Less than per week since its October launch date was leaked, extra particulars have surfaced on the upcoming AMD RX 6600 GPU. As reported by Videocardz, Portuguese retailer PCDIGA has uploaded a (now eliminated) itemizing of a Sapphire Pulse RX 6600 at an eye-watering value of €590 (approx. $690 USD / £509 GBP). While it’s unlikely that that is the card’s MSRP, with the extra highly effective RX 6600 XT costing simply $379 USD / £329 GBP, it’s a stark reminder that the MSRP of any graphics card, new or present, isn’t assured with the ongoing chip scarcity.
While the GPU’s official pricing stays a thriller, the product web page confirms a number of of its key specs. The RX 6600 will come geared up with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM, which ought to be lots for the 1080p decision that this card is probably going meant for, however no official benchmarks can be found at this time.
Additionally, this specific Sapphire Pulse variant is the smallest RDNA2 card launched by the producer and makes use of a single 8-pin energy connector.
The RX 6600 received’t be the finest graphics card when it comes to uncooked efficiency, not like the document breaking RX 6900 XT, however its worth proposition stays questionable even with out benchmark information. As briefly touched on earlier, the GPU market as a complete is in dire straits with provide shortages which means merchandise merely aren’t promoting for his or her MSRPs. Therefore, even with the RX 6600’s undoubtedly budget-oriented MSRP, patrons shall be onerous pressed to seek out it at that value if they will discover it at all.
Then there are the choices from the competitors; particularly the RTX 3000 collection. AMD’s RDNA2 and Nvidia’s Ampere microarchitectures at the moment commerce blows when it comes to gaming efficiency however rumours counsel that an RTX 3000 Super refresh is on the approach, which may make AMD’s choices far much less engaging.