As with all graphics card launches in recent memory, the biggest story with the new Radeon RX 6600 will (unfortunately) be about availability, rather than performance. It just doesn’t matter how impressive – or underwhelming – any GPU launch is.
List pricing is another meaningless area in reviews these days, as this will be set by retailers and decided by the market. When we looked at the RX 6600 XT from MSI, the card (a GAMING X version) ended up being listed at $579.99 on Newegg – $200 above AMD’s MSRP for a stock version of the GPU.
Two years ago the idea that a card marketed as a 1080p gaming solution selling for over $300 would have been hilarious. Now they can hit $600 or more. No one is laughing anymore.