NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 4 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

GPU Comparison

Quickly search and compare graphics cards

Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 510
$ 162
$ 348.00 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

62 %
26% slightly better overall score
49 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

78 FPS
18 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
60 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

50 FPS
6 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
44 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

58 FPS
5 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
53 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

37 FPS
13 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
24 FPS

Free GPU Benchmark

Want to compare your graphics card against the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and the Radeon RX 6500 XT? Download our free and quick PC Performance Test.

Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

61,373
16% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
52,512

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

53,550
33% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
39,991

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

6,332
27% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
4,965

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,500 MHz
2,310 MHz
53% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,770 MHz
2,815 MHz
59% significantly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
49% significantly more memory
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
200% significantly larger memory bus width
64 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

288 GB/s
100% significantly higher memory bandwidth
144 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

120 W
107 W
12% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

85 Gigapixels/s
90 Gigapixels/s
6% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

170 Gigatexels/s
180 Gigatexels/s
6% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

5 TFLOPS
6 TFLOPS
6% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,536
49% significantly more shading units
1,024

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

96
49% significantly more texture mapping units
64

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
49% significantly more render output processors
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

56th of 526
76th of 526

Family

The product line

-
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2019
January 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
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 1660 Ti vs Radeon RX 6500 XT benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti beats the Radeon RX 6500 XT in gaming performance.

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 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.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti has significantly more memory with 6 GiB of memory compared to 4 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the Radeon RX 6500 XT has a slightly lower TDP at 107 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti at 120 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 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is better than the Radeon RX 6500 XT.

Comments

No comments yet! Be the first to leave a comment using the form below.

Keep comments on topic and be polite. Comments are subject to moderation before they are published.

Popular GPU Comparisons