Newegg briefly listed the Radeon RX 6600 XT for $1,100 a few days early

mongeese

Posts: 523   +111
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Facepalm: AMD is planning to release the Radeon RX 6600 XT on Wednesday, but a Chinese seller on Newegg wants -- or wanted -- to give you the option to pay to pick it up a little sooner.

Newegg wasn’t a fan of the move though, and slapped an "out of stock" sticker on the listing after VideoCardz reported on it. But Newegg’s specs tab says that the card was first available on August 5, which means that it was listed for sale for two days.

The card was an MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming X (pictured above), a nice factory overclocked model. It was listed for $1,100, which is high even for scalpers. The RTX 3060, which is expected to have comparable performance, is being sold for $800-$950 right now at inflated prices.

Also read: GPU Availability and Pricing Update - Are GPUs Getting Cheaper?

Pricing aside, the listing was otherwise reasonable. The seller, AIO, has 99 ratings and a 71% positive feedback score on Newegg. The listing was also harmless. If anyone had bought the card, the sales embargo would’ve passed by the time it had arrived from China.

  Radeon RX
6800 XT
Radeon RX
6800
Radeon RX
6700 XT
Radeon RX
6600 XT
Price (MSRP) $650 $580 $480 $380
Release Date Nov. 2020 Mar. 2021 Aug. 2021
Core Config 4608 / 288 / 128 3840 / 240 / 96 2560 / 160 / 64 2048 / 128 / 64
Core Clock Frequency 2015 / 2250
MHz
1815 / 2105
MHz
2424 / 2581
MHz
2359 / 2589
MHz
Memory 16 GB of GDDR6 12 GB of GDDR6 8 GB of GDDR6
Bus Type / Bandwidth 256-bit / 512 GB/s 192-bit / 384 GB/s 128-bit / 256 GB/s
TGP 300 W 250 W 230 W 160 W

If you want a genuine 6600 XT, you only have to wait until August 11 -- that’s when reviews will go live, too. Rumors even suggest that it will be readily available.

In a surprising role reversal, the Radeon 6600 XT has less memory than Nvidia’s equivalent, the RTX 3060. But 8 GB of GDDR6 is plenty for 1080p gaming, and with 2048 shaders, and game and boost clocks of 2,359 MHz and 2,589 MHz, respectively, the 6600 XT will be a hot commodity.

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Dimitriid

Posts: 1,126   +2,142
People still have faith in Newegg? It should be clear that they're just a tiny Amazon specializing on tech and nothing more. It's why they still sell those damn "Buy a GPU but only if you also buy an extremely overpriced and useless PSU" deals every day.
 

Irata

Posts: 1,740   +2,911
Why is this even newsworthy ? A Chinese seller offers a GPU ahead of the official sales date for a horrific price. So ?
 

texasrattler

Posts: 1,217   +577
Newegg is nowhere near the same company it was. I don't use it anymore, haven't logged in years. LIkely never will.
Plenty of other sites out there that offer better deals.
 

deemon

Posts: 316   +100
Would 1500€ for 6900xt be reasonable at this date? I mean like almost a year after launch to pay like +50% MSRP? then again, it would be like wiser than 1200€ for 6800xt or 1100$ for 6600xt LOL :D ... but it still feels absurd.
 

amghwk

Posts: 1,079   +993
I paid about USD $450 converted for my Sapphire Pulse 5700XT.

I don't think I can buy a new graphics again card until the day the cards are being sold at MSRP prices. (Or wait for a used card to become cheaper.)

How times have changed.
 

paul1122

Posts: 166   +151
"But 8 GB of GDDR6 is plenty for 1080p gaming, and with 2048 shaders, and game and boost clocks of 2,359 MHz and 2,589 MHz, respectively, the 6600 XT will be a hot commodity."

Until Techspot reviews it, lol....
 

Watzupken

Posts: 337   +319
I am happy with scalpers soaking up the GPUs and getting stuck trying to sell them at crazy prices. Basically with GPU supply improving, the odds are stacked against them.
 

Jack Deth

Posts: 39   +80
Well, regretted snagging a 5600 xt (instead of a 5700 xt) for $289 as a stopgap until the 6000s arrived.

No regrets now.
 

Irata

Posts: 1,740   +2,911
Well, regretted snagging a 5600 xt (instead of a 5700 xt) for $289 as a stopgap until the 6000s arrived.

No regrets now.
I still regret going for a 5500XT instead of a 5600XT or 5700 last year because „why spend more when I can 2080+ performance for the same price in a little while“….

It‘s not a bad card, but in hindsight going for a faster card would have been a better choice.
 

pcnthuziast

Posts: 1,166   +892
I am happy with scalpers soaking up the GPUs and getting stuck trying to sell them at crazy prices. Basically with GPU supply improving, the odds are stacked against them.
Wishful thinking imho. The market has changed and it's simply going to be a significantly more expensive hobby going forward regardless of supply improvement.