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Community Article AMD RX 6600 XT Benchmark and Review — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Reviews & Buying Guides AMD RX 6600 XT Benchmark and Review LandShark admin August 10 edited August 23 in Reviews & Buying Guides The latest GPU from the AMD Radeon™ 6000 Series has arrived, the RX 6600 XT! AMD engineered this new card specifically to deliver the “ultimate 1080p gaming experience.” A bold claim, and we’ll see if they can back it up with our benchmarks below! The RX 6600 XT has some very impressive specifications with a base frequency of 1968MHz, 32 Compute Units & Ray Accelerators, 32 MB Infinity Cache, and 8GB of GDDR6 Memory. Truly impressive hardware for such a small GPU. We used a PowerColor Hellhound AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT for our benchmarks with pre-release drivers, so your experience and results may differ slightly.  For our benchmark build, we used an AMD 5900X, 32GB of RAM at 3200Mhz, and a 1TB M.2 SSD. Of course, this was all paired with the aforementioned Hellhound 6600XT. All in-game benchmarks were run at the highest graphics settings, disabling motion blur when it was available. Based on these results, AMD backed up their claim of created a great GPU for 1080p gaming. As expected, it doesn’t have the power to offer a smooth gaming experience at 4k with max settings. However, it does surprisingly well running at 1440p in our test suite. AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) technology was not available on the titles we tested, but more games are being added, and this will allow you to extract even more performance out of the 6600XT in the future. So, PowerColor us impressed! AMD delivers great performance with the 6600XT, and this should be a solid entry point for people looking for a remarkable 1080p or even 1440p card. Looking for an RX 6600 XT build guide? We've got you covered! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin August 11 Looks like a pretty interesting card based on its price point and benchmarks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin August 11 I'd have to agree. Seeing the prices today surprised me. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. 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So, with that in mind, we've picked out a tiny powerhouse that will get you the best 1080p gaming possible in a small top-of-desk-sized package. Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer 3.7GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler The new RX 6600 XT is designed with a budget in mind, so your processor should be too. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600 is going to be more than enough to get your new PC gaming at peak 1080p frames. Plus, it comes with a solid cooler as well, which will save you money down the road. Motherboard: ASUS B550M-PLUS (WiFi) TUF Gaming AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard If we're building a small computer, we need a small motherboard. The ASUS B550M has everything you need (including Wifi!) to get gaming as fast as possible without being the size of a large suitcase. It's even got m.2 NVMe slots which will become very important for both speed and size a bit later on. Graphics Card: PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Hellhound Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card AMD Radeon's new RX 6600 XT GPU is an absolute 1080p powerhouse, bringing RDNA 2 Architecture, AMD Infinity Cache, and DirectX 12 Ultimate Support to budget cards. We saw it running everything we threw at it at or above 60FPS at 1080p, even handling 1440p. The PowerColor model is a two-fan version as well (with some sleek blue lights) that'll fit perfectly in your new build, leaving enough room for good airflow and cooling. RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GVKB - Black 16GB is the perfect amount of RAM for a bang-for-your-budget build. It's more than enough for almost anything you want to do with it, including gaming and video editing. But, if you do want more, you'll still have 2 available slots to cram in an additional 16GB of RAM. Hard Drives: Samsung 980 SSD 1TB M.2 NVMe (For OS) and Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (For everything else) We will not stop banging on this drum: put your OS on SSDs. M.2 NMVe SSDs if possible. They're so much faster than traditional hard drives, the slight extra cost is well worth the time you'll be saving not waiting for you PC to boot. Then, toss on a big traditional HDD for all your games and media, and you're golden! Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GM 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold SFX Fully Modular Power Supply Since we're going to be working in a smaller case, we need our power supply to be two things: SFX and fully modular. SFX power supplies are a must for small form-factor builds and required by the case we'll be putting everything in. Being fully modular is less essential, but still important if you're hoping to put as much into a small space as possible without having a ton of extra wires hanging out. Case: Lian Li O11D Mini Tempered Glass ATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Black The Lian Li 011D Mini Tempered Glass ATX Mini Tower is the sleek new hotness for mini ATX cases, and for good reason. The 011D is a fantastic on-top-of-desk case, offering tempered glass wrapped around three sides, giving you a full view of your new, gorgeous machine whenever you want. Add some RGB to the mix, and you don't just have a computer, you have an art installation. The full parts list can be found on our Custom PC Builder: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=1efba928-a0a4-4d07-872c-d96c2cb5f694 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. 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Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 30 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 804 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 8 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Amd's rx6600xt — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Graphics Cards Amd's rx6600xt Sinister Michigan ✭ September 7 in Graphics Cards I recently got the 6600xt fighter! What are your opinions on this card? Is it worthy to be a 3060 competitor? