Tuesday, January 18, 2022

AMD Radeon RX 6600 review: A new budget 1080p card that could have been cheaper

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The Red team has been quite bold in launching new RDNA2 based GPUs in the market, from the beefy RX 6800 XTs to the budget RX 6600 XT. AMD has gained a huge boost in rasterization performance against NVIDIA but lacks the cutting edge features which the green team boasts.

Still as gaming enthusiasts the basic FPS you get from these new RDNA2 cards stand strong against NVIDIA and now with not-so-feature-rich Fidelity FX Super Resolution you are able to boost frame rates. This AMD Radeon RX 6600 GPU we got is custom made by XFX and is the XFX Speedster SWFT 210 AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 Core Gaming Graphics Card.

Now, as you know the budget GPU market has been neglected over quite some time now and finally you have a GPU that is available in stocks. Though the prices of every GPU is high out there and it makes no sense buying them at ridiculous prices, however, considering as a new option for gamers, here’s our complete review of the RX 6600:

AMD Radeon RX 6600 review: A new budget 1080p card that could have been cheaper

Test Config Specifications:

  • Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 UD
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
  • RAM: 32GB 3200MHz memory
  • GPU: XFX Speedster SWFT 210 AMD Radeon™ RX 6600
  • SSD: 240GB WD Sn550, 480GB Crucial SATA SSD
  • Power Supply: Cooler Master 750W
  • CPU Cooler: Deepcool Gammaxx GTE V2
  • Cabinet: MSI Mag Forge 100R

Specifications

  • Bus Type: PCI-E 4.0 @ 8x
  • Clock Speeds:
  • Base clock Up to: 1626 MHz
  • Game Clock Up To: 2044 MHz
  • Boost clock Up to: 2491MHz
  • Stream Processors:  1792
  • Compute Units: 28
  • Memory Bus: 128 bit
  • Memory Clock: 14 Gbps
  • Memory Size: 8 GB
  • Memory Type: GDDR6
  • Card Profile:  Dual Slot
  • Thermal Solution: Dual Fan
  • AMD Radeon RX 6600 review: A new budget 1080p card that could have been cheaper
  • AMD Radeon RX 6600 review: A new budget 1080p card that could have been cheaper
  • AMD Radeon RX 6600 review: A new budget 1080p card that could have been cheaper
  • AMD Radeon RX 6600 review: A new budget 1080p card that could have been cheaper
  • AMD Radeon RX 6600 review: A new budget 1080p card that could have been cheaper
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Design & Thermals

As this is a budget GPU, you won’t notice any fancy design with artefacts, lights or anything, this XFX card has a more simple vibe to it. A simple black shroud wrapping this RDAN2 graphics card looks nice along with those neat touches at the edges along with bubble-like small carvings on the top.

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Overall, the look of this card is very decent, with no fancy lighting or any random stuff, the plain look with XFX logo and there are two fans that has got lot of blades. Even while the fans are spinning at high volume sound silent and do not make any noise at all.

The temps of the GPU have been limited to 75 degree celsius at max loads and with proper airflow, this GPU is indeed very efficient. You can even use it for small builds and the simple thermals of the GPU works well, overall if you are looking for a budget 1080p GPU the XFX Speedster SWFT 210 Radeon RX 6600 is great option.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 review: A new budget 1080p card that could have been cheaper

Gaming

If you are buying this 1080p gaming card you will most likely end up using mostly for playing games and so, here we have taken a lot of benchmarks with latest games both at 1080p and 1440p to give you a better idea of how this card performs.

Here are a variety of gaming benchmarks:

  • Control - Radeon RX 6600 Benchmarks_TechnoSports.co.in
  • CS GO - Radeon RX 6600 Benchmarks__TechnoSports.co.in
  • Cyberpunk 2077 - Radeon RX 6600 Benchmarks_TechnoSports.co.in
  • Far Cry New Dawn - Radeon RX 6600 Benchmarks_TechnoSports.co.in
  • Fortnite - Radeon RX 6600 Benchmarks_TechnoSports.co.in
  • NFS Heat - Radeon RX 6600 Benchmarks_TechnoSports.co.in
  • FIFA 22 - Radeon RX 6600 Benchmarks__TechnoSports.co.in
  • Guardians of the Galaxy - Radeon RX 6600 Benchmarks__TechnoSports.co.in
  • Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Radeon RX 6600 Benchmarks TechnoSports.co .in
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - Radeon RX 6600 Benchmarks_TechnoSports.co.in
  • Watch Dogs Legion - Radeon RX 6600 Benchmarks_TechnoSports.co.in

As you see the RX 6600 really shines at 1080p and giving a comfortable 60+FPS in most demanding games like Control, Cyberpunk 2077, Guardians of the Galaxy and others at highest settings. While in 1440p too, the Radeon RX 6600 showed real promise, it gives good performance in many games also giving 60FPS in triple-A titles.

On the other hand, if you are a Battle Royal fan, we can assure you that you will get hundreds of frames per second along with an overall enjoyable experience. Now, if the game supports AMD’s Fidelity FX Super Resolution upscaling technique, prepare yourself to get more frames for free.

In gaming, the XFX Speedster SWFT 210 AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 is a real gem for 1080p gaming but comes at a cost which I feel is a bit over-the-line. Now, when I see this GPU priced very close to the RTX 3060, most of these AMD cards have better availability than NVIDIA. However, in gaming the RX 6600 has good performance and stands firm with AMD’s claim of beating RTX 3060 in rasterization performance.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 review: A new budget 1080p card that could have been cheaper

Verdict

Considering how bad the situation is of the Indian GPU market, we could possibly say that having more option is always better. The AMD Radeon RX 6600 is a good all-round 1080p gaming card that gives best performance at its segment but only if its prices were a bit sustainable I would have easily recommended it.

Still, considering that RTX 3060 is being sold at higher prices and you have better stocks of the RX 6600, you can obviously buy it as it gives solid 1080p gaming performance along with decent 1440p frame rates. While this XFX Speedster SWFT 210 custom RX 6600 is a really simple yet good solution for budget gamers out there.

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Raunak Saha
A cs engineer by profession but foodie from heart. I am tech lover guy who has a passion for singing. Football is my love and making websites is my hobby.

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