AMD has just added a new model to its RDNA 2 range. It is the Radeon RX 6600, an entry-level graphics card. Far from being a thunderbolt (which is normal given its price), it will suit players content with Full HD.
Last summer, AMD pulled the Radeon RX 6600 XT out of its hat. New iteration using the RDNA 2 architecture, this entry-level model is especially designed for Full HD. And the manufacturer has just formalized its little sister which takes the name of Radeon RX 6600. Less expensive, this card allowing to play in 1080p is obviously a tad less powerful. Presentation.
As AMD claims, this graphics card benefits “New and powerful AMD RDNA ™ 2 computing units” . All of this is coupled with 8 GB GDDR6 memory on a 128-bit bus. Like the Radeon RX 6600 XT, it is powered by an AMD Navi 23 chip engraved in 7 nm. It embeds 8 calculation units (against 32 for its predecessor), 28 Ray Accelerators and 32 MB of Infiny Cache.
Compared to the Radeon RX 6600 XT, its speed and total bandwidth drop slightly (14 Gbps and 224 Gbps). By way of comparison, its big sister climbed up to 16 Gbps and 256 Gb / s. Moreover, the TGP of the new graphics card is 132W.
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As far as frequencies are concerned, they are less consistent than the RX 6600 XT. In game clock, it reached 2044 MHz while its big sister went up to 2359 MHz. In boost, it rises to 2491 Mhz (against 2589 MHz).
According to AMD, we reach in particular 142 FPS on Battlefield 5, 145 FPS on Resident Evil Village or 175 FPS on World War Z Aftermath with the settings pushed to the maximum in Full HD. On titles more graphically greedy, we fall below the 100 mark (Assassins Creed Valhala: 79 FPS, Far Cry 6: 91 FPS).
Ultimately, the first tests highlight in particular its good performance in Full HD as well as its lower consumption and its ability to be quiet. If its 3D computing power is developed, however, we should not expect foolish rendering in ray tracing. On the price side, this new entry-level graphics card is available at the recommended price of 339 euros.