NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 vs AMD Radeon RX 6600

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 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

24 %
72 %
200% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

28 FPS
85 FPS
57 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

22 FPS
64 FPS
42 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

19 FPS
75 FPS
55 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

17 FPS
36 FPS
18 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

8,773
75,685
762% significantly higher Geekbench (Metal) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

21,072
76,157
261% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

22,380
61,842
176% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

2,293
8,131
254% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,127 MHz
1,626 MHz
44% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,178 MHz
2,491 MHz
111% significantly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

4 GiB
8 GiB
100% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

128 Bit
Identical
128 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

112 GB/s
224 GB/s
99% significantly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

120 W
10% slightly lower TDP
132 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

38 Gigapixels/s
159 Gigapixels/s
322% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

75 Gigatexels/s
279 Gigatexels/s
270% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

2 TFLOPS
9 TFLOPS
270% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,024
1,792
75% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

64
112
75% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

32
64
100% significantly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

149th of 526
50th of 526

Family

The product line

-
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2015
October 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 960 vs Radeon RX 6600 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Radeon RX 6600 beats the GeForce GTX 960 in gaming performance.

In our comparison, the Radeon RX 6600 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 6600 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 Radeon RX 6600 has significantly more memory with 8 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 GeForce GTX 960 has a slightly lower TDP at 120 W when compared to the Radeon RX 6600 at 132 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 is faster than the GeForce GTX 960.

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