AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT will compete with RTX 3060 for 1080p gaming under $400

After months of leaks and rumors, AMD has officially announced the new 1080p flagship Radeon RX 6600 XT graphic card set to launch on August 11 for $379, it is based on the same RDNA 2 architecture as the other entry-level RX 6000-series GPU and offers high frame rates at 1040p and 1080p (thanks to FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR)). AMD’s RX 6600 XT will compete with Nvidia RTX 3060 (priced at $329) in the market for 1080p gaming.

AMD claims that the RX 6600 XT is not intended for anyone who wants the latest and the greatest GPU. But it focuses on the customers using outdated GPUs such as the aging GTX 1060. This graphic card is for the users who don’t have the next generation 4K gaming setup and will provide you the ultimate 1080p gaming experience. Moreover, it provides good performance for the super heavy AAA PC games.

As reported many times, Radeon RX 6600 XT comprises 32 RDNA 2 computational units, 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM, A 32MB cache, a 2589 MHz base clock, an amplified clock of 2589 MHz, and a power of 160W. The card has a higher refresh rate (1080p) somewhere between RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti.

Radeon RX 6600 XT benchmarks
Radeon RX 6600 XT benchmarks. Credit: AMD

In Doom Eternal, RX 6600 XT had an average of 155 frames per second (fps) against 134 fps with RTX 3060. Also, in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla the card reached up to 92 fps while in RTX 3060 it is about 69 fps. Therefore, according to AMD, it provides up to 15% more performance than RTX 3060. AMD asserts this graphic card is primarily for the players who play esports titles and who are not supposed to use the latest ray technology.

So, you should not expect much even with RDNA 2, RX 6600 XT faces a bit of difficulty with 1080p either way. However, it is a good choice for users who play games that do not support ray tracing. Now talking about the supply AMD said, “we’re doing our best to get supply, but the demand is unprecedented.”

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT will be available on August 11th from AMD’s usual partners, including ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, with prebuilt systems set to arrive sometime in August, too. In addition, AMD will supply RX 6600 XT units to desktop makers like Acer, Alienware, and HP. 

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