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin September 7 Hello! Based on our benchmarks / review, https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/9241/amd-rx-6600-xt-benchmark-and-review#latest Absolutely, it's basically right at a 3060's performance but varies a little bit based on the game / program being tested with. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 805 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article looking for a video card — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts looking for a video card fuzz1580 ✭ August 25 in Help Choosing Parts what I have is a ROG Strix B550-f(Wi-Fi) mother board / Ryzen 7 5700G / 32mb of DDR4-3200 ram / 2 M.2 sticks of 1-Tb each / 3 SSD drives 1-Tb and 2 - 500 Gb / the board has a PCIE 4.0x 16 slot what would be a good video card to use with this ? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers GuitarGUY22 Mayfield Heights Store Associate August 26 Really depends on what you are doing. Gaming will depend on intended resolution and games as well as frame rates. 3080/3090 for 1440+ at high frames 3070/3060ti for 1080p. 3060 if you play esports titles and want higher settings. Radeon is great but with the current pricing the 6600 xt is the only one that makes sense comparative to NVIDIA being between a 3060 anbd 3060 ti It all boils down to software you are using for video editing, games, etc. Anything else the integrated from the 5700g is fine 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin August 26 Greetings. Did you have a budget in mind on what you were looking to spend on the video card? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook fuzz1580 ✭ August 27 thanks for the input i picked on up today not the one I wanted but close a MSI Geforce RTX 8GB GDDR6X 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin August 27 Nice, hope you enjoy your card! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 805 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article What You Need to Know Before Buying a Back-To-School Computer — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Reviews & Buying Guides What You Need to Know Before Buying a Back-To-School Computer SeanM admin August 10 edited August 18 in Reviews & Buying Guides Getting back to school can be an exciting time for parents and students alike, but the challenges of a new school year can place new demands on your PC hardware. Back-to-school computer upgrades can be a great way to set up you or your favorite student for all the work they have ahead of them, and fortunately, modern PCs and laptops are more capable, intuitive, and affordable, than ever before. The only part that can be a little difficult is picking which one. Amongst all the back-to-school laptop sales and college computer bundles, the sheer range of choice and options can be overwhelming. But never fear, we’ll walk you through exactly the kind of PC or laptop you need so that all the work gets done on time, and you can still have a little fun on the side with it. What Kind of Computer Do I Need for Back to School? This is a question that is best answered by the kind of work you want to do on the computer, and where you want to do it. If this back to school computer is designed for homework or will be shared among family members in a fixed setting, then a desktop PC is your best bet, potentially granting greater performance, a bigger screen, and a wider range of input options for the student(s) who use it. Do bear in mind, however, that if you do buy a desktop, you’ll also need to buy a keyboard, mouse, and a monitor, too. Alternatively, if this is a computer that needs to be portable, is more of a personal device, or you’d rather buy everything it needs to work in one go, then laptops can be a better choice. College students especially can make great use of portable computers, as they are easy to transport between classes for notes. Some may not be as powerful as desktop PCs, but they are far more versatile. Some schools have unique requirements as well, ranging from specific components to exact machines. So be sure to check your school’s requirements first to ensure your new computer is compliant! Programs, Apps, and Minimum Requirements  The next important consideration when picking a back-to-school computer is what kind of programs you’ll need to run on it. That’s the biggest factor in how fast or powerful your laptop or PC needs to be.  This is mostly dependent on the type of work you or your student will be doing. The school may have a prospectus or even a list of specifications for how capable the PC needs to be in order to handle the applications or programs they’ll be using throughout the year (be sure to check with your school lists before you start shopping!). Although it’s possible that certain programs may not run on different ecosystems – some apps are only available on Macs, and vice versa on Windows -- that’s mostly unlikely. Even in such extreme cases, there are likely similar programs on alternative platforms. If the computer will mostly be used for web browsing, research, and writing essays, then it needn’t be particularly fast. As long as it can meet the basic specifications for Microsoft Office or an alternative suite of applications, like iWork, or Libre Office, it’ll be fine. That means almost any eighth-generation or newer processor from Intel, like a Pentium Silver or Gold, or a Core i3, or any AMD Ryzen CPU. You’ll also want at least 8GB of RAM, and 64GB of (preferably SSD) storage. If you're looking to pick up an Apple Mac or MacBook, Apple’s own ARM-powered M1 chips are fantastic and wildly outshine older Apple models. However, if you're looking for an Apple device that will still deliver on performance but won't break the bank, keep your eyes peeled for officially refurbished Mac computers. If you’re shopping on a tight budget, or want to use Google’s suite of online applications, you might also consider a Chromebook. They run on a version of Google’s Chrome browser and are quite efficient, considering their low