Sapphire launches Radeon RX 6600 XT NITRO+ and PULSE graphics cards

Published: 12th Aug 2021, 07:05 GMT   Comments

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SAPPHIRE Launches PULSE AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT Graphics Card with Powerhouse 1080p Gaming Performance and Contemporary Design

Smooth Gaming Graphics to Level Up Your Game

Key Features:

  • Up to 2593 MHz Boost Clock1 and 2382 MHz Game Clock
  • Experience low-noise and high performance 1080p gaming
  • Factory-overclock integrated with SAPPHIRE’s remarkable Dual-X Cooling Technology
  • Powerful and Compact Design for a striking gaming experience
  • Enable TriXX Boost to get a boost in frames while gaming
  • AAA 1080p gaming powered by AMD RDNA™ 2 gaming architecture, AMD Infinity Cache, AMD Smart Access Memory and DirectX® 12 Ultimate support

August 11th, 2021 – SAPPHIRE Technology announces the new PULSE AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT Graphics Card for the ultimate 1080p gamer pursuing an unrivalled, vivid gaming experience with incredible hardware. A quality solution for AAA game scenarios, the PULSE AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT Graphics Card is the key piece to round out every PC system and the stylish design is sure to be a fit into any chassis.

PULSE: The Heart. The Beat. The Game.

The PULSE AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT Graphics Card headlines with 2048 stream processors running with a Boost Clock of up to 2593 MHz and a Game Clock of up to 2382 MHz. The latest 8GB of GDDR6 high-speed memory clocked at 16 Gbps Effective with 32 MB of AMD Infinity Cache, which dramatically reduces latency and power consumption, ensuring higher overall gaming performance than traditional architectural designs. It is equipped with 4 output ports including 1 x HDMITM and 3x Display Port 1.4 with DSC outputs to support the latest display monitors in the market. The PULSE AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT Graphics Card series features 32 powerful enhanced Compute Units and 32 Ray Accelerators.

Remarkable Dual-X Cooling Technology

Behold a silent and cool gaming experience on the PULSE AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT Graphics Card, designed with the powerful Dual-X Cooling Technology. Powered by two massive and quiet fans, the streamlined form of the blades result in greater airflow and more heatsink coverage at a low noise level of 32dBA*. It works in tandem with the Intelligent Fan Control feature to keep the temperature of all the GPU components low, while balancing performance and fan noise. The Fuse Protection feature is engineered into the circuit of the external PCIe® power connector to preserve the components and protect the graphics card.

Elegant and Chic Aesthetic

The all metal backplate coupled with the sleek and sharp shroud design deliver a simple and powerful gaming aesthetic to any chassis. The PULSE AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT Graphics Card is sure to be a beautiful addition to craft an outstanding battlestation.


 
SAPPHIRE RX 6600 XT 8GB PULSE
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : Navi 23 XT Base Clock : 1968 MHz
Cores : 2048 Boost Clock : 2589 MHz
TMUs : 128 Memory Clock : 16 Gbps
ROPs : 64 Memory : 8 GB GDDR6 128b

NITRO Charged For Gamers

Performance to Dominate Your Game.

SAPPHIRE Technology also launches the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT Graphics Card providing PC users with innovatively designed premium hardware.

The NITRO+ AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT Graphics Card headlines with 2048 stream processors running with two clock settings, including a Boost Clock of up to 2607 MHz and a Game Clock of up to 2428 MHz. The latest 8GB of GDDR6 high-speed memory clocked at 16 Gbps Effective with 32MB of AMD Infinity Cache, which dramatically reduces latency and power consumption, delivering higher overall gaming performance than traditional architectural designs. The graphics card also provides up to 4 output ports including 1x HDMI and 3x Display Port 1.4 with DSC outputs to support the latest display monitors on the market. ARGB LED shroud design topped with the external synchronization of RGB LEDs between the graphics card and the motherboard through the 3-pin header in the tail of the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT Graphics Card enables gamers to create the custom PC of their dreams.

