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The Radeon RX 6600 XT officially launched earlier this week, bringing AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics architecture down to more affordable price points (relatively speaking). Radeon RX 6600 XT cards target mainstream, 1080p gamers, and the two models we previously looked in our initial coverage proved to be decent performers and quite power efficient. This time around, we’re going to take a look at a factory-overclocked Radeon RX 6600 XT from AMD board partner, XFX, the MERC 308 Black. The MERC 308 RX 6600 XT Black is the top-of-the-line model in XFX’s Radeon RX 6600 XT lineup. Like most of AMD’s board partners, XFX has an array of cards coming down the pipeline, ranging from simplified... Read more...
Is AMD's newly minted Radeon RX 6600 XT the most efficient cryptocurrency mining graphics card ever produced? It is probably too early to tell (considering the card only released to retail today), but according to a set of cryptocurrency mining hash rates and energy consumption figures posted to Reddit, it is the efficiency champ. If you have not done so already, be sure to check out our Radeon RX 6600 XT review. We do not get into mining performance, but you will otherwise find plenty of gaming and graphics benchmarks, including a varied range of DirectX and Vulkan titles. We also evaluate the card's real-time ray tracing prowess and overclocking potential. What about mining performance, though?... Read more...
We were hopeful about the supply of the Radeon RX 6600 XT thanks to comments made by PowerColor earlier this month. Leading up to the launch of the Radeon RX 6600 XT, PowerColor told us not only that cards would be available at MSRP almost immediately, but that "we will have plenty of cards on day one in the channel." Unfortunately, reality has set in, which means that the Radeon RX 6600 XT is proceeding much like every other major GPU launch for the past year... poorly. In other words, the cards immediately sold out or simply weren't available in the first place when sales opened this morning at 9am ET. Best Buy only lists three Radeon RX 6600 XT cards from XFX priced from $379.99 to $479.99,... Read more...
AMD officially unveiled the Radeon RX 6600 XT in late July, and just last week we were able to give you a first-hand sneak peek and tour of one of the higher-end partner boards, the PowerColor Radeon RX 6600 XT Red Devil. Today though, embargos lift on performance and power data, and we’re able to provide some additional pieces to the puzzle. Incidentally, there’s an additional embargo lifting tomorrow for other partner boards, so stop on by in the morning if you’d like some additional Radeon RX 6600 XT flavor. But we digress. On tap for you here today we have two Radeon RX 6600 XTs, the aforementioned PowerColor Radeon RX 6600 XT Red Devil and its somewhat more mainstream ‘Fighter’... Read more...
AMD is fleshing out its RDNA 2 lineup at the lower end of the performance spectrum with the Radeon RX 6600 XT (Navi 23). The company first announced the new GPU last week, and the cards will go on sale next week (August 11th) starting from $379. With this in mind, we were able to get our hands on a PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 6600 XT early to give you an extensive hands-on preview. Unfortunately, we can't give you any information on detailed clock speeds or performance -- that will have to wait until next week's review -- but we can give you a complete walk-around of the card. As you can see, this is a twin axial fan design with RGB lighting, a beefy aluminum heatsink, heat pipes, and a metal... Read more...
It may be hard to believe, but up until this point, none of AMD's OEM partners have released mini-ITX versions of RDNA 2 graphics cards. Well, that drought ends with ASRock's Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX, which ditches a full-length board design with triple fans in favor of a truncated board with just a single fan. The card features a dual-slot design with an I/O bracket adorned with two HDMI ports and two DisplayPort 1.4 outputs. With a Navi 23-based GPU running the show, you'll find 32 compute units, 2,048 stream processors, 8GB of GDDR6 memory, 32MB of Infinity Cache, and a 160-watt TDP. According to VideoCardz, which managed to obtain specs and images of the Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger... Read more...
Late last night, under the cover of darkness, AMD announced its latest flagship offering for 1080p gaming fanatics: the Radeon RX 6600 XT. Of course, the card wasn't a surprise to the enthusiast community, as it has been rumored for months. The Radeon RX 6600 XT is based on AMD's RDNA 2 architecture and features 32 compute units, which is good for 2,048 stream processors. In addition, the GPU features a 2,359MHz Game clock, 32MB of onboard Infinity Cache, 8GB of GDDR6 on a 128-bit memory bus (256GB/sec of bandwidth), and a 160-watt TDP. During its announcement, AMD made it clear that it would not produce its own-branded Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics cards and would leave them to its board partners.... Read more...
AMD just did what we all knew was coming—it went and unveiled the newest member of its second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) stack, the Radeon RX 6600 XT, thereby confirming specifications that have been muttered in the wild for some time now. Armed with 32 compute units and 8GB of GDDR6 memory, the Radeon RX 6600 XT has 1080p gaming squarely in its sights. That works out to 2,048 stream processors, which is precisely the number that has been floated about in the latest crop of rumors. Now that the card is official, we can finally say the specs are 100 percent confirmed. This also gives us an idea of where the performance will land. Plus for good measure, AMD supplied some of its own internally... Read more...
