MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming X 8G Review
AMD recently released an upgrade to their Radeon RX 6000 GPU line, with the next member of their RDNA 2-based graphics family, the Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card. A Navi23-based GPU manufactured on a 7nm process and have a maximum of 8 GB of gddr6 memory and are connected through a rather restricted 128-bit memory interface.
Today we are reviewing Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card from MSI 's top custom-design graphics card product line, the MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming X 8G with 8 Gigabytes of GDDR6 memory connected to a 128-bit wide memory bus along with 2,048 stream processors, 32 Ray Accelerators, 128 TMUs, and 64 ROPs best suitable for Full HD and WQHD resolution gaming.
The GAMING You Know & Trust
The latest iteration of MSI’s iconic GAMING series once again brings performance, low-noise efficiency, and aesthetics that hardcore gamers have come to recognize and trust. Now you too can enjoy all your favorite games with a powerful graphics card that stays cool and silent. Just the way you like it.
Now let’s see what this MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT has for us.
LIGHT 'EM UP
It’s time to put on team colors. Synchronize lighting with other compatible devices to take the light show to another level. Going dark is as easy as turning the lights off.
TORX FAN 4.0
TORX FAN 4.0 is built on teamwork, with pairs of fan blades bound together with an outer ring design link that focuses airflow into the updated TWIN FROZR 8 cooling system.
Core Pipes are precision-machined for maximum contact over the GPU and spread the heat along the full length of the heatsink for optimal cooling.
FIN + AIRFLOW Control
Stay stealthy with Airflow Control that improves airflow dynamics. Deflectors provide additional surface area and guide air to where it’s needed for maximum cooling. Wave-curved 2.0 fin edges disrupt unwanted airflow harmonics resulting in reduced noise.
STRONG & COOL
A sturdy aluminum backplate reinforces the full length of the graphics card while providing passive cooling by applying thermal pads.
An abundance of thermal pads provide additional heat dissipation for board components.
Zero Frozr is the calm before the storm, keeping fans still and maintaining silence until cooling is needed.
TOUGH ENOUGH TO BACK YOU UP!
GAMING has been crafted to serve you well during intense gameplay. This legendary item has extra power unlocked through the Custom PCB.
BEND THE RULES, NOT THE CARD
Solid build quality in key areas is strengthened with a rigid metal anti-bending strap.
DirectX Raytracing (DXR) adds a new level of graphics realism to games through effects like reflections, shadows, and global illumination at real-time frame rates on AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 series graphics, thanks to AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture support for hardware-accelerated raytracing.
MSI's exclusive MSI Center software helps you get the most out of your MSI products. Monitor, tweak and optimize in real-time with just a few clicks.
The MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT GAMING X Edition comes in a black / red colored box with MSI Gaming X Logo and GPU picture highlighted on front of the box . Back of box covers details about the product features along with specifications.
Inside the box
Along with the GFX card box also includes driver installation CD and quick start guide.
Test system configuration -
|CPU|| AMD Ryzen 9 3950x |
|Board||MSI MAG B550-I Gaminf|
|RAM||2 X 8GB Corsair 3000 DDR$|
|SSD||MSI SPATIUM M390 nvme|
|GFX|| MSI RX 6600 XT |
|PSU|| MSI K360 AIO Liquid Cooling |
|PSU|| MSI A850GF PSU |
|OS|| Windows 11 Pro |
Room Temperature: 30C
In idle, the temperature is real good and at full load running 3D Mark Fire Strike temperature was ok and fans were not loud at all.
Wattage reading as per displayed by APC Pro 1000VA (Model no. BR1000G-IN) UPS.
- Great Build Quality
- RGB LED
- Nice thermal performance
- Good 1080p gaming performance
- Very quiet
- PCI-Express 4.0
- PCI-Express interface limited to x8
The MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT GAMING X 8G graphics card in our test runs extremely cool and quite providing good performance for 1080P 60Hz game play. Due to extremely limited memory bus and instead of full PCI-Express x16 interface, only x8 interface, with higher resolutions than 1080p GPU performance will suffer a lot, especially for AMD's raytracing technology.
At the conclusion MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT GAMING X 8G graphics card is very good 1080p gaming performance card with excellent build quality and top quality components, better cooling system and overclocking capabilities makes it worthy of our PC TeK REVIEWS CHOICE Award.