ASUS RX 6600 XT Strix OC Preview
Published: 6th August 2021 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
The hardware world is always a curious one. If you paid attention only to forums, Reddit or influencers it would be easy to come away with the belief that the entire world runs the very latest hardware on displays that wouldn't look out of place in your local Odeon. Thanks to the Steam hardware survey we know that 1080P is still, by some margin, the dominant gaming resolution and that way more people run cards which are designed to push that resolution at an affordable price, than the flagship models.
With any new hardware release there is always a lot of pomp and ceremony about the new range-topping models, because they are the ones we all dream of, but beneath those shouty cards there are the ones that sell in numbers you can barely imagine. The meat and potatoes of the range if you will. The latest addition to AMDs Radeon 6000 range of cards, the RX 6600 XT is due for a full release next week but we thought you'd like to get a sneak preview.
When it comes to selling cards by the million the ASUS Strix range has that locked down, thanks to the fame of the ROG name and particularly the Strix sub brand. Combining the ROG Strix name with a hugely popular price point should ensure that the Radeon RX 6600 XT flies off the shelves. Of course whether it should we'll find out next week, but for now let's see how it looks.
AMD handily provided us with a comparison between the new RX 6600 XT and the card in their range that it replaces, the RX 5600 XT. It's fair to say the new affordable-gaming focussed card has seen a significant upgrade in hardware. We can't wait to see how it performs in our gaming tests.
The ASUS Strix itself has a couple of additional elements to note. Outputs are 1 HDMI 2.1 and three DisplayPort 1.4a connectors. The GPU itself has seen a little boost on this OC edition, now running 2607 MHz boost and a more substantial 2448 MHz game clock. We know that there will be more to come when actually running it, but those are the 'on paper' figures.
|Radeon RX 6600 XT||Radeon RX 5600 XT|
|Transistor Count||11.1 billion||10.3 billion|
|Die Size||237 mm2||251 mm2|
|GPU Gaming Clock||2359 MHz||1375 MHz|
|Boost Clock||2589 MHz||1560 MHz|
|Single Precision Peak Performance||10.6 TFLOPS||7.19 TFLOPS|
|Half Precision Peak Performance||21.21 TFLOPS||14.4 TFLOPS|
|Peak Texture Fill-rate||331.4 GT/s||224.6 GT/s|
|Peak Pixel Fill-rate||165.7 GP/s||99.8 GPs|
|Infinity Cache||32 MB||0|
|Memory||8GB GDDR6||6GB GDDR6|
|Memory Bandwidth||256 GB/s||288 GB/s|