AMD has just introduced its AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, its low-end graphics card, designed for users with 1080p displays who want to play next-gen games on PC. It’s a card designed for PC video game fans who don’t have the budget for a mid-range card, let alone a high-end card, which rivals the NVIDIA RTX 3060 head-to-head.
Let’s see what specs and features this new AMD gaming graphics card promises us.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT technical specifications
|name||AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT|
|Game clock||2359 MHz|
|FP32 capacity||9.63 TFLOPS|
|FP16 capacity||19.33 TFLOPS|
|Int8 capacity||38.65 TFLOPS|
|Texturing rate||302 G pixels / s|
|Filling rate||75.49 GPixels / s|
|Variable rate shading||And|
|PCIe connector||8 pins|
|VRAM type||16 Gbps GDDR6|
|Bandwidth||256 GB / s|
|VRAM capability||8 GB|
The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT and RX 6600 are both based on the same RDNA 2 architecture that can be found in the rest of the RX 6000, being the most modest to date as it is based on the Navi 23 GPU. .It is a graphics card using a 128 bit bus GDDR6 at 16 Gbpyes, which gives a 256 GB / s bandwidth
AMD presents it as a competitor of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, in particular to be offered as a replacement for the most used gaming graphics card on Steam, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, on which they promise to be between 2 and 2.5 times more fast. If you doubt upgrading from an RX 5600 from AMD they promise 40% improvement and if you doubt between an NVIDIA RTX 3060 and RX 6600 XT you will have 15% more performance according to AMD , but the benefit will be under certain specific conditions.
The cost and availability of the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT? The official launch date is August 11 with a suggested retail price of US $ 379. On the other hand, despite the fact that AMD uses a self-created model to promote this graphics card, they are not going to launch it in the market and all models will be customized and therefore come from the usual graphics card manufacturers. So we’re going to have ASRock, ASUS, BioStar, GIGABYTE, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, XFX and Yeston graphics cards. All with their own specifications, but with the same general specifications, which we will talk about below.
Navi 23, the GPU of the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
AMD used a new variant of its RDNA 2 architecture to create the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT which they dubbed Navi 23. Who owns all of the key technologies that define RDNA 2, such as support for Mesh shaders, variable rate shading, and ray tracing
Inside Navi 23 are 32 computing units o 16 WGP, which translates to 2048 flow processors o ALU in FP32. It also means 128 texture units, accompanied by 32 ROPS and an 128-bit GDDR6 interface. As for its clock speed making graphics in games, well its Game Clock reaches 2359 MHz, demonstrating the increase in clock speed from one generation to the next of the RDNA architecture.
We also cannot forget about AMD’s own technologies, such as Intelligent access memory and the Infinite Cache. The first of these is a fact since it is available as standard in all RX 6600s and is designed to gain performance when using an AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPU, the second has a capacity of 32MB which is a considerable cut compared to the RX 6700 XT. Infinity Cache is essential for reducing power consumption as it is a victim cache that retrieves deleted rows from GPU L2 cache and avoids having to retrieve them in VRAM. Lower capacity in the Infinity Cache means lower maximum clock speed compared to the rest of the models in the line.
Performance with AMD Fidelity FX Super Resolution
From AMD, they gave the performance figures of their new AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT by applying their AMD Fidelity FX Super Resolution or AMD FSR super resolution algorithm. This makes it possible to achieve higher resolutions or frame rates than when the game is rendered in a normal way. This allows in specific cases to exceed the Full HD resolution and go to 1440p in the most advanced games of the moment or to increase the refresh rate in those where it is more important, as is the case of the eSport where having an advantage in pictures counts.
At the moment, support for the AMD Fidelity FX Super Resolution is limited, but keep in mind that at the moment it is open source and easy to implement as it does not require prior training such as this is the case with NVIDIA DLSS. Which also means that relatively old games will be patched to make them compatible with AMD FSR, either by the developer or by the mod community.
So the FSR gives the AMD RX 6600 XT extra value as a graphics card to expand your gaming PC and replace that veteran GTX 1060 you installed inside or any old graphics card that doesn’t support. DirectX 12 Ultimate load. The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT is therefore a good choice for users who want to play the latest generation games on PC and not interrupt the process.