With the latest generation of graphics cards, Nvidia and AMD are taking real steps forward in the performance turn, even though the number of cards that have found their way to the upgrade craving is relatively small. The corporate duo have both shown what applies in the top performance segment, where the Geforce RTX 3090 and Radeon RX 6900 XT are the flagship products, but AMD has not yet presented what awaits the middle class.
During CES 2021, Nvidia unveiled the Geforce RTX 3060, which with 12 GB of GDDR6 memory stands out as the RTX 3000 card with the second largest memory – after the RTX 3090. It was recently reported that an AMD-signed launch in the near future is the Radeon RX 6700 XT, a cards aimed at gaming in 1440p resolution and also comes with 12 GB of graphics memory under the shell. Now Asrock reveals that the RX 6600 XT is also a model in the making, which adopts the same amount of memory.
It is through a product registration with the Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU) that the information leaks out. The database lists several variants of the Radeon RX 6700 XT and RX 6600 XT, designations followed by “12G” or “12GO”, which thus refers to the amount of graphics memory – 12 GB. It is worth mentioning that an RX 6700 model with the “6GO” extension is also glimpsed, which thus suggests that 6 GB may become relevant when the “XT” extension is removed.
The EaEU listing also shows the letter combinations “CLP”, “CLD” and “PGD”, which instead speak of Asrock’s product series. Here, the respective card form is translated to Challenger D, Challenger Pro and Phantom Gaming. The suffix “O” that follows the amount of memory instead guarantees factory overclocked design with the appendix “OC” in the final product name.
It has previously been said that the Radeon RX 6700 XT is equipped with the Navi 22 graphics circuit with 2,560 activated stream processors, but in the case of the RX 6700 and RX 6600 XT, such details are missing. With the amount of memory in mind, however, it naturally follows that the trio gets memory buses of 192 pieces. In conclusion, it can be added that it is unclear when the three cards will be launched, but rumors indicate that at least the RX 6700 XT will see the light of day before the end of the first quarter of the year.