Tuesday, September 21st 2021

AMD Radeon RX 6600 Reviews Set to Release October 13th

The AMD Radeon RX 6600 is expected to launch in October after documents received by VideoCardz reveal that reviews for the card are set to be published on October 13th. The documents reveal that board partners who will be releasing cards for review will need to have informed AMD by September 15th and can begin shipping them to reviewers on September 29th. The AMD Radeon RX 6600 will use the Navi 23 GPU with 4 Compute Units disabled for a total of 28. This will give the card 1792 Stream Processors which will be paired with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory. The documents also show that AMD is not planning to release an RX 6600 reference card so no pricing information was included. We expect that the card will be shortly available after the listed review embargo is lifted on October 13th at 9 AM EST.
Source: VideoCardz
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30 Comments on AMD Radeon RX 6600 Reviews Set to Release October 13th

#1
Rithsom
The documents also show that AMD is not planning to release an RX 6600 reference card so no pricing information was included.
Are you sure that is the reason why AMD didn't include a price? ;)
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#2
rainxh11
Another pathetic card from AMD that little to no thought was put into it, and priced at the double what it should cost, it's 1080p 128 bit bus card in 2021, this thing should never go beyond 200$
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#3
Tardian

I feel the need—the need for speed!
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#4
lynx29
I really wish AMD would focus more on laptops... they released a single laptop this summer... Nvidia on the other hand is still like 99% of the laptop market. Kind of bizarre, Lisa Su said during conferences on a couple of occasions they would have a focus on laptops, I wonder why they abandoned it again. Nvidia and Intel are still my only option for 17.3" laptop gaming, as AMD's only laptop is 15.6" ... :( its such a great laptop too... I just want a little bigger screen.
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#5
olymind1
Why not make reference cards so people could actually buy them from AMD at reasonable prices..? No wonder prices all over the place, when AMD has this attitude, the same goes for nVidia.
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#6
ZoneDymo
rainxh11Another pathetic card from AMD that little to no thought was put into it, and priced at the double what it should cost, it's 1080p 128 bit bus card in 2021, this thing should never go beyond 200$
it should be around 200 bucks yes, but it wont be, not sure where the rest of your remark comes from though.
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#7
medi01
rainxh11Another pathetic card from AMD that little to no thought was put into it, and priced at the double what it should cost, it's 1080p 128 bit bus card in 2021, this thing should never go beyond 200$
Luckily, you can grab those cheaper cards from that other manufacturer, the stranger with 8 posts and anti-AMD sentiment... :D

Condemning yet to be released pricing... I call it an achievement. :D
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#8
prtskg
rainxh11Another pathetic card from AMD that little to no thought was put into it, and priced at the double what it should cost, it's 1080p 128 bit bus card in 2021, this thing should never go beyond 200$
We live in a world where C^2 (Crypto and Corona) has increased demand of gpu, leading to unwanted prices. Would be nice to get good price cards but not expecting anything like that soon.
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#9
medi01
lynx29I really wish AMD would focus more on laptops... they released a single laptop this summer... Nvidia on the other hand is still like 99% of the laptop market. Kind of bizarre, Lisa Su said during conferences on a couple of occasions they would have a focus on laptops, I wonder why they abandoned it again. Nvidia and Intel are still my only option for 17.3" laptop gaming, as AMD's only laptop is 15.6" ... :( its such a great laptop too... I just want a little bigger screen.
I think the explanation is simple: OEMs.
Ignoring GPU side of things, getting decent AMD notebook with nothing in it crippled is still a challenge.
Even more so in Europe.

Dell is a total embarrassment, HP finds it appropriate to use 230nit 1080p screens with decent AMD CPU in a laptop priced around 1k.
Heck, even Lenovo, which has a number of notebooks (not all though) with matching specs (Intel/AMD) rarely has anything with AMD in it in stock.
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#10
Jism
rainxh11Another pathetic card from AMD that little to no thought was put into it, and priced at the double what it should cost, it's 1080p 128 bit bus card in 2021, this thing should never go beyond 200$
Lol... AMD proved that memory bus width means nothing when its fired up using infinity cache.

