I get commissions for purchases made through links on this page. (more info)

Compare any two graphics cards:
VS

GeForce GTX 1070 vs Radeon RX 6600 XT

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1070 has core clock speeds of 1506 MHz on the GPU, and 2000 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1920 SPUs along with 120 Texture Address Units and 64 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 6600 XT, which features a core clock speed of 1968 MHz and a GDDR6 memory frequency of 2000 MHz. It also features a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 7 nm design. It is comprised of 2048 SPUs, 128 TAUs, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

Display Graphs

Hide Graphs

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1070 150 Watts
Radeon RX 6600 XT 160 Watts
Difference: 10 Watts (7%)

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have exactly the same bandwidth, so theoretically they should perform the same. (explain)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6600 XT should be much (about 39%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 1070. (explain)

Radeon RX 6600 XT 251904 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 1070 180720 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 71184 (39%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6600 XT is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon RX 6600 XT 125952 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 1070 96384 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 29568 (31%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce GTX 1070

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon RX 6600 XT

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

Display Specifications

Hide Specifications

Model GeForce GTX 1070 Radeon RX 6600 XT
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2016 August 2021
Code Name GP104-200 Navi 23 XT
Memory 8192 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1506 MHz 1968 MHz
Memory Speed 8000 MHz 4000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 150 watts 160 watts
Bandwidth 262144 MB/sec 262144 MB/sec
Texel Rate 180720 Mtexels/sec 251904 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 96384 Mpixels/sec 125952 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1920 2048
Texture Mapping Units 120 128
Render Output Units 64 64
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 7 nm
Transistors 7200 million 11060 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce GTX 1070

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon RX 6600 XT

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Comments

Be the first to leave a comment!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

WordPress Anti Spam by WP-SpamShield