Holy crap, there is a model new graphics card promoting for UNDER its MSRP proper now

XFX Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card

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There is a merciless irony about the one graphics card that is promoting near its MSRP probably being the one one of many new breed that you just most likely do not truly need. The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT is surprisingly accessible on-line within the UK proper now for below MSRP and there are playing cards within the US that you could stroll into Micro Heart and choose off the cabinets at MSRP.

It is nonetheless a barren wasteland if you wish to get a brand new GPU delivered to your door for something like its MSRP within the US, however at the very least there’s an reasonably priced possibility seemingly on the market for PC players keen to place within the legwork proper now.

Micro Heart has two MSRP RX 6600 XT playing cards for in-store buy as we speak, the PowerColor Fighter and Gigabyte Eagle OC, each listed at $379.99. And within the UK there are a wealth of AMD’s newest playing cards able to ship out the moment you hand over your financial institution particulars. 

We have discovered one truly effectively under the UK MSRP of £374.99—the XFX Radeon RX 6600 XT Qick 308 at simply £339.99 which makes it a fairly damned good card—and one other at MSRP—the Sapphire RX 6600 XT Pulse—however there are a bunch of £395 and £399 playing cards on the market too.

Miraculously UNDER MSRP!

XFX Radeon RX 6600 XT Qick 308 | £339.99 at Ebuyer

This can be a triple-fan AMD RX 6600 XT for effectively below the £375 MSRP of the cardboard. And that really makes it an extremely good worth GPU for 1080p gaming proper now… in a world the place pricing and availability are clearly shot.View Deal

However do you have to purchase one? I might say, grudgingly.

The RX 6600 XT is a irritating card, with an MSRP that in regular occasions would imply it struggled to discover a footing within the gaming PCs of as we speak. However these most definitely aren’t regular occasions, with no different playing cards accessible at their customary costs.

The superior GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is just nominally $20 dearer than the RX 6600 XT at their respective MSRP, which completely means the Nvidia card will get our advice. However you are not going to search out an RTX 3060 Ti at its really useful retail worth wherever on the planet, which makes the RX 6600 XT the one reasonably priced, accessible selection for mainstream gaming.

It is virtually like AMD knew what it was doing. 

MSRPs are virtually meaningless lately, however are nonetheless our greatest option to measure up the place the respective GPU producers see their playing cards matching up in opposition to the competitors. And by overpricing the newest Radeon’s MSRP, realizing that it stood an opportunity of retaining that worth, at the very least round launch, AMD will get more cash in its coffers than it might if the cardboard was priced extra moderately, and players truly get an honest GPU with out their wallets being too gouged.

You may perceive such an strategy by AMD, nevertheless it makes for a win-win state of affairs that it is robust to be significantly enthused about. Nonetheless, for the Radeon trustworthy, it does at the very least imply the additional cash from the graphics card you are inevitably paying over the percentages for is definitely going to AMD itself—the people who truly made the GPU—not simply the retailers or companions.

Dave James

Dave has been gaming for the reason that days of Zaxxon and Girl Bug on the Colecovision, and code books for the Commodore Vic 20 (Dying Race 2000!). He constructed his first gaming PC on the tender age of 16, and eventually completed bug-fixing the Cyrix-based system round a 12 months later. When he dropped it out of the window. He first began writing for Official PlayStation Journal and Xbox World many a long time in the past, then moved onto PC Format full-time, then PC Gamer, TechRadar, and T3 amongst others. Now he is again, writing in regards to the nightmarish graphics card market, CPUs with extra cores than sense, gaming laptops hotter than the solar, and SSDs extra capacious than a Cybertruck.