ASRock unveils first Mini-ITX graphics card based on RDNA 2, Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX

ASRock unveils first Mini-ITX graphics card based on RDNA 2, Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX

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2021-08-01 07:39:26

Up to now, ASRock is the first and only manufacturer in the world to market a Mini-ITX graphics card model based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture, in the form of Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX. This Navi 23 GPU model will most likely be aimed at 1080p gamers. However, there will only be a single Mini ITX option for those who intend to use it in SFF/Mini PC systems.

While on the market there are quite a few Mini-ITX variants of the GeForce RTX 3060 series introduced by NVIDIA’s AIB partners, AMD only owns a single variant for the entire RDNA 2 product line, as Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX. It must be because ASRock seems to be AMD’s only AIB partner interested in the Mini-ITX graphics card market. Nowadays, almost all high-end discrete GPU models are large in size and cannot fit many traditional desktop rigs as well as Mini PCs. The Mini-ITX graphics card variants were born to solve this problem.

Similar to the original RX 6600 XT launched not too long ago, the ASRock Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX comes with a Navi 23 GPU, offering 2048 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6 memory running on a 128bit bus interface at full speed. 16Gbps. This compact GPU model is also equipped with 32MB of Infinity Cache, providing about 1TB / s bandwidth with a data rate of 1.94GHz – the parameters are not bad.

In terms of clocks, the ASRock Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX operates at a base clock of 1968 MHz, a game clock of 2359 MHz, and a boost clock of 2589 MHz. Therefore, there will be no factory-OC on this graphics card model. In addition, the card’s TDP remains at 160W, and power is provided through a single 8-pin socket. For display output, users will get dual HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 ports.

Talking a bit about the design, the ASRock Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX dual slot and standard 11-blade fan, which helps push air from the small aluminum cooling pad located directly on the GPU, VRAM and VRM. There are also at least two copper heat pipes and a full-size backplate.

ASRock Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX is sold at 379 USD. However, this is just the list price, the final price to users may be higher due to the current GPU shortage.

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