NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI
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  • Core clock speed 924
  • Max video memory 2x 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5000
  • 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 rating18659
Value for money38.2752.19
ArchitectureMaxwell (2014−2018)Navi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameno dataNavi 23
Market segmentLaptopDesktop
Release date5 January 2015 (7 years ago)30 July 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$379
Price now$149 $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 cores2048no data
Core clock speed924 MHzno data
Boost clock speed950 MHzno data
Number of transistors2x 5200 Million11,060 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm7 nm
Texture fill rateno data331.4

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 965M SLI and Radeon RX 6600 XT 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelargeno data
Interfaceno dataPCIe 4.0 x8
Lengthno data190 mm
Widthno data2-slot
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 amount2x 4 GBno data
Memory bus width128 Bitno data
Memory clock speed5000 MHzno 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 Connectorsno data1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimus+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12_1no data
Shader Modelno data6.5
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 965M SLI 26.75
RX 6600 XT 53.72
+101%
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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 965M SLI 51182
RX 6600 XT 156297
+205%
GTX 965M SLI 7815
RX 6600 XT 25652
+228%

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 965M SLI 10207
RX 6600 XT 28342
+178%

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 965M SLI 14428
RX 6600 XT 39051
+171%

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 965M SLI 250259
RX 6600 XT 472371
+88.8%

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:

Full HD72
−81.9%
131
+81.9%
1440pno data77
4Kno data43

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
−378%
129
+378%
Battlefield 5 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
−170%
73
+170%
Far Cry 5 27−30
−459%
151
+459%
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
−385%
131
+385%
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Hitman 3 27−30
−719%
221
+719%
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
−407%
137
+407%
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
−515%
166
+515%
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
−344%
120
+344%

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
−293%
106
+293%
Battlefield 5 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
−174%
74
+174%
Far Cry 5 27−30
−422%
141
+422%
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
−370%
127
+370%
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Hitman 3 27−30
−578%
183
+578%
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
−304%
109
+304%
Metro Exodus 27−30
−252%
95
+252%
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
−426%
142
+426%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 27−30
−552%
176
+552%
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
−285%
104
+285%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
−178%
75
+178%
Battlefield 5 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
−133%
63
+133%
Far Cry 5 27−30
−393%
133
+393%
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
−315%
112
+315%
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 27−30
−267%
99
+267%
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
−126%
61
+126%

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Hitman 3 27−30
−315%
112
+315%
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
−181%
76
+181%
Metro Exodus 27−30
−107%
56
+107%
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
−211%
84
+211%

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
−107%
56
+107%
Battlefield 5 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
−29.6%
35
+29.6%
Far Cry 5 27−30
−289%
105
+289%
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
−263%
98
+263%
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
−63%
44
+63%

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Hitman 3 27−30
−111%
57
+111%
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
−44.4%
39
+44.4%
Metro Exodus 27−30
−25.9%
34
+25.9%
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
−48.1%
40
+48.1%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 27−30
−100%
54
+100%

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
−3.7%
28
+3.7%
Battlefield 5 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
+108%
13
−108%
Far Cry 5 27−30
−88.9%
51
+88.9%
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
−96.3%
53
+96.3%
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
−100%
50−55
+100%
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
+12.5%
24
−12.5%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 26.75 53.72
Novelty 5 January 2015 30 July 2021
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.

Be aware that GeForce GTX 965M SLI is a notebook card while Radeon RX 6600 XT is a desktop one.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 965M SLI by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 965M SLI from AMD is Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire, which is slower by 2% and lower by 12 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 2% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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