State-of-the-Art NITRO+ Features

The new Hybrid Fan Blade design is fitted on the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT Graphics Card, which combines the key strengths of the traditional axial fan and blower fan. The quietness of a traditional axial fan design in conjunction with the strong air pressure of a blower fan design results in up to 5.5% better improvement in the downward air pressure through the fan while keeping a low noise level compared to previous generations. To enable up to 85% longer lifespan than regular sleeve bearing fans and maintain silence, the fans feature Dual Ball Bearings. The fan favourite SAPPHIRE Quick Connect Fan feature incorporated in the design is a quick solution with just one screw holding the fans securely in place to enable simple and easy cleaning to keep dust out of the graphics card.

The original NITRO+ Free Flow feature has been redeveloped into the modern Wave Fin Design. When the wind goes into the fin module, the Wave Fin Design reduces the friction in order to reduce the wind cut noise resulting in a lower decibel gaming experience. ARGB LED shroud design along with an intricate metal backplate where you can customize the different LED colours using the SAPPHIRE TriXX Software. Choose from various different modes including Fan Speed Mode, PCB Temperature Mode or the colourful rainbow mode, or turn off the LEDs to fully tailor the graphics card to suit any build.

Dual-X Cooling Technology Revamped

SAPPHIRE’s notable Dual-X Cooling Solution is engineered on the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ AMD Radeon™ RX 6700 XT Graphics Card whereby two large fans are arranged to spin in opposite directions to provide optimal airflow and heatsink coverage. Designed with a 7 Phase Digital Power Design, the NITRO+ AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT Graphics Card balances the distribution and thermal dissipation to harness the full power of overclocking AMD’s groundbreaking RDNA™ 2 gaming architecture. Intelligent Fan Control feature alongside the Precision Fan Control feature create optimal fan control for maximized performance intersecting with a silent vivid gaming experience.


 
SAPPHIRE RX 6600 XT 8GB NITRO+
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : Navi 23 XT Game Clock : 2428 MHz (+2.9%)
Cores : 2048 Boost Clock : 2607 MHz (+0.7%)
TMUs : 128 Memory Clock : 16 Gbps
ROPs : 64 Memory : 8 GB GDDR6 128b

Dual BIOS

Each card is designed with a Dual BIOS where you can choose between performance mode and silent mode to enhance your gaming experience. Using the TriXX Software BIOS Switch, gamers can effortlessly switch from performance mode to silent mode and back using our TriXX software for a quick and easy shift between the dual BIOS modes.

The Secondary, or Silent setting reduces clock targets and raises target temperatures to allow for potentially quieter operation.

TriXX Boost

Enhance the performance of the NITRO+ and PULSE AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT Graphics Cards with our SAPPHIRE TriXX Software. On a variety of games, TriXX Boost increases your FPS by slightly decreasing resolution through the TriXX software that is then adjusted through Radeon™ Image Sharpening for an incredible boost. Choose from a customizable resolution scale or from additional custom resolutions based on user input for a much more fine-grained control over the quality vs. performance tradeoff.

Availability

The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ and PULSE AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT Graphics Cards are shipping now, and will be available from selected SAPPHIRE e-tailers and retailers worldwide.

