On Thursday, AMD finally announced the details of the mid-range RDNA 2 card. AMD will AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT As Best graphics card The game is 1080p. There is no AMD-designed reference board-the picture above is a 3D rendering for marketing purposes-which means that a custom design from an AMD Add-in Board (AIB) partner will be your only choice.
There are many models, and there are many design differences. Single fan, dual fan and triple fan models will cover everything from compact designs to factory overclocking monsters, with different levels of RGB colorful effects. We can only hope that the GPU supply will be closer to normal when it is released on August 11, if not exactly. Before that, here are the different RX 6600 XT graphics cards that have been released so far, at least for the US market.
ASRock has launched two RX 6600 XT models, which obviously cater to different market segments. For larger desktops, it has a three-fan cooling solution in the ASRock Phantom Gaming model. Compared with other brands, it has rich RGB lighting and an over-designed cooling solution. This should help reduce operating temperature and noise levels, although the card still seems to use the smallest 1×8 pin power connector. However, for a baseline 160W TDP, even a heavily overclocked graphics card may not need more.
Another ASRock solution is the Mini-ITX design, equipped with a single fan and significantly smaller PCB and cooler. Compared with Phantom Gaming, the Mini-ITX model is small, but ASRock managed to make these two designs with the Navi 23 chip. So far, ASRock is the only company that offers the single-fan mini-ITX model we know of, but this may change.
ASUS Showcase Two different RX 6600 XT designs. ROG Strix adopts dual-fan, dual-slot cooling solutions, dual-tone design and RGB accents to show the origin of its better quality. Another model announced is the Asus RX 6660 XT Dual. Its cooling solution is similar to the Strix model because it is still a dual-fan, dual-slot product, but it loses RGB lighting and has softer blacks and grays. design.
Judging from ASUS’s pictures and product announcements, both graphics cards are equipped with an 8-pin connector. Again, this is enough to provide up to 225W of power, including 75W from the x16 slot, so even overclocking should be enough.
GIGABYTE chooses to use three slots and three fans Two RX 6600 XT graphics cards, Games OC and Eagle. Gigabyte’s Gaming OC is higher in the company’s ladder, adding RGB elements and silver, as well as its three-slot (2.5-slot), three-fan cooling solution. Eagle still has three fans, but has a standard 2-slot width. Both Gaming OC and Eagle graphics cards use a single 8-pin connector, which means that their maximum power is limited to 225W (at least if they meet the specifications). Both graphics cards use the company’s Ultra Durable components and Windforce 3X heat dissipation design, which is imported from higher-level Gigabyte graphics cards.
MSI chooses to pursue quantity, not two but four different ones RX 6600 XT design. A bit, because MSI actually introduced two different designs, but further subdivided them by using the X suffix to distinguish its higher clock models.
MSI’s top product is RX 6600 XT Gaming X, with its RGB MSI brand and silver-black color scheme. The card has dual fans, a 2.2-slot Twin Frozr 8 cooling solution and a single 8-pin connector. It also supports MSI’s Torx 4.0 fan, which is their latest technological iteration. Another version of this graphics card will be available as RX 6600 XT Gaming, abandoning the X suffix and lowering the maximum clock compared to X’s more aggressive factory override.
The other two models are the OC and non-OC versions of the RX 6600 XT Mech 2X, which are lower in the MSI product ladder. Both skip the RGB and more detailed PCB design elements in the game series, and instead adopt a simpler appearance. The cooling solution was downgraded to Torx 3.0 fans, and it also abandoned the Twin Frozr 8 brand-which means you should expect lower cooling performance and simplified appearance.
PowerColor has Red Devil and Hellhound RX 6600 XT graphics cards. Both use a dual fan cooling solution, the Red Devil uses a black background red tone, and the Hellhound uses a black background blue tone. Both graphics cards have a three-slot gap.
Red Devil may provide higher performance than other solutions. It is one of the few AIB cards announced so far with an 8-pin power connector and a 6-pin power connector. This means that the card may consume up to 300W of power, almost twice the reference TDP, which should allow for a higher factory clock. Considering that it has a higher marketing status than the Hellhound, this makes sense.
Sapphire also launched two graphics cards RX 6600 XT lineup, In the famous Nitro+ and Pulse series. Nitro+ ranks higher in Sapphire’s product stack. Compared with Pulse graphics cards, Nitro+ provides more clocks, more RGB, and a fairly soft black, gray, and white color scheme. Pulse appears in the usual black and red color scheme in the “Games” section. Both graphics cards use dual-fan cooling solutions and an 8-pin connector, and require 2.2 gaps.
XFX maintains its strange naming scheme in the RX 6600 XT series, even though there is only one graphics card. The company announced the launch of the three-fan-cooled Speedster MERC308 Black graphics card, which uses a black color scheme, but also has some light gray and red tones. Although it is a three-fan cooling solution and claims to have three gaps, MERC308 Black again insists on using a baseline single 8-pin connector for power supply.
We expect that over time, more RX 6600 XT models will be released, especially if the supply of Navi 23 GPUs eventually outperforms other AMD RX 6000 series GPUs. There are more than 14 graphics card designs announced, and other manufacturers that rank lower in the GPU distribution list will undoubtedly bring them to the market.
Radeon RX 6600 XT was officially released on August 11. At that time, please check our comprehensive evaluation of the card to see if it can continue to surpass Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, Although there is less memory and the memory interface is narrower.