A graphics card is a kind of video card or display adapter installed within most computing devices to show graphical information with a high overall appearance, definition, color, and clarity. It provides high-quality graphic display by executing and processing visual data using the latest functions, features, and techniques. The Sapphire Radeon RX 6600 XT Pulse has been officially launched, and it will prove to be one of the best graphics cards. Its demand is already high in the market and the supply is not that much. In this article, we will give the all-new 6600 XT Review.

It is a fact that the initial demand was a bit lower as it is about the similar gaming performance for a comparable price. Nowadays, RX 5700 is selling twice its launch rate because it can do more than 50 MH per second in crypto mining. On the other hand, the RX 6600 XT can do only around 32MH per second. Although they both have the same levels of mining effectiveness after adjusting mining settings, arranging fewer cards at higher hash rates is usually preferred by miners. Following are the details of the latest launch from AMD

Specifications

Graphics CardGigabyte RX 6600 XTReference RX 6600 XTASRock RX 6600 XTSapphire RX 6600 XT
Process TechnologyTSMC N7TSMC N7TSMC N7TSMC N7
ArchitectureNavi 23Navi 23Navi 23Navi 23
GPU Cores2048204820482048
Infinity Cache (MB)32323232
VRAM Speed (Gbps)16161616
ROPs64646464
PCIe Slot Interfacex8 Gen4x8 Gen4x8 Gen4x8 Gen4
VRAM Bus Width128128128128
CUs32323232
Transistors (Billion)11.111.111.111.1
Die size (mm^2)237237237237

Features

  • Trixx Boost
  • Trixx supported
  • The premium design of digital power 
  • Intelligent fan control
  • Fuse Protection
  • Precision fan control
  • Dual-X Cooling Technology
  • Two ball-bearing fans
  • Metal Backplate

The Pulse does not change too much apart from one key feature: it clocks speed. Sapphire strikes from default 2,359MHz up to 2,382MHz. That is a decent increase if compared with 6600 XT variants, but as you will see in RX 6600 XT benchmark scores, they all provide fundamentally equal performance in their stock formations. Moreover, Sapphire is required to leave its step-up Nitro+ offering some space to work. Sapphire RX 6600 XT brings all the extra fancy features to the Nitro+ too. 

The Sapphire Pulse 6600 comes with a very decent factory overclock speed of 23MHz, compared to the reference features. That is a one out of a hundred overclock that should essentially end up as sound in the benchmark scores. Actually, the Gigabyte card utilizes the reference clock speed, so at least we can make some assessments there via differences in calm design and some other elements which come into play.

Overall, we are looking at a potential 3 percent overclock on the ASRock card, whereas the other two XT 6600 RX samples are inferior. There are similarly higher clocked cards, but they can cost you a bit more, just like the gaming Phantom. The Gigabyte and Sapphire 6600 XT cards for review and testing come with a theoretical price tag, while the ASRock Phantom costs over 30 percent more. 

Design 

The Pulse XT 6600 RX sticks to a plain black design with Radeon branding and red Pulse, has an RGB (red, green, blue) LED, dual-BIOS switch insight, and exchangeable fan. Do not mistake simplicity for unpleasantness, though, as the simple visual should fit very fine in most gaming computers. The aluminum backplate at the top of the graphics card retains things looking clean and friendly, while the plastic shroud comprises some light textures that assist it to look more nice-looking.

The Pulse measures 43x118x240mm and weighs only 611 g. By comparison, the ASRock Phantom weighs 898g and measures 47x131x306mm, while the Eagle from Gigabyte measures 38x112x289mm and tips scale at 674g. The Sapphire 6600 takes up only a bit more than standard two-slot thickness but can possibly be ranked as such still; nevertheless, we suggest users avoid putting any extension card in the next adjacent holes irrespective, as that can obstruct the flow of air and lead to considerably high temperatures.

Radeon Sapphire RX 6600 XT uses dual custom-sized fans of 88mm, with combined rims that assist in enhancing the cooling and static air pressure. We will see the effects of that architecture option when we get to cooling and power tests later, but likely, buyers should not have anything to worry about. Like most XT 6600 RX cards, it similarly contains a single power connector (8-pin), which is more than adequate. 

Price Tag

As far as the price is concerned, the RX 6600 XT comes with a price tag of $380 to $550, depending upon the model.

Reasons to Buy

The Sapphire RX 6600 XT Pulse performs well as the rest of the cards as well as runs quiet and calm. 

  • Reasonably fast and affordable
  • Power efficient and runs cool
  • Sapphire card is relatively compact
  • Trixx Boost is useful

Final Verdict

AMD’s Sapphire RX 6600 XT Pulse graphics card performs very well in almost any game, particularly if you are looking to run only at 1080p. The one and only actual exception is the game with ray outlining, mainly games that utilize a lot of RT results (e.g., Minecraft, Control, or Cyberpunk 2077). If you want to run games along with ray tracing, Nvidia’s graphics cards remain a wise choice, and you can naturally bargain the RTX 3060 for the same price, just like RX 6600 XT. If you want a new graphics card that will not cost you a lot and is effective, the RX 6600 XT is the best option available. We hope that it will be supplied rapidly as it has high demand in the market as everybody wants to buy it. We will come with another review for you next time. 

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