NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 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

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$ 857
$ 360
$ 497.09 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

116 %
27% slightly better overall score
91 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

160 FPS
52 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
108 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

85 FPS
4 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
82 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

120 FPS
26 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
94 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

68 FPS
22 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
46 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

135,064
63% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
82,559

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

99,979
55% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
64,460

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

13,651
40% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
9,727

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,500 MHz
1,968 MHz
31% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,725 MHz
2,589 MHz
50% significantly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
Identical
8 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
100% significantly larger memory bus width
128 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

448 GB/s
75% significantly higher memory bandwidth
256 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

220 W
160 W
37% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

166 Gigapixels/s
166 Gigapixels/s
0% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

317 Gigatexels/s
331 Gigatexels/s
4% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

20 TFLOPS
91% significantly better floating point performance
11 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

5,888
187% significantly more shading units
2,048

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

184
43% significantly more texture mapping units
128

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

96
49% significantly more render output processors
64

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

17th of 526
31st of 526

Family

The product line

-
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

September 2020
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 3070 vs Radeon RX 6600 XT specs and performance

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 6600 XT in our tests.

In our comparison, the Radeon RX 6600 XT has a slightly 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 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 they both have the same amount of memory at 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 3070 at 220 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 RTX 3070 is better than the Radeon RX 6600 XT.

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