After making a return to the mid-range with its RX 6700 XT GPU, AMD has launched its 1080p flagship, the RX 6600 XT. A successor to the wonderful and common RX 5600 XT card, the brand new mannequin has significantly extra energy on faucet with 9.6 teraflops of RDNA 2 efficiency, in comparison with 7.19 teraflops for the final mannequin. Not solely that, however it presents 8GB of GDDR6 RAM, in comparison with 6GB for its predecessor.
In reality, the RX 6600 XT appears to ship about the identical quantity of efficiency because the RX 5700 XT (9.75 teraflops) and simply barely lower than the GPU within the PS5, at the least on paper. For the reason that RX 5700 XT was provided as a 1440p-capable card (and the PS5 can deal with 4K), it would not appear a stretch to say that the brand new mannequin will at the least be first rate at 1440p gaming.
Nevertheless, AMD is advertising this card as a “new normal for 1080p,” saying that it has as much as a 1.7 occasions uplift over the past technology for video games like Doom Everlasting for 1080p gaming. AMD famous that round two-third of screens shipped are nonetheless 1080p, in order that’s nonetheless the norm for PC gaming.
Different specs embody 32 compute items (in comparison with 40 on the RX 6700 XT), a 2359 MHz sport clock and 160W energy consumption with a single 8 pin energy connector. AMD additionally touts customized options like Radeon Enhance for larger body charges and Radeon Anti-Lag for improved latency.
The primary new characteristic with the 6000-series GPUs, nonetheless, is ray-tracing. That characteristic permits for larger resolutions (1440p and 4K) whereas nonetheless sustaining first rate body charges and permitting for extra life like pictures. Do not count on an excessive amount of from the RX 6600 XT, nonetheless, because the RX 6700 XT struggled in ray-tracing checks in comparison with NVIDIA rivals in our overview — and the RX 6600 XT has decrease specs throughout.
Nonetheless, it appears fairly spectacular in any other case for a budget-level 1080p card. We’ll quickly see a raft of RX 6600 XT fashions from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI (above), ASRock and others, although we nonetheless do not know the costs or launch date. The RX 5600 XT had a recommended retail of $300, however as everyone knows, avenue costs have been a lot, a lot larger because of the present international GPU scarcity.
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