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AMD Radeon RX 6600 ‘Navi 23 RDNA 2 GPU’ Series Die Size, Mobile Clocks/TDPs & PCIe Gen 4 Connectivity Detailed

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Further details regarding the die sizes, clock speeds, & PCIe Gen 4 connectivity for AMD Radeon RX 6600 series graphics cards based on the Navi 23 RDNA 2 GPU have been leaked by Igor's Lab.

Die Size, Clocks & PCIe Gen 4 Connectivity of AMD Radeon RX 6600 'Navi 23 RDNA 2 GPU' Graphics Cards Detailed

We have already seen the specifications of the Navi 23 RDNA 2 GPU powered AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT and Radeon RX 6600 graphics cards leak out last week. The new details shed light on the die size and clock speeds of the graphics cards. The source states that the Navi 23 GPU will feature a 35x35 mm package size while the die will measure at 235.76mm2. This is just slightly smaller than AMD's Navi 10 GPU which measured at 251mm2. This is to incorporate a range of new technologies such as Infinity Cache, PCIe Gen 4 interface, & slightly larger cores with HW-accelerated ray-tracing tech.

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The following image represents the block diagram of the AMD Navi 23 GPU package (Image Credits: Igor's Lab):

AMD Navi 23 GPU Block Diagram and dimensions. (Image Credits: Igor's Lab)

As for clocks and TDPs, the source only acquired specifics for the mobility AMD Radeon RX 6600 cards. The Radeon RX 6600 GPU family will be incorporated in several notebook designs featuring Ryzen CPUs & possibly, Intel, in the future. The cards will range from 90W, 80W, 65W TDP designs. As for clock speeds, the 90W variant has a maximum graphics clock speed of 2.35 GHz which is 350 MHz lower than the 2.7 GHz clocks featured on the desktop variant. It looks like the desktop variant will come with a TDP of around 150W.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 Mobility GPU clock speed limits (Image Credits: Igor's Lab)

As for memory, both AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT & RX 6600 will feature an 8 GB GDDR6 memory capacity as reported in the previous leak but the mobility variants will ship with as low as 4 GB memory along a 64-bit bus and as high as 16 GB memory. The 16Gb DRAM chips are said to be utilized for the higher capacity mobility variants but it doesn't make any sense to ship a Navi 23 chip with this much memory. It would make sense from a marketing perspective but GDDR6 isn't the cheapest memory type and availability/cost would mean that notebooks featuring this GPU variant will be hard to find and really expensive.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 Mobility GPU PCIe Gen 4 & Memory Specs (Image Credits: Igor's Lab)

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PCIe connectivity would be Gen 4 compliant but there will be an x8 connection instead of x16. Do note that PCIe Gen4 x8 provides the same bandwidth as PCIe Gen3 x16 so there's no disadvantage here. Display capabilities include up to five outputs in the form of DisplayPort 1.4a, HDMI 2.1, and SL-DVI.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Graphics Card Specifications:

The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card will be powered by the Navi 23 XT GPU which is going to feature 32 Compute Units or 2048 stream processors. The card will also rock 64 MB Infinity Cache & will feature an 8 GB GDDR6 memory capacity running across a 128-bit wide bus interface.

The pin speeds will be kept at 16 Gbps which will bring the total bandwidth to 256 GB/s. As per the rumor, the card is expected to feature 30 MH/s in the Ethereum mining, and in terms of synthetic performance, the card scores 9439 points in the 3DMark Time Spy graphics test.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 Graphics Card Specifications:

The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card will be powered by the Navi 23 XT GPU which is going to feature 28 Compute Units or 1792 stream processors. The card will also rock 64 MB Infinity Cache & will feature an 8 GB GDDR6 memory capacity running across a 128-bit wide bus interface.

The pin speeds will be kept at 16 Gbps which will bring the total bandwidth to 256 GB/s. As per the rumor, the card is expected to feature 27 MH/s in the Ethereum mining, and in terms of synthetic performance, the card scores 7805 points in the 3DMark Time Spy graphics test.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 series (referring to the RX 6600 XT) will be positioned as a premium 1080p gaming solution, offering faster performance than the RTX 3060. As for pricing, I personally expect a $299 US tag for the Navi 23 lineup if AMD wants it to succeed, especially if it's a 1080p card going against the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 which already costs $329 US.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series "RDNA 2" Graphics Card Lineup:

Graphics CardAMD Radeon RX 6600AMD Radeon RX 6600 XTAMD Radeon RX 6700AMD Radeon RX 6700 XTAMD Radeon RX 6800AMD Radeon RX 6800 XTAMD Radeon RX 6900 XTAMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid CooledAMD Radeon RX 6900 XTX
GPUNavi 23 (XL)Navi 23 (XT)Navi 22 (XL?)Navi 22 (XT?)Navi 21 XLNavi 21 XTNavi 21 XTXNavi 21 XTXHNavi 21 XTXH
Process Node7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm
Die Size237mm2237mm2336mm2336mm2520mm2520mm2520mm2520mm2520mm2
Transistors11.06 Billion11.06 Billion17.2 Billion17.2 Billion26.8 Billion26.8 Billion26.8 Billion26.8 Billion26.8 Billion
Compute Units283236406072808080
Stream Processors179220482304256038404608512051205120
TMUs/ROPs112/64128/64TBA160/64240 / 96288 / 128320 / 128320 / 128320 / 128
Game Clock2044 MHz2359 MHzTBA2424 MHz1815 MHz2015 MHz2015 MHz2250 MHzTBA
Boost Clock2491 MHz2589 MHzTBA2581 MHz2105 MHz2250 MHz2250 MHz2345 MHz2435 MHz
FP32 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs10.6 TFLOPsTBA13.21 TFLOPs16.17 TFLOPs20.74 TFLOPs23.04 TFLOPs24.01 TFLOPs24.93 TFLOPs
Memory Size8 GB GDDR6 + 32 MB Infinity Cache?8 GB GDDR6 + 32 MB Infinity Cache12 GB GDDR6 + 96 MB Infinity Cache?12 GB GDDR6 + 96 MB Infinity Cache16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache
Memory Bus128-bit128-bit192-bit192-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit
Memory Clock14 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps?16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps18 Gbps18 Gbps
Bandwidth224 GB/s256 GB/s384 GB/s384 GB/s512 GB/s512 GB/s512 GB/s576 GB/s576 GB/s
TDP132W160WTBA230W250W300W300W330W330W
Price$329 US$379 USTBA$479 US$579 US$649 US$999 US~$1199 US~$1199 US
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