Thursday, July 29th 2021

AMD Announces Radeon RX 6600 XT Graphics Card

AMD today announced the new Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card, its latest entrant to the RX 6000 series, based on the RDNA2 graphics architecture, with full DirectX 12 Ultimate support, including raytracing. The RX 6600 XT is suitable for AAA gaming at 1080p, or e-sports gaming at 1440p. The card debuts the new 7 nm Navi 23 silicon to the desktop, and maxes it out. It is endowed with 2,048 stream processors across 32 RDNA2 compute units, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide memory interface, holding 8 GB of GDDR6 memory running at 16 Gbps (256 GB/s bandwidth). The chip also has 32 MB of Infinity Cache memory. With a board power of 160 W, the card can make do with a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. The game clocks are up to 2359 MHz.

As for performance, AMD claims that the RX 6600 XT offers a 2.2-2.5 times performance gain over the GeForce GTX 1060, providing a viable upgrade. It also offers a 40% performance uplift over the previous-generation RX 5600 XT, and runs consistently faster than the RX 5700, perhaps even trading blows with the RX 5700 XT. In the current generation, AMD claims a 15% performance lead over the GeForce RTX 3060 on average, with both cards having Resizable BAR / Smart Access Memory enabled, at 1080p. Available from August 10, the card starts at USD $379, and is a partner-exclusive, meaning that only custom-design cards will be available, the company will not sell reference design ones.
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62 Comments on AMD Announces Radeon RX 6600 XT Graphics Card

#1
renz496
GTX1060 was $250 in 2016 not $380 huhu
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#2
nguyen
fake MSRP aside, 15% more dough for 15% more perf than 3060, do AMD think they deserve price/perf parity with Nvidia?
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#3
mechtech
renz496GTX1060 was $250 in 2016 not $380 huhu
RX 480 8GB was $239 and $199 for 4 GB
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#4
GamerGuy
Eh, I thought the card starts at 349USD, not the amount stated in first post. For rasterized gaming, it'd perform roughly between the RTX 3060 (329USD) and RTX 3060 Ti (399USD).
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#6
Chaitanya
AMD has 0 motivation to reduce prices given they are selling anything they make(even Radeon 550s are selling for around $200 and more), so once again consumers are screwed royally.
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#7
kruk
renz496GTX1060 was $250 in 2016 not $380 huhu
The FE was actually 299$ and there were[1] several[2] cards[3] above that. To get the next gen prices down, boycott the RTX 4060 if it's above 300$ and when AMD releases their counterpart, they will drop the MSRP accordingly ...
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#8
renz496
krukThe FE was actually 299$ and there were[1] several[2] cards[3] above that. To get the next gen prices down, boycott the RTX 4060 if it's above 300$ and when AMD releases their counterpart, they will drop the MSRP accordingly ...
The founders was always $50 more for pascal cards except 1080ti. If i remember correctly only asus strix was sold above $300. Even MSI Gaming X model were set at $280 or $290. The most basic model by MSI (also reviewed by TPU) have the starting price of $250.
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#9
HD64G
$379 is surely high priced but when the market return to balance there will be discounts and it will get closer to $320 which would be a good price imho. Market status and not ref models allowed that price more than anything else.
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#10
neatfeatguy
"...perhaps even trading blows with the RX 5700 XT. In the current generation, AMD claims a 15% performance lead over the GeForce RTX 3060 on average..."

The 3060 is on par with the 5700XT (according to TPU benchmark results of the 3060) . So, does the 6600XT perform 15% faster than the 3060 or is it on par with the 3060? Which one is it, AMD, because it can't be both?
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#11
RidiculousOwO
robb64 would be a waste on a current card marketed for 1080p. heck they even cut the infinity cache down to 32 mb.
No, that's not the same as what has been confirmed by W1zzard weeks ago. I'm confused again. I'm even more confused by the pricing.
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#12
robb
RidiculousOwONo, that's not the same as what has been confirmed by W1zzard weeks ago. I'm confused again. I'm even more confused by the pricing.
I had deleted my comment right after I posted it but I guess you were too quick...
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#13
medi01
renz496The founders was always $50 more
2080Ti, cough.
neatfeatguy"...perhaps even trading blows with the RX 5700 XT. In the current generation, AMD claims a 15% performance lead over the GeForce RTX 3060 on average..."

The 3060 is on par with the 5700XT (according to TPU benchmark results of the 3060) . So, does the 6600XT perform 15% faster than the 3060 or is it on par with the 3060? Which one is it, AMD, because it can't be both?
TPU benchmarks are dated.
AMD FineWine seems to work even with RDNA.


nguyen15% more dough for 15% more perf than 3060
Yep. With warm wishes to all the green fans.
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#14
GoldenX
The most MEH card with a bad price no one will respect anyway.
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#15
DonKnotts
renz496GTX1060 was $250 in 2016 not $380 huhu
Yeah, I got my 1060 6GB for $239, and it's still what's in my system today because of these ridiculous prices.
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#16
Chomiq
Lol at the "competitive gaming" charts. "Now I get 440 fps instead of 400, instawin!"
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#18
watzupken
There is no bad product, but bad pricing. In this case, the price is surely bad for a mid low end card.
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#19
medi01
ChaitanyaAMD has 0 motivation to reduce prices given they are selling anything they make(even Radeon 550s are selling for around $200 and more), so once again consumers are screwed royally.
It's a free economy, right?
There clearly IS demand spike, right?

Things are working as intended and I'm not buying "customers are screwed" one bit.

And don't blame it on crypto idiocy, it has stated way before that, not later than when $1200 for a 2080Ti was "good deal" and even 3090 at $1.5k was touted as good value" chuckle, by certain reviewers out there somewhere (hint: "8k gaming with 3090")

1060 was also a $300 card at release. And yes, you got it for less later on, thanks to AMD.
Understandably, AMD is leaving "make things cheaper for die hard green fans" business.
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#20
ixi
400e for full hd gaming? How about no and thanks. Seeing that 3070 is slowly coming down in price. Better to wait another year and to get 3070 for +/- 550.


How can this card be priced the same as 3060 ti, wetefek...
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#21
IceShroom
:roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:
New price is remind me the proverb "As you sow so shall you reap". The PCMR sow the seed of higher price and ignored the cheaper option, now it is time for them to reap the higher price.
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#22
Chomiq
ixi400e for full hd gaming? How about no and thanks. Seeing that 3070 is slowly coming down in price. Better to wait another year and to get 3070 for +/- 550.


How can this card be priced the same as 3060 ti, wetefek...
Probably because you still can't get 3060 Ti for the "MSRP".

AMD's excuse is that memory prices have doubled over the time.
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#23
medi01
ixiBetter to wait another year and to get 3070 for +/- 550.
Why would a sane person buy 3070 for 550 when RDNA3 hits, given the havoc that even RDNA2 caused to the Ampere lineup, imagine what RDNA3 will do to it.

Heck, but why bother even today???
Even today, it is sandwitched by 12GB 6700XT ($480) and 16GB 6800 (non XT) ($580)

Remember the "nvidia is in trouble" title? Yeah, those were the cards it was about.


a valid message

Another valid message (vs 3060)
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#24
Richards
Amd should use cheaper nodes..7nm must be expensive they raised prices on the cpu & gpu side
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#25
BSim500
$379 USD usually means £360-£380 UK prices. Meanwhile I'm perfectly happy with my GTX 1660 I managed to snag for £159 (new & unused). Let's get real, 6000 / 3000 series generation is a total write off for budget gamers.
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