Each PC graphics card we have examined for months has a disclaimer – if you will discover one in any respect, you may’t get anyplace close to its MSRP. And but, we have one way or the other entered a weird world the place some retailers have been promoting the all-new AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT for or under the urged retail value of $ 379, as PC Gamer notes at present.
As of this writing, US playing cards seem to have run out of provides, however UK playing cards nonetheless look like in inventory, together with a Sapphire RX 6600 XT Pulse for £ 374.99 at Overclockers and an XFX RX 6600 XT QICK 308 for £ 359.99 on eBuyer.
The US playing cards included a PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Fighter for $ 379.99 and a Gigabyte RX 6600 XT Eagle with triple fan for $ 379.99, each within the Micro Middle, the place you may go to a retailer in individual needed to go as much as choose one and they’re now listed as “limited availability”. Nonetheless, Micro Middle apparently nonetheless has three of PowerColors Hellhound playing cards for $ 439.99.
GPU costs aren’t as ridiculously dangerous as they was once – after China’s cryptocurrency crackdown, a flurry of playing cards returned to the used market that miners not wanted, and GPUs not essentially fetch 3 times theirs because of this and others EIA on eBay elements. However the international chip shortage is not over both, and it is stunning to see retailers or OEMs leaving tons of money on the desk at a time when GPUs proceed to promote far north of their asking value. We’ll ask AMD if it did something to kickstart the market and we’ll let you recognize what we hear.
As you’ll learn in our Radeon RX 6600 XT assessment, it’s not a very fascinating card in comparison with different present powerhouses. However for $ 379, it is nonetheless a steal on this market.