VII vs RX 6600 XT

Buy
VS
Buy
Price now 122$
Games supported 99%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII
Buy
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1400
  • Max video memory 16 GB
  • Memory type HBM2
  • Memory clock speed 1000
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Radeon RX 6600 XT
Buy
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1968
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 16000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 369$
Games supported 99%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating5158
Place by popularityno data67
Value for money100.0034.04
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)Navi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameVega 20Navi 23
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date7 February 2019 (3 years ago)30 July 2021 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$699 $379
Current price$122 (0.2x MSRP)$369 (1x MSRP)
Value for money

To calculate the index we compare the characteristics of graphics cards against their prices.

  • 0
  • 50
  • 100
  • 0
  • 50
  • 100

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores38402048
Core clock speed1400 MHz1968 MHz
Boost clock speed1750 MHz2589 MHz
Number of transistors13,230 million11,060 million
Manufacturing process technology7 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)295 Watt160 (TGP) Watt
Texture fill rate420.0331.4

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x8
Length305 mm190 mm
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin1x 8-pin

Memory

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

Memory typeHBM2GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount16 GB8 GB
Memory bus width4096 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed1000 MHz16000 MHz
Memory bandwidth1024 GB/s256.0 GB/s
Shared memoryno data-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort
HDMI++

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)12.0 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.46.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL2.02.1
Vulkan1.2.1311.2

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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.

Radeon VII 43.13
+4.6%
RX 6600 XT 41.24
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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%

Radeon VII 16855
+4.6%
RX 6600 XT 16114

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%

Radeon VII 62128
RX 6600 XT 88163
+41.9%

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%

Radeon VII 37881
RX 6600 XT 39051
+3.1%

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%

Radeon VII 146094
RX 6600 XT 156297
+7%

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Radeon VII 22241
RX 6600 XT 25652
+15.3%

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%

Radeon VII 27449
RX 6600 XT 28342
+3.3%

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%

Radeon VII 430170
RX 6600 XT 472371
+9.8%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

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

Full HD121
−11.6%
135
+11.6%
1440p78
+2.6%
76
−2.6%
4K57
+32.6%
43
−32.6%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 70−75
−8.2%
79
+8.2%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 76
+7%
70−75
−7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 99
−30.3%
129
+30.3%
Battlefield 5 136
+16.2%
110−120
−16.2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 148
+32.1%
110−120
−32.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 70−75
−6.8%
78
+6.8%
Far Cry 5 99
−52.5%
151
+52.5%
Far Cry New Dawn 95
−37.9%
131
+37.9%
Forza Horizon 4 163
+29.4%
120−130
−29.4%
Hitman 3 130−140
−61.3%
221
+61.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 121
−13.2%
137
+13.2%
Red Dead Redemption 2 126
+90.9%
65−70
−90.9%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 120
−38.3%
166
+38.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 113
−6.2%
120
+6.2%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 70
−1.4%
70−75
+1.4%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 82
−29.3%
106
+29.3%
Battlefield 5 137
+17.1%
110−120
−17.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 127
+13.4%
110−120
−13.4%
Cyberpunk 2077 70−75
−4.1%
76
+4.1%
Far Cry 5 95
−48.4%
141
+48.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 92
−38%
127
+38%
Forza Horizon 4 157
+24.6%
120−130
−24.6%
Hitman 3 130−140
−33.6%
183
+33.6%
Horizon Zero Dawn 96
−13.5%
109
+13.5%
Metro Exodus 88
−8%
95
+8%
Red Dead Redemption 2 70
+6.1%
65−70
−6.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 113
−25.7%
142
+25.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 139
−26.6%
176
+26.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 99
−5.1%
104
+5.1%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 63
−12.7%
70−75
+12.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 72
−4.2%
75
+4.2%
Battlefield 5 127
+8.5%
110−120
−8.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 70−75
+5.8%
69
−5.8%
Far Cry 5 91
−46.2%
133
+46.2%
Far Cry New Dawn 83
−34.9%
112
+34.9%
Forza Horizon 4 130
+3.2%
120−130
−3.2%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 75
−32%
99
+32%
Watch Dogs: Legion 63
+3.3%
61
−3.3%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 91
+31.9%
65−70
−31.9%
Hitman 3 80−85
−36.6%
112
+36.6%
Horizon Zero Dawn 72
−5.6%
76
+5.6%
Metro Exodus 56
+0%
56
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 46
+39.4%
30−35
−39.4%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 65−70
−29.2%
84
+29.2%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
+4.5%
40−45
−4.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 57
+1.8%
56
−1.8%
Battlefield 5 85−90
+3.5%
85−90
−3.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 35−40
−14.3%
40
+14.3%
Far Cry 5 75−80
−34.6%
105
+34.6%
Far Cry New Dawn 83
−18.1%
98
+18.1%
Forza Horizon 4 90−95
+5.6%
85−90
−5.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 48
+9.1%
44
−9.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 52
+36.8%
35−40
−36.8%
Hitman 3 45−50
−26.7%
57
+26.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 42
+7.7%
39
−7.7%
Metro Exodus 37
+8.8%
34
−8.8%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30
+36.4%
21−24
−36.4%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 44
+10%
40
−10%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 54
+0%
54
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 44
+57.1%
27−30
−57.1%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35
+25%
28
−25%
Battlefield 5 73
+46%
50−55
−46%
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
+7.1%
14
−7.1%
Far Cry 5 59
+15.7%
51
−15.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 61
+15.1%
53
−15.1%
Forza Horizon 4 77
+30.5%
55−60
−30.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 29
+20.8%
24
−20.8%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 43.13 41.24
Recency 7 February 2019 30 July 2021
Cost $699 $379
Memory bus width 4096 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 3840 2048
Memory bandwidth 1024 256
Thermal design power (TDP) 295 Watt 160 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon VII
AMD Radeon VII

and

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

The differences in performance seem too small.


Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

Cast your vote

Do you think we are right or mistaken in our choice? Vote by clicking "Like" button near your favorite graphics card.


Competitors of Radeon VII by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon VII's NVIDIA equivalent is TITAN V CEO Edition, which is faster by 1% and higher by 4 positions in our performance rating.

NVIDIA TITAN V CEO Edition TITAN V CEO Edition
Compare

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon VII:

Competitors of Radeon RX 6600 XT by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6600 XT from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 2070, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2070
Compare

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 6600 XT:

Similar GPU comparisons

We selected several comparisons of graphics cards with performance more or less close to those reviewed, providing you with more options to consider.

User rating

Here you can see the user rating of the graphics cards, as well as rate them yourself.


2.8 2750 ratings

Rate AMD Radeon VII on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
4.2 1351 rating

Rate AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Questions and comments

Here you can ask a question about this comparison, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.