AMD Radeon RX 6600 Midrange Graphics Cards Released in India

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AMD has launched its latest Radeon RX 6600 GPUs in India, meant for gaming on max settings at 1080p for the midrange gaming market. The new card doesn’t have its own reference design as its bigger brothers the RX 6800 XT has, with it being sold by AMD’s OEM partners.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 Midrange Graphics Cards Released in India
AMD Radeon RX 6600 vs NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3060

The RX 6600 is a binned down version of the RX 6600 XT, using the same GPU with the same amount of VRAM, but with other specs in different configurations:

  • Compute Units : 28 (vs 32 on RX 6600 XT)
  • Stream Processors: 1792
  • Game Clock: 2044 MHz (2359 Mhz on RX 6600 XT)
  • Boost Clock: 2491 MHz
  • VRAM: 8 GB GDDR6 (same as RX 6600 XT)
  • Infinity Cache: 32 MB (same as RX 6600 XT)
  • Total Board Power: 132 W (vs 160W on RX 6600 XT)

Initial reviews of the card (LTT, GamersNexus) have shown that it competes well in the 1080p gaming segment with rivals such as the RTX 3060, trading blows on many modern games with and without ray tracing. Of course, when it comes to productivity, you’re much better off with Nvidia’s cards thanks to a better encoder and DLSS support, although AMD’s open-source alternative (sort of) in FSR is gaining steam, with support in over 50 games now.

Of course, in the current drought of GPU supply, getting the RX 6600 at its suggested price is going to be hard. AMD says that the card has an SEP of Rs. 26,490 excluding GST, after which it becomes Rs. 31,258. However, a quick search on some of the country’s biggest PC component retailer shows that is far from the case. As of the time of writing, very few retailers have put up the new card for sale, with PrimeABGB and Vedant Computers in the lead.

radeon rx 6600 on indian pc market as seen on primeabgb 9t3v
Radeon RX 6600 on the Indian PC market, as seen on PrimeABGB

It’s clear that nothing has really changed in the span of two months since the arrival of the Radeon RX 6600 XT, which too was being sold at hefty premium over its MSRP, the cause of which includes a host of reasons unrelated to the global chip shortage. This makes it a tough topic to navigate, with a recommendation even tougher when team green has better products to offer even if you don’t consider the price-gouging. It’s getting hard to make an argument for building a gaming PC in India at the moment when you can get your hands on a console for the same price as “budget” graphics cards. Sure, PS5s and Xbox Series X|S consoles are hard to get, but a relatively steady supply of restocks make it so that you’ll most likely get your hands on them before the graphics card pricing goes back down to normal in the country.


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