Tech NewsAMD partners launch Radeon RX 6600 graphics cards

DarylOctober 14, 2021

Amid announced the Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card, designed to deliver the ultimate high framerate, high-fidelity and highly responsive 1080p gaming experience. It is now followed by the highly leaked and predicted Radeon RX 6600 graphics card, whose main function is to provide visually stunning, high-refresh-rate 1080p gaming experiences to the midrange market.

Radeon RX 6600 and XT, which are both built on the same NAVI 23 RDNA2 GPU. There are a few differences between the two GPU families. That means that the difference between the Radeon RX 6600 and the XT is about 15 per cent. Likewise, you will get a reduction in the number of stream processors and texture units that you have, while the regular ROPS are still at 64. This is not the only difference, as the cheaper card has a slower GPU boost, game, and memory clocks (14 vs. 16gbps).

All in all, the result is that the Radeon RX 6600 is now really good for playing modern 1080p gaming with moderately fast refresh rates. The RX 6600 is described as being future-ready.

When you check out oodles of benchmarks and comparisons of the two new graphics cards, the RX 6600 (132w) and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (170w) which have the same MSRP. Obviously, the green team product is in favour at certain games/engines, and the red team has its own highlights, but despite that, on the whole, they are pretty good matches. In some cases, depending on the game, the new AMD card’s ray tracing performance will be acceptable, but sometimes it will need help from FSR if that is available.

Consumers are not able to have the luxury of choice as much as they once enjoyed it with graphics cards, but if you see the Radeon RX 6600 at a reasonable MSRP, you may be happy with the performance if you are only looking for a fast 1080p, or entry-level 1440p, experience depending on the game.

One of the attractive features of the new GPU is that it is very power efficient. It struts its stuff at 132W, so will mean that it should be easy to cool and run quietly. With the result, partners have seemingly kept the development costs low by recreating the RX 6600 XT (160w) designs, so the entire range of partners cards are packed full of bulky triple and dual-fan examples.

The graphics cards will be available from suppliers including Asrock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, XFX, and Yeston. So, I do hope that you can find some stock in your region for a good price if you are interested in that. Pre-built PCs using these cards should start to appear too.

With AMD launching this GPU, there is renewed chitter-chatter about Nvidia rolling out the GeForce RTX 3050/Ti series for the desktop. These might come with improved VRAM quotas on the desktop too, according to rumours of 6/12GB GDDR6 models in the pipeline

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