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The AMD Radeon RX 6600 & 6600XT Leak
The above screenshot was leaked by well-known leaker @KOMACHI_ENSAKA so we can assume that it is genuine. It shows a list of recent driver releases by AMD for various Radeon GPUs, most of which are already available to buy. The exceptions to this are the RX 6600 and the RX 6600XT.
Although on the face of it there isn’t much information to go off, the timing of the driver release indicates that the release of both GPUs is likely to be very soon, coupled as they are with the same AMD73FF PC Device ID as the already released AMD Radeon RX 6600M.
When Will The RX 6600 & 6600XT Be Released?
We still don’t have definitive details as to the exact release date of the Radeon RX 6600 or the RX 6600XT but the release of this driver would indicate that they are imminent.
The way that AMD has discussed both graphics cards in previous press releases indicates that we can expect the RX 6600 and RX 6600XT to be launched simultaneously.
Expect to see both AMD Radeon GPUs released at some point in the next quarter.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 & 6600XT Specifications
Once again, definitive details of both GPUs have yet to be released, and many of the specifications at this stage are just rumors.
What we do know is that the Navi 23 GPU both graphics cards are equipped with has a 128-bit memory bus. We do not know what size of memory both GPUs will be equipped with, but the RX 6600XT will most likely come with 8GB GDDR6, with the less powerful RX 6600 either having the same amount of possibly 4GB GDDR6. We assume both graphics cards will have the same 16Gbps memory clock as the more powerful RX 6700.
The Navi 23 GPU can utilize up to 2048 Stream processors (compared to the 2304 of the Navi 22 AMD Radeon RX 6700), and we expect the RX 6600XT to use this full amount, with the RX 6600 perhaps using only 1792.
It remains to be seen how both of these cards will compare to Nvidia’s competing RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards. Keep locked onto WePC for comparative benchmarks on these cards when they are released!
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