PCI Express 4.0
|Model||RX6600XT CLD 8GO|
|Interface||PCI Express 4.0|
|GPU Series||AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series|
|GPU||Radeon RX 6600 XT|
|Core Clock||2000 MHz|
|Game Clock||2382 MHz|
|Boost Clock||2593 MHz|
|Stream Processors||2048 Stream Processors|
|DirectX||DirectX 12 Ultimate|
|HDMI||1 x HDMI 2.1 VRR|
|DisplayPort||3 x DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC|
|Max Resolution||7680 x 4320|
|Recommended PSU Wattage||500W|
|Power Connector||1 x 8-pin|
|Features||Dual Fan Design|
Striped Axial Fan
Stylish Metal Backplate
0dB Silent Cooling
Super Alloy Graphics Card
|Max GPU Length||269 mm|
|Card Dimensions (L x H)||10.59" x 5.20"|
|Slot Width||Dual Slot|
- 1 x Quick Installation Guide
|Date First Available||August 11, 2021|
Pros: No problems yet, runs within specs.
Overall Review: Runs half life Alyx on high settings with good enough fps. I've played a few other games with it, the card itself is doing well. I can max out non VR 1080p with maximum junction temperatures reaching 85c under 100% load while averaging 60-70c most of the time while not and the overall card stays around 60c under load and idles around 32c per AMD's Radeon software . I did change the stock thermal paste out of habit though, I did not even test the stock paste.
Pros: - Best pricing for 6600 XT when purchased by over $100 (bought for 499.99, vs starting around $600 at other retailers) - Aesthetically pleasing design - In stock - AMD Radeon Software is way better than GeForce IMO - Smart Access memory works as advertised--I got a 7% performance bump in Cyberpunk 2077 just by enabling it - Mining efficiency is very high at about 575 eff/watt on DaggerHashimoto at time of writing (don't judge; I bought it to game but I might as well make up for the inflated price by hopping on the NiceHash train) - Runs Overwatch at 200 FPS on Ultra settings (1080p) - Runs Cyberpunk 2077 at 1080p Ultra settings around 70 FPS with no FSR or RayTracing, pushing 100 FPS with Ultra Quality FSR and no RayTracing (paired with 5900X)
Cons: - Doesn't handle raytracing well. I tried Cyberpunk with RTX on and the performance instantly dropped by over 50%, even at 1080p. Was only getting 20 FPS with RTX and no FSR and even with FSR I couldn't get it past the 40s. (Paired with 5900X, so CPU not the problem.) - I don't love buying a 1080p graphics card for $500 in 2022, but this is still way better pricing than anyone else is offering as of this review, so a mixed pro/con.
Overall Review: - If you absolutely need a graphics card right now, this ASRock 6600 XT for $500 is one of the best deals around as of the first week of March 2022, so I'd recommend it. - I originally bought the XFX Qick 308 6600 XT from Best Buy for $620, but when this card showed up on Newegg for $500 I immediately returned the Best Buy card for it. Ironically, this ASRock card matches the XFX card's performance while drawing less power, though the dual fans have to work a little harder than the triple fans in the XFX. - I am coming from an Nvidia card (laptop 2070 Max Q), and I have been pleasantly surprised by AMD's software, as well as by Smart Access memory, which got me a free 7% performance boost in Cyberpunk 2077. As long as you don't care about RayTracing, I think I actually prefer AMD to Nvidia, which I didn't expect, though some of that might just be lingering annoyance at the even more insanely jacked up Nvidia pricing and supply.
Pros: The BEST 1080p GPU on the market, outperforming the overpriced 3060, 2060, and 2070. I can run all the games at 1080p Ultra settings with the 5600x and it's amazing! It's definitely better than my r5 2600 and rx570.
Cons: RayTracing might be a struggle for this.
Overall Review: If you're on a budget and want to play 1080p 100+ fps ultra gaming, this GPU is for you; I just hope GPU prices come down because this card cost $379 and is currently selling for $469-550, which is a rip-off.
Pros: Finally affordable
Cons: Still expensive for what it is
Overall Review: Over all if your a 1080p gamer its a great card
Pros: Functional Drivers already exist in standard Linux Kernel used in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Works well with AWS Client running on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with no tweaks or additional software installations required. Great for gaming on Windows 10 on 1080P at highest settings in every game I have tried.
Cons: I've run into some issues running things on Ubuntu 22.04, but this is entirely due to old software not playing well with the newer version of Ubuntu that dispenses with old versions of OpenSSL and screen order in virtualization apps not on the Ubuntu repository. OTher than this, there are absolutely no cons.
Overall Review: My main driver machine has an Ubuntu 20.04 partition that I use to run AWS remotely for a technical support job daily, and this card is PERFECT for a smooth running of three screens in the environment. Beyond this, there is a large Windows partition on this machine that serves the purpose of providing 1080P gaming for after work enjoyment as well as a test lab environment to study for some advanced Linux and Cisco certification exams. This was the perfect card at the perfect price for my Use Case.
Pros: Great 2k and monster 1080p
Cons: It's a bit fat thankfully my case is an etx but there is a bit extra fat on it. Also price went down but still paid over msrp.
Overall Review: I just wanted an upgrade it was between this and the 3060 and I chose this cause it was on "sale:" for 469. It's amazing for player who wanna play on 1080p or 2k at a high fps. You can manage to get it to play on 4k at 60fps for some games. I got my settings cranked up to max on red dead 2 at 2k and elden ring. The one that had a bit of a problem was call of duty vanguard. But if you are looking for a modest upgrade I reccomend this card! But also if you are switching from Nvidia to amd I highly recommend you download a Nivida driver wipe software BEFORE YOU INSTALL THE GPU! I know you don't get Nvidia raytracing and all that jazz but this is still a good card!
Pros: Great cooling Great performance Super light Really quiet
Overall Review: I was skeptical about buying this considering that the price is over MSRP and a lot of tech reviews said that it doesn't run well but after playing a couple of games i think theyre completely wrong. This runs perfectly fine. I get over 150fps on Doom (ultra nightmare settings) at 1080p and 120fps at 1440p. I get over 144fps on Apex (max settings) at 1080p and around 110-120fps at 1440p. If you're someone like me who plays single player games at max settings with the best resolution, and settings then this card is great. I don't mind 1440p 60fps (at max settings) i even run games at 1080p because i play on my bed lol
Overall Review: Running almost max settings on 1080p monitor and hitting around 140 fps on Battlefield 2042. Don't see the need to spend anymore money on a amd gpu