AMD continues working to expand its graphics card portfolio, and the Radeon RX 6600 XT will be one of the most important launches of the company and today we’ve learned that it will have two versions, one with 6GB and one with 12GB memory. It will aim for the mid-range.
Radex RX 6600 XT will have two versions: 6GB and 12GB
So far we have been talking, mainly, about the Radeon RX 6700 XT, a graphics card that will have a configuration proper to what we can consider as mid-high range, and that will compete with the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, a graphics card that outperforms the RTX 2080 Super. Alongside this, we will also see a Radeon RX 6700, which will have a considerable cut at the level of CUs (computing units), and will compete with the RTX 3060.
Radeon RX 6600 XT could arrive in two different versions, one equipped with 6GB graphics memory and another with 12GB. The Radeon RX 6700, which will position one level above the Radeon RX 6600 XT, will also be available in 6GB and 12GB configurations, according to several reliable sources.
Offering different graphics memory configurations within the same graphics card model is not something new, we already saw it, for example, in the Radeon RX 470-570 and 480-580, which had 4GB and 8GB versions, and also in the GTX 1060, which had 3GB and 6GB versions. It is a strategy focused on diversification, and on offering the user solutions with prices and features better adjusted to their needs within the same range or product line.
Possible specs of the Radeon RX 6600 XT
- Navi 22 core (rumored to be manufactured on Samsung’s 8 nm process).
- RDNA 2 architecture.
- 2,048 shaders at 2.3-2.4GHz.
- 32 units for accelerating ray tracing.
- 128 texturing units.
- 48 raster units.
- 192-bit bus.
- 6GB-12GB GDDR6 memory (at 14GHz or 16GHz)
If these specifications are confirmed, the Radeon RX 6600 XT could be, more or less, at the level of a Radeon RX 5700. Its price has not been confirmed, but it should be around $200.
Since the Radeon RX 6700 XT and Radeon RX 6700 would respectively face the RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3060, that Radeon RX 6600 XT would compete directly with a possible RTX 3050 Ti.
We do not know if AMD prepares a Radeon RX 6600, or if it will opt to jump directly to the Radeon RX 6500 series, but we are absolutely sure that the latter will eventually reach the market.
No information has been leaked about the possible specifications of the Radeon RX 6500 yet, but looking at the possible features of the Radeon RX 6600 XT, it could have 1,280 shaders, 20 units to accelerate ray tracing, 80 units of texturing, 32 units of rasterization, 128-bit bus and 4GB GDDR6.