Connect with us

Is the Radeon RX 6600 really on par with the GeForce RTX 3060? Full-fledged tests put everything in its place

Published

on

The Radeon RX 6600 presented today has already been in the hands of some Western thematic resources, thanks to which we can get acquainted with the real tests of the card. Recall that it costs $ 330, like the GeForce RTX 3060, and, according to AMD, has exactly the same performance on average.

What do the tests say?

Is the Radeon RX 6600 really on par with the GeForce RTX 3060?  Full-fledged tests put everything in its place

Is the Radeon RX 6600 really on par with the GeForce RTX 3060?  Full-fledged tests put everything in its place

Is the Radeon RX 6600 really on par with the GeForce RTX 3060?  Full-fledged tests put everything in its place

Is the Radeon RX 6600 really on par with the GeForce RTX 3060?  Full-fledged tests put everything in its place

Is the Radeon RX 6600 really on par with the GeForce RTX 3060?  Full-fledged tests put everything in its place

Benchmarks generally support AMD’s claim. In Full HD – the target resolution of the new product – the RX 6600 is only a few percent slower than its competitor, which means that the set of games decides everything. It can also be noted that the new product performs at the level of the Radeon RX 5700 and GeForce RTX 2070.

Is the Radeon RX 6600 really on par with the GeForce RTX 3060?  Full-fledged tests put everything in its place

Is the Radeon RX 6600 really on par with the GeForce RTX 3060?  Full-fledged tests put everything in its place

Is the Radeon RX 6600 really on par with the GeForce RTX 3060?  Full-fledged tests put everything in its place

Unfortunately, already in 2K, the Nvidia card becomes 10% faster than the new AMD product, and in 4K the difference grows to a very significant 20%. As in the case of the RX 6600 XT, presumably, this is due to the small size of the Infinity Cache, which, unlike the older cards, is no longer able to compensate for the rather low bandwidth. For the RX 6600, this parameter is only 224 GB / s, while for the RTX 3060 it is already 360 GB / s.

At the same time, in absolute numbers, it is quite possible to play on the RX 6600 in 4K UHD resolution, since the average indicator is about 40 fps. But for the same RTX 3060, this is almost 48 fps.

Of course, when the ray tracing effects are activated, the low-end AMD card looks bad. It is inferior even to the GeForce RTX 2060, not to mention a direct competitor. The performance drop in Full HD is 30-71% versus 14-47% for the RTX 3060.

Is the Radeon RX 6600 really on par with the GeForce RTX 3060?  Full-fledged tests put everything in its place

But the new AMD product really consumes less power. In games, it requires about 120 watts versus 183 watts from the competitor, and this is a huge difference. For comparison, 115 W is consumed by the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, which is more than a quarter slower than the new product.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Components

New MacBook Air due next year with Mini-LED display like new MacBook Pro, M2 processor and MagSafe

Published

on

Several sources have shared details about the next generation MacBook Air. The well-known resource DigiTimes claims that the laptop will receive a Mini-LED screen like the recently debuted MacBook Pro. The new model will allow Apple to increase shipments of these notebooks by 2 million units per year. The report indicates that the 11-inch iPad Pro will also launch next year and will also receive a Mini LED screen.

iOS developer and Apple analyst, known on Twitter by nickname Dylan, has more details on the upcoming MacBook Air. According to him, the new product will be released in mid-2022, will receive support for MagSafe, a webcam that allows you to broadcast Full HD video, USB-C ports, a 30-watt charger. The device will be built on the M2 platform and will receive a completely passive cooling system. The bezels of the screen and keyboard will be reduced, and the top row of keys will become full-size. But there will be no FaceID system, SD card slot and HDMI video output.

Continue Reading

Components

The new Intel processors are likely to be more expensive than their predecessors. There are already prices for two new models in the US

Published

on

It looks like the new Intel processors will significantly raise the price bar. A large American network MicroCenter has already added a couple of new Alder Lake generation products to its range.

The Core i7-12700K is priced at $ 470, while the top-end Core i9-12900K will cost $ 670. For comparison, the Core i9-11900K has a MSRP of $ 550, and Intel’s flagship model has always cost about the same for many years.

Of course, there hasn’t been an official announcement yet, so we don’t know the recommended prices. But today we have already seen an example from Germany, where the price was also above $ 600.

The new Intel processors are likely to be more expensive than their predecessors.  There are already prices for two new models in the US

At the same time, it is hardly worth blaming Intel for such a pricing policy. First, the new CPUs will be much more efficient than their predecessors. And secondly, the same Ryzen 5000 is also not cheap, and it is not yet clear if the Ryzen 9 5950X will be able to withstand in comparison with the new flagship of Intel.

Continue Reading

Components

What’s missing in the new MacBook Pros yet? Support for external video cards did not appear here either.

Published

on

As you know, the first Apple laptops on the SoC M1 do not support external video cards. We now know this is true for the new M1 Pro and M1 Max-based MacBook Pros as well.

Despite the presence of Thinderbolt 4 ports, Apple’s new laptops lack support for external graphics cards, and the company has yet to explain this limitation. Perhaps it is primarily due to the Apple Silicon architecture.

Of course, we have already seen that, at least for the M1 Max, using an external video card may be pointless, but we will not mention the M1 Pro and the original M1.

Whether support for external video cards will appear in future Apple laptops with its own platforms is anyone’s guess. It is possible that GPU performance in Apple Silicon will grow at such a rate that discrete adapters will really not be useful in the corresponding bundles.

Recall also that the new MacBook Pro also lacks support for the latest standards for SD memory cards.

Continue Reading

Most Popular