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RTX 2060 Vs RX 6600 XT [Benchmarks & Difference]

We compare the RTX 2060 and RX 6600 XT in Gaming Benchmarks, discuss their architectural differences, and list the differences in their specifications.

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With new and increasingly powerful GPUs breaking limiters daily, people often forget that low-end GPUs are constantly evolving and metamorphosing. Today, we put two such contenders in a faceoff, namely the RTX 2060 vs RX 6600 XT, to determine which provides better performance in today’s demanding titles.

Key Takeaways

  • In our testing, the RX 6600 XT outperforms the RTX 2060 by a significant 13%. This performance boost translates into smoother and more enjoyable gaming experiences.
  • Thermals are crucial, and the RX 6600 XT impressed us by reaching an average temperature of 63°C. In comparison, the RTX 2060 averages a slightly warmer 70°C.
  • When it comes to power efficiency, the RX 6600 XT proves its advantage in our benchmarking. It consumes an average of only 99W, while the RTX 2060 draws 155W on average.
  • In terms of affordability, the RX 6600 XT offers excellent value. We found that it’s available at an average price of $259, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious gamers. Meanwhile, the RTX 2060 has an average price of $264.
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Comparison Table

Technical Specs GeForce RTX 2060 Radeon RX 6600 XT
GPU Name TU106 Navi 23
Architecture Turing RDNA 2.0
Transistors 10,800 million 11,060 million
Shading Units 1920 2048
Tensor Cores 240 NA
RT Cores 30 32
TMUs 120 128
ROPs 48 64
L1 Cache 64 KB (per SM) 128 KB per Array
L2 Cache 3 MB 2 MB
Memory Bus Width 256 bit 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth 336.0 GB/s 256.0 GB/s
Suggested PSU 450W 450W
Release Date Jan 7th, 2019 Jul 30th, 2021
Approximated Price 360 USD 220 USD

Architectural Differences

  1. Process Node: The RTX 2060 employs a 12nm process node, while the RX 6600 XT uses a more advanced 7nm process node. This indicates that the RX 6600 XT benefits from a smaller manufacturing process.
  2. Clock Speed: In terms of clock speed, the RX 6600 XT has a substantial advantage. It features a base clock of 1968 MHz and a boost clock of 2589 MHz, surpassing the RTX 2060’s 1365 MHz base clock and 1680 MHz boost clock.
  3. VRAM: The RX 6600 XT offers more VRAM with 8GB of GDDR6, while the RTX 2060 has 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM. Having additional VRAM can be advantageous in modern games.
  4. TDP: Both the RTX 2060 and RX 6600 XT have a 160W TDP, which means they consume a similar amount of power. This TDP rating is an important factor for system builders concerned with power efficiency and cooling.
  5. Supported Technologies: The RTX 2060 supports DLSS, a feature that utilizes AI to upscale lower resolutions to improve performance. In contrast, the RX 6600 XT implements FSR, which serves a similar purpose but is AMD’s alternative to DLSS.

RX 6600 XT Vs RTX 2060: Benchmark At 1080p

With the theoretical stuff out of the way, it’s finally time we put the specifications to the test, or rather, a batch of tests to decide which GPU actually provides superior performance in modern titles.

Red Dead Redemption 2

RDR2 Benchmarks
Red Dead Redemption 2 (1080p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Starting off our benchmarks with the ever-popular RDD2, the AMD RX 6600 XT takes a firm lead over the RTX 2060, leading by a score of 88 FPS over 78 FPS.
  • Comparing 1% lows, the RTX 2060 pulls ahead by attaining 64 FPS to the RX 6600 XT’s 61 FPS.
  • True to its TDP, we saw the RX 6600 XT consumes about 99 W of power as opposed to the RTX 2060’s usage of 155 W.
  • The RTX 2060 runs several degrees hotter at 69°C than the RX 6600 XT’s 62°C.

Spider-Man Miles Morales

 SPMM Benchmarks
Spider-Man Miles Morales (1080p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • A game inspired by one of Marvel’s biggest hits, Spider-Man MM yields 149 FPS in our testings to the RX 6600 XT, placing it above the RTX 2060 with its 136 FPS.
  • Moving on to 1% lows, the RX 6600 XT once again establishes its supremacy by gaining a score of 99 FPS when collated with the RTX 2060’s 73 FPS under the designated specifications.
  • Being light on the power supply, we found the RX 6600 XT once again puts one above the competition by utilizing just 99 W in opposition to its rival’s 162 W.
  • Temperature-wise, the RTX 2060 continues to be the hotter contender, operating at 70°C against the RX 6600 XT’s 64°C.

