A few hours ago, AMD unveiled the latest member of the RX 6000 graphics series, the RX 6600 XT, with the RDNA 2 architecture based on the Navi 23 chip; More powerful products than Nvidia’s economical RTX 3060 graphics, but at a very reasonable price.
After a long wait, AMD finally gave a strong answer to Nvidia and unveiled its new graphics called RX 6600 XT to deal with the company’s economic graphics, namely RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti. The product, of course, is located between the two mentioned representatives of Nvidia, but its price of $ 379 makes it look very attractive.
The RX 6600 XT will definitely be one of the best and most exciting graphics available in this price range. Of course, in this global environment where the price of graphics cards has risen sharply due to mining, the purchase of low-cost graphics cards is no longer possible for many, but for such issues to be less severe, the existence of such powerful but low-cost graphics can be useful.
As the name implies, the RX 6600 XT replaces the RX 5600 XT, which had more cores but was limited to 6 GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory. In terms of performance, however, AMD claims that the new graphics quality will be about 70% better than the previous generation so that this product is even slightly better than the RX 5700 XT. But let’s take a look at the specs of the RX 6600 XT to see what AMD will launch to compete with the best in the price range.
Technical specifications of RX 6600 XT graphics
The RX 6600 XT uses the Navi 23 XT graphics chip and has 11.06 billion transistors. Of course, this chip is not the smallest chip in the RDNA 2 series, because the smallest member of this set is the Navi 24 chip, which will probably be released later, and we do not have much news about this at the moment.
The Navi 23 chip has 32 computing units and the number of its stream processing cores reaches 2048 units with a frequency of 2589 MHz. Infinity Cache of this product is 32 MB, which together with 8 GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory with a 128-bit interface with a speed of 16 Gbps and a bandwidth of 256 Gbps, are the technical specifications of this graphic.
RX 6600 XT graphics power can be provided with an 8-bit cable, which is a requirement for the corporate model, and if you want to buy a model designed by third-party companies, these requirements may change. The power consumption of this card is 160 watts, which is 10 watts more than the RX 5600 XT and 65 watts less than the RX 5700 XT. With this amount, we can clearly see the effect of RDNA 2 architecture in reducing the power consumption of AMD graphics. This reduction in power consumption is achieved while the RDNA 1 architecture is more robust and faster in terms of performance than NA RDNA 2 graphics.
In the following, we will briefly review a series of features that AMD has included in its new graphics to see how much in terms of software capabilities can be counted on the performance of this product.
AMD FidelityFX: An open source visual enhancement tool for game developers that now supports up to 50 different titles. This feature is now supported on more than 100 AMD graphics and processors, and even in the graphics of a rival company. In Performance mode, AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution technology can improve graphics performance by up to 2.4 times the average native resolution, 4K resolution, and some select games.
AMD Smart Access Memory: If you pair this graphics with one of the Raizen 5000 series processors or some of the Raizen 3000 series models and AMD 500 series motherboards, you will see a noticeable improvement in its performance. If you can choose a processor from the above series that is fully compatible with the RX 6600 XT graphics and 8 GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory and does not cause so-called bottlenecks, you can increase its performance by up to 11% on average in a series of games. calculate, give the bill.
AMD Infinity Cache: Infinite 32 MB of cache minimizes latency and power consumption so that the user can see much better performance when playing games than with older architectures and technologies.
DirectX 12 Ultimate Support: You are most likely familiar with DirectX 12. A feature that makes the quality of visual effects dramatically increase thanks to a series of features such as instant beam interception, variable rate rate technology and a number of other attractive technologies, so that the scenes look completely real.
AMD Radeon Anti-Lag: Reduces the response time from graphics to the screen, increases the responsiveness of games and improves the game process, especially online games.
AMD Radeon Boost: AMD Radeon Boost feature with support for variable shading rate technology can improve performance in games such as Warframe by reducing the sharpness of the image or by changing the shading rate in different frames, increasing the frame rate or smoothness of the game by up to 48%; Especially when the speed of events in the game is very high. Also, this technology does not have any negative effect on the image quality by increasing the responsiveness process, while giving you a pleasurable gaming experience.
Price Vs performance; Is the RX 6600 XT worth buying?
Graphics or processors manufactured by AMD are usually much better than products from competitors such as Intel and Nvidia in terms of purchase value. But does this also apply to the RX 6600 XT? AMD priced the graphics at $ 379, which is about $ 20 cheaper than the RX 5700 XT and $ 100 more than the RX 5600 XT. AMD obviously has a relatively high price point for its RDNA 2 card, as the RX 6700 XT, for example, was only $ 79 more expensive than its predecessor, the RX 5700 XT.
As you can see in the pictures above, as always AMD has shown numbers to prove that this new graphics is more powerful than its rival RTX 3060. But the Nvidia dealership is priced at $ 329, which is about $ 50 less than AMD’s RX 6600 XT. This graphic has 12 GB of GDDR6 RAM and its performance in light beam interception is much better than the competitor thanks to DLSS capability.
However, the RTX 3060 is also one of the best and most reasonable choices in the price range, and although there are competitors such as the RX 6600 XT and RTX 3060 Ti in the market, nothing detracts from its value. Firstly because it is reasonably priced compared to its features and specifications and secondly because it is only 15% weaker than the new AMD dealer. Of course, its distance from the RTX 3060 Ti is about 25%, but its good price justifies its purchase.
- RX 6600 XT: About 15% faster than the RTX 3060 but 15% more expensive
- RTX 3060 Ti: About 25% faster than the RTX 3060 but 20% more expensive
As it turns out, in terms of overall performance, the RTX 3060 Ti should be a more rational choice than both, which also performs better in terms of light beam interception. On the other hand, AMD, just like its CPUs, performs better in terms of power consumption as the power consumption of the RTX 3060 Ti reaches 200 watts. If you are one of those users who use RX 5600 XT graphics or older models, buying RX 6600 XT can be a very reasonable choice, but if you use the two mentioned Nvidia dealers, standard model or Ti model, new graphics may be difficult. Recommended AMD.
In addition to the above, we can not guarantee AMD partners (third-party companies such as Asus, GIGABYTE, Sapphire and others that produce custom models) will also consider the $ 379 price tag for the RX 6600 XT. At least the initial list of retailers of this graphics card shows the high price of US $ 600 for custom models. Definitely in the coming weeks, various custom models of this AMD graphics card will be released, including models with dual, triple fan and Mini-ITX form. Each of these models will have its own price that the user chooses according to their needs. The graphic will be available for sale on August 11.
Which RX 6600 XT, RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti graphics do you think are worth buying for gaming purposes in this price range?