AMD Radeon RX 6600 falls short of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 in leaked gaming benchmarks
VideoCardz has published final specifications and official gaming benchmarks of the Radeon RX 6600, AMD's next RDNA2-based graphics card. The company is still expected to unveil the card on October 13, albeit not as a reference card. Instead, only AMD's board partners will sell the Radeon RX 6600, as is the case with the Radeon RX 6600 XT.
According to VideoCardz, the Radeon RX 6600 relies on the Navi 23 XL, a scaled-back version of the Navi 23 XT that ships in the RX 6600 XT. The website states that the Navi 23 XL has 1,792 cores, supported by 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM operating at 16 Gbps on a 128-bit bus. Consequently, the Radeon RX 6600 has a 256 GB/s bandwidth, matching the Radeon RX 6600 XT. VideoCardz notes that there may be 4 GB models on the horizon, too.
Additionally, the Radeon RX 6600 has 32 MB of Infinity Cache, a 2,044 MHz game clock and a 2,491 MHz boost clock. However, AMD limits the card to 132 W, 28 W shy of the RX 6600 XT. Pricing remains unknown at this stage, unfortunately.
VideoCardz claims to have compiled the table below from AMD's reviewers' guide. Supposedly, all benchmarks were conducted with an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and with AMD Smart Access Memory or NVIDIA Resizable BAR enabled. VideoCardz has not provided any other information about the test system, but it reports that AMD points out that AMD only used high-quality presets in its benchmarks.
Overall, the Radeon RX 6600 averages over 60 FPS in all games, including when raytracing is enabled. The GeForce RTX 2060 does so as well in all but Assassin's Creed Valhalla, mind you. The GeForce RTX 3060 also yields significantly higher FPS than the Radeon RX 6600 with raytracing at 1080p, F1 2021 excluded. The Radeon RX 6600 is also a way off the Radeon RX 6600 XT, so it will be interesting to see what price point the former arrives at next week.