NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 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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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 230.39
$ 179.99
$ 50.40 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

48 %
60% significantly better overall score
30 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

110 FPS
47 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
63 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

67 FPS
21 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
46 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

75 FPS
19 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
56 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

50 FPS
24 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
26 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

70754
34% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
52512
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

60775
51% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
39991
3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

7504
50% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
4972

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1365 MHz
2310 MHz
69% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1680 MHz
2815 MHz
67% 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

336 GB/s
133% significantly higher memory bandwidth
144 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

160 W
107 W
49% significantly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

80.64 Gigapixels/s
90.1 Gigapixels/s
11% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

201.6 Gigatexels/s
11% slightly higher texture rate
180.2 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

6.45 TFLOPS
11% 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

48
49% significantly more render output processors
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

41st of 531
81st of 531

Family

The product line

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Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 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 RTX 2060 vs Radeon RX 6500 XT specs and performance

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 6500 XT in our tests.

Our database shows that the Radeon RX 6500 XT has a significantly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. 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.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce RTX 2060 has significantly more memory with 6 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 Radeon RX 6500 XT has a significantly lower TDP at 107 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 2060 at 160 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce RTX 2060 over the Radeon RX 6500 XT.

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