More leaks have surfaced regarding AMD’s next upcoming Radeon 6000 GPU, and it looks like a full release is not far off. According to YouTubers Moore’s Law is Dead and Coreteks, AMD may be launching its Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card sometime in August.
These leaks come just a few days after listings for both the RX 6600 and RX 6600 XT were spotted on PowerColor’s website. The listings lacked information and specifications for the 6600 and XT variant, but the listings still revealed the names of these graphics cards. These pages have since been removed by PowerColor, but not before word got out about the upcoming cards.
The RX 6600 XT is expected to get a 5-10% performance boost over last generation’s 5700 XT. It should be able to edge past Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti or RTX 3060 cards based on the information available now. In terms of specs, the RX 6600 XT is said to be rocking a Navi 23 XT GPU with 2,048 stream processors (cores). The card is also rumored to feature 8 GB of GDDR6 memory across a 128-bit wide bus interface. Furthermore, the RX 6600 XT will also come with 32 MB of Infinity Cache and have a Total Board Power (TBP) of 130W.
The Radeon RX 6600 XT won’t be a budget option
AMD’s Radeon RX 6600 XT is expected to be sold exclusively as a custom graphics card through add-in board (AIB) partners such as PowerColor. This means that there won’t be a reference model for the card and it will likely not be sold directly by AMD. While there is no word on pricing as of yet, some speculate that the graphics card could have an MSRP of $399 USD. This would put the entry-level RX 6600 XT at the same price as Nvidia’s more enticing RTX 3060 Ti. This makes sense given the current state of the GPU market, however, it may cause problems when markup prices start to drop. As usual, take all this information with a pinch of salt until an official announcement is made by AMD.