Back in CES 2021 we got the first glimpse of the RX 6600 XT (see the diminutive GPU in the top right of the image below), with a promise that we would see it in the first half of 2021.
Unfortunately, although the two-fan RX 6700 XT also pictured was released back in March, AMD did not manage to deliver on their promise with regards to the RX 6600 XT. However, the recently spotted driver leaks for the RX 6600 and RX 6600 XT, couples with the below-leaked images, do suggest that the release of the new GPU which aims to compete with the RTX 3060 could be imminent.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Leaked Images
Videocardz have come across a rendered image that matches the single-fan card glimpsed at CES 2021, and is very likely the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT.
The fairly unique cyclopean single fan design permits a smaller-sized card, possibly of a Mini-ITX form factor (though this isn’t confirmed) which would make the GPU a great mid-range option for those looking at building a mini-desktop PC for when space is at a premium. In a similar vein, the GPU comes with a single 8-pin power connector.
Estimated AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Specifications
Many of the details of the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT have yet to be definitively confirmed, but the below table shows the current estimates of the specs of the GPU.
As stated, the graphics card will be aimed at mid-range gamers, primarily those looking to play at 1080p rather than higher resolutions, which would place it in direct competition with the Nvidia RTX 3060. However, the boost clock is the biggest unknown at this stage, and if this is sufficiently high then it might end up being more of a challenger to the significantly more powerful RTX 3060 Ti – probably not as powerful, but perhaps a more budget-friendly option that is situated between it and the RTX 3060.
|Infinity Cache||32 MB|
|Boost Clock||approximately 2900 MHz|
|Memory Clock||16 Gbps|
|Memory||8 GB GDDR6|
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Price
We do not currently have an MSRP for the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, though, based on the previous AMD Radeon SKUs, and the price of Nvidia’s competing cards, we can expect something around the $300 mark if it aims to go up against the RTX 3060 (which has an MSRP of $329 at the time of writing), but if the clock speed puts it more in the league of the RTX 3060 Ti (probably less likely) then we could see something nearer to the region of $370.