NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1006
  • Max video memory 2048MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6000
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Radeon RX 6600 XT
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 568$
Games supported 100%

General info

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

Place in performance rating25559
Value for money12.9752.13
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)Navi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGK104Navi 23
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date22 March 2012 (10 years ago)30 July 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$499 $379
Price now$197 (0.4x MSRP)$568 (1.5x 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 cores1536no data
CUDA cores1536no data
Core clock speed1006 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1058 MHzno data
Number of transistors3,540 million11,060 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)195 Wattno data
Texture fill rate128.8 billion/sec331.4
Floating-point performance3,090.4 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 Express 3.0no data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x8
Length10.0" (25.4 cm)190 mm
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)no data
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsTwo 6-pinno data
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 typeGDDR5no data
Maximum RAM amount2048 MBno data
Memory bus width256-bit GDDR5no data
Memory clock speed6000 MHzno data
Memory bandwidth192.2 GB/sno data
Shared memory--

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 ConnectorsOne Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort
Multi monitor support4 displaysno data
HDMI+no data
HDCP+no data
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536no data
Audio input for HDMIInternalno data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)no data
Shader Model5.16.5
OpenGL4.2no data
OpenCL1.2no data
Vulkan1.1.126no data
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.

GTX 680 18.92
RX 6600 XT 54.00
+185%
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 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.

GTX 680 47130
RX 6600 XT 156297
+232%

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTX 680 247306
RX 6600 XT 472371
+91%

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.

GTX 680 29702
RX 6600 XT 88163
+197%

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.

GTX 680 10217
RX 6600 XT 39051
+282%

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.

GTX 680 7587
RX 6600 XT 28342
+274%
GTX 680 6861
RX 6600 XT 25652
+274%

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.

GTX 680 5539
RX 6600 XT 15808
+185%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 680 and Radeon RX 6600 XT. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 121 Mh/s no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 15 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:

900p45no data
Full HD76
−72.4%
131
+72.4%
1440pno data77
4K24
−79.2%
43
+79.2%

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18−20
−579%
129
+579%
Battlefield 5 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
−284%
73
+284%
Far Cry 5 18−20
−695%
151
+695%
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
−589%
131
+589%
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Hitman 3 18−20
−1063%
221
+1063%
Horizon Zero Dawn 18−20
−621%
137
+621%
Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 18−20
−774%
166
+774%
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20
−532%
120
+532%

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18−20
−458%
106
+458%
Battlefield 5 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
−289%
74
+289%
Far Cry 5 18−20
−642%
141
+642%
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
−568%
127
+568%
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Hitman 3 18−20
−863%
183
+863%
Horizon Zero Dawn 18−20
−474%
109
+474%
Metro Exodus 18−20
−400%
95
+400%
Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 18−20
−647%
142
+647%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 42
−319%
176
+319%
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20
−447%
104
+447%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18−20
−295%
75
+295%
Battlefield 5 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
−232%
63
+232%
Far Cry 5 18−20
−600%
133
+600%
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
−489%
112
+489%
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 22
−350%
99
+350%
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20
−221%
61
+221%

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Hitman 3 18−20
−489%
112
+489%
Horizon Zero Dawn 18−20
−300%
76
+300%
Metro Exodus 18−20
−195%
56
+195%
Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 18−20
−342%
84
+342%

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18−20
−195%
56
+195%
Battlefield 5 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
−84.2%
35
+84.2%
Far Cry 5 18−20
−453%
105
+453%
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
−416%
98
+416%
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20
−132%
44
+132%

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Hitman 3 18−20
−200%
57
+200%
Horizon Zero Dawn 18−20
−105%
39
+105%
Metro Exodus 18−20
−78.9%
34
+78.9%
Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 18−20
−111%
40
+111%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 16
−238%
54
+238%

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18−20
−47.4%
28
+47.4%
Battlefield 5 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
+46.2%
13
−46.2%
Far Cry 5 18−20
−168%
51
+168%
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
−179%
53
+179%
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
−184%
50−55
+184%
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20
−26.3%
24
+26.3%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 18.92 54.00
Novelty 22 March 2012 30 July 2021
Cost $499 $379
Chip lithography 28 nm 7 nm

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 GTX 680 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 680 from AMD is Radeon HD 7990, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position 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 2% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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