While NVIDIA has completed its range of graphics cards based on its GeForce Ampere architecture with RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti for laptops, AMD is still rolling out their RX 6000, the next GPUs to launch the RX 6600, which correspond to the mid-low range and will compete against the NVIDIA RTX 3060 launched a few months ago. Of the next AMD gaming graphics cards we already know a multitude of details and we only need the official announcement by AMD in which we will know both the launch date and the price.
AMD RX 6600 (XT) appear in latest AMD drivers
Through the already reputed insider Komachi Ensaka we have learned that both the AMD RX 6600 and the AMD RX 6600 XT have been included in the latest AMD drivers, under the code AMD73FF.1 in the case of the AMD RX 6600 XT, AMD73FF .2 if we talk about the laptop version and AMD73FF.3 in the case of the AMD RX 6600.
The coding tells us that the chip used in all three cases is the same, Navi 23, which we already knew, as well as its final specifications of 32 Compute Units and 28 Compute Units for the RX 6600 XT and RX 6600 respectively. We can confirm this by seeing how the AMD RX 6800M that is based on the Navi 22 GPU and not on the Navi 21 as it happens on the desktop has the same code as the RX 6700 XT. The information also confirms that we are going to see two different graphics cards and not a single one as happened with the RX 6700 XT that has not had its non-XT version so far.
We know that the RX 6600 XT is going to have an 8 GB GDDR6 configuration as VRAM, but the RX 6600 does not know at the moment in which memory configuration it will appear, with 4 GB GDDR6 or 8 GB GDDR6. Although we do know the configuration to which the most advanced model will come out, since it was leaked through the certification requests to the ECC that we are going to see 8 GB models.
Its launch is getting closer
The fact that these models have been included in the latest drivers indicates that their launch is very close in time. Although AMD has not given any release date for its presentation we should not wait long, it is more AMD could launch these graphics cards by surprise overnight without notice.
What we do not know is that both variants will be released simultaneously or in different periods of time. In the case of not being done simultaneously, we should not wait a long time between one version and another. In any case, the last secret to be revealed by AMD is its price.