price tag. The hardware doesn’t even need to match the specs of most affordable Windows laptops, as Chrome OS doesn’t put anywhere near the same demands on the system – just make sure it’s got at least 4GB of RAM. Be aware though, that you won’t have access to the same suite of apps as Windows or macOS PCs and laptops. For more intensive programs like Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, or Blender, you’ll need something more capable. The best computer for school work with those kinds of demands needs a more powerful processor with more cores, more memory, and more storage space. For the CPU, that means an Intel 10th or 11th generation Core i5 or better, or an AMD Ryzen 5 3300X or newer. Pair that with 16GB of memory, and at least a 128GB SSD storage (though bigger is always better when it comes to storage) for the main drive. If you expect to work with lots of videos, photos, or music files, it’s also a good idea to make sure whatever back-to-school computer or laptop you pick comes with a larger storage drive, or includes a secondary SSD or hard drive with at least 1TB of space. If the computer needs to perform 3D rendering or handle video special effects, you may want to consider a graphics card too, as GPUs integrated into most processors aren’t particularly powerful. Any Nvidia graphics card from the GTX 1000, GTX 1600, RTX 2000, or RTX 3000 generation should suffice for most tasks. Alternatively, any AMD graphics card from the 500, 5000, or 6000 series will be more than capable. After School Fun  All work and no play makes me a dull boy, and that’s the same for most students too. Fortunately, any laptop that’s good for work is good for play too. But just as different school tasks place different demands on a PC or laptop, different leisure activities do too.  For unwinding with a bit of Netflix at the end of a hard day’s study, a decent back-to-school computer needs only have a modest processor and 8GB of RAM. If you can run a web browser without it grinding to a halt, you can watch streaming video, which makes just about any new back-to-school laptop or PC capable of being a great after-hours movie machine.  The best laptop or computer for college or high-school students looking to play some games, on the other hand, needs something more powerful. Most Intel Core 9th, 10th, or 11th generation processors and AMD Ryzen APUs can handle low-end Esports games without too much difficulty, but for gaming at 1080p or better with the detail settings set to high, you’ll need a dedicated graphics card, easily findable in gaming laptops and desktops  Back to school PCs that game just as well as the more bespoke gaming systems will need at least a GTX 1650 Ti, but preferably something like an RTX 3060, or RX 6600 XT (or better). Big Batteries, Small Chassis  The last factor to consider for any back-to-school computer is size. For laptops, you’ll want them light and portable for carrying around; anything over four pounds is going to feel heavy after a long day. While battery life should be as extensive as you can afford; preferably at least 12 hours if you aren’t playing games on it. Some can stretch as long as 20 hours.  For desktop PCs, size isn’t quite such a factor, but make sure you can fit whatever back-to-school PC you buy in the dorm room. Don’t forget you’ll need a monitor too, so factor in enough space for that and your mouse and keyboard. Deciding on a Back-To-School Computer There's a lot that goes into shopping for a back-to-school computer, but it all boils down to your needs. So before you start shopping, you should know the answer to these questions: Is there a specific computer required by my school? If so, what one? What apps do I need to be able to run? Do I need my computer to be portable? What battery life do I need? How big of a computer do I need? Do I want to be able to game on this laptop? Once you have the answer to these questions (or, if you need help answering these questions), stop by your local Micro Center and we'll be happy to help you pick out your perfect back-to-school computer! More from the Micro Center Community: Looking for more information about computer buying? We’ve got Community sections for Laptops and Desktops as well as articles on The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Gaming Laptop, and How to Choose Parts for your Custom Computer Build. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to post a new discussion and the Community will be happy to help! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key. Comment As ... Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 805 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article AMD RX 6600 Benchmark and Review — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › What's Trending AMD RX 6600 Benchmark and Review TSPhillipT admin October 11 edited October 14 in What's Trending Brand new from AMD, we have the AMD RX 6600.  The RX 6600 is shaping up to be a more budget-friendly version of the 6600XT and the most budget-friendly 6000 series GPU from AMD.  The 6600XT showed excellent benchmarks in both 1080p and 1440p gaming, so we can expect the 6600 to fall a little bit short in 1440p gaming, but be well equipped to handle 1080p gaming.   For our benchmark, we used a Powercolor Hellhound AMD Radeon RX 6600 GPU paired with a 5600X processor, 32GB of RAM set to 3200Mhz, and a 1TB M.2 SSD.  All in-game benchmarks were run with the highest graphical settings and motion blur off when available.   The RX 6600 performed way better than expected. We are looking at around 20ish frames dropped on games when switching to the non-XT version of the graphics card.  This performance puts the 6600 in an excellent position for 1080p 120Hz monitors and even 1080p 144Hz monitors for esports titles.  It even performed well at 1440p for esports titles, letting you go to 120Hz 1440p monitors for high clarity and still maintaining smoothness during gameplay.  Like the 6600XT, the RX 6600 isn't designed for 4k gaming. However, it can handle some less-intensive titles at 4k with gusto. Put it all together, and the RX 6600 is an excellent answer to those looking for an entry-level 1080p card or people wanting to play esports titles 1440p with a higher refresh rate. