AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Launched as a Direct Competitor to Nvidia RTX 3060: Price, Specifications
AMD had unveiled the Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs for PCs in October last year with the launch of three GPU models, the Radeon RX 6800, the Radeon RX 6800 XT, and the Radeon RX 6900 XT. A few months later, the company added another GPU to the lineup, the Radeon RX 6700. Well, AMD has now launched another GPU model in the Radeon RX 6000 lineup, the Radeon RX 6600 XT. It comes as the most affordable GPU for PCs in the Radeon RX 6000 series and goes up against the Nvidia RTX 3060, which has a similar price tag. Speaking of which, let us have a look at the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT specifications, prices, and availability details.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT price
The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT price is $379 (approximately Rs 28,189) in the US. It will go on sale in the country on 11th August 2021. AMD, however, is yet to announce the Radeon RX 6600 XT price and availability for the Indian market. Hopefully, these details will be unveiled in the coming days. It is also worth mentioning that AMD has partnered with ASRock, ASUS, BIOSTAR, GIGABYTE, MSI, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE, XFX, and Yeston for the third party models of the Radeon RX 6600 XT.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT specifications
The Radeon RX 6600 XT is made on a 7nm fabrication process. The GPU packs 8GB of GDDR6 memory with a bandwidth of 256GB/s. It has a base frequency of 1,968 MHz and a boost frequency of up to 2,589 MHz. The Radeon RX 6600 XT has 11.1 billion transistors, 32 compute units that double up as ray accelerators, 64 ROPs, 128 texture units, and 2,048 stream processors. All of this gives the GPU a single-precision compute performance of 10.6 TFLOPs.
According to the brand, the GPU has typical board power (TDP) of 160W and it recommends that people use a 500W power supply with the Radeon RX 6600 XT. As for the connectivity, it has two DisplayPort 1.4 ports with DSC, two HDMI 2.1 ports with VRR and FRL, and a 1×8 pin power connector. The brand is aiming the Radeon RX 6600 XT towards 1080p gaming. According to AMD, the Radeon RX 6600 XT is 15% faster on average compared to the Nvidia RTX 3060.