GPU Navi 23 transported by the RX 6600 XT integrates 32 calculation units or 16 WGP, as AMD decided to call them now. This translates to a total of 2,048 stream processors, 128 texture units, 32 ROPs, and a 128-bit interface for your 8 GB GDDDR6 VRAM memory, so technically it should compete without too many problems with the mid-range of the RTX 30 Series competition and yet it seems that in the end the real performance of this GPU is not what we thought.
Radeon RX 6600 Initial Performance Data
AMD presents these Radeon RX 6600 XTs as direct competition to the GeForce RTX 3060 series, in particular with a view to becoming the most widely used graphics card on the gaming platform To smoke
However, the performance data could be somewhat different now that the first GPUs are already hitting hardware analysts; From the first leaks, and although they do not indicate where this data came from, it seems that the performance of the RX 6600 XT is much better than that of the RTX 3060 but not because of this 15% difference. that AMD had predicted, and on the other hand they also remain below the RTX 3060 Ti (this for 1440p, all is said).
RTX 3060 TI -112
RX 6600 XT-104
RTX 3060 – 98
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These scores, which we repeat again that it is not indicated in which benchmark or game they were taken (only that they are accompanied by a Core i9-10900K, at 1440p and under the OpenGL API), we give a benchmark that can help us get a relative idea of the performance we can expect from these new AMD graphics that they claim to be their bestsellers.
With this data, we can see that AMD’s Radeon RX 6600 XT outperforms NVIDIA’s RTX 3060 by just 5.76%, far from the promised 15%. However, it must also be said that it is below the RTX 3060 Ti by 7.14%, and we must not forget that AMD graphics benefit from exclusive technologies such as Intelligent access memory e Infinite Cache which in theory should increase its performance by several integers (this graph is, in fact, advertised as having 32MB of Infinity Cache).
Did AMD fail or achieve its goal?
As we said a moment ago, AMD’s goal was for its Radeon RX 6600 XT to outperform NVIDIA’s RTX 3060 by 15%, and it looks like at least the goal to be at- above her has succeeded; however, to surpass the RTX 3060 by 15% is precisely at the same level as the RTX 3060 Ti, against which it would compete in performance, but not in price as these NVIDIA GPUs are much more expensive than AMD’s, thus gaining a great competitive advantage in the market.
However, it looks like the performance of the newer AMD Navi 23 GPUs isn’t fully refined, or it’s just that the 1440p resolution is too large for that and this is a graphic designed for simply 1080p resolution. ; Anyway, and although we can’t write off these early results as failures, at the user level they are somewhat disappointing.
Remember that the Recommended retail price for AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT launch on August 11 is $ 379, which will likely result in 380-400 dollars, while the price of NVIDIA’s RTX 3060 (at least the official price) is only $ 329, while its Ti variant is priced at $ 399, which makes it even more competitive with these AMD GPUs.