NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 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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Price

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$ 800
$ 191
$ 609.10 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

34 %
52 %
52% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

40 FPS
63 FPS
23 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

33 FPS
46 FPS
13 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

26 FPS
55 FPS
29 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

25 FPS
26 FPS
0 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

32,388
52,512
62% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

31,476
39,991
27% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

3,644
4,972
36% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,708 MHz
2,310 MHz
35% slightly higher core clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
49% significantly more memory
4 GiB

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

120 W
107 W
12% slightly lower TDP

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

112th of 536
75th of 536

Family

The product line

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Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

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January 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

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GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.5
4.6

GeForce GTX 1060 vs Radeon RX 6500 XT benchmarks

For gaming, the Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card is better than the GeForce GTX 1060 in our tests.

Our database shows that the Radeon RX 6500 XT has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce GTX 1060 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 at 120 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Radeon RX 6500 XT over the GeForce GTX 1060.

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