NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

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NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 783 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1804 (3608 data rate) MHz
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Radeon RX 6600 XT
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1968
  • Max video memory 8192 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 16000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 696$
Games supported 100%
Graphics card Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating57048
Value for money0.6536.63
ArchitectureFermiNavi / RDNA2
GPU code nameGF106Navi 23
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date13 September 2010 (11 years ago)30 July 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$129 $379
Price now$205 (1.6x MSRP)$696 (1.8x MSRP)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1922048
CUDA cores192no data
Core clock speed783 MHz1968 MHz
Boost clock speedno data2589 MHz
Number of transistors1,170 million11,060 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)106 Watt160 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature100 °Cno data
Texture fill rate25.1 billion/sec331.4
Floating-point performance601.3 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCI-E 2.0 x 16no data
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x8
Length8.25" (210 mm) (21 cm)190 mm
Height4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)no data
Supplementary power connectors6-pin1x 8-pin
SLI options+no data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount1 GB8 GB
Memory bus width128 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed1804 (3608 data rate) MHz16000 MHz
Memory bandwidth57.7 GB/s256.0 GB/s
Shared memoryno data-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsMini HDMITwo Dual Link DVI1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort
HDMI++
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536no data
Audio input for HDMIInternalno data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)12.0 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model5.16.5
OpenGL4.24.6
OpenCL1.12.1
VulkanN/A1.2
CUDA+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTS 450 4.99
RX 6600 XT 58.83
+1079%
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Passmark

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTS 450 12447
RX 6600 XT 156297
+1156%
GTS 450 1463
RX 6600 XT 25652
+1653%

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GTS 450 1545
RX 6600 XT 28342
+1734%

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GTS 450 1888
RX 6600 XT 39051
+1969%

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GTS 450 9758
RX 6600 XT 88163
+804%

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GTS 450 1330
RX 6600 XT 15685
+1079%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTS 450 and Radeon RX 6600 XT. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 40 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

900p28no data
1080p38
−253%
134
+253%
1200p27no data
1440pno data79
4Kno data44

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 4.99 58.83
Novelty 13 September 2010 30 July 2021
Cost $129 $379
Pipelines / CUDA cores 192 2048
Memory bandwidth 57.7 256
Chip lithography 40 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 106 Watt 160 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce GTS 450 by AMD

The nearest GeForce GTS 450's AMD equivalent is FireStream 9270, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Radeon RX 6600 XT by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX 6600 XT's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce RTX 2070, which is faster by 3% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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