The Radeon RX 6600M discrete graphics as part of the mobile RDNA 2 series brought AMD’s Navi 23 GPU to laptops earlier this year. However, this did not include the entire Navi 23 chip with 32 Compute Units (CUs), which is expected to be released for desktops on August 11 with the new Radeon RX 6600 XT.
AMD is rumored to be targeting a $349 MSRP for the Radeon RX 6600 XT, according to Neowin. Outside of ray tracing (RT), the 6600 XT appears to outperform the $329 GeForce RTX 3060, but it isn’t nearly as powerful as the $399 RTX 3060 Ti. Keep in mind that the information we received from our source is around a month old, and things may change once the Radeon card is out.
Specification – RX 6600 XT and Rx 6600
The RX 6600 XT has 32 CUs or 2048 stream processors, according to the specifications. The GPU appears to be running at a high frequency, with rates consistently reaching close to 2,500MHz. The 6600 XT will include 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM with a 128-bit wide interface and a 256GB/s bandwidth. On-die Infinity Cache will be 32MB on the GPU. Because the GPU is primarily geared at 1080p gaming, the fraction of Infinity Cache has been lowered on Navi 23.
AMD was considering raising the price of the RX 6600 XT by $200 to $369 at first. The business didn’t want purchasers to be misled towards the RTX 3060 because of its 50 percent higher VRAM capacity. Team Red also didn’t want the card to be too close in price to the more powerful RTX 3060 Ti.
Scale – Down on Navi
We also have details on the RX 6600, which will have a scaled-down Navi 23 chip with 28CUs (1,792 stream processors). The rest of the specifications are identical to those of its larger sibling, the RX 6600 XT. In terms of non-RT performance, the RX 6600 will allegedly cost $299 MSRP and will compete with the RTX 3060. According to reports, the card will not be released at the same time as the 6600 XT, but rather at a later date.
Indeed, our source believes that, given the limited availability of 7nm-based RDNA 2 GPUs, AMD may be prioritising the supply of the 36CU RX 6700 and the 28CU RX 6600 for mobile in the shape of the RX 6700M and RX 6600M, respectively, which is why their releases are likely to be delayed.
Of course, all of this chatter about launch MSRPs is mostly immaterial right now, given that the GPU shortage persists and graphics cards remain significantly more expensive than manufacturer-recommended costs. In fact, while the alleged MSRPs of the two new RX 6600 series desktop GPUs are $349 and $299, respectively, our source claims that the cards will likely retail for significantly more, about $599 and $499, which is similar to what Cowcotland just reported.