AMD announces the Radeon RX 6600 XT, a $379 "1080p beast" that arrives on August 11

Stark

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To the uninitiated....
AMD always price their cards way to high at launch, no exception. They also see better discount figures down the road than Nvidia.
But this time they have really out done themselves, RX 580 was priced about 10-15 USD above 1060 6GB at launch. I think like Nvidia they are targeting 60% margin on GPU, to have some of that mining dough.
Anyway, things are up for a toss till second quarter 2022 anyway, so no point in debating whether it's value for money when the value itself cannot be normalized.
Also, for 300 USD$, anything below 256 bit for bus width is kinda of off-putting, and I do realize they have Infinity Cache, also due to which they have 8 GB RAM vs 12 GB on Nvidia.
 
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UncleMikeRetro

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Why does everyone still say they'll wait for prices to come back down to 'where they should be'?
Something makes me feel the current uptick in the cost of everything is creating a new baseline and prices will start there from here on.
 

QuantumPhysics

Posts: 5,229   +5,948
Microcenter, right now, has shelves FULL of AMD cards:

6900XT Red Devil $2299

6700XT Red Devil $929

Quadro 5000 $2299

Quadro 4000 $1000
 

pildorman321

Posts: 127   +79

GeForce GTX 1060 is an AWESOME still relevant gpu with 6 gigs of ram and a 192-bit bus. and a low 120w TDP- this TRASH has a 128 bit bus, consumes 160 to 180W* ???? does not even have a full x16! (x8) ??? and comes with 8 gigs in 2021, performs a bit better than a 5700 for almost 400$ ( x2 retail) I think this is the worst GPU in HISTORY! and the worst AMD
 

Colonel Blimp

Posts: 76   +65
GeForce GTX 1060 is an AWESOME still relevant gpu with 6 gigs of ram and a 192-bit bus. and a low 120w TDP- this TRASH has a 128 bit bus, consumes 160 to 180W* ???? does not even have a full x16! (x8) ??? and comes with 8 gigs in 2021, performs a bit better than a 5700 for almost 400$ ( x2 retail) I think this is the worst GPU in HISTORY! and the worst AMD
Worst GPU in history? Jeez, you must be about 12.
 

Mr Majestyk

Posts: 824   +733
What's 1080p. Can't believe it's still a thing. Even in 1990 I was using 1600 x 1200 monitors, then migrated to 2048 x 1440 CRT in 1995 and it's been 1440p LCD since 2006.
 
AMD pricing team deserves to be displaced when sales of the most important GPU segment cannot cover their salaries.
 

Bawlsdeep

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So, 9.7 teraflops, it is somewhat more powerful than a ps5. whilst the xbox series x is comparable to a 6700xt.

PS5 has 10.3 TFLOPS.. So nah.

Xbox Series X have less tflops than 6700XT.. 12.0 TFLOPS.

Xbox Series S were Microsofts mistake this gen (other than naming), it will drag all other consoles down including PS5. Only have 4 TFLOPS.


This card should have been $299 tops..
 
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