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AMD's Radeon RX 6600 XT promises 'epic 1080p performance'

AMD Radeon Rx 6600 Xt 4
AMD Radeon Rx 6600 Xt 4 (Image credit: AMD)

What you need to know

  • AMD announced the Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card.
  • The GPU is designed to deliver "epic 1080p performance" and compete with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060.
  • The RX 6600 XT will be available from August 11, 2021 with a suggested price of $379.

AMD announced the Radeon RX 6600 GPU, which aims to deliver "epic 1080p performance." The new graphics card will be available on August 11, 2021 with a suggested price of $379. AMD will not sell a reference version of the GPU, but you'll be able to purchase it from the expected partners that make the best GPUs, including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and more.

The suggested price of the RX 6600 XT is $100 less than the RX 6700 XT, which targets 1440p gaming. Many gamers still prefer to game at 1080p with high framerates. Over 68% percent of gamers on Steam use a 1080p monitor.

CategoryRadeon RX 6600 XT
Compute units32
GDDR68GB
Game clock2359MHz
Boost clockUp to 2589MHz
Memory interface128 bit
Infinity cache32MB
TBPStarting at 160W
Launch dateAugust 11, 2021
Suggested price$379

The RX 6600XT competes with NVIDIA's RTX 3060, though it comes with a price tag that's $50 higher. AMD states that the RX 6600 XT delivers 15% better performance than the RTX 3060 on average with max settings.

AMD claims that its new GPU delivers 125 FPS gaming "across a wide range of modern AAA titles." The graphics card also features AMD FidelityFX, AMD Smart Access Memory, AMD Infinity Cache, and DirectX 12 Ultimate support.

Like many GPUs at the moment, when the RX 6600 XT launches, it's expected to be difficult to find in stock. AMD said to the press, "we're doing our best to get supply, but the demand is unprecedented, and also the supply constraints are real, so we are working with those situations at hand."

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1 Comment
  • With no reference model to anker pricing. This generation of GPUs are effectively dead to most people as the pricing way off kilter now. Plus some folks have shown Nvidia that no matter how obscene they price their GPUs. They will still buy them... damned idiots with no fiscal sense. Combined with GPU mining and with raw material supply issues possibly lasting through out 2022. Some of us effectively will be waiting 2 more years till 2023. I remember when £300 / $300 was the high end.