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AMD Radeon RX 6600

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AMD's Radeon RX 6600 is an excellent choice for 1080p Full HD gaming. As our review shows, the red team's latest release has enough power to achieve 60 FPS at maximum details, yet doesn't require much power to do so. It's actually the most energy-efficient graphics card we ever tested, which helps keep noise levels down, too.

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Honestly dissapointing. Not counting the current screwed up market, the 6600 has a MSRP of $330. The 5600xt had a MSRP of $280. So the 6600 is 16% more expensive and 12% faster, continuing the trend for everything that is not Big Navi of being a worse value perf/$ then the previous generation.

I dont understand how nvidia, with all its extra features like RT, and market dominance in PC, is still oferring (at MSRP) better perf/$ values both overall and compared to the previous generation then anything AMD has made below the 6800 xt.
 
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I wish RX 580 was in the charts. It makes sense to compare it to something a little older yet massively used, doesn't it?
 
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Hmmm. For the ray tracing performance they should have just cut the feature out and cut another $40 off the price. Then again it probably doesn’t matter in this messed up market.

I wonder how availability will be? Last year I wanted a card around Christmas and this Christmas isn’t looking promising. Guess I will have to wait until Christmas 2022 lol

Why GTX1080ti is it no longer included in the reviews, given the state of the video card market, the card still up to date?
Or the RX 580 just for perspective?

that would be great if it was. ;)
Cheapest price $500 cad. No stock.
That’s how much the 5700xt was

 
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I wish RX 580 was in the charts. It makes sense to compare it to something a little older yet massively used, doesn't it?
The 580 isnt there, but fromt he 5500xt review the 580 is right between the 5500 4gb and 8gb at 1440p and 4k, and ties with the 5500 4gb at 1080p

Now the 5500xt isnt on the chart either, but the 5600x is, so you can somewhat extrapolate from there where the 580 would be.
 

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I wish RX 580 was in the charts
Just added

Why GTX1080ti is it no longer included in the reviews
time constrained?
5500xt isnt on the chart either
I've been rebenching everything since last week, but can only manage to get so many cards done in a few days. Will be adding more cards in the next days.
We dropped GeForce 10 last round, because it would just be WAY too many cards in the comparisons otherwise. Not sure if it's worth adding them back in now. You can always extrapolate from previous reviews
 
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Quite disappointing release and already seeing retailers price gouging in India with some models like Sapphire Pulse costing over $700.
 
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I've been rebenching everything since last week, but can only manage to get so many cards done in a few days. Will be adding more cards in the next days.
We dropped GeForce 10 last round, because it would just be WAY too many cards in the comparisons otherwise. Not sure if it's worth adding them back in now. You can always extrapolate from previous reviews
I think its reasonable to drop cards after a few generations. Even keeping just 2 gens (rx 5000 and 6000, geforce 2000 and 3000) is a lot of work already.
 
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I dont understand how nvidia, with all its extra features like RT, and market dominance in PC, is still oferring (at MSRP) better perf/$ values both overall and compared to the previous generation then anything AMD has made below the 6800 xt.

a) For this performance bracket RT is not really something that matters. In two years, both of these cards (3060 and 6600) will be irrelevant for new games with RT ...
b) MSRP perf/$ is a fantasy figure - street market prices are currently equally horrible for both vendors and it sadly looks like more and more we won't reach it this gen. The 6600XT was an exception which was priced really good for quite some time ...
 
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I thought I might try to buy one of these, but I guess they were all sold in less than 10 minutes.
 
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a) For this performance bracket RT is not really something that matters. In two years, both of these cards (3060 and 6600) will be irrelevant for new games with RT ...
b) MSRP perf/$ is a fantasy figure - street market prices are currently equally horrible for both vendors and it sadly looks like more and more we won't reach it this gen. The 6600XT was an exception which was priced really good for quite some time ...

This is the main reason I wouldn't buy one, if I like RT or not, it is gaining traction and the 6600 RT is so bad, it might as well not have it. The 3060 does offer playability at levels the 6600 can't, but like you said, it's going to be borderline in a few years. If I was going to buy one without it, I just wouldn't pay this much.
 
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a) For this performance bracket RT is not really something that matters. In two years, both of these cards (3060 and 6600) will be irrelevant for new games with RT ...
b) MSRP perf/$ is a fantasy figure - street market prices are currently equally horrible for both vendors and it sadly looks like more and more we won't reach it this gen. The 6600XT was an exception which was priced really good for quite some time ...
A) that is a red herring argument. Regardless of hwo useful RT is at this bracket, it doesnt change the fact that nvidia is building bigger GPUs in this price range with more features selling with a more competitive MSRP. My point was that nvidia is offering more for less, AMD has abandoned the budget market that kept them alive for years.
B) This is not a normal market. MSRP will return eventually. It has before, it will again. The 6600xt was overpriced tat at MSRP before any scalping. Prices of over $300 for 1080p gaming cards 5 years after the $200 480/580 are a total joke.
 
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Ugh, the gaming GPU market is in a terrible place right now....

Even at the unrealistic MSRP, it's worse performance/$ than cards that are getting on for 3 years old (2060 and 5700), neither of which were what I'd call a bargain in their own right.

At the street price of $600 for a card with die size, component count, build quality and complexity that rivals an RX 570 from 2017 (those were $149-179) this is just daylight robbery.
 
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I thought I might try to buy one of these, but I guess they were all sold in less than 10 minutes.

Pretty much, from what I saw, only ones left were the premium models and they sold out within 20 minutes too.
 
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Ugh, the gaming GPU market is in a terrible place right now....

Even at the unrealistic MSRP, it's worse performance/$ than cards that are getting on for 3 years old (2060 and 5700).
Not when the comparison is on the current time's prices for all GPUs...
 
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This price trend will be the norm and since crypto is kinda vital and pretty much every corp is so greedy , this is foresaw since the 2080ti launch.....tbh i think best case is upgrading pc after 6 years or 10 years or not using pc at all is best for now
 
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Great, another ripoff.
 
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Well the rare in stock RX 6600XT's are selling for £500-£550 in the UK, so I'm guessing these will end up £400-£450 which makes it +30% faster for +150-185% the (real-world) price of what I bought a GTX 1660 for pre-boom. Hard pass. Halve the price and we'll talk. In the mean time, aside from being reinforcement that losing interest in the newest AAA's and spending more on Indie's is turning out to be not a bad thing at all, if I really need a +30% boost I'll just bump the settings down from Ultra to High and wait until sanity returns...
 
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If it would have come in at $279, I think it would have been a formidable card - nipping at the heels of the RTX 3060 and priced $50 less, it would have been great....oh well. The only upside I really see is the much lower power it uses when compared to the 3060, so at least it has that going for it.

Better luck next time, AMD.
 
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I quickly checked what this card "sells" for in my country. Not even available yet, but considering the 6600 XT goes for $900+ equivalent, I was just like eh, fuckit, stuck with 580 for five more years.
 
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