As expected, AMD has released a new graphics card that aims to run current games at 1080p resolution.
This is not exactly a surprise, as it has been rumored since AMD launched the RX 6600 XT last summer; that model had a RRP of $ 379, and this new model cost $ 329, so we shouldn’t expect too many differences when it comes to performance.
Of course, those figures that we have given do not mean anything, because world demand is such that no store will offer them at that price and in fact, it is most likely that if you are reading these words they have already been sold out. Cryptocurrencies continue to drive up the price of graphics, and AMD, unlike Nvidia, has not implemented any limiter for ‘mining’, so its models are more desirable.
Ignoring that for a moment, if we can, we will realize that the RX 6600 covers a very important niche, that of gamers who do not need the maximum power to play. AMD itself confirms that the goal is play current games at 1080p, stating that it is capable of 83 fps in Dirt 5, 70 fps in Cyberpunk 2077, and 142 fps in Battlefield 5. That is a 10-15% difference over the RX 6600 XT, and performance is virtually identical to that of the RX 6600 XT. Nvidia RTX 3060, always based on Nvidia data.
It makes sense, since the RX 6600 uses the same chip as the RX 6600 XT, but with fewer compute units (28 instead of 32), and lower frequencies; The good news is that that also means that it consumes only 132 W and requires a power supply of only 450 W.
In short, this can be a good alternative for modest teams, or to play online titles like Fortnite or Apex Legends on fast monitors. It will also allow us to access technologies such as FidelityFX Super Resolution, which allows us to play games at higher resolution without affecting performance so much, enlarging the image using automatic learning.
The RX 6600 will be available from various brands, including Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI, starting today.