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GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs Radeon RX 6600

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB has a clock frequency of 1506 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 2000 MHz. It also features a 192-bit bus, and uses a 16 nm design. It is made up of 1152 SPUs, 72 TAUs, and 48 Raster Operation Units.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 6600, which has GPU clock speed of 1626 MHz, and 8192 MB of GDDR6 RAM running at 1750 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 1792 Stream Processors, 112 Texture Address Units, and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 120 Watts
Radeon RX 6600 132 Watts
Difference: 12 Watts (10%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon RX 6600 should theoretically be a small bit superior to the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 6600 229376 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 196608 MB/sec
Difference: 32768 (17%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6600 will be a lot (approximately 68%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB. (explain)

Radeon RX 6600 182112 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 108432 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 73680 (68%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6600 is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon RX 6600 104064 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 72288 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 31776 (44%)

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 GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Radeon RX 6600
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year August 2016 October 2021
Code Name GP106-300 Navi 23
Memory 3072 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1506 MHz 1626 MHz
Memory Speed 8000 MHz 3500 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 132 watts
Bandwidth 196608 MB/sec 229376 MB/sec
Texel Rate 108432 Mtexels/sec 182112 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 72288 Mpixels/sec 104064 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1152 1792
Texture Mapping Units 72 112
Render Output Units 48 64
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 192-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 7 nm
Transistors 4400 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 largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, 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 that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out 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 filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

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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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