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AMD Radeon RX 6600 launches today aimed at high-refresh rates and 1080p

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AMD has today released the AMD Radeon RX 6600, a new RDNA 2 GPU that has a focus on 1080p as well as high refresh rates. From the press release AMD said the Radeon RX 6600 cards are expected to be available today starting at $329 USD from the likes of ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE, XFX and various retailers.

“The latest generation of games deliver massive leaps in life-like visuals that are driving more graphics performance to meet the demand for the best possible 1080p gaming experiences,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit at AMD. “To meet this demand, we’ve designed the Radeon RX 6600 to make these new breathtaking experiences available to  more PC gamers, providing the performance of an enthusiast-class powerhouse in a midrange solution.”

Here's the specs along with a comparison to the XT model

Model

Compute Units

GDDR6

Game Clock4 (MHz)

Boost Clock5 (MHz)

Memory Interface

Infinity Cache

TBP

AMD Radeon RX 6600

28

8 GB

2,044

Up to 2,491

128-bit

32 MB

132W

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

32

8 GB

2,359

Up to 2,589

128-bit

32 MB

160W

On the NVIDIA side, it seems the closest competition is the GeForce RTX 3060. While we don't get any cards from AMD to test with, they did provide these images below to compare. From what Phoronix tested, it appears to stack up pretty well against NVIDIA.

If you plan to get one to use with Linux, you should look at Mesa 21.2 at a minimum.

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x_wing 4 days ago
Quoting: mirv...and suddenly my addiction to little plastic models appears to be a cheap hobby by comparison.

You're not cynical, you're realistic. All of this trouble with GPUs is behind me constantly pushing back any kind of remote idea of getting an upgraded system. I'm starting to wonder when it will impact the games - they'll realise nobody has the kind of system that can run what they want and will have to adjust requirements accordingly. Or just push it out on a streaming service and leave desktop systems out of it entirely.

With the current state of the market, paying for a PC just for gaming is almost stupid. If you just want to play new games, it's 100% better inversion to go for the PS5/xbox.


Last edited by x_wing on 13 October 2021 at 6:39 pm UTC
Mohandevir 4 days ago
Quoting: x_wing
Quoting: mirv...and suddenly my addiction to little plastic models appears to be a cheap hobby by comparison.

You're not cynical, you're realistic. All of this trouble with GPUs is behind me constantly pushing back any kind of remote idea of getting an upgraded system. I'm starting to wonder when it will impact the games - they'll realise nobody has the kind of system that can run what they want and will have to adjust requirements accordingly. Or just push it out on a streaming service and leave desktop systems out of it entirely.

With the current state of the market, paying for a PC just for gaming is almost stupid. If you just want to play new games, it's 100% better inversion to go for the PS5/xbox.

Yep... But if you got a massive Steam Library that you don't want to let go... The Steam Deck might be a good alternative to PS5 or Xbox.

I'm wondering if the futur of PC gaming is not going to be in the APU market... Since they are unfit for mining... All Ryzen 6000 series will have integrated GPUs... AM5 socket with good DDR5 speeds... And the Steam Deck laying the foundations for the APU market segment... Maybe something good will come out of it... Maybe.


Last edited by Mohandevir on 13 October 2021 at 7:24 pm UTC
AzP 4 days ago
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The cheapest variant in Sweden cost $482, but it ran out today. The second cheapest (that is still in stock) can be found around $520.
CFWhitman 4 days ago
I never expected to be stuck so long on my Vega 56. However, until I start seeing new cards for MSRP or less, that's going to be my card. I expect that eventually either the demand will lessen or chip production will catch up or the world will end. We'll see.
Vishar 4 days ago
old games, old games, so many old game that i not play yet
and all so cheap, fun, nice and again cheap...
Overprice GPU and poorly made new AAA games, no need them
old games and some indie work for me too :)
AND sometimes just for curiously GeforceNOW streaming services and something i really wanna play but not wanna spend fortune just to run one game


Last edited by Vishar on 13 October 2021 at 8:29 pm UTC
Zlopez 4 days ago
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Quoting: CFWhitmanI never expected to be stuck so long on my Vega 56. However, until I start seeing new cards for MSRP or less, that's going to be my card. I expect that eventually either the demand will lessen or chip production will catch up or the world will end. We'll see.

I'm still stuck on my RX 590 and I still fear that the GPU fan will die one day, because I hear some clicking coming from it for a few months.

But in past years I usually didn't play new games and I don't need 4k or ultra high details. If the game runs and it's fun, it's enough for me. So I will wait till the price will come down or the market situation will changes in other way.


Last edited by Zlopez on 13 October 2021 at 9:44 pm UTC
pb 4 days ago
The cheapest I could find is about the same price as the top-tier Steam Deck, while most are 10-20% more. Why even bother...
finaldest 4 days ago
I would just like to say the best of luck to anyone trying to get a new GPU as I know how difficult it has been to replace my GTX 1070.

I only just recently got a 6800xt for £1100 so around £400 to £500 above MSRP. I will say however that I am extremely happy with my new GPU and highly recommend getting one of these cards if the price is acceptable for your circumstances. Don't expect GPU prices to stabilise until 2023 and with Xmas on the horizon its only going to get worse. If you need a new GPU now then get one if you can.

Note to buyers that HDMI 2.1 features are not supported on Linux on AMD GPU's E.G FSR, FREESYNC so you must use HDMI 2.0 for FREESYNC or use the closed source driver.
AzP 4 days ago
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Quoting: Zlopez
Quoting: CFWhitmanI never expected to be stuck so long on my Vega 56. However, until I start seeing new cards for MSRP or less, that's going to be my card. I expect that eventually either the demand will lessen or chip production will catch up or the world will end. We'll see.

I'm still stuck on my RX 590 and I still fear that the GPU fan will die one day, because I hear some clicking coming from it for a few months.

But in past years I usually didn't play new games and I don't need 4k or ultra high details. If the game runs and it's fun, it's enough for me. So I will wait till the price will come down or the market situation will changes in other way.

I'm still running my old R9 290...
Slackdog 4 days ago
I reckon I'll be sticking with my 2070 super for quite some time yet!
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