Unboxing: AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

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Radeon RX 6600 XT

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Announcement + Unboxing

AMD will be revealing the latest addition to its RDNA 2-based graphics lineup. They today announce its Navi23 based graphics card(s), announced not launched are the 6600 XT. and not 6600 non-XT. We'll tell you a thing or two on what you may expect when AMD releases this item. 

The 6600 series in the past have been located in entry-level towards the mainstream, typically that 150~200 USD domain. How times have changed eh? Positioned to be a Full HD resolution product the cards will get a GPU based on NAVI23. AMD is slowly 'announcing' this product series, buying time, or creating more momentum in four steps.

    1. Announcement and product specifications embargo today Thursday, July 29 at 17:30 CEST.
    2. Product unboxing content is under embargo until Friday, August 6 at 15:00 CEST. 
    3. All information resulting from product reviews – including performance, gameplay, and teardowns – is under embargo until Tuesday, August 10 at 15:00 CEST.


On August 10th, the RX 6600 XT will be released. 7nm fabbed Navi 23 GPU-based graphics cards are built with a maximum of 8 GB of RAM gddr6 and are tied to a somewhat limited 128-bit memory interface. The memory volume will be 8 GB GDDR6, buffered by a 32 MB Infinity Cache. The series card is expected to perform ±5% of the RX 5700 XT and the GTX 1080 Ti, which could make it an impressive card at 1080p, or at 1440p with FSR. The RX 6600 XT contains 2048 stream processors while unannounced RX 6600 we feel will get 1792 stream processors.  Several companies have mentioned their own card variations and configurations.  Below we plotted the main specifications for you to get a grasp on what to expect.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series
RX 6900 XTRX 6800XTRX 6800RX 6700 XTRX 6600 XTRX 6600
GPU Navi 21 XT(XH) Navi 21 XT Navi 21 XL Navi 22 XT Navi 23 XT Navi 23 XL
Cores 5120 4608 3840 2560 2048 1792
TMUs 320 288 240 160 128 112
ROPs 128 128 96 64 32 32
Infinity Cache 128 MB 128 MB 128 MB 96 MB 32 MB 32 MB
Boost Clock 2250 MHz 2250 MHz 2105 MHz 2581 MHz 2359 MHz (Game) -
Memory Clock 16 Gbps 16 Gbps 16 Gbps 16 Gbps 16 Gbps 16 Gbps
Memory 16 GB GDDR6 16 GB GDDR6 16 GB GDDR6 12 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6
Memory Bus 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit 128-bit 128-bit
Bandwidth 512 GB/s 512 GB/s 512 GB/s 384 GB/s 256 GB/s 256 GB/s
TBP 300W 300W 250W 230W 160W -
MSRP 999 USD 649 USD 579 USD 479 USD 379 USD -
Launch Date December 2021 November 2021 November 2021 March 2021 August 2021 August 2021

The Radeon RX 6600 XT and also a Radeon RX 6600 already appeared several times earlier this year in May, in fact in China, these graphics cards have already been installed, as screenshots from GPU-Z have proven. Shortly afterward, a Radeon RX 6600 XT was also pictured in Asia. This comes from PC-Partner who produces graphics cards for Sapphire in China, among other things. While the 6600 itself is not announced, we carefully added some specifications in-to the chart. 



The "Navi 23 XT" chip is not a new chip, and in fact is already in use as the Radeon RX 6600M graphics for notebooks, which were presented together with the Radeon RX 6800M and 6700M graphics solutions for laptops around several weeks ago. Most cards will be based on a dual-slot dual-fan cooler, it has a single 8-pin PCI-Express graphics connector that allows maximum power consumption of 225 watts. The Radeon RX 6600 XT comes with 2048 instead of 2560 stream processors or shader units and has to be content with 8 instead of 12 GB GDDR6 on a memory interface reduced from 192 to 128 bits. 



AMD will initially launch the 6600 XT cards first, with the 6600 to follow later. On August 10th we'll showcase the product in a review with availability to follow shortly thereafter.

A reference model will not be released for the Radeon RX 6600 XT, several models will be released from each vendor such as ASRock, ASUS, BIOSTAR, GIGABYTE, MSI, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE, XFX. Finished PCs with GPUs are expected to be released by Acer, DELL, HP, etc. after August

Product photos (unboxing)

MSI unleashes their Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming X, below are a handful of photos of the card that AMD arranged for review.






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