AMD has recently announced their new entry-level Graphics card called AMD Radeon RX 6600XT for $379 which offers 1080p level gaming. This card is based on RDNA 2 architecture. The RX 6600XT is now the cheapest and least powerful card of the RX 6000 Series, and this card will compete against Nvidia RTX 3060. The RX 6600XT will be available starting August 11.
AMD Radeon RX 6600XT Performance
AMD claims that RX 6600XT offers 15 percent better performance than Nvidia RTX 3060. It also claims to offer up to 2.5x the performance improvement over the GTX 1060 and around 1.5x the improvement over the previous generation RX 5600XT. The new card promises the “ultimate 1080p gaming experience,” with better FPS in games for customers who don’t necessarily need a next-gen 4K gaming setup. AMD promising to be able to run AAA titles like Battlefield 5 or Cyberpunk 2077 at high frames on 1080p maximum setting.
AMD Radeon RX 6600XT Specifications
The AMD RX 6600XT uses the new smaller Navi 23 GPU, unlike the Navi 22 (6700XT) and Navi 21 GPU (6800, 6800XT, 6900XT) we have seen on previous cards. The RX 6600 XT features 2,048 “stream processors” grouped into 32 compute units with 32 ray accelerators in terms of specification. It offers up to 2359MHz during gameplay and can boost up to 2589MHz. The 16Gbps 8GB GDDR6 memory uses a 128-bit memory interface, has a 256GB/s memory bandwidth, and 32MB of on-die ‘Infinity Cache’.
The typical power draw will be 160W, and AMD recommends a 500W minimum power supply. For comparison, the top-of-the-line RX 6900 XT 80 compute units, while the RX 6700 XT offers 40 compute units. Graphics card manufacturers will be free to customize their cooling solutions and ship overclocked cards.
AMD RX 6600XT supports the Microsoft DirectX Ultimate feature set, including hardware-accelerated ray tracing. It’s also capable of 8K display output over its HDMI 2.1 connection and supports native AV1 decoding.
AMD Radeon RX 6600XT Benchmarks
Esports gamers should also expect high frame rates from AMD Radeon RX 6600XT. The brand claims – 553fps in Valorant, 441fps in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Siege, and 425fps in CS:GO. AMD also claims between 1.4X and 1.7X performance increases in games including Doom Eternal, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Borderlands 3, and Forza Horizon 4, compared to the previous-generation Radeon RX 5600XT.
AMD basically targets the budgets gammers market who don’t actually have the setup necessary for a full 4K gaming rig, which requires the latest and greatest in GPUs and a processor and a display that can pump out enough pixels. The company cited research from IDC that claimed that roughly two-thirds of gaming displays sold last year were 1080p panels — but also that growth in high-refresh displays was 20 times higher than lower-refresh rate models.
So yeah that’s everything about the new AMD Radeon RX 6600XT. Follow Nilslab for more updates.