AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

Compare AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

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$ 360.99
$ 299.00
$ 61.99 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

54 %
115% significantly better overall score
25 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

111 FPS
66 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
46 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

83 FPS
42 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
41 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

97 FPS
67 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
31 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

47 FPS
14 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
33 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

1002.61
157% significantly higher Blender score
388.65
Geekbench 5 (Metal) score

Geekbench 5 (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

83409
471% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (Metal) score
14587
Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

82559
126% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score
36416
Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

64460
73% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score
37241
Geekbench 6 (Metal) score

Geekbench 6 (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

106828
632% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (Metal) score
14587
Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

81591
160% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score
31294
Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

97618
171% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score
35914

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1968 MHz
30% slightly higher core clock speed
1506 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

2589 MHz
51% significantly higher boost clock speed
1709 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
33% slightly more memory
6 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

128 Bit
192 Bit
49% significantly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

256 GB/s
33% slightly higher memory bandwidth
192.2 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

160 W
120 W
33% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

165.7 Gigapixels/s
101% significantly higher pixel rate
82.03 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

331.4 Gigatexels/s
142% significantly higher texture rate
136.7 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

10.6 TFLOPS
162% significantly better floating point performance
4.04 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2048
60% significantly more shading units
1280

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

128
60% significantly more texture mapping units
80

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
33% slightly more render output processors
48

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

39th of 549
98th of 549

Family

The product line

Radeon RX 6000 Series
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Release date

The official date of release of this chip

November 2021
July 2016

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR5

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

Radeon RX 6600 XT vs GeForce GTX 1060 6GB benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Radeon RX 6600 XT beats the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB in gaming performance.

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: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the Radeon RX 6600 XT has slightly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 6 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB has a slightly lower TDP at 120 W when compared to the Radeon RX 6600 XT at 160 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Radeon RX 6600 XT over the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB.

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