AMD’s RX 6000 series has been going off at a slow start, and they are still yet to properly release some mid-range graphics cards with a single-fan design. Thankfully, a new driver that was released has alluded to the next GPUs AMD will launch, and it’s likely to be soon.
The RX 6600 XT and RX 6600 are both the next graphics cards planned to launch by AMD it seems. At this point, many manufacturers have already submitted listings to the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) so we know these cards are coming and will feature the Navi 23 GPU, but when exactly?
In one of AMD’s recent drivers, the RX 6600 XT and RX 6600 were both hidden in the update entries. Both GPUs also have the same “73FF” PCI Device ID, which is the same one used for the Navi 23 GPU in the already-released RX 6600M, so we know these are legitimate entries at least.
This suggests that we’ll be seeing both cards launch at the same time, and probably within the next quarter too. With GPU prices slowly dropping, we could even see these two cards release at close to MSRP, which is great news for anyone who’s been following the prices and availability of graphics cards this year.
Unfortunately we still don’t know much about specs, but we do know that manufacturers are expecting the RX 6600 XT to feature 8GB of video memory. So by that logic the RX 6600 will either feature 4GB or 8GB of VRAM.
Card Game Clock (MHz) Boost Clock (MHz) Compute Units Stream Processors Infinity Cache Memory TBP Price (MSRP) RX 6900 XT 2015 2250 80 5120 128MB 16GB GDDR6 300W $999 RX 6800 XT 72 4608 $649 RX 6800 1815 2105 60 3840 250W $579 RX 6700 XT 2424 2581 40 2560 96MB 12GB GDDR6 230W $479 RX 6600 XT* - - 32 2048 32MB 8GB GDDR6 - - RX 6600* - - 28 1792 4/8GB GDDR6 - -
*Specs listed are rumored and not official, and are subject to change.
In terms of performance, the RX 6600 XT and RX 6600 are likely to compete against the RTX 3060 Ti or RTX 3060. Some leaked benchmarks also suggested the RX 6600 XT beats out the RX 5700 XT by just a hair.
What do you think? Are you excited for the RX 6600 XT or RX 6600? Which one are you more interested in? And how much do you think either of them will cost in MSRP? Let us know!