition to SPEC, workstation, and GPGPU benchmarks.  Our newest video games embrace Complete Warfare: Warhammer III, God of Warfare, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Elden Ring, Dying Gentle 2 and CoD: Vanguard.  The testing platform makes use of a current set up of Home windows 11 Professional Version, and our CPU is an i9-12700KF, an ASUS TUF Gaming H670-PRO WIFI D4 motherboard, and 16GB of G.SKILL Trident DDR4 at 3600MHz. The video games, settings, and {hardware} are equivalent apart from the playing cards being in contrast.

First, let’s take a more in-depth have a look at the brand new PowerColor Hellhound RX 6650 XT.