Graphics card manufacturer Powercolor has meanwhile released the two categories Radeon RX 6600 XT and Radeon RX 6600 on their own website. Rumors about the models have been circulating for months, but so far AMD has been reluctant to launch for desktop PCs.
The necessary graphics chip has already been in series production for a long time: Navi 23 with RDNA2 architecture and TSMC’s 7-nanometer technology is already used in the Radeon Pro W6600 workstation graphics card and the Radeon Pro W6600M and Radeon RX 6600M notebook GPUs. In addition, Tesla uses the graphics chip in certain Model S and Model X infotainment systems.
Powercolor has since taken the categories offline again, but residuals in the Google cache prove their existence. The last two graphics cards with recommended prices of less than 400 euros were the Radeon RX 5700 from mid-2019 and the later introduced, more slimmed-down Radeon RX 5600 XT.
AMD currently sells the Radeon RX 6700 XT as the most favorable gaming graphics card in rough quantities. Originally, the model was supposed to cost 480 euros, but due to the current supply situation, the actual price is at least 700 euros. Cheaper processors such as the Radeon RX 5700 XT are only available occasionally and are overpriced.
The Radeon Pro W6600, meanwhile, provides the perfect blueprint for a desktop spin-off: 28 compute units with 1792 shader cores, GPU clock frequencies well beyond 2000 MHz and 8 GBytes of GDDR6 memory on 128 data lanes. 32 MB Infinity Cache are allowed to increase the frame rate, especially in 1080p gaming.