Specifications
ModelNITRO+ AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT, 8GB, AMD RDNA™ 2 Gaming ArchitecturePULSE AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT, 8GB, AMD RDNA™ 2 Gaming Architecture
GPU7nm GPU, AMD RDNA™ 2 Gaming Architecture7nm GPU, AMD RDNA™ 2 Gaming Architecture
Stream Processors20482048
Boost ClockUp to 2607 MHzUp to 2593 MHz
Game ClockUp to 2428 MHzUp to 2382 MHz
Ray Accelerators3232
Infinity Cache32MB32MB
Memory Size/Bus8GB/128 bit GDDR68GB/128 bit GDDR6
Memory Clock16 Gbps Effective16 Gbps Effective
DisplaysMaximum 4 DisplaysMaximum 4 Displays
ResolutionHDMI™: 7680×4320
DisplayPort1.4: 7680×4320
HDMI™: 7680×4320
DisplayPort1.4: 7680×4320
InterfacePCI-Express 4.0PCI-Express 4.0
Output1x HDMI
3x DisplayPort
1x HDMI
3x DisplayPort
BIOS SupportDual UEFIUEFI
Game Index1080P1080P
SAPPHIRE FeaturesDual BIOS
TriXX Software BIOS Switch
Premium Digital Power Design
Fuse Protection
Dual-X Cooling Technology
Intelligent Fan Control
Precision Fan Control
Metal Backplate
Two-Ball Bearing Fans
Hybrid Fan Blade
Wave Fin Design
TriXX Supported
Fan Check
Fan Quick Connect
TriXX Boost
NITRO Glow
External RGB LED MB Synchronization
Premium Digital Power Design
Fuse Protection
Dual-X Cooling Technology
Intelligent Fan Control
Precision Fan Control
Metal Backplate
Two-Ball Bearing Fans
TriXX Supported
TriXX Boost
AMD FeaturesAMD RDNA 2 Gaming Architecture
DirectX 12 Ultimate
AMD Smart Access Memory
AMD Infinity Cache
7nm GPU
PCI Express 4.0 Support
AMD FreeSync Technology
DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC
HDMI
Video Streaming up to 8K
AMD Radeon VR Ready Premium
AMD FidelityFX
AMD Radeon Image Sharpening
AMD Radeon Anti-Lag
AMD Radeon Software
Game Driver Optimizations
CoolingDual-X Cooling
Two-Ball Bearing
Dual-X Cooling
Two-Ball Bearing
Form Factor2.2 slot, ATX
Dimension: 240 x 119.25 x 44.82 (mm)
2.2 slot, ATX
Dimension: 240 x 119.85 x 44.75 (mm)
Power Consumption180W170W
OSLinux®, Windows® 7*, and Windows® 10, 64-bit operating system required
*Does not support all features including but not limited to Hardware Raytracing
System RequirementsMinimum 500-Watt Power Supply
1 x 8-pin Power Connector.
PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.
Minimum 8GB of system memory. 16GB recommended.
A display with HDMI or DisplayPort is required

Footnotes

1 Boost Clock Frequency is the maximum frequency achievable on the GPU running a bursty workload. Boost clock achievability, frequency, and sustainability will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to: thermal conditions and variation in applications and workloads. GD-151

2 Game clock is the expected GPU clock when running typical gaming applications, set to typical TGP (Total Graphics Power). Actual individual game clock results may vary. GD-147

3 Smart Access Memory technology enablement requires an AMD Radeon(TM) 6000 series GPU, Ryzen(TM) 5000 or select Ryzen(TM) 3000 series CPU (excluding the Ryzen(TM) 5 3400G and Ryzen(TM) 3 3200G) and an AMD 500 series motherboard with the latest BIOS update. BIOS requires support for AGESA 1.1.0.0 or higher. Download latest BIOS from vendor website. For additional information and system requirements, see https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/smart-access-memory. GD-178.

4 AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution is available on select games and requires developer integration. See https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/radeon-software-fidelityfx-super-resolution for a list of supported games. AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution is “game dependent” and is supported on the following AMD products: AMD Radeon™ RX 6000, RX 5000, RX 500, RX Vega series graphics cards, RX 480, RX 470, RX 460 & all AMD Ryzen™ Processors with Radeon™ Graphics, as long as the minimum requirements of the game are met. AMD does not provide technical or warranty support for AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution enablement on other vendor’s graphics cards. GD-187

5 Radeon Image Sharpening is compatible with DirectX 11, 12, & Vulkan APIs and DirectX 9 for RX 5000 and 6000 Series only, and Windows 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN and newer consumer dGPUs, Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. GD-156

6 Radeon™ Anti-Lag is compatible with DirectX 9, DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 APIs, Windows 7 and 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN and newer consumer dGPUs Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. GD-157

7 Radeon™ Boost is compatible with Windows 7 and 10 in select titles only. Hardware compatibility includes Radeon RX 400 and and newer consumer dGPUs, Ryzen 2000 Series and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. Radeon™ Boost VRS compatible with AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics only. For a list of compatible titles see https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/radeon-boost. GD-158

8 AMD FreeSync™ technology requires AMD Radeon™ graphics and a display that supports FreeSync technology as certified by AMD. AMD FreeSync™ Premium technology adds requirements of mandatory low framerate compensation and at least 120 Hz refresh rate at minimum FHD. AMD FreeSync™ Premium Pro technology adds requirements for the display to meet AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compliance tests. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127

9 Video codec acceleration (including at least the HEVC (H.265), H.264, VP9, and AV1 codecs) is subject to and not operable without inclusion/installation of compatible media players. GD-176


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