AMD partners and retailers received the go-ahead today to begin selling its latest Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics card, the Radeon RX 6600 XT. Sadly, it appears to be quite the paper launch.
As pointed out by hardware leakers and various publications, the Radeon RX 6600 XT appears to be a complete no-show at many popular retailers. Tom’s Hardware’s editors, who were apparently checking frantically since the graphics card’s release time at 9:00 a.m. ET this morning, didn’t find a single card at Amazon, Memory Express, MicroCenter, and other major vendors.
Leaker momomo_us also shared a screenshot from earlier this morning of Radeon RX 6600 XT listings on Newegg. Not a single one appears to have been in stock at any time. Readers have also pointed out the disappointing pricing, with select models such as ASUS’ ROG Strix Radeon RX 6600 XT and MSI’s GAMING Radeon RX 6600 XT exceeding $500—a significant premium over AMD’s suggested price of $379.
What’s interesting is that today’s Newegg Shuffle event comprises entirely of Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics cards, with none of the more typical offerings such as NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs and PlayStation 5 consoles. The theory is that Newegg devoted its entire Radeon RX 6600 XT stock to its lottery and pre-built programs.
memo— 188号 (@momomo_us) August 11, 2021
It appears scalpers have not had any luck acquiring the new graphics cards either with eBay.com showing just one listing for a scalped RX 6600 XT at $699.99, with no other listings so far.
However, if you are a European resident, you might have better luck purchasing an RX 6600 XT. ebuyer.com has a couple of Sapphire and MSI RX 6600 XT’s in stock right now with prices ranging from 369.99 Euros to 419.99 Euros. Other European retailers also have stock.