ASUS RX 6600 XT Strix OC Preview

Introduction and Technical Specifications

ASUS RX 6600 XT Strix OC Preview

Introduction

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.

Technical Specifications

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 XTRadeon RX 5600 XT
ArchitectureRDNA 2RDNA
Manufacturing Process7nm7nm
Transistor Count11.1 billion10.3 billion
Die Size237 mm2251 mm2
Compute Units3236
Ray Accelerators320
Stream Processors20482304
GPU Gaming Clock2359 MHz1375 MHz
Boost Clock2589 MHz1560 MHz
Single Precision Peak Performance10.6 TFLOPS7.19 TFLOPS
Half Precision Peak Performance21.21 TFLOPS14.4 TFLOPS
Peak Texture Fill-rate331.4 GT/s224.6 GT/s
ROPs6464
Peak Pixel Fill-rate165.7 GP/s99.8 GPs
Infinity Cache32 MB0
Memory8GB GDDR66GB GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth256 GB/s288 GB/s
Memory Interface128-bit192-bit
TDP160W150W
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07-08-2021, 17:16:30

Tom Sunday
The AMD RX 6600 XT graphics cards to be launched on 11th August have already been listed by scalpers over at Newegg for sale at a cool $1099. Whereby the 6600 XT should be listing at a MSRP of $379. Looks like the world out there is still crazy for the "man on the street" like me and being a relegated WFH guy on the lower-end of the food chain.There has not been for me a decent GPU upgrade available for the past 18-months. For MSRP that is and the only thing which I can ever afford. When will my particular time and or ship come in? And being able to go to 'Best Buy' and having choices at MSRP?Quote
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