AMD Radeon RX 6600: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregated performance score

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 39.04% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 6600 sales 13 October 2021 at a recommended price of $329 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a Navi / RDNA2 architecture and made with 7 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 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.

General info

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

Place in performance ranking104
Place by popularity15
Value for money33.74
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 23
Market segmentDesktop
Release date13 October 2021 (2 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$329
Current price$358 (1.1x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Radeon RX 6600's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
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 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)132 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate279.0of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon RX 6600 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for 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 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14500 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth224.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
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

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX 6600. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 39.04

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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: 25%

RX 6600 15121

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 94734

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 31774

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 made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6600 23366

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 145870

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 545762

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Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX 6600 232

Gaming performance

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 across all PC games

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

Full HD114
1440p58
4K32

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 107

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65−70
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 113
Battlefield 5 110−120
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−110
Cyberpunk 2077 91
Far Cry 5 154
Far Cry New Dawn 140
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
Hitman 3 120−130
Horizon Zero Dawn 120
Red Dead Redemption 2 60−65
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 142
Watch Dogs: Legion 105

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65−70
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 92
Battlefield 5 110−120
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−110
Cyberpunk 2077 73
Far Cry 5 142
Far Cry New Dawn 133
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
Hitman 3 120−130
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

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65−70
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 78
Battlefield 5 110−120
Cyberpunk 2077 59
Far Cry 5 134
Far Cry New Dawn 118
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 90
Watch Dogs: Legion 58

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
Hitman 3 70−75
Horizon Zero Dawn 64
Metro Exodus 48
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 69

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 52
Battlefield 5 80−85
Cyberpunk 2077 34
Far Cry 5 91
Far Cry New Dawn 97
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 55−60
Watch Dogs: Legion 41

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35−40
Hitman 3 35−40
Horizon Zero Dawn 16
Metro Exodus 29
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 33
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 44

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24
Battlefield 5 45−50
Cyberpunk 2077 14
Far Cry 5 44
Far Cry New Dawn 48
Forza Horizon 4 55−60
Watch Dogs: Legion 21

Relative perfomance

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


NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon RX 6600 is GeForce GTX 1070 SLI, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our ranking.

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Recommended processors

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