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Radeon RX 590 vs Radeon RX 6600

Intro

The Radeon RX 590 comes with core speeds of 1469 MHz on the GPU, and 2000 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 2304 SPUs as well as 144 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 6600, which features a clock frequency of 1626 MHz and a GDDR6 memory speed of 1750 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 7 nm design. It is comprised of 1792 SPUs, 112 Texture Address Units, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 6600 132 Watts
Radeon RX 590 175 Watts
Difference: 43 Watts (33%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon RX 590 should be a small bit faster than the Radeon RX 6600 overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 590 262144 MB/sec
Radeon RX 6600 229376 MB/sec
Difference: 32768 (14%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 590 will be a little bit (approximately 16%) faster with regards to AF than the Radeon RX 6600. (explain)

Radeon RX 590 211536 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 6600 182112 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 29424 (16%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6600 is superior to the Radeon RX 590, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon RX 6600 104064 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 590 47008 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 57056 (121%)

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

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Specifications

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Model Radeon RX 590 Radeon RX 6600
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year November 2018 October 2021
Code Name Polaris 30 Navi 23
Memory 8192 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1469 MHz 1626 MHz
Memory Speed 8000 MHz 3500 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 175 watts 132 watts
Bandwidth 262144 MB/sec 229376 MB/sec
Texel Rate 211536 Mtexels/sec 182112 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 47008 Mpixels/sec 104064 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2304 1792
Texture Mapping Units 144 112
Render Output Units 32 64
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 7 nm
Transistors 5700 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: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card 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 processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon RX 590

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Radeon RX 6600

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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.

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