As usual, these two gaming graphics cards have been listed for a few minutes on the PowerColor assembler website, but it has been enough for someone to notice and take screenshots (you know that once something is in Internet, it is forever). In any case, despite the fact that they have already hidden it, it is official information and therefore we can assume with total certainty that we will not have to wait long for AMD to launch the Radeon RX 6600 series on the market.
The Radeon RX 6600 and 6600 XT, just around the corner
These two graphics cards are reportedly based on silicon ‘Navi 23»7nm from AMD. For its part, the Radeon RX 6600 XT would maximize this GPU using 2,048 Stream Processors, while the Radeon RX 6600 would have this limited GPU with only 1,792 of them. The Navi 23 GPU is based on the same RDNA 2 graphics architecture as the rest of the RX 6000 series, which means it has DirectX 12 Ultimate compatibility and that includes support for ray tracing in real time.
Both graphics cards have 8 GB of dedicated memory, although it seems that the Radeon RX 6600 will have a cheaper variant that will integrate only 4 GB; In both cases, the chips are GDDR6 at 16 Gbps on a 128-bit bus, so we cannot expect extraordinary performance at high resolutions with these graphics that, as you will already suppose, are mid-range models that are expected to be priced. quite prudent selling.
Originally, AMD was expected to launch this new range of single-fan gaming graphics cards in the first half of this year, or so they said at CES 2021 in January. Unfortunately that has not happened, AMD is late and the low consumption models based on Navi 23 have not yet reached the market, something that is striking because on the other hand AMD has launched some products based on this GPU such as the Radeon RX 6600M for notebooks or the professional Radeon Pro W6600; in fact, they confirmed that the automaker Tesla uses this GPU for its infotainment system.
Be that as it may, as we mentioned at the beginning, the fact that an assembler like PowerColor already lists the categories of these GPUs on its website is a fairly clear indication that the launch is just around the corner, so now only We can be attentive to see when the official launch by AMD occurs, and we will have to be quite attentive especially to the price given how the market situation is, with the gaming GPUs finally falling in price because (so it seems) the mining bubble has already burst.