AMD has just announced a brand new card coming to the 6000 series lineup and the latest GPU looks set to target gamers looking for up to date 1080p visuals.
While the GPU market has been something of a rollercoaster for anybody looking to grab a slice of the latest Ray tracing tech or AMDs new RDNA 2 architecture, team red has confirmed that a budget-friendly option is coming. The new RX 6600 XT is set to land on store shelves and slot in just below the recent RX 6700 XT. Rather than consume the existing market for 1440p focused gaming, the RX 6600 XT is aimed at gamers who want 1080p gameplay with all the modern add ons.
The price point for the latest addition to the RDNA 2 range reflects its position among its peer. Expected to attract a cost of $379, the RX 6600 XT includes 32 compute units, 8GB of GDDR6 RAM, and a 2359 MHz base clock. It will boost up to 2589 MHz when pushed, and shouldn’t draw more than a miserly 160W from your power supply.
This might seem like a strange move given that the perpetual push in the media is 4K or 1440p, but the Steam hardware survey shows a huge crop of users running the GTX 1060 and 1050Ti, ripe candidates for a 1080p upgrade. The benefit for players of a more modern GPU is higher frame rates, AMD’s Infinity Cache, Fidelity FX, and Smart Access Memory tech aamong other thins, resulting in an all-around better in-game environments at any resolution.
It seems AMD now has a rival for the NVIDIA 3060 card, so now it’s just down to suppliers to see if the card, which AMD is producing via a number of AIB partners, will actually cost $379 when it launches on 11 August. There’s also plenty of questions surrounding availability, despite a slew of AMD partner brands like Asus, Yeston, and Powercolor. Alternatively, at this price point, it’s not far off a next-gen gaming console but those are already difficult enough to find too. You can find out more on the official AMD website now.