AMD Radeon RX 6600 Review - Great for 1080p Gaming 93

AMD Radeon RX 6600 Review - Great for 1080p Gaming

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Introduction

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AMD today debuted the Radeon RX 6600 graphics card, a quick addition to the company's latest generation of GPUs that restores competition across all price points in the GPU space. The RX 6600 is a follow-up to the RX 6600 XT launch from August. It's being positioned as a pure-1080p performance-segment card that lets you play any of today's AAA or e-sports titles with fairly high settings, at 1080p with 60 Hz. Given 1080p continues to be the most popular gaming resolution some 12 years in the running, this card has its task cut out.



The Radeon RX 6600 is based on the same 7 nm Navi 23 silicon as the RX 6600 XT. While its bigger sibling maxes out the silicon, enabling all 32 RDNA2 compute units and 2,048 stream processors, the new RX 6600 comes with 28 out of 32 CUs enabled, which works out to 1,792 stream processors. It has the same amount of memory at 8 GB, across the same 128-bit wide GDDR6 memory interface, and also has the same 32 MB on-die Infinity Cache memory. The only difference is memory speeds. The RX 6600 gets 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory instead of the 16 Gbps memory of the RX 6600 XT (224 GB/s vs. 256 GB/s bandwidth).

As you'll notice above, the Radeon RX 6600 lacks a reference design, and the launch is being handled entirely by AMD's board partners. We have with us the PowerColor Radeon RX 6600 Fighter, the company's most affordable custom RX 6600 implementation. It comes with a rather basic-looking design, a cooling solution with an aluminium fin-stack heatsink that's ventilated by a pair of fans, and, importantly, compact dimensions of under 20 cm in length, 2-slot thickness, and full-height (no taller). The card draws power from a single 8-pin power connector and sticks to AMD reference clock speeds. AMD is pricing the RX 6600 at a starting price (read: fantasy price) of $330, which is $50 cheaper than the RX 6600 XT. In the real world, we expect this card to be priced north of $600.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 Market Segment Analysis
 PriceCoresROPsCore
Clock
Boost
Clock
Memory
Clock
GPUTransistorsMemory
GTX 1650 Super$4001280321530 MHz1725 MHz1500 MHzTU1166600M4 GB, GDDR6, 128-bit
GTX 1660$480 1408481530 MHz1785 MHz2000 MHzTU1166600M6 GB, GDDR5, 192-bit
RX Vega 56$8003584641156 MHz1471 MHz800 MHzVega 1012500M8 GB, HBM2, 2048-bit
GTX 1660 Super$5001408481530 MHz1785 MHz1750 MHzTU1166600M6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
GTX 1660 Ti$5001536481500 MHz1770 MHz1500 MHzTU1166600M6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
RX 5600 XT$6002304641375 MHz1560 MHz1500 MHzNavi 1010300M6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
RTX 2060$5501920481365 MHz1680 MHz1750 MHzTU10610800M6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
RX 5700$9502304641465 MHz1625 MHz1750 MHzNavi 1010300M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2060 Super$7502176641470 MHz1650 MHz1750 MHzTU10610800M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX Vega 64$950 4096641247 MHz1546 MHz953 MHzVega 1012500M8 GB, HBM2, 2048-bit
RX 5700 XT$10002560641605 MHz1755 MHz1750 MHzNavi 1010300M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2070$7502304641410 MHz1620 MHz1750 MHzTU10610800M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX 6600$600
MSRP: $330
1792642044 MHz2491 MHz1750 MHzNavi 2311060M8 GB, GDDR6, 128-bit
RTX 3060$7003584481320 MHz1777 MHz1875 MHzGA10613250M12 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
RTX 2070 Super$8002560641605 MHz1770 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
Radeon VII$8003840641400 MHz1800 MHz1000 MHzVega 2013230M16 GB, HBM2, 4096-bit
RX 6600 XT$6302048642359 MHz2589 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2311060M8 GB, GDDR6, 128-bit
RTX 2080$8002944641515 MHz1710 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2080 Super$9003072641650 MHz1815 MHz1940 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3060 Ti$8004864801410 MHz1665 MHz1750 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX 6700 XT$850
2560642424 MHz2581 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2217200M12 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
RTX 2080 Ti$11004352881350 MHz1545 MHz1750 MHzTU10218600M11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit
RTX 3070$9505888961500 MHz1725 MHz1750 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
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