RX 6600 XT vs RTX 3060 vs RTX 3060 Ti Comparison & Benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT is a mainstream mid-range graphics card in the Radeon RX 6000 series lineup and sits below the RX 6700 XT, which is a powerful mid-range graphics card for 1440p gaming. Radeon RX 6600 XT is a card that is aimed towards super-fast 1080p gaming but it is quite capable of 1440p gaming too. The main competitors of this card are RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti from Nvidia that falls very near to the RX 6600 XT pricing. RTX 3060 is also geared towards supercharged 1080p gaming but RTX 3060 Ti is a solid 1440p gaming card. Choosing between cards can become a challenging task because they are priced very close to each other but are different in their own ways. So, if you want to find out which card is best for your specific requirements and which one offers more for the money then you are going to find that answer in this post.

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RX 6600 XT vs RTX 3060 vs RTX 3060 Ti Comparison

Below is a comparison between RX 6600 XT, RTX 3060, and RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards based on their specifications, performance, pricing, power consumption, and features.

GPU Architecture

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT is built on the RDNA 2 GPU architecture on the 7nm fabrication process. It uses Navi 23 XT GPU chip and comes with 2048 Stream Processors and 32 Ray Accelerators or Ray Tracing Cores. On the other hand, GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti are Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series cards built on the Ampere GPU architecture and uses an 8nm fabrication process. RTX 3060 is the younger brother of the RTX 3060 Ti and comes with 3584 CUDA Cores, 28 Ray Tracing Cores, and 112 Tensor Cores while RTX 3060 Ti comes with 4864 CUDA Cores, 38 Ray Tracing Cores, and 152 Tensor Cores. Tensor cores are special types of cores or processing units that are used for Artificial Intelligence (AI) tasks or processing and are not present in Radeon RX 6600 XT or any other Radeon RX 6000 series cards.

  RX 6600 XT RTX 3060 RTX 3060 Ti
GPU Chip Navi 23 XT GA106 GA104
GPU Architecture RDNA 2 Ampere Ampere
Fabrication Process 7nm 8nm 8nm
CUDA Cores/Stream Processors 2048 Stream Processors 3584 CUDA Cores 4864 CUDA Cores
Ray Tracing Cores 32 28 38
Tensor Cores NA 112 152

Video Memory [VRAM]

The card that has the highest memory here is the RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 memory while the remaining two come with 8GB GDDR6 video memory. The card that has the highest memory bandwidth is the RTX 3060 Ti at 448 GB/s because of its wider 256-bit memory bus. On the contrary, RX 6600 XT offers the lowest video memory bandwidth of 256 GB/s because its memory bus width is only 128-bit wide. However, it can achieve a much higher peak memory bandwidth using the 32MB Infinity Cache which is an ultra-fast memory present on the GPU. RTX 3060 sits in the middle and offers a memory bandwidth of 360 GB/s. So, in the video memory department, RX 6600 XT is the inferior card compared to the other two.

  RX 6600 XT RTX 3060 RTX 3060 Ti
Memory Size 8GB GDDR6 12GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
Memory Interface 128-bit 192-bit 256-bit
Memory Speed 16 Gbps 15 Gbps 14 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 256 GB/s 360 GB/s 448 GB/s
Infinity Cache 32 MB NA NA

Features

When it comes to features, all three cards are very well loaded. All of them support DirectX 12 Ultimate, OpenGL 4.6, and Vulkan, PCI-Express 4.0, Real-Time Ray Tracing, HDMI 2.1, AV1 decode, Resizable BAR, AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR), Microsoft DirectStorage API (to reduce game loading times), variable refresh rate technologies G-Sync/FreeSync to reduce game stuttering. All the cards here lack SLI/CrossFire multi-GPU support. Although these three cards support PCI-E 4.0, RX 6600 XT is the only one whose PCI-E bandwidth is limited to x8 lanes. This may not be an issue when running on a system that supports PCI-E 4.0 but it can hamper performance in the latest AAA games with older systems that support PCIe 3.0 as the PCI-Express bandwidth is drastically reduced in PCIe 3.0 x8 mode. The Nvidia Cards here (RTX 3060 & RTX 3060 Ti) support DLSS 2.0 (Deep Learning Super Sampling) which is a next-generation AI rendering technology to increase gaming performance or FPS in supported games.

