NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12 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

$ 600
$ 434
$ 165.69 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

79 %
91 %
15% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

109 FPS
Identical
109 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

57 FPS
82 FPS
25 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

80 FPS
95 FPS
14 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

44 FPS
46 FPS
1 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

96,416
16% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
82,559

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

74,845
16% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
64,460

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

8,766
9,727
10% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,320 MHz
1,968 MHz
49% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,777 MHz
2,589 MHz
45% significantly 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
40% slightly higher memory bandwidth
256 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

170 W
160 W
6% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

85 Gigapixels/s
166 Gigapixels/s
94% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

199 Gigatexels/s
331 Gigatexels/s
66% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

13 TFLOPS
20% slightly better floating point performance
11 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

3,584
75% significantly more shading units
2,048

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

112
128
14% slightly more texture mapping units

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 526
31st of 526

Family

The product line

-
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2021
November 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 XT specs and performance

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

Our database shows that the Radeon RX 6600 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 6600 XT also has a significantly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the GeForce RTX 3060 has significantly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 8 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the Radeon RX 6600 XT has a slightly lower TDP at 160 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 at 170 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 Radeon RX 6600 XT is better than the GeForce RTX 3060.

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