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GeForce RTX 3050 vs Radeon RX 6600 XT

Intro

The GeForce RTX 3050 comes with a clock frequency of 1552 MHz and a GDDR6 memory speed of 1750 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit bus, and uses a 8 nm design. It is comprised of 2560 SPUs, 80 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 6600 XT, which features GPU core speed of 1968 MHz, and 8192 MB of GDDR6 RAM running at 2000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 2048 Stream Processors, 128 TAUs, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce RTX 3050 130 Watts
Radeon RX 6600 XT 160 Watts
Difference: 30 Watts (23%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon RX 6600 XT should theoretically be a small bit better than the GeForce RTX 3050 overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 6600 XT 262144 MB/sec
GeForce RTX 3050 229376 MB/sec
Difference: 32768 (14%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6600 XT is much (about 103%) more effective at AF than the GeForce RTX 3050. (explain)

Radeon RX 6600 XT 251904 Mtexels/sec
GeForce RTX 3050 124160 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 127744 (103%)

Pixel Rate

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

Radeon RX 6600 XT 125952 Mpixels/sec
GeForce RTX 3050 49664 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 76288 (154%)

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 RTX 3050 Radeon RX 6600 XT
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 2022 August 2021
Code Name Ampere GA106-150-KA-A1 Navi 23 XT
Memory 8192 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1552 MHz 1968 MHz
Memory Speed 1750 GB/s 2000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 130 watts 160 watts
Bandwidth 229376 MB/sec 262144 MB/sec
Texel Rate 124160 Mtexels/sec 251904 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 49664 Mpixels/sec 125952 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2560 2048
Texture Mapping Units 80 128
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 max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better 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 can be applied in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce RTX 3050

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Radeon RX 6600 XT

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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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