AMD unveiled their latest GPU yesterday afternoon: the RX 6600 (non-XT). The new video card focuses mainly on 1080p gameplay, albeit with higher refresh rates.

The Radeon RX 6600 video cards have a target price of $329, exactly fifty dollars below the previously released Radeon RX 6600 XT.AMD’s latest budget GPU runs on the same Navi 23 chipset, 8 GB of GDDR6 memory and 32 MB of Infinity Cache, but has slightly fewer cores, at a lower clock speed. The 32 compute units here are scaled back to 28, with a default clock of 2.044 MHz and Boost frequency to 2.491 MHz.

In the unveiling video of the RX 6600, AMD already shows some performance examples. A game like Far Cry 6 hits 75 frames per second at 1080p resolution, on the highest settings with ray tracing and FidelityFX Super Resolution. For less bombastic games, such as Anno 1800, the GPU can also switch to 1440p resolutions.

With the somewhat reversed computing power, the non-XT card has also become slightly more economical. The AMD-specified total board power is 132 watts, which can be supplied via a single 8-pin power connector.

In terms of physical design, there is little difference between the RX 6600 XT and this newer model. AMD’s own reference design again uses the same shape and single fan; with partner manufacturers, the new GPU is often soldered into the existing housings, as is the case.

The Radeon RX 6600 graphics cards should be available immediately. Sales have also started in the Benelux, but by no means all models are equally available. At the time of writing, retailers are asking about one and a half times the suggested retail price for the new budget card: approximately 579 euros.