AMD Radeon RX 6600 touted as offering NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 performance for a US$329 MSRP
AMD has unleashed the Radeon RX 6600, its latest RDNA 2-based graphics card. As expected, AMD has pitched the RX 6600 against the GeForce RTX 3060, NVIDIA's cheapest desktop graphics card for now. Accordingly, AMD has positioned the RX 6600 as a 1080p card, with it reputedly averaging over 100 FPS in the games that AMD used for benchmarks.
Checking the small print reveals that AMD achieved the benchmark figures below using ultra or ultra-high graphics settings. The company also benchmarked the RX 6600 in the following system with Smart Access Memory enabled:
- Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master motherboard
- AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
- 16 GB DDR4-3600 MHz RAM
- Win10 Pro x64 19041.508
The card itself offers 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM on a 128-bit memory interface, 28 Compute Units (CUs) and 32 MB of Infinity Cache. Additionally, the card has a 2,044 MHz game clock and a 2,491 MHz boost clock. The RX 6600 achieves this with a 132 W total board power (TBP). Nominally, the RX 6600 puts out 8.93 TFLOPs (FP32) of performance.
The Radeon RX 6600 will only be available from AMD's board partners, including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE, XFX and Yeston. While AMD claims that the RX 6600 is available for US$329 from today, the reality is different. You can check if any retailers near you have stock at MSRP, although Newegg is already out of stock of all custom cards. Conversely, Overclockers UK has stock of multiple cards, but many cost over £400.