According to a new leak from the Eurasian Economic Commission, the unreleased Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics cards have been spotted using 8GB of GDDR6 memory.
Evidence that the Radeon RX 6600 XT is on the way has increased after images of alleged 6600XT surfaced in May, after Gigabyte’s Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) website listed six cards, all with 8GB GDDR6 VRAM.
The list of cards released by Gigabyte in EEC is as follows;
- Gigabyte Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming OC PRO (GV-R66XTGAMINGOC PRO-8GD)
- Gigabyte Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming PRO (GV-R66XTGAMING PRO-8GD)
- Gigabyte Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming (GV-R66XTGAMING-8GD)
- Gigabyte Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming OC (GV-R66XTGAMING OC-8GD)
- Gigabyte Radeon RX 6600 XT Eagle OC (GV-R66XTEAGLE OC-8GD)
- Gigabyte Radeon RX 6600 XT Eagle (GV-R66XTEAGLE-8GD)
The common feature of the cards in the list is the 8GB configuration. While this configuration fits with previous rumors suggesting that the non-XT RX 6700 could see an increased memory capacity to 12GB, both RX 6600 models (XT and non-XT) are expected to have 8GB of memory (at least on some of their models). The 8GB configuration supports the leak news on the EEC side of Asrock’s presentation last May.
Using the Navi 23 chip
Photos leaked last month confirm that the RX 6600 XT will be based on the Navi 23 processor found in the Radeon Pro W6600 and RX 6600M mobile card, making it a mid-range graphics card. What the chips in the cards have in common are very high clock speeds (up to 2.9 GHz) and relatively low power consumption (~100W).
There is no information about the cards in the list. Based on the Navi 23, we can say that the card will include 28 CUs on a 128-bit bus, 2,048 shaders, 32 MB of Infinite Cache and 8 GB of GDDR6.
There’s no word on when the RX 6600 XT will arrive, but AMD CEO Lisa Su has previously said that a reference cooling graphics card based on the Radeon RX 6000 series’ Navi 23 GPU will launch in the first half of the year. That means it will be released within the next week.