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin October 13 Interesting results, looks like a promising card that fits in well with the AMD lineup of video cards. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. 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Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 805 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article AMD Radeon RX 6600 Build Guide — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › What's Trending AMD Radeon RX 6600 Build Guide SeanM admin October 12 edited October 13 in What's Trending The brand new AMD RX 6600 is here, and it's ready to rock your budget PC build. Don't believe us? Check out our benchmarks over here. In honor of this not-so-pricey powerhouse, we've put together a build guide designed to squeeze every last drop of power out of it while keeping some cash in your wallet. Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer 3.7GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler The AMD Ryzen 5 5600 is a stellar budget processor, with enough power to keep you gaming for years to come, even if you upgrade everything around it, making it a perfect budget complement to the RX 6600. And, as an added bonus, it comes with a Wraith Stealth Cooler, a really solid pack-in CPU cooler so you won't need to buy an aftermarket cooler. Motherboard: ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming 4 AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard The ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming 4 is exactly what you look for in a budget gaming rig. It's certainly not going to break the bank, but it also hides a ton of powerful gaming tools that'll maximize your 6600. Plus, multiple M.2 slots for memory upgrades, a PCIe 4.0 port, and perfect compatibility with our Ryzen 5 5600X. Graphics Card: PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6600 Hellhound Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card The brand new AMD Radeon RX 6600 GPU is the perfect budget gaming card. It performs stellarly at 1080p and can handle 1440p esports without breaking a sweat. Even bringing with it RDNA 2 Architecture, AMD Infinity Cache, and DirectX 12 Ultimate Support. Check out our full report here! RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GVKB - Black Nowadays, 16GB of RAM is the bare minimum to run everything. And G.Skill's Ripjaws V RAM is going to run everything with ease. At a clock speed of 3200, you'll be blazing along with anything you do and, if you do want more power, you'll still have two slots left over for even more RAM. Hard Drives: Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SSD (For OS) and Seagate BarraCuda 4TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (For everything else) Stop settling for slow boot speeds. Put your OS on an SSD, and marvel at how quickly your new budget build launches. Toss your favorite games on there as well, and you'll be in the Warzone faster than you can ask "where we dropping?" Add on an extra 4TB of HDD space to save some money, and you'll have more than enough room for everything you need and more. Power Supply: EVGA 750 BQ 750 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply I'm hard-pressed to recommend anything less than a fully-modular power supply, but since we're working on a budget: semi-modular. The EVGA 750 BQ is going to be more than enough to power your whole system with power left over for upgrades. Plus, being semi-modular, you'll have some choice in how many cables you put into your rig. Keep those loose cables out of there! Case: Lian Li Lancool II Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Black You can't just build a new PC, you have to show it off (maybe even in our Build Showcase!)!The Lian Li II Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower is the perfect way to do so. With beautiful glass paneling, your fantastic new PC will be easy to flaunt to everyone. Plus, some nice RGB on the front is always a welcome addition! The full parts list can be found on our Custom PC Builder: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=303e2946-49a0-4972-8163-97d16f343f6b 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. 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AMD-based AMD RX 6700 XT Build If you’re building with an AMD graphics card, pairing it with a recent AMD processor will give your rig an extra bit of power. With that in mind, we’ve put together a parts list for a mid-range powerhouse with just a bit of color to make it pop. Processor: Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer The Ryzen 5600X is the perfect sweet spot of power and price. It offers enough oomph that gamers will rarely notice a slowdown but also doesn’t break the bank. Plus, it comes with an AMD Wraith Stealth Cooler, a pack-in so good, you probably won’t need an aftermarket cooler. Alternate: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X - More expensive, more powerful! Motherboard: MSI X570 MPG Gaming Plus AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard The MSI X570 offers a solid mid-range board, forgoing bells and whistles for a simple plug-and-play motherboard that will do exactly what you need it to do, making it a great compliment to the Ryzen 5 5600X in a budget build. Alternate: ASUS B550-f ROG Strix Gaming - A bit more expensive, but comes with on-board WiFi and some additional settings to make it uniquely yours. Graphics Card: Sapphire Technology AMD Radeon Ryzen RX 6700 XT Obviously, we'll be using the brand new Radeon Ryzen RX 6700 XT as the centerpiece of the build, and we've got a ton of reasons why - check out our RX 6700 XT discussion thread and breakdown post! RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 What’s a gaming build without some flash, though? The G.Skill Trident Z offers DDR4-3200 speeds and 16GB should be enough to handle anything you throw at it. Plus, you can make it glow red, and we all know that red lighting means it’s faster. Alternate: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 - Same brand, similar RAM, but no RGB and a bit cheaper. Hard Drives: WD Black SN 750 500GB M.2 (For OS) and WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM SATA III (For everything else) I can’t recommend putting your OS on an old-school HDD. They’re far too slow when compared to M.2 drives. But, M.2 drives are expensive. The compromise is to pick up a smaller M.2 like the WD Black SN 750 for your OS and a few other necessities and save some money with a cheaper HDD like the WD Blue 1TB for everything else. Alternative: Samsung 870 QVO 2TB SSD - The other middle ground is a big SSD. Still quick, but more expensive. Just not M.2 expensive.   