AMD’s RX 6000 series of graphics cards has been desperate for some more non-XT GPUs for mainstream/budget gamers. We’ve heard a lot of rumors regarding an RX 6600 non-XT model for a while now, but the latest leak seems to be more credible, and even includes some supposed specs of the rumored GPU.
According to the report, the RX 6600 non-XT will launch sometime around October 13th, as this is apparently when review embargoes are lifted, which is usually accompanied by a product launch soon after. No price has been revealed unfortunately, but it will need to remain competitive against Nvidia’s RTX 3060 which is priced at $329.
Obviously we’ll be unlikely to see the GPU at MSRP anyway, not only because of inflated prices, but because AMD is apparently not preparing a reference card launch, just like what they did with the RX 6600 XT, so you’ll have to settle with a custom AIB design. Hopefully though, the launch could lead to more GPUs available and not as badly inflated prices.
As for the specs, the RX 6600 non-XT seems to have the features of the RX 6600 XT, but with 4 fewer Compute Units. Clock speeds and TDP have not been revealed yet, but you can expect the non-XT version to have slightly reduced clock speeds and TDP as was the same with the RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 non-XT.
|GPU||RX 6600||RX 6600 XT||RX 6700 XT||RX 6800||RX 6800 XT||RX 6900 XT|
|Cores (Stream Processors)||28 (1792)||32 (2048)||40 (2560)||60 (3840)||72 (4608)||80 (5120)|
|Boost Clock||-||2589MHz||2581MHz||2105MHz||2250 MHz|
|Memory Speed||16 Gbps|
|Memory||8GB GDDR6||12 GB GDDR6||16 GB GDDR6|
|Launch date||October 2021||August 2021||March 2021||November 2020|
If the RX 6600 really is launching around October 13th, then we’ll likely hear something official very soon. In terms of pricing we’re hoping for around $299 to stay competitive against Nvidia, but we could also see the same pricing as the RTX 3060 at $329. Either way, we might only need to wait a few weeks to find out.
What do you think? Are you interested in an RX 6600 non-XT? How do you feel about the specs? And what price do you think it should be? Let us know your thoughts!