NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT 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

62 %
91 %
46% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

69 FPS
109 FPS
39 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

58 FPS
82 FPS
23 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

44 FPS
95 FPS
51 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

47 FPS
1 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
46 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

18,801
83,409
343% significantly higher Geekbench (Metal) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

47,750
82,559
72% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

53,125
64,460
21% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

6,047
9,727
60% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,506 MHz
1,968 MHz
30% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,683 MHz
2,589 MHz
53% significantly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
Identical
8 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
100% significantly larger memory bus width
128 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

256 GB/s
0% slightly higher memory bandwidth
256 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

150 W
6% slightly lower TDP
160 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

108 Gigapixels/s
166 Gigapixels/s
53% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

202 Gigatexels/s
331 Gigatexels/s
64% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

6 TFLOPS
11 TFLOPS
64% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,920
2,048
6% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

120
128
6% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
Identical
64

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

57th of 526
31st of 526

Family

The product line

-
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 2016
November 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

4.5
4.6

GeForce GTX 1070 vs Radeon RX 6600 XT specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the Radeon RX 6600 XT GPU is faster than the GeForce GTX 1070 in gaming.

The Radeon RX 6600 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. In addition, the Radeon RX 6600 XT also has a significantly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

As stated by the manufacturer, they both have the same amount of memory at 8 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1070 has a slightly lower TDP at 150 W when compared to the Radeon RX 6600 XT at 160 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Radeon RX 6600 XT over the GeForce GTX 1070.

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