AMD is slowly completing its Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card lineup with the recent launch of the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, a sub $400 graphics card aimed at budget gamers playing at 1080p resolution. The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT is AMD’s answer against Nvidia’s RTX 3060, priced at $329. The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT offers the same features found on the latest RDNA 2 architecture. Unlike the rest of the RX 6000 lineup, the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT is not offered in a reference design and is only available at AMD’s GPU partners housing third-party designs. Hence, the RX 6600 XT that we will be using in this review is the XFX Radeon RX 6600 XT Merc 308 graphics card.
RDNA 2 Architecture
The RDNA 2 Architecture, commonly known as Big Navi, is the generational evolution of the RDNA Architecture found on the RX 5000 series. While both are under TSMC’s 7nm process, the architectural improvements on RDNA 2 allow AMD’s RX 6000 series to be DX12 Ultimate certified and have Ray Tracing capabilities.
AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series
|Radeon RX 6900XT||Radeon RX 6800XT||Radeon RX 6800||Radeon RX 6700 XT||Radeon RX 6600 XT|
|GPU||Navi 21 XTX||Navi 21 XT||Navi 21 XL||Navi 22 XT||Navi 23 XT|
|Game Clock||2015 MHz||2015 MHz||1815 MHz||2321 Mhz||2359 Mhz|
|Boost Clock||2250 MHz||2250 MHz||2105 MHz||2581 Mhz||2589 Mhz|
|Memory||16GB G6||16GB G6||16GB G6||12GB G6||12GB G6|
|Infinity Cache||128 MB||128 MB||128 MB||96 MB||32 MB|
|Memory Clock||16 Gbps||16 Gbps||16 Gbps||16 Gbps||16 Gbps|
|Memory Bandwidth||512 GB/s||512 GB/s||512 GB/s||384 GB/s||256 GB/s|
|Total Board Power||300W||300W||250W||230W||160W|
|MSRP||$999 US||$649 US||$579 US||$479 US||$379 US|
As of writing, the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT is AMD’s cheapest RDNA 2 GPU offering with an MSRP of $379 US(Php 19,306) next to the Radeon RX 6700 XT at $479 US. Being $100 or 20 percent cheaper than the RX 6700 XT, the RX 6600 XT comes with 20% fewer cores, 33% slower memory bandwidth, and 30% less power consumption.
|AMD Radeon||Price||Nvidia GeForce||Price|
|AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT||$999||Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090||$1499|
|AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT||$649||Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080||$699|
|AMD Radeon RX 6800||$579||Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070||$499|
|AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT||$479||Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 Ti||$399|
|AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT||$379||Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060||$329|
Being at the sub $400 mark, the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT’s sits a tight spot as it’s priced in between the Nvidia RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti which are both under the $400 mark. While some may argue that the RTX 3060 Ti’s base price-cutting is close to the $400 ceiling, the same can also be applied to the RX 6600 XT as the RX 6600 XT does not have a reference version, unlike the 3060 Ti FE. Meaning it’s unlikely that we will see RX 6600 XT selling for $379 as board partners put in their premium with each of their cooling shroud, designs, and custom clock speeds are taken into account in the overall price.