AMD has revealed the long-rumoured AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card at ChinaJoy 2021. Built on the same AMD RDNA 2 architecture as the rest of the RX 6000 Series, the new graphics card is said to deliver a high-framerate, highly responsive 1080p gaming experience complete with 32MB of AMD Infinity Cache and 8GB of GDDR6 memory to play with.
There’s also support for FidelityFX Super Resolution, AMD’s answer to Nvidia’s DLSS tech, and AMD’s Smart Access Memory tech too.
The question is, when will the Radeon RX 6600 XT be released and, more importantly, where will you be able to buy it? We answer those questions right here.
When will the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT be released?
AMD has revealed that the Radeon RX 6600 XT is set to be released on 11 August 2021, although a specific release time is yet to be confirmed. With that in mind, previous Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards have launched at 1pm in the UK, which, if true for the RX 6600 XT, translates to 8am ET, 5am PT and 2pm CEST for those around the world.
We’ll keep our ear to the ground and will update this section once we hear more, so check back soon for the latest release timing information.
How much will the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT cost?
The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT has an MSRP of just $379 (UK pricing yet to be confirmed), putting it in the sweet spot 1080p gamers – in theory, anyway. The reality is that the GPU market is in disarray in 2021, with the combination of limited stock and high interest translating to a hugely inflated price tag.
Take the Radeon RX 6700 XT as an example; it has an MSRP of £419/$479, but it’ll set you back around £700/$800 if you were to buy one today.
Expect similar price inflation from the RX 6600 XT, especially when it comes to third-party variants of the new GPU from the likes of ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte.
Where can I buy the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT?
Graphics card pre-orders aren’t a thing in an age where stock tends to disappear within seconds of release, so you’ll have to be quick to get your hands on one at launch.
While retailers are still to be confirmed, we think you’ll be able to buy the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT in the UK and US at the following retailers based on other RX 6000 Series launches in the past few months.
We’ll mark retailers are confirmed as stockists begin to reveal plans, so check back frequently ahead of launch for the latest details.