Power Supply: EVGA 750 BQ 750 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply As my alternate non-modular choice would suggest, you can go a bit cheaper by forgoing any modular element to your power supply, but if you have the extra budge and want to keep your case looking as clean as possible, definitely spring for something like the EVGA 750 BQ that’s at least semi-modular. Alternate: Thermaltake Smart Series 750 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular Power Supply - All the power, none of the modularity. It’ll save you some money, but make cable management a bit harder. Case: Lian Li Lancool II Mesh RGB Full Tower When it comes to cases, it mostly comes down to style - as long as all your components will fit. The Lian Li Lancool II offers a sleek, fairly minimal style with RGB fans up front and tempered glass side panels. Alternate: Thermaltake H200 RGB Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower (Or any case that strikes your fancy and will fit your parts) - Again, a lot of case decisions come down to personal preference. Check out our case offerings and pick the one in your budget that speaks to you! The full parts list can be found on our Custom PC Builder: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=0ab38820-7c81-4411-9663-c9965c3c7253 Intel-Based RX 6700 XT Build  For our Intel build, we’re building a sleeper machine, designed to look unsuspecting but still have a ton of power and speed without breaking the bank. Processor: Intel Core i5-10400 Comet Lake The Intel i5-10400 offers the best bang for your buck. It’ll get you everything you need to game, but doesn’t overdo it in price or power. It does come with a pack-in cooler that'll do the job, but we have a suggestion for something that'll do it better in a bit. Alternative: Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake - Costs more, but gives some extra kick and overclocking capabilities Motherboard: ASUS Z490 Prime Intel LGA 1200 ATX Much like the MSI X570 in the AMD build, the Z490 Prime provides a solid compromise between price and power, a solid plug-and-play motherboard without much to fiddle with. Just good performance at a good price. Alternative: MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Plus Intel LGA 1200 ATX - Why not add a burst of RGB color to your motherboard? Graphics Card: Sapphire Technology AMD Radeon Ryzen RX 6700 XT Just like the AMD build, we'll be using the new AMD Radeon Ryzen RX 6700 XT. If you're looking for more information on the card, check out our RX 6700 XT discussion thread and breakdown post! RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Keeping with the low-profile theme, we’ve got some simple black RAM that’ll blend in with the build but still deliver on speed and then some. It’s minimal, it's chic, it’ll look good in your case, and it’ll deliver the performance you want. What’s not to love? Alternative: Crucial Ballistix Gaming RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 White - Don’t just add RGB, make a splash in your case with white RGB RAM and make sure it stands out. Hard Drives: Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB M.2 NVMe (For OS & Essentials) and Samsung 870 EVO 1TB SSD 2.5” (For everything else) If we’re building a subtle powerhouse, we’re keeping the memory small and fast. A 1TB M.2 NVMe from Samsung will give you more than enough room for your OS and a good chunk of your Steam library. Add on another 1TB SSD from Samsung for your Epic Game Store library, and you’re booting into Cyberpunk 2077 in record time. Alternative: WD Blue Mainstream 4TB 5400RPM SATA III - If you’re looking for a bit more room, stick with the M.2 as your main drive but supplement it with this hearty HDD with three more terabytes instead of a second SSD. Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 GT 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply If you want to immediately throw off the vibe of your new build, leave cables strewn about the case. If you want to keep it looking nice and clean, spring for the modular power supply and only use the cables you actually need. Keep the rest in the box, not your case. Alternative: Corsair CX650M 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply - save some money and spring for a semi-modular. Not as customizable, but it’ll still look clean. Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Case Let the build do the talking: no RGB, no flash. Just a sleek, tempered glass case showing off your internal components. Let the world know you mean business by not saying anything at all. Alternative: Thermaltake Versa J24 RGB Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Case - Say everything with RGB everywhere! Optional: CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H100i RGB Pro XT 240MM Water Cooling Kit Sure, the Intel i5-10400 comes with a stock cooler that’s fine, but if we’re going to really impress with this build and keep CPU temps down, it’s worth springing for an aftermarket cooler. And nothing cools better than a water cooler. The full parts list can be found on our Custom PC Builder: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=ec8e84a8-829d-47cf-876f-c2c95864ba80 Got your own idea for a build? Leave them in the comments! Or, if you build either of these, we want to see them over on our Build Showcase! If you're looking for more information on the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, we've published our (very positive) benchmarks, put together a FAQ and discussion post, as well as a card breakdown. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key. Comment As ... 