Radeon RX 6600 (Sapphire Pulse) review

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Join us as we examine a new revision of NAVI23-based graphics cards. Specifically, we will be looking at the Radeon RX 6600, and in particular the Sapphire Pulse variant, in this review. If it is inde...

    Radeon RX 6600 (Sapphire Pulse) review
     
  2. Undying

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    Prices are more than distrubing. Im expecting 500eur which is just insane. This is a 250eur product at best.
     
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  3. Airbud

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    Nice review Boss!

    I was really hoping for more performance...:(
     
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  4. Venix

    Venix Ancient Guru

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    So 5700 perfomance with the same msrp 2 years plus later .... And actual retail price somewhere around 1.5 to 2.5 the msrp .... All hail our saviour.
     
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  5. AlmondMan

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    It'll be nice once the hardware shortage ends, then the prices should drop and we'll have all these nice cards available for a price that's going to be great.
     
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    It was inevitable with people excusing the practice a couple years ago.
     
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    chispy Ancient Guru

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    Nice review as always Hilbert , great job. It seems this would be a fun little card to play with but i just saw the price at newegg and is priced at a whooping $430US Dollars + add tax + add shipping and you will end up paying around $500US Dollars for it :eek: wish is absolutly bunkers for this kind of performance on this tiny gpu :confused: .
     
  8. Kaarme

    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    I checked one of the most popular stores over here. They have four models listed (although no Sapphire), every one well over 600 euros. A gamer would need to be beyond desperate to pay that much for a card like this.
     
  9. Horus-Anhur

    Horus-Anhur Maha Guru

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    In a normal market, this would abut half the MSRP. But it will end up costing almost double.
    There's no bad products, just bad prices. But this is just ridiculous bad price.
     
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    Couldn't find a RX 6600, but RX 6600 XT costs almost 1000 EUR in Germany MediaMarkt. This is sick.
     
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  11. waltc3

    waltc3 Maha Guru

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    It's all nuts these days. This thing should cost no more than $279, imo, but anyway--right now is a terrible time to *try* to buy a new GPU...prices and availability for any of them have never been so poor. Just hang on to what you have, and we shall see what six months brings!
     
  12. Kaarme

    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    The store I checked has only two Gigabyte 6600 XT models in stock, the cheaper being 649 euros. All the other 6600 XT are out of stock, so their prices don't matter. That 649 euros is only 20 euros more expensive than the plain 6600 from Asus (Dual) or MSI (Mech). For reference, Asus Dual 3060 costs the same 629 euros as the Asus 6600 Dual.

    I reckon new stock of 6600 XT, if it appears, is going to cost even more (likely over 700 euros, I imagine), which might explain that tiny price difference right now.
     
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    Banning and criminalizing crypto is the only way boyz.
    I'm all open for less intrusive solutions.
    China's slowly doing it.
    No biggie.
     
  14. Agonist

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    I'd be all over this card if the price wasn't so stupid
     
  15. kapu

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    Well , AMD did it :

    1080p Beast.
    Most efficient card evermade
    Most performance/buck. (Msrp).

    One problem. You can't buy it even if you do price would be a joke.

    In colorful world this card would sell in millions :)
     
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    RX 6600 is in stock here in Norway. Same price as 3060.
    Example:
    Asus 3060 dual 12GB has the same price as Asus RX 6600 dual. :)

    24% of the price of 3090 strix oc, that I bought day 1. To compare the price to something. :p

    So 4x RX 6600 (and a few beers) for the price of 3090 strix oc day 1 price.
     
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    Get used to it. Thanks to all the people stupid enough to pay the absurdly inflated prices, it's unlikely they will return to the previously normal pricing we've been used to.
     
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    Newegg had an all 6600 shuffle today with prices from $329 to $429.
     
  20. Kool64

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    the sad part is that this card isn't really worth MSRP let alone scalping prices
     
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