The most recent advance in the designs card pas de deux among AMD and Nvidia is the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT GPU. It’s additionally the current section level model in AMD’s line of designs processors for gamers explicitly searching for speed or better caliber in 1080p goal. The RX 6600 XT’s ostensible $379 cost and execution spaces consistently between Nvidia’s $329 GeForce RTX 3060 and $399 3060 Ti – all in the apparently arranged style we’re utilized to from the two producers.
Both AMD and Nvidia are frantically endeavoring to get gamers to redesign from the four-year-old GeForce GTX 1060, which actually has the greatest introduced base. Be that as it may, this is the most horrendous chance to purchase a designs card… furthermore, has been for some time. Indeed, the cryptographic money mining crackdown in China and administrative smackdown in Europe might diminish the interest in GPUs, yet we’re as yet in the center of a silicon supply crunch that influences a huge number of designs cards and that is supposed to last essentially until the year’s end. So it will undoubtedly keep accessibility low, shopbots occupied and costs high. What’s more, in case you’re taking a gander at these low-ish-end cards, you’re most likely truly value touchy regardless, making it a doubly terrible time – except if you’re frantic.
Like Nvidia’s 3060 models, there’s no authority AMD-marked variant of a card utilizing the RX 6600 XT GPU, so we tried the Asus ROG Strix RX 6600 XT OC, a $550 double fan overclockable model that absolves itself well for what it is. (There’s likewise a more modest, lower-key rendition of the card in the Asus Dual product offering line for $500.) But in our testing, the 6600 XT, best case scenario, coordinated or insignificantly dominated the RTX 3060, even minimalistically overclocked, which part of the way comes from the AMD GPU’s 8-bit association with the PCI transport instead of 16 bit. Be that as it may, without knowing what the genuine costs are rather than the what-planet-do-you-live-on costs, it’s hard to settle on a decision about which GPU to prescribe you make a pointless endeavor to purchase.
The lesser opening necessity might make it somewhat more adaptable for squeezing into more seasoned frameworks, yet it truly cuts possible execution; on the off chance that it exploited the higher-data transmission space, it may give the 3060 Ti some contest.
AMD RADEON RX 6600 XT
- Memory 8GB DDR6
- Memory transfer speed (GBps) 256
- GPU clock (GHz, base/boost) 2.3/2.6
- Memory information rate/Interface 16 Gbps/128 bit
- Surface fill rate (gigatexels per second) 342.3
- Process Units and Ray Accelerators (each) 32
- Stream cores 2,048
- Surface planning units 128
- TGP/min PSU (watts) 160/500
- Bus PCIe 4.0 x 8
- Size 2.6 openings; 9.6 x 5.3 x 2.0 in/243 x 134 x 52 mm
- Connections 1 x HDMI 2.1, 3 x DisplayPort 1.4
- Maker price $550
- Boat date August 11
Asus has made a fine showing squeezing out what it can from the GPU and it unquestionably follows through on the 1080p high-outline rate guarantee. Truly, the card’s a bit stout for what it conveys at 2.6 openings wide, however, the space distributed to the inactive cooling (four heat pipes driving the warmth toward an enormous warmth spreader and heatsink) permits it to lessen dependence on the fans at high velocities. This makes it pretty peaceful and I continued checking the observing utility to persuade myself the fans were in any event, turning.
As well as observing, the GPU Tweak 2 utility Asus gives allows you to browse a quiet mode (with a 0dB fan switch), gaming mode (which loads execution, cooling, and commotion similarly), and an OC mode to augment execution through an overclock preset or manual powers over the GPU and memory clocks, voltage, fan speed, and a force target. Like different cards in the line, there’s likewise a flip change to bounce between two BIOSes, one upgraded for execution and the other for the commotion.
You can utilize the organization’s Armory Crate programming to control the logo lighting plan, however, I’m not a major devotee of the product; it’s simply excessively unwieldy for my taste.
The GPU has aloof cooling notwithstanding the fans, with four warmth pipes and a backplate heat spreader across the greater part of the card, and a vent within the end. An actual BIOS switch allows you to change between two modes (execution versus calm) on the off chance that you would prefer not to utilize Asus’ Tweak UI utility.
The card upholds all the most recent AMD highlights. They incorporate Radeon Boost (which specifically delivers scene components at a lower goal, in view of permeability, for higher casing rates), Radeon Anti-Lag (diminishes dormancy by easing the burden on the CPU), FidelityFX Super Resolution (upscaling from lower-goal surfaces to accomplish quicker casing rates, a la Nvidia DLSS) and Smart Access Memory (AMD’s Resizable BAR execution, in which the CPU can store game-related information in GPU RAM as opposed to framework RAM so the GPU doesn’t need to cross the framework transport to recover it).
AMD is less dependent on engineer support than Nvidia for quite a bit of its speed increase, however, it’s not totally driver-based. Brilliant Access Memory just chips away at frameworks furnished with a cutting edge AMD Ryzen CPU, for instance.
Except if you’re searching for the least expensive RX 6000-series AMD alternatives, I don’t think the RX 6600 XT is the most ideal decision at its cost class; the RTX 3060 Ti seems like it conveys far superior execution for (hypothetically) very little more. Furthermore, I wouldn’t preclude an even lower-end model showing up not long from now to fulfill your financial plan obliged 1080p play – there was a RX 5500, so it’s consistently conceivable we’ll see even lower-end RX 6500 or RX 6500 XT models eventually for essential 1080p gaming.
The most recent age of illustrations cards from AMD and Nvidia has increased present expectations for spending gamers. The RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3060, and RX 6600 XT address the best of the best for 1080p gaming, and the cards are even equipped for running some requesting games at 1440p. Yet, which one would it be advisable for you to pick?
We tried every one of the three cards to discover which is the most ideal alternative for your next PC redesign. They’re totally arranged somewhere in the range of $300 and $400, yet there’s an unmistakable victor dependent on our testing.
Nvidia delivered the RTX 3060 Ti on December 1 for $399. The somewhat more slow RTX 3060 came later on February 25 for $329. Unsurprisingly, the value set by Nvidia is for the Founders Edition models of each card, so alternatives from board accomplices might be somewhat more costly relying upon their cooling capacity and elements.
AMD declared the RX 6600 XT on July 29 at ChinaJoy and delivered it not long after on August 11. Costs start at $379 for baseboard accomplice cards and go up from that point contingent upon the cooling design, clock speed, and different elements. AMD isn’t delivering a reference model, however, that shouldn’t have an effect on accessibility.
The uplifting news for accessibility is likewise terrible information. The two Nvidia cards are reliably unavailable at retailers, and we expect the RX 6600 XT to sell out quickly when it dispatches. That is awful information. Fortunately, you don’t need to settle on a decision dependent on accessibility.