Driven by the Navi 23 chip, Radeon RX 6600 XT will compete with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3060 And will undoubtedly find a place on our list Best graphics cardAccording to the Newegg list, a third-party merchant located in China is selling MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming X 8G. The price of graphics cards is too high, even by scalper’s standards.You can easily find one Radeon RX 6700 XT Less than $1,000. In addition, it takes 7 to 23 days for Radeon RX 6600 XT to actually reach your hands, so you’d better wait for the official launch date.
Back to Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming X 8G, this graphics card uses MSI’s Twin Forzr 8 cooling system with precision-machined heat pipes that can transfer heat to a huge radiator. A pair of semi-passive Torx 4.0 cooling fans help to dissipate heat. Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming X 8G conforms to the dual-slot design, with a length of 277mm. A bit of RGB lighting adds some style to the Twin Forzr 8 cooler, and it also complements the matching metal back plate.
Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming X 8G uses a complete Navi 23 chip and 32 computing units (CU) or 2,084 stream processors (SP), but MSI has not disclosed the clock speed. As a Gaming X variant, SKU should have the highest clock in MSI’s Radeon RX 6600 XT series.
8GB of GDDR6 memory runs at 16 Gbps on a 128-bit memory interface, providing a maximum memory bandwidth in the range of 256 GBps. As an RDNA 2 product, Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming X 8G also has a 32MB unlimited cache.
With a rated power of 160W, Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming X 8G only requires an 8-pin PCIe power connector. A power supply with a minimum capacity of 500W is sufficient. As for the display output design, MSI chose a single HDMI 2.1 port and up to three DisplayPort 1.4 outputs to connect up to four displays.
Although the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the Radeon RX 6600 XT is US$379, it is naive to expect the graphics card to debut at that price given the current market. Buyers may end up paying a scalper price for Navi 23-powered graphics cards, but it will certainly not exceed $1,000.