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6600 XT Challenger series: ASRock cards compact and less compact

6600 XT Challenger series: ASRock cards compact and less compact

With the arrival of the RX 6600 XT, the brands announce their variants. Already, at PowerColor, we learned that two versions were in preparation when others do not announce a whole slew of cards. Anyway, today we focus on ASRock’s offer with its RX 6600 XT Challenger series. A range of two cards with a compact model, and another one that is much less so!

6600 XT Challenger : two cards from ASRock !

ASRock RX 6600 XT Challenger

Of course, we start with the smaller of the two models, the ITX version. As you can see, this is a compact model with the heatsink and PCB barely protruding from the PCIe connector. It goes without saying that this is a model that should be preferred in ultra-compact machines.

In any case, this model has a compact heatsink topped by a single fan. It blows on a small block of aluminum fins crossed by at least three copper heat pipes. Nevertheless, this model still has a backplate on the back of the PCB.

However, this version will not have any factory overclocking, given the format, this is understandable. We will therefore find a boost that can reach 2589 MHz with a frequency of 2359 MHz in game.


ASRock RX 6600 XT Challenger Pro

The look clearly reminds us of some Gigabyte references


We continue with the Challenger Pro model, which is immediately much more imposing. Here we have a larger heatsink since the card has three fans. Nevertheless, we will find a rather short PCB measuring 2/3 of the total length of the card. Also, the backplate is present.

For this model on the other hand, we have no indication regarding its frequencies. However, we can expect a small factory OC.

Finally, both cards benefit from an auxiliary power connector in 8-pin PCIe. The video outputs will vary from one model to another: 2x HDMI and 2x DisplayPort for the Challenger against 1x HDMI and 3x DisplayPort for the Challenger Pro.

Here and there are the ASRock datasheets!

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