AMD has a brand-new entry-level RX 6000-series GPU: the $379 RX 6600 XT, which is still contingent on the same RDNA 2 architecture as its ace cousins, but it came up with a fairly affordable price. For cases where a next-gen 4K gaming setup isn’t necessary, an “ultimate 1080p gaming experience” is assured.
PowerColor isn’t the only graphics card manufacturer to tease the RX 6600 XT prematurely. But now p, it was Gigabyte which was faster in leaking two models of the unreleased RX 6600 XT in a tweet by the Aorus Spain account. Similar to the situation with PowerColor, Gigabyte’s RX 6600 XT series will consist of two models. Reportedly, the red model is expected to contain a 2.5 slot form factor whereas the blue “Eagle” model would have a much slimmer dual-slot card. Both the versions seem to feature a triple fan design. However, not much differentiation could be made between the two on the basis of design. As a statement made by Gigabyte, these cards provide “incredible 1080p gaming performance.” The tweet had been deleted but not before images of the cards were captured and shared online in a frenzy.
The RX 6600 XT was called a “1080p beast," by AMD as it this card would potentially be more than merely a match for Nvidia's RTX 3060 12GB at 1080p.
AMD confirmed that with Resizable BAR/Smart Access Memory on the run, the RX 6600 XT is going to be about a whooping 15 percent faster than the RTX 3060 and up to 1.7 times faster than the RX 5700. It also promises approximately 2.5 times higher frame rates and AMD asserts it's high time you upgrade your Nvidia venerable mid-range GPU.