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| 6. October 2021

AMD Radeon RX 6600 Specs Leaked — About as Powerful as an RTX 3060

The Radeon RX 6600 from AMD has garnered quite a lot of attention and, well, there’s a good reason why: very few of us are willing to invest a small fortune on a graphics card, and are still waiting for “team red” to release something a bit more affordable. Now, obviously, “affordable” is as relative a term as it gets, but you get the point: we want ample GPU prowess without having to sell our kidneys for the pleasure of harnessing it.

The RX 6700 and its even more powerful brethren are great and all, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t say that they’re simply far too expensive for most folks and, well, perhaps a bit too powerful as well. No one really need that much horsepower to run the latest and greatest titles, and it’s fair to say that we’ve reached the point of diminishing returns a while ago.

Fortunately, the release of AMD’s Radeon RX 6600 is right around the corner, and we even have a bunch of leaked benchmarks to sink our teeth into thanks to Videocardz!

Let’s Talk Specifics

The RX 6600 non-XT model is scheduled to release on October 13th. Unfortunately, this “budget-friendly” GPU isn’t going to have any kind of reference design. Instead, you’ll have to go with one of AMD’s many AIB partners which, in all fairness, isn’t the end of the world. The most important thing is performance and, by the looks of it, the RX 6600 is bound to deliver!

Its official TBP (Typical Board Power) is around 130W, which is almost 30W lower than its more powerful XT variant. Official clock speeds are set to 2Ghz, with a very respectable 2.5Ghz boost. Moreover, AMD lists the RX 6600 with “up to” 8GB GGDR6 VRAM which means that a 4GB model might become available at some point in the near future. It’s still too early to tell, but AMD has employed a similar strategy in the past as well, so this theory definitely has a bit of weight to it. As for performance, the RX 6600 is geared towards 1080p gaming only, with most modern triple-A titles reaching well beyond the oh-so-important 60 FPS mark.

Benchmarks Galore

A picture’s worth a thousand words, so have a look for yourself!

AMD Radeon RX 6600 Gaming Performance

AMD Radeon RX 6600 Esports Performance

Radeon RX 6600 benchmarks, as per Videocardz

All in all, AMD’s cheapest RDNA 2-based GPU is definitely going to pack a punch! Heck, you’ll probably be able to game comfortably at 1440p as well, but it’ll definitely depend on the title. And, well, if you happen to own an AMD CPU, you’ll be able to squeeze out even more performance thanks to AMD’s Resizable BAR.

There’s still no word on pricing, but we’re bound to get more information in just a couple of days so stay tuned! Last but certainly not least, we hope that gamers will actually be able to get their hands on this alluring GPU, although we’re not all too optimistic given the current state of the market.