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Pros: Good temps while gaming, fantastic for 1080p 120 or 144 hertz monitors!
Most games I can get 144 fps on high or 120+ on ultra
Cons: Fan is a bit noisy
Overall Review: Everything is expensive in current market but if you can get it between the $500-600 mark then its worth it. performance is usually on par or better than 2070 super in most games.
Pros: -Runs most of my games at 1440p @ max or near max settings
-Uses less power than my previous graphics card
-Smaller than my previous graphics card
Cons: -Has only a basic cooler and fans so the card runs a bit hot
-Fans are noticeably louder than my previous graphics card
-Has bugs that have not been fixed that my previous graphics card experienced for years
-Ray tracing kills its performance
Overall Review: I was lucky enough to get this card at MSRP, which is still way too much for this card. I think under normal market conditions this card would be about a third less than MSRP. But given the current market situation I'm glad (and lucky) I was able to get it.
For the most part this is a fast card and even though it's marketed as a 1080p card it runs most of my games at 1440p just fine. The only games that I run at 1080p are Flight Simulator and Control (turning off ray tracing would allow me to run it at 1440p easily, but I prefer the extra eye candy). It's also a compact card that is even smaller than my old R9 270X. It also uses less power than my old card did.
It does have a few downsides though. Under a full load this card can get quite toasty. During the winter it didn't get too bad, usually the average temperature would stay in the 70s C with the hot spot occasionally reaching into the low 90s C while playing a demanding game. Now that the weather has started to warm up those temperatures have gone up as well. I have seen the hot spot temperature hit 101 C a few times. The fans stay off until the hot spot temperature hits 60 C where they run at about 1350 RPMs. They're not too loud at that speed but at full speed they run around 1950 RPMs and are a bit loud.
This card still has some of the bugs that my previous R9 270X card had. Watching video content sometimes causes a driver timeout detection and recovery with it occasionally freezing the display up and necessitating resetting the PC. The performance overlay sometimes gets set to 50% size making it impossible to read. While not a bug, OpenGL performance is still abysmal and is likely to never be improved.
Ray tracing on all AMD cards isn't that great especially when compared to Nvidia's performance. With Control I have to run the game at 1080p with ray tracing maxed out and it runs around 30-40 fps. Dirt 5 uses ray tracing for shadows and runs much better, usually over 60 fps at 1440p on most tracks.
Overall, I would recommend this card only if it's the best card available to buy. I would have rather had a 3060 or a 3060Ti but that simply wasn't possible, so I settled for this one.
Pros: Fast. Relatively quiet.
Cons: Runs a bit hot.
Overall Review: This card does what I need it to. I am very pleased with it. It does seem to run a little hot and it's fans blow, but the sound is easily overwhelmed by my pc speakers. Too bad the current GPU pricing situation exists, but one must pay to play. It's still worth it.
Pros: -It works well and preforms as well as my sons RTX 3060.
-Lower end power consumption for an 8 gb card makes it great for OEM pcs and still offers a big punch.
-Great frames for 1080p.
-Cools really well for being in an awful OEM HP case.
-Small. Fits in my office Pc OEM pavilion case with no issues.
Cons: -AMD cards, in my my experience, arent as good with Ray Tracing as my other two Nvidia cards (3060 & 3070ti)
-Power Color has an awful warranty system in place, you dont even register the product anywhere. They basically just tell you we know when and where its purchased so they determine the warranty period based on the assumption of who the end user is and when it was actually purchased.
Overall Review: I purchased this card because it was the right size for my office PC. Some days I sit in my office all day with no tasks other than waiting on large deliveries to come in so I game to kill the time. I have a pavilion with a ryzen 5 5600g, 450w power supply, 16gb 3200 Ram, all OEM HP junk and this card runs GREAT in it considering.
I would recommend this card to anyone with special constraints as it cools and fits well. If youre looking for a great 1080p card this is one worth considering. If youre looking to go over 1080 consider something else. This card was not cheap and for the price had I not needed its exact dimensions I would have gone with something team green.
Pros: Very snappy, faster than a 3060 in the games I play.
Very low temps under high load.
Can mine on the side for around 30mh.
Small and fits well in any case, even those offi e PC's , unlike those massive giga sized cards like the 3070 or 6800.
Minimal design, I personally don't like flashy.
Cons: Very basic card design, some might want a more of a looker card.
This card just wants to play games and be basic about it with its style.
It's the "John Smith" of graphics cards.
Overall Review: Would recommend if you can get it at a "cheap price". Despite its bare bone design it performs very well and cooling is more than enough. Very quiet too.
Although I'd just go get whatever the cheapest 6600 xt you can find, don't bend over backwards for this peticular model especially in this clown market.
Pros: -Significant upgrade from my GT530.
-Runs the games and software that I want it to without any problems.
-Arrived well packaged and sealed in the box with factory seals. Was on time and without damage.
-Given the general state of the GPU market these days, this is a relatively decent value. Not great, but not horrible.
Cons: -If you don't account for the GPU shortage, this product is SIGNIFICANTLY overpriced for what you get.
-Had some issues where the ASUS motherboard's software (Armoury Crate) was interfering with the Powercolor installer (was quickly solved though.)
Overall Review: If you are willing to overlook the overpriced nature of all GPUs these days, yes, I would recommend this depending on your usage. The 6600XT is a significant upgrade for me considering my previous GPU was at GT530. It will not run the newest AAA titles on maximum settings with RT with anything close to a playable FPS. But if you have reasonable expectations as to its performance, it can be a good buy.
Honestly, this is my first experience with Powercolor and AMD GPUs. The product was in stock at a (relatively) decent price which put it in the right place at the right time. I do not regret the purchase and would recommend it for people in the same situation as me.
(New titles at moderate settings [BF 2042], older titles at high settings [CIV VI, Star Trek Online, Red Dead Redemption 2], and general productivity and video viewing)
FYI, the 1 egg was removed from the rating due to pricing. I am otherwise very satisfied with this purchase.
Overall Review: Good performance overall and never had any problems with it!