Rumor: AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT gets suggested retail price of $349

The upcoming AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card for desktops may have a suggested retail price of $349. The lower-ranked Radeon RX 6600 would have a suggested retail price of $299.

The rumors come from tech website Neowin, which relies on an anonymous source familiar with AMD’s plans. The website does report that the information is about a month old, so AMD may have changed the recommended prices again. Both AMD and Nvidia have changed the suggested retail price several times prior to previous GPU releases, VideoCardz also writes.

Neowin reports that the suggested retail price of the Radeon RX 6600 XT is $349, because the GPU in rasterization would outperform the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, which costs $329. The ray tracing performance of the RTX 3060 would be better. AMD initially considered giving the RX 6600 XT a suggested retail price of $369, but the company did not want users to switch to a cheaper RTX 3060 because of its extra GDDR6 memory, according to Neowin.

The Radeon RX 6600 XT is expected to be based on a fully enabled Navi 23 GPU with 32 compute units, which together account for 2048 stream processors. The video card would reach clock speeds of up to 2.5GHz. In terms of memory, the Radeon RX 6600 XT would have 8GB GDDR6 memory on a 128bit memory interface and a bandwidth of 256GB/s. This would use 16Gbit/s memory modules. There is also talk of 32MB of Infinity Cache.

The Radeon RX 6600 would be introduced together with the XT variant. The video card would have a suggested retail price of $299. The AMD Radeon RX 6600 is expected to get a Navi 23 GPU with 28 compute units, which amounts to 1792 stream processors. The other specifications, such as the clock speeds and the memory arrangement, would correspond to the XT variant.

According to previous rumors, AMD will announce its RX 6600 graphics cards on July 30. The video cards would be released on August 11. AMD sells its video cards through its own webshop at the recommended retail price, although prices at retailers can be considerably higher due to worldwide chip shortages. Earlier this week, France’s Cowcotland reported that the retail price of the Radeon RX 6600 XT was not expected to fall below Euro 499 or Euro 549.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 lineup
video card RX 6800 RX 6700 XT RX 6600 XT* RX 6600*
GPU Navi 21 XL Navi 22 XT Navi 23 XT(?) Navi 23 XL(?)
Compute units 60 40 32 28
boost clock 2105MHz 2518MHz ∼2500MHz ∼2500MHz
Memory bus 256bit 192bit 128bit 128bit
Memory bandwidth 512GB/s 384GB/s 256GB/s 256GB/s
Infinity Cache 128MB 96MB 32MB 32MB
Total board power 250W 230W nnb nnb
Release Nov 18, 2021 March 18, 2021 August 11(?) 2021 August 11(?) 2021
MSRP $579 $479 $349 $299

*Based on unconfirmed rumors