According to a new video from MLID, AMD’s Navi 23-based Radeon RX 6600 XT series will likely be delayed to the second half of 2021, with a likely launch sometime in early Q3 (August). The budget RDNA 2 SKUs originally had a launch target of late Q2 2021 but that has been pushed further down the year due to continuing semiconductor shortages.
The Radeon RX 6600 XT is expected to feature 32 Compute Units (16 WGPs) or 2,048 shaders paired with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory via a 128-bit bus along with 64MB of L3 “Infinity Cache”. As you may have guessed, with a price tag of around $300, it will go up against the GeForce RTX 3060.
Originally, the SKU was going to be announced along with FidelityFX Super Resolution (AMD’s DLSS alternative) sometime in June or July, but now it’s likely going to be introduced in the latter half of the year. Either way, considering the present GPU shortages, it’s hard to say whether it’ll actually have an impact on the market.