AMD reportedly discontinues Navi 23, ending production of Radeon RX 6600

AMD reportedly discontinues Navi 23, potentially ending production of Radeon RX 6600 and RX 6600 XT graphics cards as new Navi 33 GPUs enter full production.

AMD reportedly discontinues Navi 23, ending production of Radeon RX 6600
Published by Ethan @ PC Game Spotlight 9 months ago


AMD reportedly discontinues Navi 23

The move comes as AMD completes its RDNA 3 lineup and shifts focus to RDNA 2, with the availability of Radeon RX 6600 and RX 6600 XT cards already limited in the U.S. The discontinuation further supports the assumption that production has been halted, as the company moves to stay on the cutting edge.

According to a report from Japan-based blog PC Watch, which cites a specialized forum, shipments from all AIB brands have stopped and inventory is being cleared. While AMD has not officially confirmed the discontinuation, the information comes from a source that deals with graphics card manufacturers on a daily basis.

If true, this would mark the end of an era for AMD’s first custom GPU, which debuted back in 2014. The Navi 23 GPU, used in RX 6600-series cards, featured 2048 stream processors and 32MB of Infinity Cache. The chip had a 128-bit memory interface and was comprised of 11 billion transistors.

The full Radeon RX 6650 XT configuration has reportedly been halted, suggesting that, for now, only the RX 6650 will remain on the market. We’ll update you once the official word comes from AMD.

The move comes as the company completes its RDNA 3 lineup and shifts focus to RDNA 2, as the new Navi 33 GPU enters full production. The superior performance and cost-effectiveness of the latter is likely responsible for the discontinuation, as it integrates 13.3 billion transistors, has 2048 stream processors, and a smaller die size.

Navi 33 is also manufactured on TSMC’s N6 process technology, potentially reducing production costs. In any case, the move is in line with AMD’s strategic shift and signifies the company is committed to staying on the cutting edge.

Check out our full AMD Navi 30, Navi 31, and Navi 32 review to find out what we think of the latest RDNA 2 cards.

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