AMD quietly launched its RX 6600, and it's already selling out
AMD's new RX 6600 GPU was announced and launched without much fanfare.
What you need to know
- AMD announced and launched the Radeon RX 6600 GPU today.
- It's a more budget-friendly GPU aimed at 1080p gaming.
- The RX 6600 is available starting today for $329.
AMD just announced and launched the Radeon RX 6600 GPU. It's a budget-friendly graphics card aimed at 1080p gaming. THE RX 6600 leverages AMD RDNA 2 architecture. It features 32 MB of high-performance AMD Infinity Cache, 8GB of GGDR6 memory, and support for AMD Smart Access memory. The GPU is available today at Amazon, Best Buy, Micro Center, and Newegg, though by the time you read this, it will likely be sold out.
The RX 6600 is the same physical GPU as the RX 6600 XT, but it has four fewer compute units. It also has a lower clockspeed and boost clockspeed. Its power consumption is 132 watts as opposed to the 160-watt draw of the RX 6600 XT. That means when you're shopping for a power supply unit you can opt for one with less wattage.
AMD states that there there's a performance difference of 10-15% between the RX 6600 and RX 6600 XT.
|Spec||RX 6600||RX 6600 XT|
|Compute units||28 CU||32 CU|
|Game Clock||2,044 MHz||2,359 MHz|
|Boost Clock||2,491 MHz||2,589 MHz|
|Memory bandwidth||224 GB/s||256 GB/s|
The RX 6600 supports several AMD technologies to power the best PC games, including AMD FidelityFX, AMD Smart Access Memory, and AMD Infinity Cache. It also supports Windows 11.
AMD's launch and rollout of the RX 6600 are unique when compared to other high-end GPUs. The company didn't announce the card at a major launch event or give people a heads up for when the graphics card would become available. Linus Tech Tips has a video speculating why AMD didn't make a big deal about the GPU's announcement.
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