Last of the AMD RX 6600 Series. Manufacturing of Navi 32 chips has been ceased by AMD. RX 7600 is becoming the dominant card.
As the release dates of AMD’s RX 7700 XT and RX 7800 XT graphics cards get closer, it’s not surprising that production of RDNA 2-based chips like Navi 23 is gradually ending. This GPU makes the RX 6600 line work, and for a long time, it was AMD’s best hope for the mid-range market.
IT Home, through Tom’s Hardware, says that AMD’s RX 6650 XT is almost out of stock, and the last ones should be gone by the end of September. AIB cards used to cost 3,099 yuan when they first came out in China, but now they cost less than 2,000 yuan. We’ve seen similar deals in the West, and the RX 6600 series has been outstanding value for money for a long time, and it still is if you can find one at a runout price.
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The RX 7600 is the replacement for the RX 6600, and now that it is being made more often, it makes sense to stop making the older chip. The Navi 33 GPU is used in the RX 7600. The RX 6650 XT is more considerable, uses more power, and goes faster.
A look at Newegg shows that only a few RX 6650 XT and RX 6600 XT cards are left. Around $240 is how much they cost. This is compared to the RX 7600, which cost $269 when it first came out. Some RX 6000-series and RX 7600 units also come with Starfield Standard Edition, an excellent value-added feature.
When it first came out, we weren’t too pleased with the RX 6600 and RX 6600 XT, but that was mainly because the prices were so high because of the mining boom. As time passed, their prices decreased, making them much more competitive. Before the RTX 4060 and RX 7600 came out, they were good choices that didn’t cost much. That is if you could live without Nvidia’s competitors’ better ray tracing speed.
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Even though the RX 6600, RX 6600 XT, and RX 6650 XT were mainly successful, Nvidia’s products were less famous than the RTX 3060 12GB.
So an RX 7600 or RTX 4060 makes more sense right now, but if you must have a cheap RX 6600 card (with Starfield), you’d better act fast because stocks are going fast.