NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 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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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 960
$ 434
$ 525.99 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

77 %
91 %
18% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

84 FPS
109 FPS
24 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

75 FPS
82 FPS
6 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

57 FPS
95 FPS
37 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

60 FPS
14 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
46 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

23,824
83,409
250% significantly higher Geekbench (Metal) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

54,640
82,559
51% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

66,552
3% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
64,460

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

7,547
9,727
28% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,607 MHz
1,968 MHz
22% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,733 MHz
2,589 MHz
49% 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

320 GB/s
25% slightly higher memory bandwidth
256 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

180 W
160 W
12% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

111 Gigapixels/s
166 Gigapixels/s
49% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

277 Gigatexels/s
331 Gigatexels/s
19% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

9 TFLOPS
11 TFLOPS
19% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2,560
25% slightly more shading units
2,048

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

160
25% slightly more texture mapping units
128

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
Identical
64

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

42nd of 526
31st of 526

Family

The product line

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Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2016
November 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5X
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 1080 vs Radeon RX 6600 XT comparison

In our benchmarks, the Radeon RX 6600 XT beats the GeForce GTX 1080 in gaming performance.

In our comparison, 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: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, they both have the same amount of memory at 8 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 6600 XT has a slightly lower TDP at 160 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 1080 at 180 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the Radeon RX 6600 XT is faster than the GeForce GTX 1080.

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