While NVIDIA has already completed the rollout of its RTX 30s, AMD has yet to launch some models of its RX 6000, as Lisa Su’s company RX 6000 range was launched a few months after its direct rival. To this we must add the fact that AMD’s marketing department is not only in the market for PC graphics cards, so it has to space its launches so that some do not overshadow others.
The next of them? The graphics cards based on its Navi 23 GPU with RDNA 2 architecture, which are the main part of the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT and RX 6600. The first with 32 Compute Units and the second with 28 Compute Units. Both with a 128-bit GDDR6 bus and 32 MB of Infinity Cache. Its release date? Next August 11, so there are only a few weeks left for them to reach the stores.
First images of the next AMD gaming GPU
Through the Chinese hardware forum Baidu, images have come out of a finished version of the next AMD graphics card, the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT. Which shows that this mid-range card is already finished and that soon AMD could make the announcement of its next Radeon.
As you can see, the design varies with respect to the render that was leaked a few weeks ago, a design which AMD does not seem to have the objective of manufacturing. So the images are part of a custom model. As seen the card has a dual fan configuration installed on top of a large aluminum heat sink.
Because both the RX 6600 and RX 6600 XT mount the same chip and memory configuration it is rumored that custom card makers will replicate the entire range of cards for the RX 6600 XT in the RX 6600 and that both they will coincide at the end as far as presentation and release date are concerned.
Is this how the AMD RX 6600 XT performs according to a benchmark?
Whoever has leaked the photos has also left screenshots of the performance of the AMD RX 6600 XT in a benchmark, but has not done so with the classic benchmarks that are usually used, so it is best to take these numbers with caution. The benchmark used? Ludashi, which is very popular in China.
What do we find strange? If we look at the ranking we can see how the AMD RX 6600 XT not only surpasses the RTX 3060 Ti, but it also rises above the RTX 3070 Ti. If AMD really had a beast in this RX 6600 XT capable of going head-to-head with the RTX 3070 Ti, believe us it wouldn’t sell it for less than 400 euros. We do not know what the Ludashi performance is as a benchmark and what it measures exactly, but it is surprising to see the RTX 3070 Ti below the RTX 3060 Ti or the RTX 3090 below the RTX 3080 Ti.
So until we see the RX 6600 XT being put to the test in more consolidated and reliable benchmarks we will not know its real performance. In any case, there is little left to reach our hands.