NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 vs AMD Radeon RX 6600

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12 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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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 599.99
$ 239.19
$ 360.80 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

51 %
18% slightly better overall score
43 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

122 FPS
37 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
85 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

60 FPS
64 FPS
4 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

86 FPS
10 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
77 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

47 FPS
11 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
36 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

96416
26% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
76157
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

74845
21% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
61842
3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

8714
6% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
8150

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1320 MHz
1626 MHz
23% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1777 MHz
2491 MHz
40% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

12 GiB
49% significantly more memory
8 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
49% significantly larger memory bus width
128 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

360 GB/s
60% significantly higher memory bandwidth
224 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

170 W
132 W
28% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

85.3 Gigapixels/s
159.4 Gigapixels/s
86% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

199 Gigatexels/s
279 Gigatexels/s
40% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

12.74 TFLOPS
42% slightly better floating point performance
8.93 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

3584
100% significantly more shading units
1792

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

112
Identical
112

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
64
33% slightly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

39th of 531
54th of 531

Family

The product line

-
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2021
October 2021

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 3060 vs Radeon RX 6600 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3060 GPU is faster than the Radeon RX 6600 in gaming.

Our database shows that the Radeon RX 6600 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 also has a slightly 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.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the GeForce RTX 3060 has significantly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 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 has a slightly lower TDP at 132 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 at 170 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce RTX 3060 is faster than the Radeon RX 6600.

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