Biostar launches Radeon RX 6600 based on AMD reference PCB –

1 : Anonymous2021/11/02 22:25 ID: qlfxb6
Biostar launches Radeon RX 6600 based on AMD reference PCB -
2 : Anonymous2021/11/02 22:42 ID: hj2mrin

Jesus that looks like the Intel stock cooler

ID: hj305or

It's actually worse. At least an Intel stock cooler gets a lot of airflow through the (relatively) plentiful number of fins. This is basically just an oversized version of those aluminium motherboard heatsinks, so there's no free airflow through it.

ID: hj30r3j

It looks mindblowingly bad from the pics. You are right, it appears to be a simple extruded aluminium piece with no gaps for airflow. How can any company strap that to a modern GPU? It's a recipe for thermal disaster.

ID: hj3dbyd

Colorful cooler

3 : Anonymous2021/11/03 13:27 ID: hj58kwt

It is a pity that rarely available chips are wasted for such a bad hardware design.

ID: hj59g63

At least it uses the reference PCB so you can replace the cooler with a different one that also was made with the reference RX 6600/6600 XT PCB in mind.

4 : Anonymous2021/11/02 22:51 ID: hj2o1qq

Hardware unboxed reviewed it and it was terrible

ID: hj2y81c

That was the 6600 XT, and to be more specific they characterised it as the worst graphics card ever.

TL;DW: An extremely shitty cooler on a card with a 160W TDP. Fans need to spin at near max at all times to keep the card cool at working temps, making it sound like a jet engine. Headphones won't help with this amount of noise.

Things won't be much better at a 132W TDP.

ID: hj4l1pr

I mean maybe they should review the Dell RTX 3090. I’m gonna say a 350 watt tdp dual slot two fan card is worse.

ID: hj4trkd

if it's cheap enough I wouldn't mind, I have an extra Morpheus 2 lying around anyway (assuming, it's possible to bolt one on the card). Not that I'm looking for a card at 6600 performance range.

ID: hj303rl

Yeah I assume it’s gonna run a little cooler but still sound like a jet engine

5 : Anonymous2021/11/03 15:27 ID: hj5q1bf

Probably still cooler and quieter than my blower RX 480, haha

ID: hj67nzj

No, this is much louder than even a Vega blower.

6 : Anonymous2021/11/03 15:47 ID: hj5t9k5

Yeah and it's trash lol. Imagine putting the same passive cooler you usually see on non externally powered gpus.

Ah no wait, this piece of shit actually does lmao.


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