After an alleged launch date for the RX 6600 XT and RX 6600, photos and benchmarks for the upcoming card have leaked. The benchmarks show that the RX 6600 XT outperforms Nvidia’s RTX 3060 Ti, which should be the card’s direct competitor.
In a forum post on Baidu Tieba that has since been removed, the user posted screenshots of both the card and the benchmarks for it. Using the Ludashi benchmarking tool available in China, the RX 6600 XT achieved a graphic score of 414,621. That’s above an RTX 3060 Ti model on the leaderboards that got a score of 413,902, but below another RTX 3060 Ti model that got a score of 415,516.
Ludashi measures overall system performance, not just the graphics card, so it’s important to use these numbers with caution. The leaderboards contain multiple results for most graphics cards, and it is possible that other factors, such as heat, will limit performance. Regardless, it looks like the RX 6600 XT is at least competitive with the RTX 3060 Ti, which is good news.
In addition to the benchmark, the leaker posted several photos of the card he tested. The photos show a rather bland plastic case with just a little Radeon logo in the middle to differentiate it. The design contradicts a previously leaked photo of the RX 6600 XT, not to mention the design of the rest of the RX 6000 range, suggesting that it is a card from another graphics card manufacturer.
This particular card features a dual-fan design over an aluminum heat sink, as opposed to the single-fan design we expected for the RX 6600 XT. Given the heat sink and cheap looking case, this is likely not the design AMD uses for its first party cards. However, it is still possible.
The pictures showed that the RX 6600 XT will have 8GB of video memory, which is in line with previous rumors. The RX 6600 XT supposedly comes with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory on a 128-bit bus and the new Navi 23 XT GPU core. The core is said to offer 32 compute units (CUs) for a total of 2,048 stream processors.
The RX 6600, which is said to be launched at the same time as the XT model, will have a slightly shortened GPU core. Rumor has it that it comes with 28 CUs with a total of 1,792 stream processors. It reportedly comes with the same 8GB of GDDR6 memory on a 128-bit bus.
AMD has yet to announce either card or provide any pricing information. However, multiple leaks in the past month suggest an imminent release date.