The next generation of AMD GPUs is among us. Finally unveiled at the company's ChinaJoy conference, the hardware company has revealed its next budget graphics card. For those who are looking for smooth 1080p gaming, the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT GPU could be just for you.
Designed to take on Nvidia's RTX 3060, the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT isn't designed for high-resolutions. However, the card is said to be capable of rendering high framerates at lower resolutions.
Radeon RX 6600 XT specs
The new AMD GPU is purpose-built for 1080p gaming at high framerates. While some games could be boosted in clarity through AMD's FidelityFX tech, it doesn’t benefit as much as Nvidia with DLSS. For the most part, next-gen games will run perfectly at 1080p.
AMD has given the card 2,048 stream processors all clocked at 2,359MHz. The GPU is packed with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM. Radeon RX 6600 XT owners are expected to be able to enjoy an average of 125fps in a “wide range of AAA games”.
AMD benchmarks show the new card beating Nvidia's RTX 3060 in a variety of tests. However, these tests are done without Nvidia's card utilising DLSS which all 3060 users are bound to be using. Nevertheless, the benchmarks are positive.
The provided benchmarks prove that the new card is no slouch. In Resident Evil Village at max settings, the card is pulling in 176fps on average. Hitman 3 comes in at 188fps, Death Stranding comes in at 144 fps and Battlefield 5 reaches 164.
The lowest benchmark on the graph is CD Projekt RED’S Cyberpunk 2077. On max settings, the game runs at 80fps on Nvidia's RTX 3060. On the other hand, the game runs at 83fps on AMD’s card. It's a small victory for AMD, but RTX 3060 owners are likely playing with DLSS and RTX features on. The benchmark does not account for these.
The AMD Radeon launches later this year for $379.