A few days ago, Newegg temporarily advertised the Radeon RX 6600 XT for $1,100.

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Do you want to get ahead of the crowds?

AMD intends to ship the Radeon RX 6600 XT on Wednesday, but a Chinese seller on Newegg wants – or wanted – to give you the opportunity to pay to get it sooner.

Newegg wasn’t a fan of the move though, and slapped an “out of stock” sticker on the listing after VideoCardz reported on it. But Newegg’s specs tab says that the card was first available on August 5, which means that it was listed for sale for two days.

The card was an MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming X (pictured above), a nice factory overclocked model. It was listed for $1,100, which is high even for scalpers. The RTX 3060, which is projected to deliver comparable performance, is currently available for $800-$950 at inflated rates.

Aside from the pricing, the listing was decent. On Newegg, the seller, AIO, has 99 ratings and a 71 percent good feedback score. The listing was also innocuous. If the card had been purchased, the sales embargo would have expired by the time it arrived from China.

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Radeon RX
6800 XT
Radeon RX
6800
Radeon RX
6700 XT
Radeon RX
6600 XT
Price (MSRP) $650 $580 $480 $380
Release Date Nov. 2020 Mar. 2021 Aug. 2021
Core Config 4608 / 288 / 128 3840 / 240 / 96 2560 / 160 / 64 2048 / 128 / 64
Core Clock Frequency 2015 / 2250
MHz
1815 / 2105
MHz
2424 / 2581
MHz
2359 / 2589
MHz
Memory 16 GB of GDDR6 12 GB of GDDR6 8 GB of GDDR6
Bus Type / Bandwidth 256-bit / 512 GB/s 192-bit / 384 GB/s 128-bit / 256 GB/s
TGP 300 W 250 W 230 W 160 W

If you want a genuine 6600 XT, you simply have to wait until August 11th, which is also when reviews will be available. Rumor has claimed that it will be widely available.

The Radeon 6600 XT has less RAM than Nvidia’s equivalent, the RTX 3060, in an unexpected role reversal. But 8 GB of GDDR6 is ample for 1080p gaming, and the 6600 XT will be a popular commodity with 2048 shaders and game and boost clocks of 2,359 MHz and 2,589 MHz, respectively.

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