Basicly your bus can be smaller, less consuming and still have the same bandwidth compared to real 128 or 256 bits of busses.
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#11
lynx29
medi01I think the explanation is simple: OEMs.
Ignoring GPU side of things, getting decent AMD notebook with nothing in it crippled is still a challenge.
Even more so in Europe.

Dell is a total embarrassment, HP finds it appropriate to use 230nit 1080p screens with decent AMD CPU in a laptop priced around 1k.
Heck, even Lenovo, which has a number of notebooks (not all though) with matching specs (Intel/AMD) rarely has anything with AMD in it in stock.
there is one good AMD laptop out there... www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-strix-g15-advantage-edition-15-6-fhd-gaming-laptop-amd-ryzen-9-5900hx-16gb-memory-radeonrx-6800m-512gb-ssd/6466550.p?skuId=6466550

if it ever goes back on sell to 1499 i may get it. i just really wanted a 17.3" screen :(
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#12
DeeJay1001
rainxh11Another pathetic card from AMD that little to no thought was put into it, and priced at the double what it should cost, it's 1080p 128 bit bus card in 2021, this thing should never go beyond 200$
I see 6600XT in stock and selling everyday for less than $500, yes they sell out very fast but they pop up more frequently for reasonable prices more than any other current gen card. It also outperforms the 3060 pretty much universally. I haven't seen a 3060 listed anywhere for sale for less than $500 in months.

You might not like the prices but that is the market, buy a card or don't, either way bitching online does nothing.
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#13
neatfeatguy
Hopefully this doesn't come out at a $300 price point - that would be pretty crappy.

Maybe can still some thunder from Nvidia if they come within spitting distance of the RTX 3060 and have it priced at $249 (hopefully more like $219). My guess is, $329 - like the RTX 3060 and performance will be about the same.
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#14
DeeJay1001
neatfeatguyHopefully this doesn't come out at a $300 price point - that would be pretty crappy.

Maybe can still some thunder from Nvidia if they come within spitting distance of the RTX 3060 and have it priced at $249 (hopefully more like $219). My guess is, $329 - like the RTX 3060 and performance will be about the same.
If the rumors are true and the 6600 is just a slightly lower CU 6600XT with the same memory and mem bus forget about it. Those specs would make the 6600 the new mining champ for efficiency and speed of ROI. You wont see any in stock, the bots will get turned up to 11 and scoop all of them.
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#15
kruk
It's great to see that AMD is marching into the low end territory first (even if their 7nm production allocation is completely overloaded), because this should reduce the pressure on the GPU market and reduce the prices.

nVidia on the other hand doesn't seem to want to release 3050/3050 Ti for the desktop. Why? Maybe because production of those chips would eat into their higher priced SKUs and reduce their profits. They like the market as it is - priced sky-high, and Super GPUs will highly probably be released with a MSRP increase - so much for the "we care about gamers" garbage ...
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#16
windwhirl
lynx29I really wish AMD would focus more on laptops... they released a single laptop this summer... Nvidia on the other hand is still like 99% of the laptop market. Kind of bizarre, Lisa Su said during conferences on a couple of occasions they would have a focus on laptops, I wonder why they abandoned it again. Nvidia and Intel are still my only option for 17.3" laptop gaming, as AMD's only laptop is 15.6" ... :( its such a great laptop too... I just want a little bigger screen.
Honestly, I don't think 17 inch gaming laptops should be your measure of whether AMD is focusing on growing its laptop market or not.

Then again, it's also a matter of whether laptop manufacturers want to make AMD-powered laptops or not.
rainxh11Another pathetic card from AMD that little to no thought was put into it, and priced at the double what it should cost, it's 1080p 128 bit bus card in 2021, this thing should never go beyond 200$
Do you have the BOM costs at least? Even better, do you have the total costs of making a card and delivering it to a store or at least a distribution warehouse or some place? Seriously asking.

Inflation is a thing. The 200 dollar bracket is bound to move to a higher price tier one day.

Also, current market and supply chain conditions exacerbate the issue.

