On the finish of July we noticed AMD launch its Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card, “designed to ship without equal high-framerate, high-fidelity and extremely responsive 1080p gaming revel in.” It has now adopted up with the generally leaked and predicted Radeon RX 6600 graphics card to “supply visually surprising, high-refresh price 1080p gaming studies to the midrange marketplace”.
It’s value speaking in regards to the Radeon RX 6600 and XT in combination as they’re constructed upon the similar Navi 23 RDNA2 GPU, however with the brand new inexpensive sibling being topic to a couple of cuts. The $50 distinction in MSRP when evaluating the Radeon RX 6600 and XT is ready 15 in keeping with cent, and you are going to get a proportional relief in streaming processors and texture gadgets at your disposal for the decrease charge (despite the fact that ROPS stay at 64). On the other hand, this is not all, because the inexpensive graphics card has slower GPU spice up, recreation, and reminiscence clocks (14 vs 16Gbps), too.
Total, the result’s, as indicated via the AMD quotes within the intro – the brand new Radeon RX 6600 is excellent at fashionable 1080p gaming at reasonably speedy refresh charges (and is described as “long term able” on this recognize).
Having a look during the oodles of third-party benchmarks and comparisons of latest partner-made Radeon RX 6600 graphics cards printed over contemporary hours, it turns into reasonably transparent that the RX 6600 (132W) is an excellent fit for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (170W) which has the similar MSRP. As standard, the fairway staff product is favoured via sure video games / engines, whilst the crimson staff has its personal highlights, however on stability they’re a sexy excellent fit. Once in a while, relying at the recreation, the ray tracing efficiency of the brand new AMD card is appropriate too, however it is going to ceaselessly desire a serving to hand from FSR, if to be had.
Shoppers do not get to benefit from the luxurious of selection up to they used to with graphics cards, to mention the least, however for those who do see the Radeon RX 6600 at an appropriate close to MSRP you may well be proud of the efficiency in case you are simplest on the lookout for a quick 1080p, or entry-level 1440p, revel in (relying on recreation).
Probably the most extra satisfying facets of the brand new GPU is its energy potency. It struts its stuff at 132W, so will imply that it must be simple to chill and run quietly. On the other hand, presently it seems like partners have saved construction prices low via recycling RX 6600 XT (160W) designs, so the lineup of companion cards is bristling with cumbersome triple and dual-fan examples.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 graphics cards are anticipated to be to be had from AMD board partners together with ASRock, Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, XFX and Yeston. I’m hoping you’ll be able to in finding inventory to your area at an inexpensive value, if . Pre-built PCs the usage of those cards must begin to seem too.
With AMD launching this GPU, there may be renewed chitter-chatter about Nvidia rolling out the GeForce RTX 3050/Ti collection for the desktop. Those would possibly include advanced VRAM quotas at the desktop too, in keeping with rumours of 6/12GB GDDR6 fashions within the pipeline