A Plague Tale Requiem

APTR Benchmarks
A Plague Tale Requiem (1080p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Turning the tests up a notch, this award-winner title of 2022 awards an average of 64 FPS during our gaming benchmarks to the RTX 2060 while the RX 6600 XT hangs back at 62 FPS.
  • The RTX 2060 continues to enhance its newfound lead by gaining an average of 51 FPS as compared to the RX 6600 XT’s 46 FPS.
  • The power-hungry RTX 2060 demands a sizeable 159 W of power in our tests, while the RX 6600 XT contents itself with 99 W.
  • Talking temperatures, the RX 6600 XT runs significantly cooler at 62°C than the RTX 2060’s 69°C.

Elden Ring

ER Benchmarks
Elden Ring (1080p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The RX 6600 XT completely overwhelms the RTX 2060 in our results by achieving an average of 102 FPS over the other’s 80 FPS.
  • The RTX 2060 recovers a bit of ground in the name of stability by getting a 1% low of 68 FPS over the RX 6600 XT’s 60 FPS.
  • Demanding as it is, we examined the RTX 2060, which consumes excessive power of up to 145 W, while the RX 6600 XT consumes around 100 W.
  • The RX 6600 XT operates at lower temperatures, averaging nearly 63°C, while the RTX 2060 runs at around 69°C.

God Of War

GOWR Benchmarks
God Of War Ragnarok (1080p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Traversing on to the newest edition in the classic GoW series, we found the RX 6600 XT averages around 93 FPS, keeping ahead of the RTX 2060’s 86 FPS.
  • Keeping 1% lows in mind, the RX 6600 XT maintains its advantage, dishing out 79 frames as compared to the RTX 2060’s 77 FPS.
  • Reigning as the more power-hungry GPU, the RTX 2060 consumes about 160 W per hour on average in our test. On the contrary, the RX 6600 XT’s economical power usage of 99 W nets another victory in its favor.
  • Following the prevailing trend of temperatures, the RX 6600 XT runs at 63°C while the RTX 2060 operates at 69°C.

Forza Horizon 5

FH5 Benchmarks
Forza Horizon 5 (1080p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The RX 6600 XT absolutely dominates the competition in our benchmark by acquiring an average of 106 FPS over the RTX 2060’s 92 FPS in perhaps the most popular racing game since NFS.
  • Following this turn of events, the RX 6600 XT also accumulates better 1% lows, scoring 84 FPS to the RTX 2060’s 80 FPS.
  • The RX 6600 XT does not fail to disappoint in our tests, utilizing only 99 W of power to dish out a better performance than the RTX 2060, which uses up 146 W of power.
  • Similarly, the RX 6600 XT maintains lower overall temperatures, averaging around 63°C, while the RTX 2060 reaches 68°C.

Cyberpunk 2077

CP 2077 Benchmarks
Cyberpunk 2077 (1080p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Our tests would surely be incomplete without Cyberpunk, which yields an impressive 72 FPS to the RTX 2060. What’s more impressive is that the RX 6600 XT attains an average of 86 FPS, overtaking the RTX 2060 once again.
  • Furthermore, we found the RX 6600 XT showcases superior 1% lows, averaging around 68 FPS when collated with the RTX 2060’s 62 FPS.
  • A stable demeanor, and hence power consumption, is displayed by the RX 6600 XT, consuming only 99 W to the RTX 2060’s 158 W.
  • The temperature difference slightly widens this time, with the RX 6600 XT operating at 61°C and the RTX 2060 running at 70°C.

RTX 2060 Vs RX 6600 XT: Benchmarks At 1440p

Tuning the settings up to 1440p, it’s time to further test the performance of our two contenders to the fullest of their ability.

Red Dead Redemption 2

RDR2 Benchmarks
Red Dead Redemption 2 (1440p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • An upscaled RDR2 grants us an average of 64 FPS to the RX 6600 XT, while the RTX 2060 manages to keep up at 60 FPS.
  • Where 1% lows are concerned, the RTX 2060 actually slightly outperforms the RX 6600 XT, gaining 49 FPS to the other’s 48.
  • Powered by 159 W, the RTX 2060 requires a larger amount of power than the RX 6600 XT, as signaled by our testing, which uses up just 99 W.
  • The RX 6600 XT runs at a significantly cooler temperature of 63°C when compared to the RTX 2060’s 70°C.

