NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 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

36 %
20% slightly better overall score
30 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

70 FPS
7 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
63 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

58 FPS
13 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
46 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

45 FPS
56 FPS
11 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

47 FPS
22 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
26 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

47750
52512
9% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

53125
32% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
39991
3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

6046
21% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
4972

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1506 MHz
2310 MHz
53% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1683 MHz
2815 MHz
67% significantly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
100% significantly more memory
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
300% significantly larger memory bus width
64 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

256.30 GB/s
77% significantly higher memory bandwidth
144 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

150 W
107 W
40% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

107.7 Gigapixels/s
19% slightly higher pixel rate
90.1 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

202 Gigatexels/s
12% slightly higher texture rate
180.2 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

6.46 TFLOPS
12% slightly better floating point performance
5.77 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1920
87% significantly more shading units
1024

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

120
87% significantly more texture mapping units
64

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
100% significantly more render output processors
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

67th of 531
81st of 531

Family

The product line

-
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 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

4.5
4.6

GeForce GTX 1070 vs Radeon RX 6500 XT comparison

For gaming, the GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 6500 XT in our tests.

In our comparison, the Radeon RX 6500 XT has a significantly 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. In addition, the Radeon RX 6500 XT also has a significantly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the GeForce GTX 1070 has significantly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 4 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the Radeon RX 6500 XT has a slightly lower TDP at 107 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 1070 at 150 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce GTX 1070 is faster than the Radeon RX 6500 XT.

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