NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 4 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

42 %
50 %
19% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

45 FPS
61 FPS
16 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

41 FPS
44 FPS
4 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

31 FPS
54 FPS
23 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

33 FPS
8 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
25 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

36,416
52,512
44% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

37,241
39,991
7% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,506 MHz
2,310 MHz
53% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,709 MHz
2,815 MHz
64% significantly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
49% significantly more memory
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
200% significantly larger memory bus width
64 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

192 GB/s
33% slightly higher memory bandwidth
144 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

120 W
107 W
12% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

82 Gigapixels/s
90 Gigapixels/s
9% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

137 Gigatexels/s
180 Gigatexels/s
31% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

4 TFLOPS
6 TFLOPS
42% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,280
25% slightly more shading units
1,024

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

80
25% slightly more texture mapping units
64

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
49% significantly more render output processors
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

89th of 526
75th of 526

Family

The product line

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Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2016
January 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

GeForce GTX 1060 6GB vs Radeon RX 6500 XT specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the Radeon RX 6500 XT GPU is faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB in gaming.

The Radeon RX 6500 XT has a significantly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. In addition, the Radeon RX 6500 XT also has a significantly higher boost clock speed. The boost clock speed is the frequency that the GPU core can reach if the temperature is low enough. The allows for higher performance in certain scenarios.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB has significantly more memory with 6 GiB of memory compared to 4 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In addition, the Radeon RX 6500 XT has a slightly lower TDP at 107 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB at 120 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the Radeon RX 6500 XT is faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB.

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