...a partner-overclocked RX 6600 XT performs closer to the rival RTX 3060 than the more powerful sibling, RTX 3060 Ti.
The Radeon RX 6600 XT 8GB is the latest desktop performance GPU to harness the second-generation Navi architecture.
AMD builds this GPU out by going to a smaller die that, on paper, is the recipient of quite a few cuts. The silicon cleaver falls hardest on the memory subsystem as AMD markedly reduces the size and speed of the Infinity Cache and goes narrow on the traditional bus width. Helping ameliorate performance concerns is a 2,048-core processor block clocked in lovely and high.
Our numbers intimate that a partner-overclocked RX 6600 XT performs closer to the rival RTX 3060 than the more powerful sibling, RTX 3060 Ti. As such, evaluated purely on SEPs and with due knowledge that Nvidia's raytracing and framerate-boosting technologies are more mature, and performance tends to be more predictable at higher resolutions, it's very difficult to justify the RX 6600 XT's $379 price tag. $300 and we're talking.
On a final note, PowerColor does okay with the Red Devil implementation. Outstanding temps and low noise are matched by decent overclocking, though the lighting could be be better and the second power connector is unnecessary.
Very cool and quiet
Solid build quality
Dual power connectors
Less memory than RTX 3060
Performance lags at higher res
The reviewed card is now available from Scan Computers.
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