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Before I do that I just wanted to know how many cards you are expecting at the rockville location.  Thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin December 2020 We don't have any specific numbers at this time, but as far as I'm aware we expect extremely limited stock. I don't think this will be any different than the 3080/3090 release days.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 30 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 804 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 8 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Hopefully I’m not too late. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 805 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Rtx 3080 vs Rx 6900 XT 6 votes Rx 6900 XT 16% 1 vote Rtx 3080 83% 5 votes Hide Results 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 805 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article RX 6700 XT Discussion and FAQ — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Reviews & Buying Guides RX 6700 XT Discussion and FAQ LandShark admin March 15 edited June 18 in Reviews & Buying Guides AMD just released its latest addition to the RX 6000 Series, the RX 6700 XT.  AMD has made a large effort to improve the software that they offer along with their GPUs which is most noticeable with their Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition. It provides a host of improvements and options to better your gaming experience. New updates to Radeon Boost to take advantage of variable-rate shading support found on the Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs Expanded support for Radeon Anti-Lag that now includes DirectX® 12 based games Day-0 updates with performance optimizations for brand-new games Robust GPU performance tuning and on-screen metrics, including a new stress-test feature Game recording and streaming to services like Twitch and YouTube The AMD Link app for streaming your games to mobile devices and TVs Game enhancements like Radeon Image Sharpening Of course, these software improvements benefit all of the RX 6000 series GPUs, but it will be most interesting to see how these improvements affect the performance of this new middle-high tier GPU. What are you most looking forward to with this new GPU? We're expecting to have this heavily anticipated item in stock on its release, and we know that you'll have some questions. We've included some of the FAQs we've received with other similar launches below!   Visit and join our Micro Center Community site for more information, conversation and support regarding this and many other exciting products and and topics!   Q. Will you have the RX 6700 XT cards on the release dates? A. Yes, we will have a variety of top brand RX 6700 XT cards available on the launch date. Supplies are extremely limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.   Q. Are you doing pre-orders? A. At this time, we will not be offering pre-orders.   Q. Will I be able to reserve or buy them online? A. We will not be offering reservations for in-store pick-up or shipping for these video cards due to the high demand.   Q. Will Micro Center open early on the release date? A. Store opening time will be determined by Time Zone. Pacific Time Zone (Tustin) Will open at 7AM Pacific: Mountain Time Zone (Denver) will open at 8AM Mountain; Central Time Zone will open at 9AM Central; and Eastern Time Zone will open at 9AM Eastern.   Q. Which RX 6000 graphics cards will be available? A. We will have RX 6000 series graphics cards from our top vendors: Asrock, Asus, Powercolor, Sapphire, and MSI, including gaming and overclocked models. These will vary from store to store. Available models will be listed in the graphics cards category at launch.   Q. How many will you have in stock? A. We're expecting limited quantities for the RX 6700XT launch on Thursday, March 18th. We are working hard to get more cards in as quickly as possible. We know you are all as excited as we are for this launch and ask that, as lines form outside of our stores, everyone shop safely and practice social distancing.   Q. When will you be receiving more stock after the launch day? A. We don't have an expected day to receive our next shipment. However, we do typically receive shipments throughout the week. Most often, we receive shipments in the morning before our stores open, and we make them available as soon as we have them.   Q. How much will the 6000 Series video cards cost? A. Up-to-date pricing for our cards will be posted on the website once they're available.   Q. Can I buy more than one?  A. We will be limiting purchases at this time to one per household. With limited availability, we want all of our customers to have a chance to be a part of this new product release.   Q. How do I get one of these products? A. These items are only available in-store and are only available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to its high demand, this item typically sells out within minutes of hitting our shelves. A voucher will be required to purchase a limited availability item.   Q. Will you be issuing vouchers for this launch? A. On occasion, Micro Center will issue vouchers for items with limited availability, such as graphic cards, processors, game consoles, etc. Most recently, COVID-19 has caused issues with the production and distribution of these high-demand products for an unknown length of time. This demand and limited availability have created lines outside Micro Center stores most mornings before they open. We use vouchers to increase fairness and promote a safe, socially distanced shopping experience to our customers while shopping for products with limited product/availability. For more information about how vouchers are issued and what to expect at our store, please see our Limited Availability Product Launch FAQ. https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/7909/limited-availability-product-launch-faq If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to ask by leaving a comment below! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «12» Comments jshield13 ✭ March 16 Has the storm affected Denver Micro center Stock? