AMD Graphics Cards List in Order of Performance

CG Director Author Alex Glawionby Alex Glawion   /  Updated 

There are so many different AMD Graphics Cards for purchase that it can get confusing at times. With price-inflations and out-of-stock items, it can be difficult to gauge performance by price alone.

That is why I created this List of AMD Graphics Cards in order of Performance. You can sort the list by rendering and gaming performance or value to find the best GPU for your needs.

Related: Nvidia Graphics Cards List in Order of Performance

AMD Graphics Cards List In Order Of Performance

Graphics CardRender ScoreGaming ScorePerformance TotalPerformance / DollarPrice (MSRP)
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT2912064970.451099
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT2701914610.46999
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT2631654280.65649
AMD Radeon RX 68002271373640.62579
AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT1901293190.58549
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT1751192940.61479
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT125992240.59379
AMD Radeon VII1141102240.32699
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT1121082200.55399
AMD Radeon Pro W5700116791950.30650
AMD Radeon RX 5700104891930.55350
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6492941860.37499
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT85881730.62279
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5682831650.41399
AMD Radeon PRO WX 820071811520.16950
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT66551210.61200
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT54571110.55199
AMD Radeon RX 59046601060.37279
AMD Radeon RX 5804254960.41229
AMD Radeon RX 5703847850.50169
AMD Radeon RX 5602623490.4999
Graphics CardRender ScoreGaming ScorePerformance TotalPerformance / DollarPrice (MSRP)

Best AMD Graphics Card for the money

Although it’s not cheap at $649, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is the currently best AMD Graphics Card for the money.

With its 16GB of VRAM, it clocks up to 2250 MHz, making any modern Game run at smooth framerates. 4608 Stream Processors accelerate gaming and rendering workloads based on OpenCL and the Power Draw of 300W is decent for such a top-tier GPU.

Best AMD Graphics Card under 500$

The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT is the best AMD Graphics Card you can buy for under 500$. It sports 2560 stream processors and has 12GB of VRAM. Its base Frequency clocks at 2321Mhz and boosts up to 2581Mhz.

Although the GPU officially has a Total Board Power of 230W, AMD recommends a minimum PSU Wattage of 600W.

Best AMD Graphics Card under 400$

The AMD Radeon RX 6600 too comes with 8GB of VRAM and has fewer stream processors (2048) and lower clock speeds (1968Mhz base – 2589Mhz boost) than the 6700 XT.

It gets by with lower power consumption (160W Total board power) too and costs 80$ less than the 5700XT. For those of you shopping in the 300$ – 400$ range, this GPU is the sweet spot.

Best AMD Graphics Card under 200$

The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT is the best AMD GPU at / under 200$. It does only have 4GB of VRAM, which is astonishing for a modern GPU at this price.

Its 1024 Stream Processors accelerate your rendering and gaming needs and with boost clocks of up to 2815Mhz you’ll be able to play most modern Games at smooth framerates and mid-to-high settings.

Answers to Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What is the highest performance AMD GPU?

As can be seen in this Article’s AMD GPU List, the currently best performing AMD Graphics Card is the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT by a considerable margin.

Is an AMD GPU better than Nvidia?

Similarly priced AMD and Nvidia GPUs will mostly perform the same in many workloads. There are some features in games or in render engines, though, that will not look the same or will not be supported on either AMD or Nvidia GPUs. It’s generally safer to buy an Nvidia GPU as it has wider application support.

Over to you

I hope this AMD Radeon GPU List helped you make a decision. What AMD Graphics Card do you want to buy? Let me know in the comments! 🙂

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Alex Glawion

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  • Max

    best budget graphic card for creator purpose. Like 4k video editing, photoshop, 3d graphics etc.,

    • Alex Glawion

      You’ll need an Nvidia GPU for best compatibility with most of the Content Creator tools and their features, but in the end it comes down to what you’re willing to spend. The RTX3060Ti is a great entry-level GPU, and the RTX 4070 Ti a great mid-high-end GPU. Nothing beats the 4090, currently, but the price is quite high.

      What’s your budget?


  • LowKey

    The 6950XT is $650 new now. I’ve even purchased a 6900XT TOXIC for $429 open box

  • unicorn21

    Do the render/gaming scores for the AMD cards have the same baseline with the NVIDIA table? In other words are the scores for the RTX 3090 (574/260) and the RX 6900 XT (270/191) benchmarked the same way? Thanks

    • Alex Glawion

      Unfortunately not. Because Render Engines support different kind of GPUs, the scores for Nvidia is taken from Render Engines that run in CUDA mode, and the AMD results are taken from engines that run in OpenCL mode. While both have the same underlying scenes, the architectures can’t be directly compared.

      The gaming scores can be directly compared.

      I am thinking of a way to combine them, then we could have a single table, which would make it easier to compare, but for now, we have to keep them separate.