+ 1080p top notch performance
- Lesser features than NVIDIA
+ Doesn't require a big power supply
- Considered expensive (but then again the world has a GPU shortage)
+ Stays cool under heavy load
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
I was sent a graphics card to review by AMD, which gives me the privilege to review one of the latest graphic cards in the market, the AMD Radeon RX6600 XT that is meant to provide the best 1080p experience.
As we all know AMD has their own graphics architecture and it of course won’t exclude that is why the AMD Radeon RX6600 XT which uses the newly improved AMD’s 7nm RDNA 2 graphics architecture to improve even better speed coupled with an amazing power efficiency.
On top of the newly improved architecture, it also comes with AMD’s Infinity Cache - a cache level that alters the way data is delivered in the GPU, increasing bandwidth and enabling high performance with insane power efficiency.
The AMD Radeon RX6600 XT also has a DirectX 12 Ultimate Support it comes with, in layman’s words this features allows it to support DirectX Ray tracing (DXR), variable rate shading (VRS), mesh shaders, and sampler feedback which is super crucial for the future generations of gaming titles.
Probably the biggest feature to be added is the FidelityFX Super Resolution otherwise known as (FSR) which is AMD’s equivalent to NVIDIA’s Deep learning Super Sampling (DLSS), this is crucial in improving a game's low resolution to your resolution. Which is backed by the Radeon RX 6600 XT. And let’s not forget the Smart Access Memory because it enables you to use every last bit of performance of your Radeon RX 6600 XT. But do note that to be able to use this feature, you will have to do it in your BIOS.
In terms of ports, it comes with two DisplayPort 1.4 and two HDMI 2.1 ports.
The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT has 32 RDNA 2 compute units (CU), which technically means you will be getting 2,048 Stream Processors (SP) and 32 ray accelerators. Which is actually notably less compared to the Radeon RX6700 XT, which has 40CUs, and 2,560 SPS. Giving it a 25% reduction in cores, hence, affecting the performance.
But as a redemption, it comes with a high clock speed. The AMD Radeon RX6600 XT has a Boost Clock of 2,589MHz and a Game Clock of 2,359MHz. The boost clock is essentially how fast the GPU can go while you do short heavy work, and of course the Game clock is for when you’re playing games.
Now I'm sure you guys are super interested to know how this graphics card performs, and since it’s targeted at 1080p players, it sure did not disappoint and provided great performance.
We tried this graphics card performance on Tomb Raider and got an average of 47 FPS since it comes with the always-on ray tracing, making this more than playable and even nice to look at.
Aside from trying it in game, we ran a benchmark on 3DMark to see the 1080p performance in real time, we ended up getting a 7,870 score which proves it the powerhouse of 1080p in comparison to the 3,908 score it got when we tested it out with 4K and Ray Tracing on.
Buy or no buy?
All-in-all, the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT did not disappoint and really did provide great performance as a 1080p graphics card. It’s also fast and power efficient; however, it is on the pricier side in comparison to its competitors in the market and it also doesn’t provide a great 1440p option. But, at the end of the day, it is your money and it’s your choice.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
11 . 1 billion
Game GPU Clock
Up to 2359 MHz
Boost GPU Clock
Up to 2589 MHz
Peak Single Precision Performance
Up to 10.6 TFLOPS
Peak Half Precision Performance
Up to 21.12 TFLOPS
Peak Texture Fill-Rate
Up to 331.4 GT/s
Peak Pixel Fill-Rate
Up to 165.7 GP/s
AMD Infinity Cache
Memory Bandwidth (Up to)