AMD launched their new entry-level GPU for gamers last week and it kind of received mixed reviews among reviewers, while we rated the GPU that “gets the job done” and this performance is increased by the AMD’s upscaling technique AMD FSR.
So, obviously while still not saying crippled but limited by the 4GB VRAM, the useful fact is that as it features new Fidelity FX Super Resolution, in games that support the tech expect a healthy boost in frame rates.
Heavier games like God of War, which does support FSR, does help to play the game even at QHD medium settings or FHD High settings without any hiccups. We were able to check out some of the games with AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT, which we had with us for a short time and here are the benchmarks for your reference:
In well-optimized games like Back 4 Blood and a bunch of other games which are now also available via Xbox Game Pass now support FSR, in those games, you can comfortably play at QHD Ultra settings even with an entry-level GPU like RX 6500 XT, which in itself speaks for itself.
Well, if you are someone who cannot spend more money on a GPU, this feature is a massive deal because out-of-nowhere you are seeing up to 20-30% increase without sacrificing on quality. These numbers on benchmarks are mostly when FSR is set to Quality or Ultra Quality, so, if you drop this to Performance or Balanced you will end up getting more frame rates.
As more and more games adopt FSR, the value for a GPU like AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT will increase considerably. In games like Marvel’s Avengers, you will clearly see that 4GB VRAM is a limiting factor and as the GPU doesn’t give the best price-to-performance ratio you notice some minor stutters here and there.
Genuinely, we would have liked AMD to have offered some more but suppose you get it for a good deal and as these are more in stocks compared to the RTX 3050, you won’t be completely disappointed buying the card.
If you plan to game mostly at 1080p and need the latest features like PCIe Gen 4, the goodness of the RDNA2 architecture this FSR on RX 6500 XT makes it even more useful than its usually.