AMD Officially Announces RX 6600, Lower Performance Than RTX 3060 By Same MSRP

As expected, AMD today officially announced its Radeon RX 6600, the smallest of its RDNA2-based graphics at least for now. It is oriented to 1080p and seeks to provide an inexpensive upgrade alternative for those who want to access Ray-Tracing, Smart Access Memory, and all the latest AMD technologies without spending too much.

As previously leaked, the RX 6600 has 28 compute units or 1792 Stream Processors, and will have a game clock of 2044MHz and a boost clock that will reach up to 2491MHz. It will have 8GB of GDDR6 memory, and curiously it is mentioned in parentheses “until”, so perhaps we will also see an option with 4GB in the future.

Regarding its suggested price, which obviously will not be the price reflected in the market, AMD suggests that it be sold for US $ 329, the same price that Nvidia suggests for the RTX 3060, which, as we will see below, exceeds this new one. AMD graphics.

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What do the first reviews show?

Apparently, the Radeon RX 6600 and GeForce RTX 3060 don’t have much of a performance difference from each other at 1080p. As we see in this graph taken from TechPowerUp, the RTX 3060 is 4% better at 1080p.

The difference becomes noticeable at 1440p, where the RTX 3060 already outperforms the RX 6600 XT by 10%. Both stay above 60FPS on the average across different games, although the RTX 3060 has a slight additional performance that will give it that extra edge.

When activating Ray-Tracing, even without DLSS we can already see the great advantages of the RTX 3060. If we activate DLSS this advantage is even greater, so the RTX 3060 is the best-prepared graph for all conditions.

We will have to see the real market price to see which is the best alternative, since unfortunately the prices suggested by the manufacturer are simply symbolic. If they are similar in price, the RX 6600 will have a difficult time on the market, although if it is cheaper, it could turn out to be a good alternative.

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Currently the RX 6600 XT costs about $ 125,000 in Argentina, so the RX 6600 should cost about $ 108,500, or about $ 110,000 to round up. Considering that the RTX 3060 also start at $ 125,000, the RX 6600 could be a good option, although the better ray-tracing performance and support for DLSS could justify that extra cost of the green option, since DLSS allows to increase the performance significantly in titles that support it, increasing the longevity of the graph, and if you want to use FidelityFX Super Resolution, the green option also supports it.

What do you think about the Radeon RX 6600? Does it seem like a good option or do you think it is convenient to go for the RTX 3060?