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GeForce RTX 3050 vs Radeon RX 6600

Intro

The GeForce RTX 3050 features core speeds of 1552 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR6 RAM. It features 2560 SPUs as well as 80 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX 6600, which comes with a GPU core clock speed of 1626 MHz, and 8192 MB of GDDR6 memory set to run at 1750 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 1792 SPUs, 112 TAUs, and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce RTX 3050 130 Watts
Radeon RX 6600 132 Watts
Difference: 2 Watts (2%)

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have the exact same memory bandwidth, so in theory they should have the same performance. (explain)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6600 should be quite a bit (approximately 47%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce RTX 3050. (explain)

Radeon RX 6600 182112 Mtexels/sec
GeForce RTX 3050 124160 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 57952 (47%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6600 is superior to the GeForce RTX 3050, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon RX 6600 104064 Mpixels/sec
GeForce RTX 3050 49664 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 54400 (110%)

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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GeForce RTX 3050

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Specifications

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Model GeForce RTX 3050 Radeon RX 6600
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 2022 October 2021
Code Name Ampere GA106-150-KA-A1 Navi 23
Memory 8192 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1552 MHz 1626 MHz
Memory Speed 1750 GB/s 1750 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 130 watts 132 watts
Bandwidth 229376 MB/sec 229376 MB/sec
Texel Rate 124160 Mtexels/sec 182112 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 49664 Mpixels/sec 104064 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2560 1792
Texture Mapping Units 80 112
Render Output Units 32 64
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR6
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 8 nm 7 nm
Transistors 12000 million 11060 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR memory, the result 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, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce RTX 3050

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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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