In addition to the applications discussed here, there is also a lot of promise in the area of computer system and network resource management. It’s also telling that AMD isn’t making any RTX 3060 Ti comparisons here, despite the price similarities; the RTX 3060 Ti is far enough ahead of the RTX 3060 that AMD is likely working in a narrow spot between the two cards in regards to performance. AMD is outfitting the card with 8GB of memory, which is going to be less than the generous 12GB offered by NVIDIA’s rival RTX 3060, but is likely to be plenty sufficient for 1080p gaming. Throughout this entire product cycle AMD and NVIDIA’s GPUs have been a bit out of sync in terms of size and performance, and Navi 23 vs. Similarly, AMD’s OEM partners will also be rolling out machines with RX 6600 XT cards, and should have good access to the needed coolers. So while the card comes with fewer CUs, it will get a lot more out of them – not to mention the ROPs and other pieces of the graphics pipeline. This article was created by GSA Content Generator Demoversion!
The net result is that Navi 23 sheds over 6 billion transistors versus Navi 22 while only giving up a small bit of actual compute hardware. Meanwhile I am a bit concerned about 1080p ray tracing performance at the moment, as AMD’s performance is clearly weaker at all tiers, but the company tells me that the RX 6600 XT is fast enough to deliver playable framerates in most games. So the RX 6600 XT should draw quite a bit less power than RX 6700 XT, though it does keep the trend of power consumption slowly creeping up over time. Anti-ghosting and n-key rollover: These are two features that will keep you performing at your best in games. Over its lifetime the GTX 1060 sold better than any video card before (or after) it, and as it turns 5 years old, there’s a very large pool of gamers who AMD expects are looking to finally upgrade to a faster and more feature-filled mainstream video card. All the top players know, you only learn from someone better than you. One of the benefits of having a computer for gaming is that you are able to connect online to other players all over the world.
Meanwhile, for gamers who are only a single generation back – say the RX 5600 XT – the gains are understandably smaller. Literal sense – so AMD has trimmed it back significantly for Navi 23. Whereas Navi 22 cards like the RX 6700 XT offer 96MB of cache, RX 6600 XT comes with just 32MB, a 66% reduction in cache size. One of the major design elements to RDNA2 was to allow for significantly higher frequencies than prior AMD cards, and is something that has been on show throughout the RX 6000 series launch cycle, including the RX 6600 XT tonight. It is a relatively old connection type now, but it still has its uses so don’t be surprised if you run into one of these from time to time. This would only require enough buffer memory for one or two scan lines (depending on whether the implementation uses a double buffer or more sophisticated write and read timing) which would be a significant cost and complexity savings compared to a full frame store.
But the compute hardware that remains now has to contend with the one-two punch of less external memory bandwidth and a lot less on-die cache to use as a buffer. The transistor count-intensive on-die SRAM pool has been a big part of the other RX 6000 video cards – both in a figurative. Finally, as for power consumption, the smaller GPU and its smaller memory pool also brings the power consumption of the card down compared to the RX 6700 XT. With only 32MB of Infinity Cache, it doesn’t have nearly as much space to spare before it must spill over into its 128-bit GDDR6 memory pool. 1080p buffers are much easier than 1440p buffers to fit in such a cache, and while this doesn’t preclude 1440p gaming, Navi 23 (and by extension RX 6600 XT) is clearly tuned around 1080p gaming at every level. Here your weapons are keyboards and mice. Ultimately the reduced memory bus is a pretty typical trade-off here for desktop video cards, tending to limit performance at very high resolutions while also bringing down card costs. Though as always, this comes with the usual caveat that there’s more to video card performance than the number of ALUs and how highly they’re clocked.