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GeForce RTX 3050 vs Radeon RX 6600

Intro

The GeForce RTX 3050 comes with clock speeds of 1552 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 2560 SPUs along with 80 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 6600, which makes use of a 7 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 1626 MHz. The GDDR6 memory works at a frequency of 1750 MHz on this specific model. It features 1792 SPUs as well as 112 Texture Address Units and 64 Rasterization Operator Units.

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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 perform exactly the same. (explain)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6600 will be much (about 47%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce RTX 3050. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 6600 is a lot (more or less 110%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the GeForce RTX 3050, and also should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (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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Radeon RX 6600

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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: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses 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 per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines 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, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential 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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