- Some 4K successes
- Runs cool
- Execution a bit underneath its value class in many titles
- High MSRP in test versus AMD’s reference specs and estimating
- Just an unassuming overclock applied out of box
- No huge presentation gains with manual overclocking
GIGABYTE RADEON RX 6600 XT GAMING OC PRO 8G SPECS
- Illustrations Processor AMD Navi 23 XT
- GPU Base Clock 1968 MHz
- GPU Boost Clock 2607 MHz
For all its guarantee, the dispatch of AMD’s new Radeon RX 6600 XT GPU, and our analyzer card, the Gigabyte Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming OC Pro 8G, winds up addressing 2021’s pitiful situation in illustrations cards. (Cards go on special August 11.) Basic reference plans of RX 6600 XT cards should begin at $379, while at $499 MSRP, Gigabyte’s entrance ends up rivaling the base rundown cost of a five-star, Editors’ Choice-winning cards like the $499 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition. What’s more, in that go head to head, it falls well behind assumptions. In the meantime, models of the RX 6600 XT really posting for $379 (not the one we tried, however) would lie more allied with the additionally amazing $399 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition. The RX 6600 XT is essentially confined by extraordinary Nvidia alternatives.
The GPU is situated on the limit of elite 1080p and midrange 1440p play in AMD’s stack, essentially as far as to force, however valuing is another issue totally. Obviously, 2021 and its GPU deficiencies have made a joke of card list costs. The issue is, in our testing, our Gigabyte model fell behind in some basic benchmarks, in any event, getting beat on occasion by lower-level cards like the $329-list EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Black Gaming 12G. Obviously, execution doesn’t make any difference as much as “cost out the entryway” nowadays, and in the event that you can discover the Gigabyte card on dispatch day (or any day in the following half year) close to MSRP, and an RTX 3070 or RTX 3060 Ti card isn’t accessible, and your number one isn’t games dependent on DirectX 11, the Gigabyte is, in fact, worth its cost. Something else? Chase the tricky Nvidia cards, particularly if the Gaming OC Pro 8G is selling for a similar augmentation factor of rundown value that most cards are nowadays.
The Gigabyte card we have close by depends on AMD’s new Radeon RX 6600 XT GPU. That chip depends on the organization’s RDNA 2 design, and it includes TSMC’s 7nm lithography on a 237mm2 “Navi 23 XT” GPU bites the dust.
It’s been right around five months since the dispatch of the RX 6700 XT, AMD’s GPU focusing on 1440p gaming, so it could be said we’re past due for delivery for more financial plan disapproved of gamers. Indeed, the stand-by is at last over as the RX 6600 XT has shown up and targets 1080p. Beginning at $379, it doesn’t actually come modest, yet on account of a more modest kick the bucket and pre-anticipating the piece of AMD, you may simply have the option to discover it in stock. How about we investigate and check whether it’s been worth the stand by.
This time around, there is no reference adaptation of the card accessible straightforwardly from AMD. That implies that from the very beginning, there will be various renditions accessible from the entirety of the significant brands, incorporating those with manufacturing plant overclocks and novel cooling arrangements. AMD guaranteed that to some extent a portion of these models would meet its proposed valuing of $379 and that it had prepared stock before dispatch. We might dare to dream for a preferable dispatch over we’ve seen with different cards this age, however, given the fantastic interest, you’ll probably have to move rapidly to get one for yourself.
The absence of an “official” reference rendition implies that commentators are getting distinctive AIB cards to take a gander at for dispatch today. For this survey, I was sent the ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 6600 XT OC, which will retail for $549. It’s a beefed-up form contrasted with the reference spec with a gentle production line of overclocking and a bulky double fan cooler. Contingent upon which form you get, your plant overclock and cooling arrangement could be unique, however inasmuch as your temperatures don’t bring about warm choking, every rendition is probably going to surpass its appraised clock speed in any case, bringing about the execution that is close no matter how you look at it.
The Radeon RX 6600 XT model we tried in the Gigabyte line highlights 8GB of GDDR6 RAM, which looks pretty standard contrasted across the walkway and Nvidia’s GeForce 3060 Ti Founders Edition, the RX 6600 XT’s nearest rivalry when looking at reference MSRPs. In any case, when you dive a bit further into the specs, you’ll see where things get a bit more muddled for Gigabyte.