AMD is on the cusp of expanding its Radeon RX 6000 series with the Radeon RX 6600 XT and Radeon RX 6600, both of which have been the subject of multiple leaks and rumors over the past several weeks. One of the big question marks is pricing. It seems there is some good news on that front—if the latest gossip is to be believed, the cards will land a little cheaper than originally anticipated. Some context here is needed. Earlier this month, multiple respected leakers suggested AMD was on the fence about pricing, and thinking about positioning the Radeon RX 6600 XT as a $399 part. That is not egregious, given the expected performance (reported to be around 5 percent of a Radeon RX 5700 XT... Read more...
Do you think maybe AMD's add-in board (AIB) partners are anxious to unveil custom cards based around the not-yet-announced Radeon RX 6600 XT with a Navi 23 GPU underneath the hood? At least one of them can barely contain their excitement. That would be PowerColor, which apparently is prepping at least three custom models. You won't actually find any references to a Radeon RX 6600 XT on AMD's website, because officially, the card does not exist. Unofficially, however, we know it is coming. Reliable leaks and rumors say so, and none more trustworthy than PowerColor's own premature product listings—for a brief time, PowerColor's website referenced the Radeon RX 6600 series, and specifically... Read more...
It was always a given that AMD would expand its family of Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards to include lower end models at more affordable price points, and that day is apparently coming soon. As in, just a few weeks from now. If the latest rumor is accurate, we can expect AMD to launch the Radeon RX 6600 XT and Radeon RX 6600 on August 11. That is just over three weeks from now. Even if the date is off by a few days (or more), there is still reason to believe the new cards are right around the corner. Case in point, PowerColor recently referenced the Radeon RX 6600 series (and specifically mentioned the Radeon RX 6700 XT) on its website. Though the references have since been removed, a trip... Read more...
Rumors abound on a pair of upcoming graphics card from AMD, namely the Radeon RX 6600 XT and Radeon RX 6600, both of which briefly appeared on PowerColor's website earlier this week. Their launches are inevitable—it's only a matter of time before AMD fleshes out its RDNA 2 lineup with more affordable cards. But when exactly will we see them, and how much will they cost? Well, leakers have put out some interesting information about one of the cards. The card in question is the Radeon RX 6600 XT, and the consensus from leakers is that it will arrive sometime in August. If that is a case, a launch is anywhere from three and a half weeks to seven and a half weeks away from this very moment.... Read more...
We've been hearing quite a bit about AMD's incoming Radeon RX 6600 Series of mainstream Navi 23 graphics cards, and an official launch could happen soon. We say this because board partner PowerColor activated product pages for its Radeon RX 6600 and Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics cards. Unfortunately, the listings that VideoCardz first spotted don't give us any additional information other than to confirm that PowerColor will offer several "RX 6600 XT Series" and "RX 6600 Series" graphics cards. But the fact that PowerColor is confident enough to make the pages active right now suggests that AMD may soon be ready to open the floodgates for consumers. PowerColor's revelation comes roughly two weeks... Read more...
AMD has not yet announced the Radeon RX 6600 XT, which seems like an inevitable addition to its RDNA 2 stack. While not necessarily a foregone conclusion, multiple leaks and rumors leave us with high confidence that the unofficial SKU will become official at some point. And perhaps soon, evidenced by Gigabyte listing a handful of custom Radeon RX 6600 XT cards with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). The EEC website has historically been a hotbed for unannounced products, probably much to the chagrin of companies like AMD and NVIDIA. It has not been a 100 percent reliable source of unconfirmed product releases, though more often than not, registered products that do not yet officially exist... Read more...
It is no big secret that AMD will eventually get around to fleshing out its Radeon RX 6000 series with lower tier models at more affordable price points. Exactly when, at what specific price points, and the specifications are questions that will be answered in due time. For now, however, we can at least look at what appears to be a Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card in engineering sample form. The leaked photograph only shows part of the card, though it does offer up some potentially revealing bits. Chief among them is the "Navi 23 XT" designation on the label. Normally this is not something you see plastered on graphics cards, though being a presumed engineering sample, it does not stick out as... Read more...
AMD launched its current generation of high-end gaming cards late last year with Radeon RX 6800, Radeon RX 6800 XT, and Radeon RX 6900 XT. Each offer excellent all-around performance along that MSRPs that undercut their NVIDIA counterparts. We say "MSRP" because finding the graphics cards at those prices is near-impossible. Now, the company is ready to extend its RDNA 2 graphics architecture further into the mainstream market with the release of the Radeon RX 6600 and Radeon RX 6600 XT. Earlier this week, several ASRock cards materialized via a Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) filing. In the filing were Radeon RX 6600 XT SKUs, allegedly part of the Phantom Gaming family. Those SKUs were joined... Read more...
Up to this point, every Radeon rumor has been centered on AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 6700 series. That all changed today. For the first time, there is strong evidence to suggest a Radeon RX 6600 series is in the pipeline and will be releasing soon. And interestingly enough, the Radeon RX 6600 XT may end up with the same amount of onboard memory as the Radeon RX 6700 XT. None of these parts have been officially announced or even acknowledged by AMD, so they all rest in the realm of rumor territory. However, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) website is a popular landing spot for unofficial graphics cards, that eventually end up materializing. And that is precisely where see references to a Radeon... Read more...