ASRock launches its first RX 6000 graphics card in white
“Challenging” design now in white.
Among ASRock’s 30 graphics cards within the Radeon RX 6000 (RDNA2) series, only one design features a white design, the new RX 6600 Challenger. While subsequent designs like Taichi White and Steel Legend have been unveiled, these were only integrated into the RX 7000 lineup.
The first white addition to the RDNA2 lineup derives from the RX 6600 Challenger D graphics card, which had previously only been available in black. Interestingly, both models share identical specifications, featuring AMD reference clocks of up to 2491 MHz and a memory speed of 14 Gbps. The key specs comprise a Navi 23 GPU equipped with 1792 Stream Processors and 8GB GDDR6 memory, all interconnected via a 128-bit bus.
The graphics card is configured as a dual-slot model and features a single 8-pin power connector, providing enough power in accordance with AMD’s specifications, which call for 132 watts. Notably, the backplate design reveals that the PCB is considerably smaller than the dual-cooling system, with one of the fans fully exposed.
The RX 6600 non-XT was initially unveiled in October 2021, meaning that this release appears almost two years after the SKU’s initial introduction. While it remains uncertain whether this model will eventually extend into the RX 7600 series, it is evident that ASRock has recognized the potential of providing white graphics cards in larger number.