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New Rumor Suggest $349 US Pricing For AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, $299 US For RX 6600 RDNA 2 Graphics Cards

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We get to hear new prices for AMD's Radeon RX 6600 XT and RX 6600 graphics cards every week which makes it seem like the company is still having a hard time deciding where to position these cards against a strong RTX 3060 series lineup from NVIDIA.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT To Cost $349 US, RX 6600 Graphics Card To Cost $299 US, Alleges New Rumor

The latest rumor comes from Neowin who states in their latest exclusive the prices of AMD's Navi 23 powered Radeon RX 6600 series lineup. The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT and Radeon RX 6600 will be the two icons of this lineup and previous rumors had stated a $399 US pricing for the flagship but that seems to have changed.

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As per the latest rumor, the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT should feature an MSRP of $349 US while the Radeon RX 6600 will feature an MSRP of $299 US. This information isn't set in stone & is around a month old but it looks like AMD will be competing directly against the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 & RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards. CowCotland also recently stated that the Radeon RX 6600 XT could hit a street price of up to 499 EUR. We have already seen a few variants listed online for insane prices of around $800 US.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT reference graphics card render. (Image Credits: Videocardz)

Now while the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT seems to be offering a price closer to the RTX 3060 ($329 US MSRP), it does fall short in features. The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT is said to offer better raster performance and it does have FSR too but the GeForce RTX 3060 packs a 12 GB VRAM (50% more) and also features much better raytracing capabilities along with the added DLSS suite.

So overall, in terms of features, the RTX 3060 may offer slightly better value. There's also the RTX 3060 Ti for a price of $399 US but that's a whole different performance segment that AMD would try to avoid at all costs since the 6600 XT doesn't seem like great value at such a high price. If that isn't enough, NVIDIA is rumored to be stockpiling GeForce RTX 3060's to pit against AMD's Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card at launch.

According to MLiD, the company is preparing a flood of RTX 3060s and should have vastly more supply than AMD's RX 6600 XT. This combined with the drop in pricing all around the world and the introduction of LHR cards means that we might actually see close-to-affordable pricing with the RTX 3060.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Graphics Card Specifications:

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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 32 MB Infinity Cache & will feature an 8 GB GDDR6 memory capacity running across a 128-bit wide bus interface. As for the Navi 23 GPU itself, it measures 237mm2 and consists of 11.06 Billion transistors. The GPU is not however the smallest chip in the RDNA 2 family as that title should belong to Navi 24.

The pin speeds will be kept at 16 Gbps which will bring the total bandwidth to 256 GB/s. As per the previous rumors, 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 graphics card is expected to feature the Navi 23 XL GPU which is going to feature 28 Compute Units or 1792 stream processors. The card will also rock 32 MB Infinity Cache & will feature up to 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 previous rumors, 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. The AMD RX 6600 XT is expected to launch on 11th August while an announcement is rumored for next week.

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/ROPsTBA128/64TBA160/64240 / 96288 / 128320 / 128320 / 128320 / 128
Game ClockTBA2359 MHzTBA2424 MHz1815 MHz2015 MHz2015 MHz2250 MHzTBA
Boost ClockTBA2589 MHzTBA2581 MHz2105 MHz2250 MHz2250 MHz2345 MHz2435 MHz
FP32 TFLOPsTBA10.6 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 Clock16 Gbps?16 Gbps16 Gbps?16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps18 Gbps18 Gbps
Bandwidth256 GB/s?256 GB/s384 GB/s384 GB/s512 GB/s512 GB/s512 GB/s576 GB/s576 GB/s
TDPTBA160WTBA230W250W300W300W330W330W
Price$299-$329 ?$379 USTBA$479 US$579 US$649 US$999 US~$1199 US~$1199 US

Products mentioned in this post

AMD Radeon RX 6600
AMD Radeon RX 6600
USD 866.67
GeForce RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060
USD 812.99
radeon rx 6600 xt
radeon rx 6600 xt
USD 769.99

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