The RX 6600 XT only costs $330
and is slightly faster
than the $380 RTX 3060
. I think that it would have been more applicable to this than the RX 5700 XT.
Having said that, I have to hand it to the GTX 1080 Ti because its longevity has been staggering. This article is a fantastic look at this venerable piece of technology. I give props to nVidia for the beast that they created with the GTX 1080 Ti. The GTX 1080 Ti was ahead of its time and thus has lived for a very long time (and still has a couple of years left in it). Its longevity reminds me of the R9 Fury, another card that just refuses to die.