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ASRock's Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX Brings Epic 1080p Gaming To SFF PCs

ASRock Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX
ASRock Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX (Image credit: VideoCardz)

AMD recently announced the company's Radeon RX 6600 XT to expand its RDNA 2 products to the entry-level market. Although AMD markets the Radeon RX 6600 XT as capable of delivering epic 1080p gaming, the Navi 23 graphics card has yet to prove if it can hang with the best graphics cards. ASRock (via VideoCardz) has taken upon the task to prepare its Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX graphics card for small form factor and Mini-ITX systems.

The Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX sticks to a dual-slot design, and although we don't know its exact dimensions, the graphics card should be short. For reference, ASRock's previous Radeon RX 5500 XT Challenger ITX was 178mm long without the bracket and 190mm with the bracket. The Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX could potentially have a similar length.

The cooling solution for the Radeon RX 5500 XT Challenger ITX depended entirely on 10cm cooling fan, of which ASRrock claimed to emit very little noise. Looking at the image of the Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX, it's likely that ASRock may utilize a comparable cooling fan on the new Navi 23-powered model.

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ASRock Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX (Image credit: VideoCardz)
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ASRock Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX (Image credit: VideoCardz)
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ASRock Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX (Image credit: VideoCardz)

ASRock hasn't uploaded the product page for the Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX, therefore, its specifications are anyone's guess for now. Since the model name lacks the "OC" moniker, we can assume that the Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX will not come with a factory overclock. If that's the case, the graphics card will operate with a 1,968 MHz base clock, 2,359 MHz game clock and 2,589 MHz boost clock.

In any event, the Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX will continue to be a 160W TDP graphics card. A single 8-pin PCIe power connector is more than sufficient to provide all the juice that the graphics card needs. A 500W power supply from a reputable brand is recommended.

The display output layout on the Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX consists of two HDMI 2.1 ports and two DisplayPort 1.4 outputs. There's also a honeycomb cutout on the bracket to help with heat dissipation.

The Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX, like other aftermarket Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics cards, will launch on August 11. AMD's suggested price for the Radeon RX 6600 XT is $379 so that the Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX shouldn't deviate too much from the MSRP.

  • digitalgriffin
    Asrock's Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX Brings Epicly bad pricing for 1080p gaming
    Fixed it for you.
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  • spentshells
    digitalgriffin said:
    Asrock's Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX Brings Epicly bad pricing for 1080p gaming
    Fixed it for you.
    No kidding 400USD 1080P gaming graphics card
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  • hannibal
    Well single fan gpu… this may be the best bang for the buck gpu at 2021!
    A gpu that may even be near msrp. That would be huge in this year… yeah… nit great, but better than we have now. Those three fan versions will be sold at $650… so far above msrp just like everything else. This seems more proper for msrp.
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  • LolaGT
    Hahaha!
    Pretty naïve to think the street price will be anywhere near the MSRP.
    Maybe in a year from now.
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  • Yuka
    How the hell is this "SFF"? It's not even single slot and/or low profile!

    Friggen' marketing departments...

    Regards.
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  • rinny82
    spentshells said:
    No kidding 400USD 1080P gaming graphics card
    $500! https://www.newegg.com/asrock-radeon-rx-6600-xt-rx6600xt-cli-8g/p/N82E16814930061?Description=6600%20xt%20itx&cm_re=6600_xt%20itx-_-14-930-061-_-Product#
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  • rinny82
    Yuka said:
    How the hell is this "SFF"? It's not even single slot and/or low profile!

    Friggen' marketing departments...

    Regards.
    It's ITX. Fits the Velka 3 which is a 4L case. Most SFF is dual slot. Length is usually the primary issue. You're confusing Low profile for Workstations.
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  • Yuka
    rinny82 said:
    It's ITX. Fits the Velka 3 which is a 4L case. Most SFF is dual slot. Length is usually the primary issue. You're confusing Low profile for Workstations.
    No, I am not: SFF is "Small Form Factor". A dual slot card is not "small form" when* there's single slot and low profile. Sure, there's cases now that can accommodate such cards, but it's not exactly "small". There's plenty cases for true SFF builds that do take low profile and single (or dual) slot cards for DIY. They're just not as popular because of products like these.

    Regards.
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