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GeForce GTX 1060 vs Radeon RX 6600

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1060 has a clock frequency of 1506 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 2000 MHz. It also uses a 192-bit bus, and makes use of a 16 nm design. It is made up of 1280 SPUs, 80 Texture Address Units, and 48 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 6600, which features core speeds of 1626 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR6 RAM. It features 1792 SPUs as well as 112 TAUs and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

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

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon RX 6600 should in theory be a little bit better than the GeForce GTX 1060 overall. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6600 should be a lot (about 51%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 1060. (explain)

Radeon RX 6600 182112 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 1060 120480 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 61632 (51%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 6600 should be quite a bit (more or less 44%) better at FSAA than the GeForce GTX 1060, and also will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

Radeon RX 6600 104064 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 1060 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 Radeon RX 6600
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2016 October 2021
Code Name GP106-400 Navi 23
Memory 6144 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 120480 Mtexels/sec 182112 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 72288 Mpixels/sec 104064 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1280 1792
Texture Mapping Units 80 112
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 maximum amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1060

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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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