AMD is all set to introduce its brand new RDNA 2 graphics card, the Radeon RX 6600 XT, this week at Chinajoy 2021. The event will take place this weekend on Friday (30th of July) and there is good reason to believe the card is finally getting unveiled at the event.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT RDNA 2 Graphics Card Unveil All Set For This Weekend at Chinajoy 2021
Once again, it's Greymon55 who has tweeted out that the card will be announced at Chinajoy 2021 on the 30th of July. There's no mention of the RX 6600 (Non-XT) but that was also supposed to get an announcement on the same day as the RX 6600 XT though we will see what AMD has been up to. Videocardz further clarifies the various embargoes attached to the Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card with AMD announcing it on the 30th of July, opening up the unboxing reviews on the 6th of August & then finally launching the card on 11th August.
6600XT will be announced on China Joy on July 30.
— Greymon55 (@greymon55) July 26, 2021
According to our information, these are the embargoes for the RX 6600 XT (at this moment we are not aware of a separate review embargo):
- RX 6600 XT Announcement: July 30
- RX 6600 XT Unboxing Embargo: August 6
- RX 6600 XT Launch: August 11
AMD 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 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 6000 Series "RDNA 2" Graphics Card Lineup:
|Graphics Card||AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6800||AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6700||AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6600||AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6400|
|GPU||Navi 21 KXTX||Navi 21 XTX||Navi 21 XT||Navi 21 XL||Navi 22 KXT||Navi 22 XT||Navi 22 XL||Navi 23 KXT||Navi 23 (XT)||Navi 23 (XL)||Navi 24 (XT)||Navi 24 (XL)|
|Transistors||26.8 Billion||26.8 Billion||26.8 Billion||26.8 Billion||17.2 Billion||17.2 Billion||17.2 Billion||11.06 Billion||11.06 Billion||11.06 Billion||5.4 Billion||5.4 Billion|
|TMUs/ROPs||320 / 128||320 / 128||288 / 128||240 / 96||160/64||160/64||144/64||128/64||128/64||112/64||64/32||48/32|
|Game Clock||2116 MHz||2015 MHz||2015 MHz||1815 MHz||2495 MHz||2424 MHz||2330 MHz||2410 MHz||2359 MHz||2044 MHz||2610 MHz||2039 MHz|
|Boost Clock||2324 MHz||2250 MHz||2250 MHz||2105 MHz||2600 MHz||2581 MHz||2495 MHz||2635 MHz||2589 MHz||2491 MHz||2815 MHz||2321 MHz|
|FP32 TFLOPs||23.80 TFLOPs||23.04 TFLOPs||20.74 TFLOPs||16.17 TFLOPs||13.31 TFLOPs||13.21 TFLOPs||11.50 TFLOPs||10.79 TFLOPs||10.6 TFLOPs||9.0 TFLOPs||5.7 TFLOPs||3.5 TFLOPs|
|Memory Size||16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache||16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache||16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache||16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache||12 GB GDDR6 + 96 MB Infinity Cache||12 GB GDDR6 + 96 MB Infinity Cache||10 GB GDDR5 + 80 MB Infinity Cache||8 GB GDDR6 + 32 MB Infinity Cache||8 GB GDDR6 + 32 MB Infinity Cache||8 GB GDDR6 + 32 MB Infinity Cache||4 GB / 8 GB GDDR6 + 16 MB Infinity Cache||4 GB GDDR6 + 16 MB Infinity Cache|
|Memory Clock||18 Gbps||16 Gbps||16 Gbps||16 Gbps||18 Gbps||16 Gbps||16 Gbps||17.5 Gbps||16 Gbps||14 Gbps||18 Gbps||14 Gbps|
|Bandwidth||576 GB/s||512 GB/s||512 GB/s||512 GB/s||432 GB/s||384 GB/s||320 GB/s||280 GB/s||256 GB/s||224 GB/s||144 GB/s||112 GB/s|
|Price||$1099 US||$999 US||$649 US||$579 US||$549 US||$479 US||TBD||$399 US||$379 US||$329 US||$199 US||$159 US?|
AMD RX 6600 XT Graphics Card Pricing & Performance
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.
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.