It has not been an easy year for graphics cards. While there have been some really great GPUs released since the end of last year, very few of us have been able to buy them. Well, there’s one last push, with AMD’s Navi 23 chips coming to the Radeon RX 6600 XT and RX 6600 cards to be announced on August 11th.
This has been the rumor for a while and we see no reason why this is about to change. What we haven’t had much visibility so far is the price, but an unnamed source later Neowin has an update on this front.
A couple of weeks ago, there were rumors of the AMD serial leaker, "Kepler," that said the Radeon RTX 6600 XT would retail for $ 399. Which we thought was a little high. There was also no word on the version other than XT at the time. Just before, PowerColor briefly listed RX 6600 XT and RX 6600 instead, but those pages were quickly removed.
|Radeon RX 6600 XT||Radeon RX 6600|
|GPU||Navi 23 XT||Navi 23 XL|
|Memory||8 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6|
|Infinity cache||32 MB||32 MB|
|Total power of the board||130 W||130 W|
|PVP||$ 349||$ 299|
The RX 6600 XT’s Navi 23 is expected to have 32 CU, which equates to 2048 flow processors and comes with 8GB of GDDR6 via a 128-bit bus. An important consideration for AMD’s RDNA 2 GPUs is the local Infinity cache, which significantly affects bid performance. Both GPUs will apparently require 32 MB of Infinity Cache.
This card is expected to offer performance between $ 329 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 and $ 399 RTX 3060 Ti, although it does not include raytracing titles, as Nvidia still has a definite advantage. This will make the price of the RX 6600 XT absolutely vital. This explains why AMD apparently suggests a $ 349 PVP, much nicer than the previous $ 399 rumor.
Meanwhile, the Radeon RX 6600 has 28 CU or 1,792 flow processors, but matches the specifications of its stronger sibling. The same rumors have the PVP of this card at $ 299, making it the most affordable option of this generation. The word on the street of technology is that this card will not be launched simultaneously like the Radeon RX 6600 XT, however, but will appear later this year.
As long as there are a lot of these GPUs, a late but crucial victory for AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture could be achieved. Keep in mind that AMD's RDNA 2 can be found on the Xbox Series S / X, Playstation 5, and Steam Deck when it's released, and that AMD could end the year in a very healthy place.
You just have to get the silicon on the cards and in the hands of the buyers at these prices.