According to a recent leak, a new driver update suggests that AMD is planning to release the Radeon RX 6600 graphics card very soon. AMD first announced at CES 2021 that it will launch new desktop GPUs in the first half of 2021.
AMD promised to launch its mobile RDNA2 series along with new desktop RX 6000 series graphics cards in the first half of this year. Mobile GPUs have made their way to the market, but we are still yet to see new desktop GPUs.
But new leaks suggest that the unannounced graphics card might be coming soon. In one of the most recent drivers release, AMD actually hid information on Radeon RX 6600 XT and Radeon RX 6600 GPUs, both based on PCI Device ID of 73FF. This information was spotted by a well-known leaker @KOMACHI_ENSAKA.
The device ID corresponds to the Navi 23 GPU which powers the mobile Radeon RX 6600M. Desktop RX 6600XT and RX 6600 GPUs will also feature Navi 23 GPU. This leak suggests that both GPUs would probably launch at a similar time, which is good news for consumers.
Image Credit: @KOMACHI_ENSAKA.
Currently, not much is known about the desktop Radeon RX 6600 series at this point. However, we have seen some leaks from the regulatory office of the Eurasian Economic Commission. At least two AMD board partners anticipate that the RX 6600 XT will come with 8GB of GDDR6 RAM. The non-XT variant’s configuration is unknown, however, based on the Navi 23 GPU setup, it will most likely be 4GB or 8GB.
The AMD Navi 23 GPU is the most recent member of the RDNA2 GPU family. This GPU has a 128-bit memory bus and up to 2048 Stream Processors. Tesla’s new infotainment system for the upgraded Model S also uses this GPU. We will have to wait for more information to see what AMD has in store with these new desktop GPUs.
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