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

Bawlsdeep

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1100 dollars for a 299 dollar GPU :joy: Dafuk.

My ASUS RTX 3080 TUF OC (Gaming PC) for $715 and MSI Ventus X2 3070 (HTPC / Living Room PC) for $499 seems like better and better value.. Both recieved a few days after launch :laughing:

Not sure why anyone would pay these prices. Here in EU the stock is improving week for week and prices went down but still needs to drop more. People are simply not buying them for the asking price right now - So they are stocking up at retailers instead.

It's only a matter of time before prices come down all-over.
 
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Nobina

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Prices will probably stay above MSRP for a long time.

Crypto is rising again and it's becoming more profitable to mine again which means miners will start buying GPUs for rigs and scalpers will buy GPUs to re-sell at high prices. Stocks really need to improve a lot before scalpers and miners stop making a difference.

Talks of the pandemic worsening might slow down things again.

And why would Nvidia or AMD sell future GPUs at lower prices when there's evidence people will settle for higher prices?
 

Bawlsdeep

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Any chance of seeing VRAM usage in reviews since it's something that keeps coming up?

Wizzard at TPU said that NONE of the games in their testing used more than 5-6GB at 1440p, and that's completely maxed out. 8GB for 1440p gaming will be enough for years still. In 1-2 years, none of the current 8GB cards will be able to max games anyway and when you don't max out the settings, less RAM is needed.

Game developers knows that most people have 6-8GB still.

PS5 and XSX have 16GB shared, meaning like 6-8GB tops for graphics.

On top of all this, FSR/DLSS/DirectML lowers RAM usage and I bet pretty much all games going forward will have at least one of these features.

I think;

4-6GB for 1080p @ Ultra.

8GB for 1440p @ Ultra and 2160p to some extend, meaning not maxing every setting. If upscaling is used, 8GB will be enough.

10-12GB for 4K/UHD @ Ultra. 16-24GB is overkill for sure. By the time 16-24GB is needed, the current GPUs will be considered outdated anyway.

Alot of VRAM won't save a weak GPU.
 
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hahahanoobs

Posts: 3,700   +1,775
Wizzard at TPU said that NONE of the games in their testing used more than 5-6GB at 1440p, and that's completely maxed out. 8GB for 1440p gaming will be enough for years still. In 1-2 years, none of the current 8GB cards will be able to max games anyway and when you don't max out the settings, less RAM is needed.

Game developers knows that most people have 6-8GB still.

PS5 and XSX have 16GB shared, meaning like 6-8GB tops for graphics.

On top of all this, FSR/DLSS/DirectML lowers RAM usage and I bet pretty much all games going forward will have at least one of these features.

I think;

4-6GB for 1080p @ Ultra.

8GB for 1440p @ Ultra and 2160p to some extend, meaning not maxing every setting. If upscaling is used, 8GB will be enough.

10-12GB for 4K/UHD @ Ultra. 16-24GB is overkill for sure. By the time 16-24GB is needed, the current GPUs will be considered outdated anyway.

Alot of VRAM won't save a weak GPU.
I know 8GB is enough for 1440p. I watch those GPU vs GPU tests on YouTube. I should have asked about usage at 4K specifically, but I would not have turned down seeing usage at other resolutions even if for consistency.
 

godrilla

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1100 for that crap! I paid 2000 for the 6900XT.
My friend paid $2150 for an Aurora Ryzen build with R7 5800 liquid cooled 16 gig of ram, 512 gig nvme ssd and a 6800xt after taxes and shipping with student discount.
While alienware is not as good as DIY market but prebuilt systems are probably still the closest you can get to MSRP as possible.