AMD today officially unveiled another graphics card based on a GPU with RDNA2 architecture – the Radeon RX 6600. This is the youngest solution in this series at the moment, and it is positioned as a video card for comfortable gaming in 1080p resolution.
The AMD Radeon RX 6600 graphics card is built on the Navi 23 GPU in a version with 28 execution units, which have 1792 stream processors and 28 ray tracing acceleration units. The average GPU clock speed in games is 2044 MHz, and the maximum Boost frequency is declared at 2491 MHz. Of course, third-party manufacturers will present factory overclocked versions of the novelty.
The novelty is equipped with 8 GB of GDDR6 RAM with a 128-bit bus and a bandwidth of 224 GB / s. There is also a high-speed 32 MB Infinity Cache buffer and support for Smart Access Memory technology, which provides direct CPU access to the entire video memory array. The PCIe 4.0 x8 interface is used for connection. The power consumption of the video card (TGP) at the reference frequencies is 132 W.
The theoretical level of performance of the Radeon RX 6600 is 8.93 teraflops in single precision operations. As for performance in real tasks, according to AMD, the new product is capable of providing frame rates above 60 FPS in most modern games at 1080p resolution and maximum graphics settings. Also, in some cases, like Resident Evil Village, the frequency is stated above 100 FPS.
The novelty is compared with the GeForce RTX 3060, since at the moment this is the youngest NVIDIA video card of the current generation. On the whole, the Radeon RX 6600 turns out to be on the same level as the competitor, in some places slightly losing, and in some places, on the contrary, being ahead. But in terms of performance per watt of energy consumed, the new AMD product turns out to be noticeably better than the NVIDIA solution.
AMD also notes support for the Radeon RX 6600 FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) smart scaling technology. It allows you to get very high frame rates even at high resolutions. For example, in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt, the new video card can deliver more than 60 FPS at 4K resolution when using FSR.
AMD partners’ Radeon RX 6600 graphics card will go on sale today. The manufacturer did not announce the recommended price, which is quite expected in the current conditions of total deficit.