  RX 6600 XT RTX 3060 RTX 3060 Ti
Bus Interface PCI Express 4.0 PCI Express 4.0 PCI Express 4.0
DirectX 12 Ultimate 12 Ultimate 12 Ultimate
OpenGL 4.6 4.6 4.6
Vulkan 1.2 1.2 1.2
SLI/CrossFire No No No
VR Ready Yes Yes Yes
G-Sync Yes Yes Yes
HDMI 2.1 Yes Yes Yes
AV1 Support Yes Yes Yes
Real-Time Ray Tracing Yes Yes Yes
Deep Learning Super Sampling No Yes Yes
AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) Yes Yes Yes

Gaming Performance

Here are the gaming benchmarks of these cards at 1080p and 1440p resolution.

1080p Benchmarks

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1440p Benchmarks

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From the above gaming benchmarks, we can see that the fastest card is the RTX 3060 Ti, followed by RX 6600 XT. If we talk in numbers then we can say that on average, RX 6600 XT is up to 12% faster than RTX 3060 and is around 15% slower than RTX 3060 Ti at 1080p and 1440p gaming.

Power Consumption

Here, the card with the least power consumption is the RX 6600 XT and the one with the highest is the RTX 3060 Ti. The power consumption of the RTX 3060 is a little more than RX 6600 XT but quite lower than RTX 3060 Ti. The normal rated power consumption of RX 6600 XT is only 160W which is quite low for a card in the mid-range segment. The power consumption figures for RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti are at 170W and 200W respectively.

  RX 6600 XT RTX 3060 RTX 3060 Ti
Power Consumption 160W 170W 200W
Recommended PSU 500W 550W 600W

Pricing and Availability

If we talk about the MSRP then RTX 3060 is the cheapest card here with a base price of $339. The MSRP of RX 6600 XT is $379 and for RTX 3060 Ti, it is $399. The custom AIB models of these cards do cost more and you can check the current prices of these cards from the links given below.

Check RX 6600 XT Price on Amazon

Check RTX 3060 Price on Amazon

Check RTX 3060 Ti Price on Amazon

RX 6600 XT vs RTX 3060 vs RTX 3060 Ti Specifications

  RX 6600 XT RTX 3060 RTX 3060 Ti
GPU Chip Navi 23 XT GA106 GA104
GPU Architecture RDNA 2 Ampere Ampere
Fabrication Process 7nm 8nm 8nm
CUDA Cores/Stream Processors 2048 Stream Processors 3584 CUDA Cores 4864 CUDA Cores
Ray Tracing Cores 32 28 38
Tensor Cores NA 112 152
Memory Size 8GB GDDR6 12GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
Memory Interface 128-bit 192-bit 256-bit
Memory Speed 16 Gbps 15 Gbps 14 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 256 GB/s 360 GB/s 448 GB/s
Bus Interface PCI Express 4.0 PCI Express 4.0 PCI Express 4.0
DirectX 12 Ultimate 12 Ultimate 12 Ultimate
OpenGL 4.6 4.6 4.6
Vulkan 1.2 1.2 1.2
SLI/CrossFire No No No
VR Ready Yes Yes Yes
G-Sync/FreeSync Yes Yes Yes
Power Consumption 160W 170W 200W
Recommended PSU 500W 550W 600W

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 Final Thoughts

Well, Radeon RX 6600 XT is a very fast card for 1080p gaming but can also comfortably play almost all major titles at 1440p resolution if you can compromise on some in-game graphics settings. It would have been a great mainstream mid-range card if it was priced a little lower because the more powerful RTX 3060 Ti is costs only a little more. A major advantage of RX 6600 XT is that it is very power efficient and is great for small form factor systems with less powerful PSUs. So, if you want a power-efficient card mainly for 1080p gaming then RX 6600 XT is a great choice although I would prefer RTX 3060 over it because of its higher VRAM and memory bandwidth. However,  if you are only interested in 1440p gaming then you better go with RTX 3060 Ti. If you have queries or want to say something on this topic then do let me know in the comment box below.

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  1. Dean Miller December 2, 2021
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