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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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

42 %
71 %
69% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

45 FPS
84 FPS
40 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

41 FPS
63 FPS
23 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

31 FPS
74 FPS
43 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

Metal compute benchmark

14,587
75,685
418% significantly higher Geekbench (Metal) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

36,416
76,157
109% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

37,241
61,842
66% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,506 MHz
1,626 MHz
7% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,709 MHz
2,491 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 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 Gigapixels/s
159 Gigapixels/s
94% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

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

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

4 TFLOPS
9 TFLOPS
121% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,280
1,792
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

89th of 526
51st 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
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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GPU rating

Our overall benchmark score measures CPU performance in gaming and compute scenarios.

Graphics card specifications

Core Clock speed and Boost clock speed directly influence gaming performance, typically the higher, the better. When thermals and power delivery allow, the GPU will raise its core clock to the boost clock for even more performance. A higher core clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

Memory is important for high resolutions and high resolution textures in games, if you're gaming at 4K or even 8K lots of memory is required. Too little memory may result in stuttering as the GPU tries to swap and fit everything in memory.

Memory bandwidth relates to the speed at which the GPU memory can be accessed. Higher speed is better as the graphics card won't need to wait for memory access before rendering a frame to the screen.

The memory bus width doesn't directly impact performance but, it the memory bandwidth. It measures how much data can be sent at one to and from the memory.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a GPU is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the GPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance. If you're comparing two laptop GPUs, you may take this into account when choosing between the two, since a cooler laptop generally runs faster for longer.

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