AMD Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle: Review, test (in mining) and games
In this review, we will look at the 8 GB version of the AMD Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle graphics card.
The card is equipped with 1x8 connectors and consumes from 50 watts to 130 watts, depending on overclocking, miner and algorithm.
|Technical specifications||AMD Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle|
|Memory Size||GDDR6 8GB|
|Boost Clock||Частота: 2593 MHz|
|Energy consumption||От 50 Ватт до 130 Ватт|
|Power connectors||1x8 Pin|
|Dimensions (mm)||282 x113 x 41 мм|
Thermal images show that the temperature of the video card does not exceed 60 degrees in mining, with a small downvolting of the video card!
By installing the heat chamber on the side (from the side of the coolers), we get the following indicators:
GPU temperature does not exceed 40 degrees - an excellent indicator!
Tests in MSI Afterburner show plus or minus the same results, the GPU temperature is at around 57 (58) degrees:
Excellent performance! The video card feels good in mining.
Hashrate AMD Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle
Hashrate AMD Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle on different mining algorithms:
From 50 watts to 70 watts. 50 Watts with proper downvolting!
From 50 to 65 Watts
From 50 to 65 Watts
How much can you earn in mining
In mining, as we already know, the RX 6600 shows itself very well.
In order to calculate the income from 1 video card, go to the whattomine website and calculate the income using the most profitable algorithm – Ethereum.
Fill in the following fields:
- We enter the hashrate – in our case it is 28 Mh/s
- Enter the consumption of the video card – 55 Watts (average value)
- Indicate the price for electricity
- Enter the commission. If you don't know, then specify 1%
- Click on the "Calculate" button to calculate
We get the following data:
Video card revenue in: hour, day, week, month! This way you will be able to calculate how much this video card will pay off for you, and how much profit it will bring you!
Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle comes in a dark box with the Gigabyte logo in the form of a robotic eye on the front panel - a classic package.
On the reverse side, several key features can be noted – the technical characteristics and advantages of the cooler.
The package includes Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle, the following:
- Video card
- Quick Start Guide
The delivery package is very meager, but quite predictable for mid-segment cards from Gigabyte.
External cooling system
The video card itself will seem familiar to many, since we have already reviewed several Gigabyte Eagle models. This is a dark gray color, with a plastic casing, but with a translucent section near the end of the casing, through which you can see the Eagle logo.
As for the external cooling system, the Gigabyte Eagle adheres to a design with three fans.
In front of us are 3 fans smaller - 80 mm. As always, with a Gigabyte graphics card, the central fan rotates in the opposite direction relative to the two external ones, which should reduce turbulence and thus increase the air flow pressure on the radiator.
Gigabyte Eagle is thinner and longer compared to ASUS Dual. Its dimensions are 282 x113 x 41 mm, so despite the thickness of the card in 2 slots, it is quite long.
The weight of the video card is 659 grams.
White Radeon and Gigabyte logos are applied on the side of the casing. We can also mark the blue Eagle logo on the back.
As for the backplate, this model has it. The back panel is made of textured plastic, not metal. A large cutout at the end of the card is designed to allow the airflow to pass directly through the radiator.
As for the power inputs, Gigabyte has chosen 1x8 Pin power connectors.
Tests in AMD Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle games
Further in the video, you can familiarize yourself with the tests in games on the RX 6600 video card:
RX 6600 vs RTX 3060 test in 10 games
You can also get acquainted with the test in games, where Nvidia 3060 is compared with AMD 6600:
Memory and power consumption
The video card is equipped with 8 GB GDDR6. Supplied by Samsung.
Card consumption is from 45 to 130 watts, depending on the miner, algorithm and overclocking. The card is equipped with 1x8 Pin power connectors.
A farm of 6 Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle graphics cards and a connected power system (motherboard, SSD, processor) will require 1 700 Watt power supply!
The input / output for the Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle graphics card is as follows:
- 2x HDMI 2.1
- 2x DisplayPort 1.4
Please note that most of the I/O bracket is given to ventilation.
Internal structure (characteristics)
As for prices, AMD has set a recommended price of $330 for the European market. It turns out that the card is cheaper by $ 50 compared to the RX 6600 XT.
Let's first look at the key characteristics of the GPU. Using the same Navi 23,237 mm2 as its XT counterpart, the RX 6600 is stripped down in several key areas.
It contains 28 computing units (CU), which is four less than the 6600 XT, a total of 1792 stream processors, or 256 less than the XT model.
DNA 2 contains one ray accelerator for each CU, so there are 28 of them in total. Four texture blocks per CU give a total of 112, as well as 64 ROP. However, the clock speed was slightly reduced with a nominal frequency of 2491 MHz compared to 2589 MHz for the 6600 XT.
As for the memory configuration, it is generally the same as the RX 6600 XT, which means a 128-bit memory interface paired with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory.
However, the memory itself is slower, at 14 Gbps instead of 16 Gbps, which reduces the total memory bandwidth by 12.5%. There is also 32 MB of AMD Infinity cache.
Finally, the total power (TDP) is 132 watts, which is 28 watts, or 17.5% less than the RX 6600 XT.
Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle is a good card, with a good build, and an excellent cooling system.
The Bytwork team recommends Gigabyte RX 6600 Eagle for purchase. The overall rating of the card is 8 out of 10.