Earlier today, it was reported that NVIDIA is ramping up production of its GeForce RTX 3060 to tackle the more powerful Radeon RX 6600 XT. However, it looks like NVIDIA won’t have to work hard to succeed. According to sources close to French outlet CowCotland, AMD’s Radeon RX 6600 XT will also have a paper launch, with only a few units selling at the MSRP.
Furthermore, most units at retailers are expected to sell well over $500 (MSRP: $350-ish), with the overclocked variants even going for close to $600. It’ll primarily be the reference models from AMD that will sell at the MSRP, but there won’t be many of them as the company prefers to offload the bulk of the production to its AIB partners.
As stated by some YouTubers, the availability of the RX 6600 XT will be better than its higher-end brethren, but not much by much. The outlet expects a supply of a few thousand units per country, and in some cases, per region. The Radeon RX 6600 XT is expected to launch sometime in August, with an L3 “Infinity” Cache of 32MB. The GPU is slated to get 2,048 stream processors or 32 Compute Units, paired with 8GB of GDDR6 memory via a 128-bit bus, meaning that it will only be suitable for 1080p gaming.