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AMD Radeon RX 6600XT announced to compete with RTX 3060

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AMD just announced the RX 6600 XT, the cheapest member of the series.

Being the most affordable from its flagship line, the AMD Radeon Radeon 6600XT will go against NVIDIA’s RTX 3060. It’s priced at USD379 (around Php18,900), while the latter is at US329 (around Php16,400). It will be available in select markets this August 11.

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Unlike the Navi 22 and Navi 21 of its siblings, the RX 6600XT will use a newer but smaller Navi 23 GPU. It also has a lower 32 compute units from 40 and 60 of the others.

It offers clock speed of up to 2359MHz when gaming with a boost clock of 2589MHz. For memory, it comes with an 8GB GDDR6 capacity with 16Gbps on a 128-bit interface. The memory has a bandwidth of 256GBps with 32MB on-die Infinity Cache.

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The RX 6600XT has hardware-accelerated ray tracing and support for Microsoft DirectX Ultimate. It can handle up to 8K displays through its HDMI 2.1 port. Native AV1 decoding support is also present.

AMD says that the card is great for high refresh rate gaming at 1080p which is, as per the company, about 15% faster than the RTX 3060. It’s also said to offer 2.5x better performance than the GTX 1060 and 1.5x over its predecessor, the RX 5600XT. All these features require 160W of power to happen.

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Starting August 11, several PC component brands will release their own take on the AMD RX 6600XT. That includes ASUS, ASRock, Gigabyte, Biostar, PowerColor, Yeston, and XFC.

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MSI, ASUS ROG, HP Omen, and Legion will release laptops carrying this new GPU. It will also be used on pre-built gaming desktops from Acer, Alienware, HP, Dell, and Omen.

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