AMD at present launched the Radeon RX 6600, the brand new entry-level mannequin within the firm’s RDNA2 primarily based desktop graphics playing cards. The RX 6600 is priced at $329 and can compete towards the Nvidia RTX 3060 that has the identical MSRP.
The RX 6600 options the identical GPU die because the dearer 6600 XT however with 28 compute items enabled as a substitute of the 32 on the XT mannequin. The 6600 can also be clocked decrease at 2491MHz for the enhance clock and 2044MHz ‘sport clock’. This has resulted in 8.93 TFLOPs peak single precision efficiency in comparison with the ten.6 TFLOPs of the 6600 XT.
Each graphics playing cards use 8GB of GDDR6 reminiscence, nevertheless, the 6600 is barely slower because it’s rated at 14Gbps versus 16Gbps on the 6600 XT with a reminiscence bandwidth of 224GB/s in comparison with 256GB/s. Each have the identical 32MB of excessive pace Infinity Cache.
Sadly, just like the 6600 XT, the 6600 additionally makes use of the slower bus pace of PCIe 4.0 x8 in contrast to the PCIe 4.0 x16 used on the higher-end Radeon playing cards. This might trigger efficiency bottlenecks in some functions.
The 6600 has a decrease energy score in comparison with the 6600 XT at simply 132W versus 160W.
The RX 6600 won’t have a reference card from AMD. As an alternative, it is going to be out there solely by means of board companions, together with ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE, XFX and Yeston. The cardboard is obtainable for buy beginning at present.