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin March 16 Hey @jshield13 just chiming in. If you are wandering if the Denver store is open. yes the store is open. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin March 17 Hello @jshield13 I haven't heard anything about the storm impacting our Denver location at this time. As of yesterday afternoon when the article was posted, we are expecting to have stock in each of our stores! If that changes, I'm sure we'll update you here and on our website! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook PXHTX ✭ March 17 edited March 17 Why hasnt microcenter gone to a sign up email/sheet style first-come, first-serve basis for GPUs and other limited stock components? A simple sign-up sheet going down the list and gives everyone the same opportunity to sign up and be notified when an item that they have selected comes in stock. Give people like 24hours to pick up the item or it goes to the next person on the list. That way, people arent lining up outside of microcenters across the country, HOPING that one of their cards MIGHT be in stock that day. Sometimes for over 12-16hours. Thats crazy. Also could keep the scalpers at bay by only allowing one sign up per person per X number of days. Better than this vague might have cards that day stuff. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook i24 ✭ March 17 lets be honest, what time you guys showing up at the show? im skipping work but trying to catch up on sleep ;)😁 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSKyleH admin March 18 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29652#Comment_29652 Hello @PXHTX I certainly understand your concerns, we do limit purchases to one per person using our voucher system. We require photo ID to verify names, and offer only one voucher in 30 day period. The question can be found on our limited availability FAQ Q. Can I get more than one voucher? A. Vouchers are only used for limited-quantity items, which are limited to 1 Per Household. You would only be able to receive one voucher per 30-day period with an accompanying driver’s license or state I.D. With limited availability, we want all of our customers to have a chance to be a part of this new product release. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kaneki ✭ March 18 6 people in mayfield heights. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tomaselmas ✭ March 18 Hi any updates on stock for the Micro Center in Houston Texas? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook GuyWylie ✭ March 18 25-30 in line at the Cambridge MA store.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Juli ✭ March 18 40+ In line Columbus Ohio  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Azzyung ✭ March 18 40+ st davids 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tomaselmas ✭ March 18 80+ Houston Texas 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook WatterHazard ✭ March 18 How many people outside Mayfield Heights? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin March 18 @WatterHazard I'd hope there a very few at this time, since the store has been open since 9am, I'd expect the majority of customers who may have been in line to have been assisted at this time! Since I'm not in the store, I'm only speculating. It would still be great to have someone from Mayfield check-in :) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Azzyung ✭ March 18 @LandShark Can people buy those cards if they are still in stock? like regular customers? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook prongles ✭ March 18 ok so im pissed off because people are literally putting tents and nobody even has a CHANCE to get the gpu 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin March 18 edited March 18 @Azzyung Yes, if there are still cards in stock, you would enter the line for GPUs and be given a voucher to be able to purchase a GPU. However, as I mentioned in my previous post, my current understanding is that many customers lined up early this morning and waited for the store to open and the vouchers to be handed out. I believe that we are currently sold out of all the stock that we had received. @prongles Sorry to hear that you feel that way, I'm told that we received around 75 cards at each of our stores, so many people were able to get a GPU this morning. I've heard from other news sites and reviewers that AMD is supposed to be getting frequent shipments of these new cards out over the coming weeks. With all recent GPU releases, the demand has been extremely high and the supply isn't yet able to keep up. We're continuing to do our best with getting more GPUs in stock and we appreciate your patience and understanding while we do so. 😊 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TimothyPE ✭ March 18 If you need an GPU to play games, wait until this bitcoin mining thing to stop, otherwise there is a better solution than camping online and offline everyday, which is Get a PS5 or Xbox X from Microcenter... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook prongles ✭ March 18 some people didnt sleep and didnt get the gpu 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook steelaw ✭ March 18 You have a chance if you camp out overnight.i camped out 15 hrs to get a 3080 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook terryduryee ✭ March 18 I have been on the website refreshing my screen like every 10 seconds since 9 am est and did not see anything become available at all. I do not live near a store to go in person and also homeschool my 2 kids since covid started. Is there any information on what I'm doing wrong or what I should do if I'm trying to get a 6700xt. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin March 18 Hello @terryduryee Welcome to the community! The RX 6700 XT is a limited availability item and would only be available for purchase in-store. These items are not available for reservation. For more information about limited availability items, please see our recent Limited Availability Product Launch FAQ. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook terryduryee ✭ March 18 I apologize, I am new to a lot of this and just assumed that there would be cards on website as well. Any ideas on when that might happen or is it more in the hands of the manufacturer?? