From ASUS Press Release: ASUS today announced the ROG Strix and ASUS Dual AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics cards, which leverage AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture to bring powerful performance and cooling to the mainstream. AMD RDNA 2 architecture has proven itself across the high performance AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series product line, appealing to gamers looking for the best visuals with high-resolution, high-refresh-rate monitors. The latest ROG Strix and ASUS Dual AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics cards unleash the next-generation features of AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture for exceedingly swift performance in today's most competitive titles and smooth experiences in the highest-fidelity AAA titles.
ROG Strix and AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT: Potent power and bold style
The ROG Strix AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card combines the power of AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture and ROG innovation. It features four heatpipes and a large base plate to draw heat away from the GPU chip and GDDR6 memory. Those pipes run through a high-surface-area heatsink that enables rapid heat exchange, enabling low temperatures and the highest possible clock speeds.
A pair of fans featuring the latest Axial-tech design move a lot of air through the heatsink without raising noise levels. This delicate balance is achieved with more fan blades, smaller fan hubs, a highly swept blade design, and notched barrier rings that optimize airflow through the heatsink, silently directing air to where it's needed.
Enthusiasts can further optimize performance with two different fan and power profiles, using the onboard dual-BIOS switch. Performance mode provides more airflow, the highest stock clock speeds, and the best overclocking potential. Quiet mode enables a less aggressive fan curve that maintains high performance. A 0 dB mode in both profiles allows the fans to stop entirely at idle, keeping the system's noise levels as low as possible when not running a game.
Like all ROG gear, the ROG Strix AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card is built to look as good as it performs. Bold, angular accents embossed with ROG cybertext ripple across the cooling shroud, and a full-length alloy backplate boasts even more ROG graphics. An Aura RGB accent on the left edge of the card lets the addressable RGB LEDs beneath shine through. Aura Sync support lets users easily coordinate their favorite colors and lighting effects with all of the other compatible gear in their setup.
ASUS Dual and AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT: Pure performance
The ASUS Dual AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card is ideal for builders who prefer performance in a subtle package. Like its ROG Strix stablemate, the card uses twin Axial-tech fans to drive cooling air through a high-surface-area heatsink. The fans can be set to stop when the graphics card is at idle, and each fan includes dual ball bearings for a long lifespan.
The ASUS Dual AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card has a more refined shroud design, drawing the eye with black and silver accents, contrasting textures and geometric cuts. The full-length alloy backplate reinforces the PCB beneath and also adds an aesthetic element with refined ASUS graphics. Auto-Extreme assembly technology, used across the ASUS graphics card lineup, ensures that each component beneath the shroud and backplate is precisely placed and cleanly soldered for a long life of reliable operation.