Spider-Man Miles Morales

SPMM Benchmarks
Spider-Man Miles Morales (1440p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Repeating a similar order of our tests, the RX 6600 XT offers 81 FPS in response to the RTX 2060’s 80 FPS.
  • Both GPUs maintain their standings as the RX 6600 XT gets a 1% low of 67 FPS, and the RTX 2060 acquires 66 FPS.
  • The RTX 2060 uses up 157 W of power in comparison to the RX 6600’s modest use of 99 W during our gameplay.
  • The RTX 2060 runs much warmer at a temperature of 70°C in collation to the RX 6600 XT’s use of 62°C.

A Plague Tale Requiem

APTR Benchmarks
A Plague Tale Requiem (1440p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • This contemporary title seemingly favors the RTX 2060 once more, according to our results, bestowing upon it an average of 46 FPS, placing it ahead of the RX 6600 XT.
  • The RTX 2060 leads on with a 1% low of 43 FPS, noticeably higher than the RX 6600 XT’s 38 FPS.
  • The RX 6600 XT finally budges from its stand of 99 W to 100 W, although still being much more power efficient than the RTX 2060 with its usage of 158 W.
  • The RX 6600 XT runs at a lower temperature of 64°C during our testing, while the RTX 2060 stagnates around 69°C.

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Elden Ring

ER Benchmarks
Elden Ring (1440p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The RX 6600 XT picks up its lead once again by attaining an average of 77 FPS to the RTX 2060’s 66 in this behemoth of a title and our tests.
  • The RX 6600 XT achieves 1% lows of 58 FPS as well, being marginally better than the RTX 2060’s 56 FPS.
  • The RX 6600 XT remains at its TDP of 100 W, while the RTX 2060 runs at an increased wattage of 153 W.
  • The RX 6600 XT runs at a temperature of 61°C, showcasing its superior thermal capabilities during our benchmark over the RTX 2060, which reaches a temperature of 70°C.

God Of War

GOWR Benchmarks
God Of War Ragnarok (1440p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The RX 6600 XT maintains a smooth 63 FPS at 1440p, being marginally faster than the RTX 2060, as per our findings, which attained an average of 59 FPS.
  • Leading with 4 frames once again, the RX 6600 XT attains 1% lows of 56 FPS, while the RTX 2060 hovers around 52 FPS.
  • The RX 6600 XT maintains its wattage of 100 W, while the RTX 2060 exceeds its TDP by consuming 164 W.
  • The RX 6600 XT operates at a considerably cooler temperature in our tests, around 63°C, while the RTX 2060 runs at 69°C.

Forza Horizon 5

FH5 Benchmarks
Forza Horizon 5 (1440p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • A substantial performance gap was seen in FORZA, as the RX 6600 XT demonstrates its authority, obtaining an average of 83 FPS, while the RTX 2060 lags behind at just 69 FPS.
  • 1% lows also display a substantial difference in our gaming benchmark, with the RX 6600 XT performing much better with 68 FPS and the RTX 2060 hanging back at 51 FPS.
  • The RX 6600 XT uses up to 99 W of power, whereas the RTX 2060 utilizes around 154 W of power.
  • Unsurprisingly, the RTX 2060 reaches a higher temperature of 69°C while the RX 6600 XT settles around 64°C.

Cyberpunk 2077

CP 2077 Benchmarks
Cyberpunk 2077 (1440p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Ending this batch of tests with our Cyberpunk gameplay at 1440p, the RX 6600 XT claims the throne, proffering 57 FPS in comparison to the RTX 2060’s 49 FPS.
  • 1% lows also bend in favor of the RX 6600 XT, gaining 49 FPS to the RTX 2060’s 43 FPS.
  • The RX 6600 XT employs 100 W of power, exhibiting its supremacy(In terms of thermal capabilities) over the RTX 2060 during our testing, which consumes just 158 W of power.
  • A temperature difference of 9°C declares the RX 6600 XT as the cooler GPU, maintaining a temperature of 61°C over its rival’s 70°C.

