NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6600

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 8 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 299.00
$ 239.19
$ 59.81 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

25 %
43 %
72% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

46 FPS
85 FPS
40 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

41 FPS
64 FPS
24 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

31 FPS
77 FPS
46 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

33 FPS
36 FPS
3 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (Metal) score

Geekbench (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

14587
75685
418% significantly higher Geekbench (Metal) score
Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

36416
76157
109% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

37241
61842
66% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1506 MHz
1626 MHz
7% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1709 MHz
2491 MHz
45% significantly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
8 GiB
33% slightly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
49% significantly larger memory bus width
128 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

192.2 GB/s
224 GB/s
16% slightly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

120 W
10% slightly lower TDP
132 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

82.03 Gigapixels/s
159.4 Gigapixels/s
94% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

136.7 Gigatexels/s
279 Gigatexels/s
104% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

4.04 TFLOPS
8.93 TFLOPS
121% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1280
1792
40% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

80
112
40% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
64
33% slightly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

95th of 531
54th of 531

Family

The product line

-
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2016
October 2021

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 6600 comparison

For gaming, the Radeon RX 6600 graphics card is better than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB in our tests.

The Radeon RX 6600 has a slightly 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 6600 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 Radeon RX 6600 has slightly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 6 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 GeForce GTX 1060 6GB has a slightly lower TDP at 120 W when compared to the Radeon RX 6600 at 132 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the Radeon RX 6600 is better than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB.

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