By: Muhammad Zuhair Haider Zaidi
The AMD Radeon RX 6600 is now available at a significant discount on Newegg, making it a great deal for budget gamers.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 8 GB Graphics Card Gets a Price Drop Amid NVIDIA’s Upcoming RTX 4060 Non-Ti Release
The offer is only available on Newegg, and the AMD Radeon RX 6600 8 GB GPU starts at $199.99. In addition, users can apply a promo code to get an extra $20 discount, dropping the GPU price down to $179. The variant getting the discount is the ASRock Challenger which is also decent, considering deals often come with variant tradeoffs.
The price drop for the AMD Radeon RX 6600 series was expected, considering it was also discounted in other regions such as Europe. This drop could be due to several reasons such as the recent price cuts on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 series which was the direct competitor to the RX 6600 series and also the fact that the green team will soon be launching RTX 4060 non-Ti GPU, and that’s gonna offer much better performance, ray tracing capabilities, support for DLSS 3 and also a far better and efficient GPU. But looking in terms of value, the RX 6600 is ahead in that regard.
Furthermore, competition from Intel is also stiff with the Arc A750 retailing for $200 in the US. Intel has recently been working on improving the performance of its Arc lineup, mainly through extensive driver support for its AI upscaling technology, XeSS. The $150-$200 price bracket has several options, and the RX 6600 price drop may be a move to attract consumers.
Regarding specifications, the RX 6600 features the Navi 23 XL GPU with 28 Compute Units or 1792 stream processors. The card also rocks 32 MB Infinity Cache & will feature up to 8 GB GDDR6 memory capacity running across a 128-bit comprehensive bus interface. The core clocks are at a 2044 MHz game & 2491 MHz boost, which should yield around 9 TFLOPs of compute performance. These specifications are quite good for gamers who are looking to get graphics cards under the $200 US range which previously included the much slower RX 6500 series cards.