AMD RX 6600 GPU leaked benchmark could disappoint gamers

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AMD’s Radeon RX 6600 is reportedly set to launch next week, and the graphics card has been benchmarked in 3DMark, giving us another glimpse of the potential gaming performance on offer.

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This leaked benchmark, flagged by leaker HXL on Twitter – as always with any such spillage, take it with some skepticism – the Time Spy test gave the vanilla RX 6600 a graphics score of 8,155 (with an overall result of 8,612). with) is shown.

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As VideoCardz, who looked at it, points out, compared to some other current benchmarks (from Hot Hardware), the RX 6600 is about 350 points behind Nvidia’s RTX 3060 (meaning Nvidia is at best 5% faster).

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VideoCardz also highlighted previously leaked data, which are believed to be from AMD’s own internal benchmarking, indicating that in many games, the RX 6600 appears to be roughly on par with the RTX 3060 – it was behind in some titles, And some were a little ahead. . Of course, potentially cherry-picked internal benchmarking scenarios should be considered with caution anyway (doubly so when it’s a leak).

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According to the rumor mill, the RX 6600 is expected to be launched on October 13, arriving as a lower priced counterpart to the current RX 6600 XT. It is believed to have 1,792 stream processors, and this will be the major point of distinct difference compared to the XT variant with 2,048. Clock speeds will be a bit slower too, though, so if the rumor mill is correct (to the tune of 100MHz or less for max boost), the 6600 is expected to pack 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM.


Analysis: DO NOT TURN OFF THIS GPU ANYWHERE YET

The leaked 3DMark result sounds a bit disappointing, assuming it’s genuine, but even if it is, it’s still only a benchmark – and at that from pre-release cards (eg. will have).

What we don’t know is price, and as well as performance, it will clearly be important how the RX 6600 stacks up in terms of value proposition compared to Nvidia GPUs.

Unfortunately, the buzz is that the pricing may not be all that much on the favorable side, but reserve judgment until we see the card actually released, hopefully next week if the rumors are true. At the very least, having more units of a decent 1080p GPU would be a good thing, even if the pricing – or the price retailers end up charging – isn’t all that tempting…

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