As always I like to start my testing with a few synthetic benchmarks. 3DMark especially is one of my favorites because it is very optimized in both Nvidia and AMD drivers. It's nice to not have to worry about it being favored too much either way and the repeatability of the results makes it a nice chance to compare from card to card, especially when comparing with the same GPU. Right now we don’t have any other RX 6600’s to compare the PowerColor RX 6600 Fighter with, but I am keeping an eye on how it compares with the RX 6600 XT, the last generation AMD cards, and from Nvidia the RTX 3060 and RTX 2060 SUPER.
The first round of tests were done in the older Fire Strike benchmark which is a DX11 test. There are three detail levels, performance, extreme, and ultra. The PowerColor RX 6600 Fighter came in above the RTX 2070 FE and below the Vega 64 in the Fire Strike Performance benchmark which has it 4891 points below the overclocked RX 6600 XT that I previously covered. It also put it right above the overclocked RX 5700’s. In the Extreme detail setting it was still above the RTX 2070 FE but only by 5 points and it fell between the overclocked and stock clocked RX 5700’s. Then in the ultra detail Fire Strike benchmark the overclocked 5700 dropped back down below it again but it once again stuck right with the original RTX 2070 FE.
The next two were both based on the Time Spy benchmark. One is the standard test and then there is the extreme detail level. In Time Spy the Nvidia’s cards tend to perform a little better which you can see how the PowerColor RX 6600 Fighter is down farther in the charts but it is still right with the RX 5700 and above the Vega 64 in the base Time Spy test. The PowerColor RX 6600 Fighter sits just above a group of cards that all have basically the same score with the RX 5700, Vega 64, and the original RTX 2060s. Then it is below another big clump of cards with all basically the same score which has the 2060 SUPER, RTX 3060, RTX 2070, and the RX 5700 XT. The Time Spy Extreme test was similar with the exception of the Vega 64 moving up into the RX 5700 XT range, but the PowerColor RX 6600 Fighter still sits in between the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT as well as the RTX 2060 and 2060 SUPER/2070/3060. Not bad company really.
With AMD adding ray tracing support I did also slip in testing with 3DMark Port Royal. Here the PowerColor RX 6600 Fighter performed down below the RTX 2060’s that it was outperforming in the previous tests and there is a huge gap between the 6600 and everything below it.
The last test was using the Unigine based Superposition benchmark and I tested at 1080p with medium detail and again at 1080p with the extreme detail setting. In the extreme detail setting the PowerColor RX 6600 Fighter came in right in the middle of a few RTX 2060s and the RX 5700’s.