RX 6600 XT price rumored at $349 and launch expected on August 11th, RX 6600 at $299

Written by Neil Soutter on Tue, Jul 27, 2021 1:06 PM

The current year has been pretty awful for the PC hardware industry, as not only are the new graphics cards hard to come by, they are usually overpriced by a considerable amount. That said, a new GPU launch is always exciting, and new reports suggest the new RX 6600 XT could be launching soon for a decent MSRP.

That is, if these cards can stay anywhere close to MSRP upon release. The current report suggests the upcoming RX 6600 XT will be launching on August 11th for $349. Its smaller sibling, the RX 6600, is also rumored to be releasing soon after at $299 instead.

Card Game Clock (MHz) Boost Clock (MHz) Compute Units Stream Processors Infinity Cache Memory TBP Price (MSRP)
2015 2250 80 5120 128MB 16GB GDDR6 300W $999
72 4608 $649
1815 2105 60 3840 250W $579
2424 2581 40 2560 96MB 12GB GDDR6 230W $479
* - - 32 2048 32MB 8GB GDDR6 130W $349
* - - 28 1792 4/8GB GDDR6 $299

*Specs listed are rumored and not official, and therefore are subject to change.

Previous rumors pegged the RX 6600 XT for $399 which was quite high, so the new source seems a little more realistic at least. Both cards will be equipped with the exact same specs like 8GB of GDDR6 memory. 32MB of Infinity Cache, and a TBP of 130W. Except for slightly fewer Compute Units/Stream Processors on the RX 6600.

Rumors point to the RX 6600 XT’s performance somewhere between the RTX 3060 ($329) and the RTX 3060 Ti ($399), so it makes sense for the pricing to be somewhere in the middle as well. Though no performance expectations have been released for the RX 6600 yet, though based on the aforementioned RX 6600 XT’s performance we can expect it to perform slightly under the RTX 3060.

The good news is that as we come closer to the end of the year, GPU prices are slowly dropping across Europe which will eventually come to other countries as well. That, and the fact that AMD is significantly increasing supply each quarter, and a smaller GPU die than previous cards, means we’ll hopefully see more RX 6600 XTs and RX 6600s on the market, and therefore slightly less inflated prices.

What do you think? Are you excited for the RX 6600 XT and RX 6600? Do the prices make sense? Or are they still too expensive for the performance they offer? Let us know your thoughts!

Are you interested in the RX 6600 XT and RX 6600?

Is 349 still too high for the RX 6600 XT? Or just right?

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10:30 Jul-29-2021

it'll be nice to find one at msrp lol

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22:32 Jul-27-2021

4GB 6600 really feels like it should be 200USD at most, 4GB of VRAM is just like, hell no, even nVidia gives you 6GB at 300USD. AMD is pushing really hard to try maximizing profits here. I wouldn't be surprised, if they leaked 400USD leak, just to test the waters and see how bad response could get. 6600XT, it is still high, but then again, this is new AMD, matching nVidia pricing,...

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22:34 Jul-27-2021

... instead of offering value. Feels like they are getting a lot of ego out of CPU side, hence why I can't wait till Intel comes back to the ring and gives them run for their money. As for graphic cards, we will see what actually comes out and how it performs... Feels like both AMD and nVidia really want to treat sub 400USD like "peasants" and this sucks a lot.

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19:54 Jul-28-2021

nvidia only gives lies and middle fingers bud
you sure about what you are saying...
smells like heresy in here

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22:34 Jul-28-2021

If AMD wants to walk nVidia path, then I might as well go to the devil himself. There is no nVidia evil or AMD evil here, they are both corporations looking after their own interests, and if I don't look after my interests, no one will. And if AMD will give me 4GB of VRAM at 300USD and nVidia will do better, I might as well take nVidia. And right now I trust neither of them,...

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22:37 Jul-28-2021

... but they are only options, so I guess it is down to choosing lesser evil. I "trusted" in AMD when they had to play nice because they were underdog, because they didn't have the "wiggle room". Now they do and this means they can pull of nVidia moves and not suffer as negative consequence. And to be fair, if AMD decides to do better, I would get AMD. It really is up to them.

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16:15 Jul-27-2021

Good luck finding finding it online!

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01:09 Jul-28-2021

Good luck finding it at MSRP anywhere!

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15:23 Jul-27-2021

If a 3060 is around 5700XT performance with a $330 MSRP, and a 6600XT is around the same performance, paying more to not have DLSS and the nvenc encoder, wouldn't be a very good deal normally, but nowadays we'll take what we can get

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02:12 Jul-28-2021

Bad attitude, don't compromise due to the bad state of the market. Always have the same standards as if the market is normal.

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15:00 Jul-27-2021

The RX 6600XT 8GB should be 270-280$ MSRP, while the RX 6600 non-XT 4GB should be 190-200$, while the 8GB Version should be 240-250$.

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14:59 Jul-27-2021

Makes no sense for the RX 6600XT with 8GB of VRAM to cost 350$ MSRP when the RTX 3060 with 12GB of VRAM costs 330$ MSRP. The RX 6600XT has 48$ cheaper VRAM. Unless the die size is a lot bigger and the RX 6600XT is competing with the RTX 3060Ti, but I doubt it.

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14:53 Jul-27-2021

Both gpus feel like a rip off. The 6600 xt has the performance of a 5700xt, at the same launch price and 2 years later. So, is the 6600 equal to the 5600 xt at the same launch price too? No performance gains, no price reduction, no purchase

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