AMD RX 6600 XT: Specs TalkHere’s what’s under the hood of the new mid-range Radeon from Team Red, writes PCGamer:
- 2359 MHz Game (boost) clock
- 2048 stream processors
- 8GB GDDR6 memory at 16 Gbps
- 256 GB/s memory bandwidth on 128-bit bus
- 32 CUs
- 32 Ray accelerators (aka ray-tracing cores)
- 11.1 billion transistors
Navi 23 GPU on TSMC 7nm process
From the specs alone, it might look like the RX 6600 XT isn’t as impressive as the competing RTX 3060 or 3060 Ti. But according to AMD’s tests, the card is powerful enough to deliver over 2.5x more performance at 1080p ultra settings compared to the current most popular GPU on Steam: the GTX 1060. Also, these specs are in-line with early rumors, confirming the leaks as accurate.
What this means is that AMD is directly marketing the 6600 XT to 1080p gamers who don’t care much about high resolutions, but want a silky-smooth 60 FPS gameplay experience.
1080p: Dominant Res Will Serve as the 6600 XT’s Playground
Say what you want about the 1440p and 4K capabilities of modern gaming hardware, but the truth is, high-resolution gaming is still more of a luxury. 1440p and 4K panels are still out of reach for most people. As such, they’re still perfectly fine with their Full HD 1080p monitors, which is the resolution that the 6600 XT targets.
1080p also remains the most dominant display resolution, according to the latest Steam Hardware Survey. Over 68% of gamers game on this resolution, and the furthest they often go are multi-monitor 3840×01080. Again, this is right within the RX 6600 XT’s wheelhouse.
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Written by RJ Pierce