If you’re looking to build your first gaming rig, or if you’ve decided that you don’t want or need a costly 4K setup, you should take a look at AMD’s new Radeon RX 6000-level GPU. It offers a solid 1080p gaming experience and will only set you back about $400, so it’s a solid entry-level choice.
The RX 6600 XT uses RDNA 2 architecture with 32 compute units and 8GB of GDDR6 RAM. In use, it boasts a 2359MHz game clock, draws 160W of power, and even supports DirectX Raytracing, Variable Rate Shading, and AMD FidelityFX. The GPU is also a hundred bucks cheaper than the RX 6700 XT, the 1440p GPU that AMD released earlier in 2021, which is terrific.
Games-wise, AMD clocks the 1080p max settings at 441fps for Tom Clandy’s Rainbow Six Siege, 177fps for Resident Evil Village, 289fps for DOTA 2, 137fps for Forza Horizon 4, 164fps for Battlefield 5, and 553fps for Valorant.
So if you don’t need (or, more understandably, can’t afford) a top-of-the-line premium 4K gaming setup, AMD’s RX 6600 XT is a solid and powerful alternative. The GPU offers better frame rates than the company’s 5000-series cards in many AAA titles. It also makes for a terrific upgrade for anyone looking to refresh an older gaming rig without breaking the bank.
The RX 6600 XT will be available for purchase on August 11 for $379, and it may also appear in some upcoming pre-built systems in August as well. The powerful, yet inexpensive, option is nice to see as it makes gaming (and even building your own PC for the first time) that much more accessible, as it should be.
via The Verge