This news is definitely going to leave your mind blown, especially those who have a lot of interest in the computer parts and especially gamers because a couple of fresh leaks have at last thrown some light on the RX 6600 graphics card. AMD’s Navi 23 GPU came to laptops earlier with the launch of the Radeon RX 6600M discrete graphics as part of the mobile RDNA 2 lineup. These Radeon RX 6600 graphics cards have witnessed more leakage, reinforcing the previous speculation that the onboard VRAM will be 8GB rather than the 12GB which was suggested a while back. However, this did not contain the full Navi 23 chip with the 32 Compute Units (CUs) and that is supposedly releasing on August 11 for desktops inside the brand new Radeon RX 6600 XT. So let’s have a look into the specs of this brand new graphics card. So in terms of specs, the RX 6600 XT comprises 32 CUs or 2048 stream processors. The GPU is seemingly clocking pretty high with clocks regularly reaching close to 2,500MHz. Memory-wise, the 6600 XT will pack 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM across a 128-bit wide interface for a bandwidth of 256GB/s. The GPU will have 32MB of on-die Infinity Cache. The proportion of Infinity Cache has been reduced on Navi 23 since the GPU is mainly being targeted at 1080p gaming.
Furthermore, Igor reckons that these Navi 23 GPUs will support PCIe 4.0 x8 lanes, rather than the full x16 – and this was shown in the earlier GPU-Z screenshot leak, too. Note that PCIe 4.0 x8 provides the same bandwidth as PCIe 3.0 x16, though, so should be fine in that respect but Igor expresses some concern that this design choice could be a bit more limiting for the desktop cards being run in PCIe 3.0 systems potentially in certain scenarios, although any performance difference may not be much. At any rate, we must be very cautious on that prospect, and indeed Igor makes it clear in his conclusion that there is no way we can judge the potential performance of Navi 23 graphics cards yet as the proof will be all there in the comments of the buyers after reviewing the finished products. Given all the leaks floating around about the RX 6600 GPUs, we can anticipate that a launch might be in the cards soon.
AMD was contemplating whether to price the RX 6600 XT about $20 higher at $369. However, the company didn’t want buyers to be swayed away towards the RTX 3060 for its 50% VRAM capacity advantage. And Team Red also didn’t want the card to be priced too close to the better performing RTX 3060 Ti. Now let me provide you with some news about the RX 6600 and we shall look into its specs too. This RX 6600 will feature the cut-down Navi 23 chip with 28CUs or 1,792 stream processors. The rest of the specs match that of its bigger brother, the RX 6600 XT. The RX 6600 will reportedly be priced at $299 MSRP and is trading blows with the RTX 3060 in terms of non-RT performance. The card is allegedly not launching simultaneously with the 6600 XT and is planned to be released sometime down the line.
So till then, you have to wait patiently and then get your hands upon the two new graphics coming in hot in the market.