AMD Radeon RX 6600: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 6600
Radeon RX 6600
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 2044
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14500
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021
Performance 37.55

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 6600 sales 13 October 2021 at a recommended price of $329. This is Navi / RDNA2 architecture desktop card based on 7 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 224.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x8 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 190 mm. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 132 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

37.55%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about Radeon RX 6600: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating71
Place by popularity36
Value for money38.70
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 23
Market segmentDesktop
Release date13 October 2021 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$329
Current price$273 (0.8x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon RX 6600's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 6600's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1792of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed2044 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed2491 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors11,060 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)132 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate279.0of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 6600's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x8
Length190 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 6600: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14500 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth224.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 6600. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 6600, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12.0 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.1
Vulkan1.2

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX 6600. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RX 6600 37.55
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  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

RX 6600 14665

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX 6600 87443

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX 6600 31523

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6600 21829

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6600 23432

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6600 105210

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RX 6600 509483

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 6600 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD120
1440p66
4K36

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Cyberpunk 2077 79
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65−70
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 113
Battlefield 5 110−120
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−110
Cyberpunk 2077 78
Far Cry 5 146
Far Cry New Dawn 131
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
Hitman 3 110−120
Horizon Zero Dawn 120
Red Dead Redemption 2 60−65
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 142
Watch Dogs: Legion 105
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65−70
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 92
Battlefield 5 110−120
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−110
Cyberpunk 2077 70
Far Cry 5 136
Far Cry New Dawn 125
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
Hitman 3 110−120
Horizon Zero Dawn 93
Metro Exodus 82
Red Dead Redemption 2 60−65
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 119
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 147
Watch Dogs: Legion 94
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65−70
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 78
Battlefield 5 110−120
Cyberpunk 2077 58
Far Cry 5 128
Far Cry New Dawn 111
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 87
Watch Dogs: Legion 58
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 60−65
Hitman 3 65−70
Horizon Zero Dawn 64
Metro Exodus 47
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 69
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 52
Battlefield 5 75−80
Cyberpunk 2077 33
Far Cry 5 90
Far Cry New Dawn 91
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
Watch Dogs: Legion 41
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
Hitman 3 35−40
Horizon Zero Dawn 32
Metro Exodus 28
Red Dead Redemption 2 20−22
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 32
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 44
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24
Battlefield 5 45−50
Cyberpunk 2077 14
Far Cry 5 44
Far Cry New Dawn 47
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
Watch Dogs: Legion 21

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 6600 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6600 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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