If you want to blame someone, blame people that accepted paying scalpers' price. They proved to companies that people were willing to pay more, way more. And companies are for profit, why would they not take the chance to make a few extra bucks?
olymind1Why not make reference cards so people could actually buy them from AMD at reasonable prices..? No wonder prices all over the place, when AMD has this attitude, the same goes for nVidia.
You can buy cards straight from AMD. It's just that too many people want to do the same thing and on top of that they have to fight the bots (or so it appears at least). Plus it's limited to a few regions, it's not worldwide.
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#17
mechtech
Winter is coming. I think I’d rather buy a snowblower with that coin instead of a video card and not have to shovel. Unless that card is gonna be $250CAD. If not no thanks
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#18
olymind1
windwhirlYou can buy cards straight from AMD. It's just that too many people want to do the same thing and on top of that they have to fight the bots (or so it appears at least). Plus it's limited to a few regions, it's not worldwide.
Sadly they only sell expensive ones I'm not willing to buy a card for more than 250-300, and find those somewhat expensive as well.
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#19
lynx29
mechtechWinter is coming. I think I’d rather buy a snowblower with that coin instead of a video card and not have to shovel. Unless that card is gonna be $250CAD. If not no thanks
I looked at your location after reading this comment, and just smiled. LOL
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#20
defaultluser
Yeah, but at least these thingas have been consistently priced online at around $500 - this makes it th first entry-level AMD card that can actually hit less than 2x it's launch price.

But yeah, if you want to see this or the 3060 hit anywhere near MSRP, we're going to need the change to Proof of Stake to make a massive shift in GPU buyer habits!
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#21
rainxh11
JismLol... AMD proved that memory bus width means nothing when its fired up using infinity cache.

Basicly your bus can be smaller, less consuming and still have the same bandwidth compared to real 128 or 256 bits of busses.
with 32mb infinity cache it falls flat if you play at higher resolutions than 1080p so it does matter
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#22
windwhirl
rainxh11with 32mb infinity cache it falls flat if you play at higher resolutions than 1080p so it does matter
This GPU is targeting 1080p, so why would it matter? AMD is not expecting anyone to play at higher resolutions with the lower end card.
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#23
rainxh11
windwhirlThis GPU is targeting 1080p, so why would it matter? AMD is not expecting anyone to play at higher resolutions with the lower end card.
why you giving this companies excuses, it's a 60 class card and it's above 300$ in 2021, we are beyond 1080p, even the xbox series s is not 1080p
this card is costing AMD sub 100$ to build
no wonder nvidia and amd are doing whatever they want now, because common sense and value went out of the window, 500$ consoles rocking 16 threads and playing games 4k60fps, but when it comes to PC it's okay to get 1080p card at 300$+
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#24
windwhirl
rainxh11it's a 60 class card and it's above 300$ in 2021,
Guess what, inflation and shortages are a thing.

And I'm not seeing AMD making an even lower end RDNA2 card, because come on, this one already has only 28 CU out of the 80 that the top model has, I don't think it would make sense to go even lower.
rainxh11we are beyond 1080p,
Pretty sure Steam's survey says otherwise
rainxh11this card is costing AMD sub 100$ to build
Please give me a valid source for that at the very least, not just mere hot air thrown around in a forum without any substance. Never mind all the other costs and the profit margins of every party involved in the process, from the making of the GPU to the guy selling it to you behind a store's counter or whatever the equivalent is for online shopping. A BOM would be a good starting point.
rainxh11500$ consoles rocking 16 threads and playing games 4k60fps
Sony was selling those at a loss, last I knew. They don't care *that* much, because it's part of the cost of making business for them and they can recover the loss pretty quickly through all the other income from the PlayStation environment.
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#25
kruk
rainxh11why you giving this companies excuses, it's a 60 class card and it's above 300$ in 2021, we are beyond 1080p, even the xbox series s is not 1080p
this card is costing AMD sub 100$ to build
And the 1050 Ti (which was released in 2016 at 150€ and re-released in 2021) is a 720p card in modern AAA titles, and it costs between 200-300€ in 2021. The prices are insane for every single card out there and it's meaningless to compare them to previous gen ...
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