AMD Announces 9 Radeon RX 6600 XT GPU, Available in August
AMD has announced the latest entry in its Radeon RX 6000 line of graphics cards today. The RX 6600 XT is the first GPU in the RX 6000 series designed for 1080p high-refresh-rate gaming and aims to compete with Nvidia's RTX 3060.The RX 6600 XT includes 8GB of GDDR6 memory with a memory speed of 16Gbps, 32 compute units, a 2359MHz game clock, and a 165 thermal design power, meaning you can use a 500W power supply if you decide to build a PC around the RX 6600 XT.Like other GPUs in the RX 6000 line, the RX 6600 XT is based on AMD's latest RDNA 2 technology, the same graphical architecture that is also available in the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Valve's Steam Deck. Meaning this card supports hardware-accelerated ray-tracing. Like other RX 6000 cards, the RX 6600 XT will support FidelityFX Super Resolution, AMD's open-source supersampling tech that was released last month. While it seems odd for AMD to release a 1080p card, AMD says that 2/3 of displays shipped in 2020 were 1080p. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”slug=amd-radeon-rx-6600-xt-spec-comparisons-and-target-performance&captions=true”]Although the performance charts for the RX 6600 XT aren’t necessarily a representative sample of its gaming performance, does this sort of performance appears to aim to be a better choice for 1080p gaming, according to AMD. The RX 6600 XT will not have a reference model, and all the RX 6600 XT cards are designed by AMD's partners, such as ASUS and MSI. Nine RX 6600 XT desktop GPUs will be available for purchase at launch. AMD also confirmed that several gaming laptops such as the HP Omen 16 and ASUS ROG Strix G15 will offer RX 6600 XT as a GPU configuration option. At the same time, some desktops prebuilt from computer companies such as Alienware and Acer will have the GPU as a configuration option.AMD's Radeon RX 6600 XT card will release on August 11 starting at $379 — $50 more than the starting price of the RTX 3060.[widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”slug=amd-radeon-rx-6600-xt-product-options&captions=true”][poilib element=”accentDivider”]Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.
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