AMD's new RX 6600 graphics card has launched, as we've reached the card's October 13th release date and the 2PM BST / 9AM EDT release time. Our RX 6600 review shows that AMD's promise of an affordable 1080p performer at $329/£299 is fulfilled, despite some close competition from Nvidia's RTX 3060, so expect a lot of demand for cards at RRP/MSRP. New GPUs are almost impossible to find at a good price right now, but if you visit the links below at the right time you still have a shot of picking up a shiny new RX 6600 in the US or UK. We've linked to both prebuilt systems and the cards themselves, so consider checking both categories.
So why is this card so hotly anticipated? Put simply, it brings the advancements of AMD's bleeding-edge RDNA2 GPUs like the RX 6900 XT down to an entry-level price point, targeting the high refresh rate 1080p displays that are among the most popular new purchases. The RX 6600 is also reasonably future-proof, thanks to HDMI 2.1 support, 8GB of VRAM and RT capabilities. It's theoretically the same price as Nvidia's competing RTX 3060, which admittedly does perform better in many games but remains hard to find.
Though AMD's partners will have no doubt prepared thousands of cards for sale, and the GPU's small die size means that more cards can be made from the same amount of silicon, we still expect demand to be huge and consequently these graphics cards should sell out fast.
Where can you buy the RX 6600 in the UK?
You can buy the RX 6600 from a range of major US and UK retailers, which we've summarised in a handy table below. Stock is already selling through quickly, so do consider checking a second or even third retailer if you aren't able to order from your regular place.
Note that some stores listed below haven't put their RX 6600 categories live yet, so if a link doesn't work then you may be a bit early - or they may be a bit late! Try another retailer or search for the RX 6600 8GB in the retailer's search bar as an alternative.
Where can you buy the RX 6600 in the US?
The RX 6600 is available from a wide range of major stores, which we've summarised in a handy table below. Stock is selling through quickly, so do check all of the links available rather than just your favourite one or two retailers. Chances are that most stores will sell out in a matter of minutes, but with a little luck and patience we should be able to hook you up eventually!
How fast is the RX 6600 XT?
The RX 6600 is similar in power to the RTX 2060 or 2060 Super depending on the game, and trades wins with the RTX 3060 - with the Nvidia card taking the bulk of the victories, it must be said. Still, it's within 10 percent of that (ostensibly also $329) card. Compared to the RX 6600, the RX 6600 XT is around 20 percent faster at 1080p for around 20 percent more money, although at 1440p the bigger AMD card performs even better. From an older GTX 1060 or RX 580 graphics card, you'll normally see around 70 percent more performance. For more details, check our RX 6600 review.
What's the RX 6600 price?
AMD's official recommended retail prices for the RX 6600 start at $329/£299. This could increase depending on the retailer and the specification of the card, as custom versions from other partners may receive some factory overclocking to boost performance, more ports or other additions. Of course, in the current market, graphics cards may be viewed as a bargain even if they're within £100/$100 of the RRP! So far, the pricing hasn't looked too egregious, although that may chance in the days and weeks ahead before supply catches up with demand.
Are pre-built RX 6600 desktop PCs available in the UK?
There are a range of UK and US retailers with RX 6600 graphics cards available who will build an RX 6600 XT desktop PC for you. You do pay a premium for the privilege but this is still a great option for anyone without the time or inclination to build for themselves, or who isn't able to find a standalone card - as most retailers will prefer to sell a whole system rather than a GPU alone.
Are pre-built RX 6600 desktop PCs available in the US?
There are a range of American system integrators that can take care of the hard work of building a high-end gaming rig and sending it to your door. Here are some of our absolute faves.
That's all the RX 6600 order info we've come across so far. Of course, we'll return to update this page regularly with all the best RX 6600 prices when they're available and as soon as when we spot them, so do stay tuned! We'll also tweet out cards from @dealsfoundry and @dealsfoundryusa, so be sure to follow us there if you want instant updates as soon as stock appears.