AMD Radeon RX 480 vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

Compare AMD Radeon RX 480 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

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 500
$ 360
$ 140.00 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

36 %
91 %
152% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

43 FPS
108 FPS
64 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

32 FPS
82 FPS
49 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

40 FPS
94 FPS
54 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

17 FPS
46 FPS
28 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

42,415
83,409
96% significantly higher Geekbench (Metal) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

44,522
82,559
85% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

48,947
64,460
31% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

4,130
9,727
135% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,266 MHz
1,968 MHz
55% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,266 MHz
2,589 MHz
104% 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

224 GB/s
256 GB/s
14% slightly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

150 W
6% slightly lower TDP
160 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

41 Gigapixels/s
166 Gigapixels/s
309% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

182 Gigatexels/s
331 Gigatexels/s
81% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

6 TFLOPS
11 TFLOPS
81% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2,304
12% slightly more shading units
2,048

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

144
12% slightly more texture mapping units
128

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

102nd of 526
31st of 526

Family

The product line

Radeon 400 Series
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 2016
November 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

Radeon RX 480 vs Radeon RX 6600 XT specs and performance

For gaming, the Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 480 in our tests.

In our comparison 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. 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.

As stated by the manufacturer, 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 480 has a slightly lower TDP at 150 W when compared to the Radeon RX 6600 XT at 160 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the Radeon RX 6600 XT is faster than the Radeon RX 480.

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GPU rating

Our overall benchmark score measures CPU performance in gaming and compute scenarios.

Graphics card specifications

Core Clock speed and Boost clock speed directly influence gaming performance, typically the higher, the better. When thermals and power delivery allow, the GPU will raise its core clock to the boost clock for even more performance. A higher core clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

Memory is important for high resolutions and high resolution textures in games, if you're gaming at 4K or even 8K lots of memory is required. Too little memory may result in stuttering as the GPU tries to swap and fit everything in memory.

Memory bandwidth relates to the speed at which the GPU memory can be accessed. Higher speed is better as the graphics card won't need to wait for memory access before rendering a frame to the screen.

The memory bus width doesn't directly impact performance but, it the memory bandwidth. It measures how much data can be sent at one to and from the memory.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a GPU is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the GPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance. If you're comparing two laptop GPUs, you may take this into account when choosing between the two, since a cooler laptop generally runs faster for longer.

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