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

$ 499.99
$ 328.99
$ 171.00 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

21 %
53 %
152% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

44 FPS
111 FPS
67 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

32 FPS
82 FPS
50 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

41 FPS
97 FPS
56 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

17 FPS
47 FPS
29 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (Metal) score

Geekbench (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

42415
83409
96% significantly higher Geekbench (Metal) score
Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

44522
82559
85% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

48947
64460
31% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

4144
9708
134% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1266 MHz
1968 MHz
55% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1266 MHz
2589 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

40.51 Gigapixels/s
165.7 Gigapixels/s
309% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

182.3 Gigatexels/s
331.4 Gigatexels/s
81% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

5.83 TFLOPS
10.6 TFLOPS
81% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2304
12% slightly more shading units
2048

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

111th of 531
36th of 531

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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