AMD RX 6600 XT Benchmark and Review

This discussion has a more recent version.
JS_MC admin
First Anniversary 5 Up Votes 5 Awesomes First Answer
edited December 2021 in Reviews & Buying Guides

The latest GPU from the AMD Radeon™ 6000 Series has arrived, the RX 6600 XT! AMD engineered this new card specifically to deliver the “ultimate 1080p gaming experience.” A bold claim, and we’ll see if they can back it up with our benchmarks below!

The RX 6600 XT has some very impressive specifications with a base frequency of 1968MHz, 32 Compute Units & Ray Accelerators, 32 MB Infinity Cache, and 8GB of GDDR6 Memory. Truly impressive hardware for such a small GPU.

We used a PowerColor Hellhound AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT for our benchmarks with pre-release drivers, so your experience and results may differ slightly.

 For our benchmark build, we used an AMD 5900X, 32GB of RAM at 3200Mhz, and a 1TB M.2 SSD. Of course, this was all paired with the aforementioned Hellhound 6600XT. All in-game benchmarks were run at the highest graphics settings, disabling motion blur when it was available.

Based on these results, AMD backed up their claim of created a great GPU for 1080p gaming. As expected, it doesn’t have the power to offer a smooth gaming experience at 4k with max settings. However, it does surprisingly well running at 1440p in our test suite.

AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) technology was not available on the titles we tested, but more games are being added, and this will allow you to extract even more performance out of the 6600XT in the future.

So, PowerColor us impressed! AMD delivers great performance with the 6600XT, and this should be a solid entry point for people looking for a remarkable 1080p or even 1440p card.

Looking for an RX 6600 XT build guide? We've got you covered!


  • Ian

    Looks like a pretty interesting card based on its price point and benchmarks!

  • JS_MC

    I'd have to agree. Seeing the prices today surprised me.

  • Bodasactra

    Again, no mention this is a PCIE 8X only GPU. It cant use all 16 lanes in the GPU slot, a major engineering flaw on AMDs part in my opinion, and well hidden. If you use it ona PCIe 3 slot it will have huge impact in some games and it will only get worse with time. At current prices this should be clearly shown in product descriptions that wrongly have it listed as PCIe X16 in Micro Center pages. Beware consumers.

    Thank You

Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.

We love seeing what our customers build

Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase

Submit Now
Looking for a little inspiration?

See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done

View Build Showcase


If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it.

Services starting at $149.99