It looks like the trend of overpriced graphics cards will continue for the time being, with the Radeon RX 6600 XT being the latest victim of the global semiconductor shortage. According to a report from the French outlet Cowcotland, the new budget Navi 23 GPU will be priced between 469 and 519 Euros for most board partner cards. Meanwhile, the GPU has an official MSRP of 369 Euros. That’s a markup of at least 100 bucks over the official price.
Similar to the Radeon RX 6700 XT, the availability of the 6600 XT should be quite a bit better than the higher-end Big Navi graphics cards. This is due to the smaller die size, larger profit margins, and a wider target audience of the SKU. The French publication has received information that each AIB will be getting around 2,000 units of the 6600 XT which is rather decent in present circumstances.
It’s worth noting that these prices are the official AIB board partner pricing and not the scalper/retailer pricing. As such, once the stocks begin to run dry, prices will go even higher. The Radeon RX 6600 XT is slated for launch on the 11th of August. Based on the Navi 23 die, it packs 32 CUs or 2,048 shaders along with 32 Ray Accelerators. It’s the first Navi 2x GPU to come with just 8GB of GDDR6 memory paired with a 128-bit bus and 32MB of L3 “Infinity” Cache. It’ll trade blows with the GeForce RTX 3060 and 3060 Ti.
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