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GeForce RTX 2060 vs Radeon RX 6650 XT

Intro

The GeForce RTX 2060 makes use of a 12 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 1365 MHz. The GDDR6 memory is set to run at a speed of 1750 MHz on this model. It features 1920 SPUs along with 120 Texture Address Units and 48 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX 6650 XT, which features a core clock frequency of 2055 MHz and a GDDR6 memory speed of 2190 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 7 nm design. It is made up of 2048 SPUs, 128 TAUs, and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce RTX 2060 160 Watts
Radeon RX 6650 XT 176 Watts
Difference: 16 Watts (10%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce RTX 2060 should in theory perform a bit faster than the Radeon RX 6650 XT in general. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2060 344064 MB/sec
Radeon RX 6650 XT 287072 MB/sec
Difference: 56992 (20%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6650 XT should be quite a bit (more or less 61%) better at AF than the GeForce RTX 2060. (explain)

Radeon RX 6650 XT 263040 Mtexels/sec
GeForce RTX 2060 163800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 99240 (61%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6650 XT is a better choice, by far. (explain)

Radeon RX 6650 XT 131520 Mpixels/sec
GeForce RTX 2060 65520 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 66000 (101%)

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 2060 Radeon RX 6650 XT
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 2019 May 2022
Code Name TU106-200A-KA-A1 Navi 23
Memory 6144 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1365 MHz 2055 MHz
Memory Speed 1750 GB/s 2190 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 160 watts 176 watts
Bandwidth 344064 MB/sec 287072 MB/sec
Texel Rate 163800 Mtexels/sec 263040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 65520 Mpixels/sec 131520 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1920 2048
Texture Mapping Units 120 128
Render Output Units 48 64
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR6
Bus Width 192-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 7 nm
Transistors 10800 million 11060 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video 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 most pixels the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core 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, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce RTX 2060

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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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