AMD Radeon RX 6600 drops to $180, but such price is only in the US
ASRock again first to introduce Radeon GPUs at a lower price.
ASRock Challenger graphics card based on RX 6600 SKU is now retailing at $199.99 with an optional promo code lowering the price by another $20. Such a deal can now be found on Newegg. This is thus far the lowest price for Radeon RX 6600 series, but the important fact is that this price can only be found in the United States.
In Europe, the same model has dropped from €219 to €209 over the past week alone and €30 in two weeks. Prices have continued to go downwards ever since AMD launched its RX 7600 model at $269.
One could also assume that price movement on RX 6600 RDNA2 models is also caused by NVIDIA releasing its RTX 4060Ti series, although these cards are now twice as expensive. However, the company is set to introduce its RTX 4060 non-Ti on June 29th at $299. One shouldn’t just ignore the Intel Arc A750 at $239. Intel, and their partners (including ASRock) have been pushing the mid-range segment to new lows in the past couple of weeks.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 features a cut-down Navi 23 GPU with 1792 cores. The card is equipped with 8GB of GDDR6 memory across a 128-bit interface. This is a budget model at this point with a relatively low TBP of 132W. Furthermore, the RX 6600 series has limited PCIe Gen4 interface to 8 lanes, which is a performance bottleneck on older (Gen3) platforms.