Also, Check: RTX 2060 Vs 3060

Overall Gaming Analysis

Average Framerates

FPS is by far the most crucial parameter that decides a GPU’s potential to match up to the extensive standards demanded by today’s modern titles.

Avg FPS and 1% lows 1080p
Average FPS and 1% Lows (1080p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In our tests, the RX 6600 XT possesses a firm upper hand in this aspect, attaining an average of 98 FPS over the RTX 2060’s average of 86 FPS across all titles, hence gaining a 13% boost in performance on 1080p resolution.
Avg FPS and 1% lows 1440p
Average FPS and 1% Lows (1440p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Moreover, while we were examining 1440p, an FPS difference of 9.3% can be observed, with the RX 6600 XT’s average of 67 FPS trumping the RTX 2060’s 61 FPS.

Temperatures

Temperature is also important to consider when looking for an ideal GPU for your build. Lower running temperatures decrease the chances of overheating, ensuring the system’s stability for longer periods.

Avg PC 1440p
Average Temperatures (1080p & 1440p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • We found the RTX 2060 reaches an average temperature of 70°C across both batches of tests, being 12% hotter than the RX 6600 XT with its average temperature of 62°C.

Power Consumption

Power consumption is yet another factor that comes into concern when debating the viability of a GPU. A high performance-per-watt ratio ensures that a GPU provides as much performance as possible for a set amount of power.

Avg PC 1080p
Average Power Consumption (1080p & 1440p) – (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • According to our examinations, the RX 6600 XT consumes an average of 99.1 W of power across all titles at 1080p and 99.5 W throughout all titles at 1440p.
  • The RTX 2060 uses up an average of 155 W of power across the tested games on 1080p. Furthermore, it utilizes 157.5 W of power throughout the 1440p batch of tests.

Pricing And Availability

According to our examination of the current market conditions, here are the things that we have found:

  • The RX 6600 XT is currently priced at an average of $220, making it a more budget-friendly option compared to the RTX 2060, which is available at an average price of $360, leading to a difference of 48.2% in pricing.
  • The RX 6600 XT is readily available on Amazon, providing convenient access for potential buyers. In contrast, the RTX 2060 seems to be more widely available on NewEgg but relatively scarce on Amazon. 

RTX 2060 Vs RX 6600 XT: Which One Would We Recommend?

Based on our research, here are our recommendations for choosing between the RX 6600 XT and the RTX 2060:

  • The RX 6600 XT outperforms the RTX 2060, delivering a 13% higher performance level in 1080P gaming and 9.3% at 1440p, making it the better choice for gamers seeking higher frame rates and smoother gameplay.
  • Moreover, the RX 6600 XT is approximately 48.2% cheaper than the RTX 2060, providing an excellent value proposition for gamers on a budget. The lower price, coupled with superior performance, makes the RX 6600 XT an attractive option.
  • Furthermore, the RTX 2060 runs slightly more power-efficient, drawing less power than the RX 6600 XT, which is a small advantage for gamers looking to minimize power consumption and heat generation.
  • While the RX 6600 XT runs slightly hotter than the RTX 2060 with a 12% difference, which is not significant, and both cards maintain safe operating temperatures.

In summary, our research suggests that the RX 6600 XT is the preferred choice, offering better performance, affordability, and power efficiency for gamers. However, availability may vary, so it’s essential to consider that when making your purchase decision.

GPU Pros Cons
GeForce RTX 2060
  • Great for 1080p gaming and good for some 1440p titles.
  • DLSS support allows attaining 60+ FPS in highly demanding games. 
  • Consumes a lot of power.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
  • Excellent for 1080p gaming and great for 1440p as well.
  • Less power-consuming with great thermal properties. 
  • No PCIe x16 interface like other AMD cards.
  • Poor Ray Tracing performance.

FAQs

Is overheating a cause for concern in these two GPUs?

Since these two GPUs reach a maximum temperature of 70°C, overheating is not on your list of prime concerns, as the maximum allowed temperature for most GPUs is above 90°C.

Which GPU provides better Raytracing performance?

Although the RTX 2060 is the pioneer of RayTracing technology, the RX 6600 XT provides superior Raytracing performance because of its newer architecture and a larger number of RT Cores.

Which case do I require for these GPUs?

Both GPUs are fairly large. Hence it is best to have a tower on hand when going for either of these GPUs.


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