AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Graphics Cards Announced

AMD has unveiled the new Radeon RX 6600 XT mid-range GPU, aimed at gamers who want to target high performance and high refresh rates at 1080p. The company is touting 15 percent better performance than rival Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3060 and up to 2.5X better performance for anyone who want to upgrade from a GeForce GTX 1060.

In terms of specifications, this GPU features 2,048 stream processors grouped into 32 compute units, with 32 ray accelerators. Stock frequencies range from 2359MHz to 2589MHz (boost). Typical power draw will be 160W, and AMD recommends a 500W minimum power supply.

As with the rest of the Radeon RX 6000 series, the Radeon RX 6600 XT supports ray tracing. Software features include AMD’s Smart Access Memory as well as FidelityFX Super Resolution upscaling, Radeon Boost, and Radeon Anti-Lag.

Graphics card manufacturers will be free to customise their cooling solutions and ship overclocked cards. However, all Radeon RX 6600 XT models will feature 8GB of GDDR6 memory on a 128-bit bus, for up to 256GBps memory bandwidth.

Details of pricing in India will be announced by individual manufacturers. The new Radeon RX 6600 XT has a suggested MSRP of $379 (approximately Rs. 28,275 in India before taxes). Given the global shortage of GPUs and resulting price spikes, it is uncertain whether cards will actually be available at this price level.

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