We know almost everything about the AMD RX 6600 (XT) gaming graphics cards, enough information has been leaked in recent days that we were only missing two things: the starting price of both graphics cards and their actual performance. Well, the first information, which is the official price of the RX 600 (XT), we already have the information, but will it be the market price?
There is no doubt that AMD is having a release cadence within its RX 6000 range, based on RDNA 2, that is slower than expected. After all, NVIDIA has already deployed its entire range of graphics cards based on its GA10x chips, but from AMD’s perspective we still have the launch of those based on Navi 23 and those based on Navi 24. As for Navi 23 let’s see your launch next August 11or with two variants of this GPU. Regarding their characteristics in common, both have a 128-bit GDDR6 bus, 32MB Infinity Cache and the only thing they differ is in the amount of Active Compute Units, where the RX 6600 XT has 32 and RX 6600 28.
AMD has no plans to release the standard model and it seems that we will only have custom models with slight differences in terms of cooling as it usually happens. So the clock speed will depend on each manufacturer, although the differences will be small and AMD will surely give reference clock speeds. In any case it is the same chip as the RX 6600M, but with the advantage of not being thermally limited or in power consumption as it is the GPU of a desktop graphics card.
The price of the AMD RX 6600 (XT) is filtered, will it be its real price?
The recommended retail price of the AMD RX 6600 (XT)? Well, it seems that it will be US $ 349 for the RX 6600 XT and US $ 249 for the RX 6600. This information has been obtained by NeoWin and therefore is not official from AMD, but given that they compete in performance against the NVIDIA RTX 3060 then it makes sense that the recommended retail price is this. But, as you well know, there is a disconnect in terms of the official price and the real market price at the moment. In theory the price would be justified by being in performance between the RTX 3060 and the RTX 3060 Ti.
We all know what has happened to the sale prices recommended by AMD and NVIDIA in the middle of the mining bubble, these have exploded and despite the fact that we are in a period where these are going down. It seems that the performance value that sets the price has gone from being how fast graphics cards are in terms of gaming to how fast they are to mine. What decides the price of a graphics card on the market? Well, its performance, the fact that a graphics card performs better than its direct rival means being able to sell it much more expensive than its direct rival.
The French media cowcotland claims that the street price of the AMD RX 6600 XT could go up to 550 euros. Let us not forget that the price bubble due to the mining effect, although in deflation, it still exists. So getting a next-gen gaming GPU for less than $ 400 can still be a utopia, at least for a while.