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Top 7 Best RX 6600 Cards to Buy (2022)

Choosing the top 7 best RX 6600 cards to buy in 2022 can be a difficult decision. With several hundred cards out there, and each claiming to be the best in their regard, it gets even more confusing. Some cards have a chunky three-fan design and are big enough to fill a mid-tower case. While some other cards are low-profile and have a single conspicuous fan to keep them cool. 

The performance between different variants varies. One can expect a performance difference of around 1-2% between cheap variants with insufficient cooling and chunky cards with three fans. So, is getting larger cards with more fans the rule of thumb? The answer varies.

While users should be aware of the difference, it is worth noting that no RX 6600 card on the market is “absolute trash.” Every card goes through internal testing and is verified by AMD before it hits the market. AMD will never allow a card that is underwhelming enough to hurt their reputation.


A guide to choosing the best RX 6600 cards to buy in 2022

1) Sapphire PULSE RX 6600 – $280

The Sapphire PULSE RX 6600 is among the best RX 6600 cards to buy in 2022. It has the best build quality among all variants and a chunky heatsink spread across a compact two-fan design. The card is 193mm long and 120mm wide. It is based on a two-slot design, coming in at 40mm high. 

The card is rated for 140W, which means it draws much more power than other RX 6600 cards on the market. It has a single 8-pin power connector, a staple on these cards.

GPU NameSapphire PULSE RX 6600
Dimensions (LxWxH)193 mm x 120 mm x 40 mm
7.6 inches x 4.7 inches x 1.6 inches
TDP140W
Base clock1626 MHz
Game clock2044 MHz
Boost clock2491 MHz
Memory clock1750 MHz

2) MSI RX 6600 MECH 2X – $280

The MSI RX 6600 MECH 2X is a premium option from the leading video card manufacturer. It is one of the RX 6600 cards to buy in 2022, alongside the RX 6600 variant. The MSI MECH 2X model is 235mm long, 125mm wide, and 46mm high. This makes it significantly bigger than the Sapphire PULSE variant. The extra space is filled to the brim with a heatsink.

The design language of the MECH 2X card reminds us of the company’s Ventus lineup. The card packs a premium cooling design, and two 90mm fans to maximize the cooling performance. With a price tag of $280, the MECH 2X is an interesting option.

GPU NameMSI RX 6600 MECH 2X
Dimensions (LxWxH)235 mm x 125 mm x 46 mm
9.3 inches x 4.9 inches x 1.8 inches
TDP132W
Base clock1626 MHz
Game clock2044 MHz
Boost clock2491 MHz
Memory clock1750 MHz

3) ASRock RX 6600 Challenger D – $330

The ASRock RX 6600 Challenger D is one of the best RX 6600 cards to buy in 2022. This video card is one of the largest RX 6600 GPUs out there, only behind the Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle. The card sports one of the most interesting designs available. The fans are translucent, which further increases the card’s visual appeal.

ASRock, a leading motherboard manufacturer, manufacturers AMD Radeon video cards only. The company has gathered a lot of experience over the past few years in video cards. It makes some of the best Radeon cards these days alongside Sapphire, Gigabyte, MSI, and ASUS.

GPU NameASRock RX 6600 Challenger D
Dimensions (LxWxH)269 mm x 132 mm x 41 mm
10.6 inches x 5.2 inches x 1.6 inches
TDP132W
Base clock1626 MHz
Game clock2044 MHz
Boost clock2491 MHz
Memory clock1750 MHz

4) Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle – $330

The Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle is the only three-fan RX 6600 available currently. This achievement, however, comes with a catch. The RX 6600 Eagle is narrower compared to the other entries on this list. This card packs Gigabyte’s premium Windforce 3X cooling design. In the Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle 8G Review, we found the card to be extremely quiet. The card managed to stay in the lower 60s (°C), which surprised us even further.

The Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle is well-built. It packs a 3-year warranty and modest overclocking prowess. However, the software experience of the card is poor. But, users can use alternatives like MSI Afterburner with no issues. The Eagle is one of the best RX 6600 cards to buy in 2022. 

GPU NameGigabyte RX 6600 EAGLE
Dimensions (LxWxH)282 mm x 113 mm x 41 mm
11.1 inches x 4.4 inches x 1.6 inches
TDP132W
Base clock1626 MHz
Game clock2044 MHz
Boost clock2491 MHz
Memory clock1750 MHz

5) Powercolor Hellhound RX 6600 – $317

The Powercolor Hellhound RX 6600 might be the card for RGB lovers. Apart from the obvious bling of 100mmm RGB fans, the Hellhound is one of the best RX 6600 cards to buy in 2022. It packs a chunky aluminum heatsink with dual copper heat pipes for efficient heat dissipation. No part of the PCB is wasted and the card feels solid on hand.

The best part of the Hellhound RX 6600 is the LED switch. People who do not like RGB can simply kill the LEDs by flipping the switch on the card. 

GPU NamePowercolor Hellhound RX 6600
Dimensions (LxWxH)220 mm x 132 mm x 45 mm
8.7 inches x 5.2 inches x 1.8 inches
TDP132W
Base clock1626 MHz
Game clock2044 MHz
Boost clock2491 MHz
Memory clock1750 MHz

6) ASUS DUAL RX 6600 – $330

The ASUS DUAL RX 6600 is one of the most premium cards out there. It sports a rather minimalist design. It is completely black, with a streak of white, which makes the card look sporty. The ASUS DUAL variant is also one of the larger RX 6600 cards out there. It measures 243mm x 134mm x 49mm.

ASUS has built the DUAL RX 6600 with some quality components. Its fans come with a ball bearing which will ensure they last twice as long. It is the only RX 6600 card to feature a GPU bracket. The GPU bracket reinforces the GPU and ensures additional safety.

GPU NameAsus DUAL RX 6600
Dimensions (LxWxH)243 mm x 134 mm x 49 mm
9.6 inches x 5.3 inches x 1.9 inches
TDP132W
Base clock1626 MHz
Game clock2044 MHz
Boost clock2491 MHz
Memory clock1750 MHz

7) XFX Speedster SWFT 210 RX 6600 Core – $280

The XFX Speedster SWFT 210 RX 6600 Core is a budget RX 6600 card. This card, however, packs some quality cooling and has been designed well. This makes it one of the best RX 6600 cards to buy in 2022. The XFX SWFT variant is available for $280 or lower, which makes it $50 cheaper than the MSRP of the RX 6600.

GPU NameXFX Speedster SWFT 210 RX 6600 Core
Dimensions (LxWxH)241 mm x 131 mm x 41 mm
9.5 inches x 5.2 inches x 1.6 inches
TDP132W
Base clock1626 MHz
Game clock2044 MHz
Boost clock2491 MHz
Memory clock1750 MHz

Overall, these cards are the best RX 6600 performers out there. Performance on most models is similar, and the cards have not been listed in any particular order. But, some cards might manage to beat the others by a small margin depending on the scenario and the load.

Arka
Extreme PC enthusiast. He splits his time between PC and console hardware, gaming, and making cool PC-related videos over on YouTube.

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