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook EddyJ ✭ March 18 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29720#Comment_29720 Nope how would employee's fuel their buddies scalping then 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook EddyJ ✭ March 18 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook EddyJ ✭ March 18 See the same crap with 3080's etc. never on the site for stock yet they show up on marketplace every 2 days with the same day stamped on the receipt from Microcenter yet won't hold one for me while I make the 2 hour drive to the store. Anyone who actually want's a GPU for PC gaming is just hosed, 20+ years of PC gaming never seen such dumb BS in my life. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ozark81 ✭ March 18 Total Bust at the store in Overland Park, same story as everyone else. Campers and scalpers. They are already showing up in Facebook Market place at inflated prices. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin March 18 @terryduryee No apology necessary! Sorry if I came across as rude! Definitely wasn't my intention! We did list these cards on the website, however, since one of the major updates happens at 10am and today for this launch we opened at 9. because of this and the other reasons listed in our Limited Availability FAQ the cards were already sold out by that time. If you're interested in purchasing a new GPU, you'll have to head to the store as these are not available for purchase online through us. From what I've been told, we don't expect to offer reservations for limited availability items until they are more readily available. That time frame will vary from item to item but right now, I don't have a way to give you an ETA for that. Demand for these items is still incredibly higher than the production. We're working as hard as we can with our partners and continuing to do our best to get more GPUs in stock as quickly as we can. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin March 18 @EddyJ We are continuing to limit the purchase of these limited items. Q. Can I get more than one voucher? A. Vouchers are only used for limited-quantity items, which are limited to 1 Per Household. You would only be able to receive one voucher per 30-day period with an accompanying driver’s license or state I.D. With limited availability, we want all of our customers to have a chance to be a part of this new product release. Also, I can verify that as an employee, we aren't able to purchase these cards. Q. Are associates able to make purchases of high demand products? A. As with many high-demand products at launch, employees are restricted from making purchases so we can get new products into the hands of our loyal customers. Once the restricted period is over, any associates wishing to purchase a high demand product will have to follow the same procedures that our customers follow. We do not allow the sale of these products outside of store hours, nor do we allow any holds for these items.  @Ozark81 It's impressive to see and hear about people camping out. It makes me miss the times when friends and I used to pull all-nighters waiting outside the store for the latest game release, just to get an extra poster or some in-game items. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook EddyJ ✭ March 18 @LandShark No worries you guys already pissed me off 2 months ago when the Desktop i purchased online upon driving 2 hours to the store was then mysteriously no where to be found but they sure as hell didn't hesitate to push another one on me. Already wasted 12 hours drive time looking for a card to go in these desktop i bought as it's 4 hours round trip not doing it anymore. I'll just try to become a distributer partner so i can get a single damn GPU since no retailer has any clue how resolve the scalping, and backdoor side deal issues. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «12» Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key. Comment As ... 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I’m hoping that the Big Navi launch combined with the holidays will let me find one for this price or lower. Is there anyone that might be able to lend me some advice? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_EmileC admin October 2020 Hello @iswimshark We don't have an update as to when there will be future sales for our products. 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AMD is positioning the 6700 XT as the cutting edge GPU for 1440p gaming, stating that it delivers “ultra-high frame rates and maximum 1440p gaming.” In this overview, we’ll take a look to see how the 6700 XT performs in some in-game benchmarks. If you’re curious to see how your system stacks up against the 6700 XT, you can run these benchmarks at home. Specifications The 6700 XT lists some very impressive specifications that set the stage for it to shine brightly, especially over the previous generation’s specs.  AMD's RDNA 2 architecture continues to deliver significant improvements in performance over the previous generation, and we’re glad to see it across the entire 6000 series lineup. Specifically for the 6700 XT, the higher clock speeds and four additional gigs of VRAM, for a total of 12GB of GDDR6 VRAM, are the standout improvements. While the additional VRAM may not be required, it’s great to have. This allows for some future-proofing with games and other software that may require additional resources. At this time, all the games that we tested did not need this much memory, and at 1440p, this matches our expectations, but it’s still good to have the headroom.  Benchmarks The AMD RX 6700 XT benchmarks are promising, and AMD came through and achieved their goal of 1440p gaming at maximum settings. In the games that we tested, we saw a very playable experience at 1440p, and the 6700 XT even offers a playable 4K gaming experience in some titles. In our benchmarking, we set every possible setting to the maximum to thoroughly test this card's capabilities.  Our test bench was a base Maingear Vybe 2, which includes a Ryzen 9 3900X, 32GB of 3200Mhz RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, and we swapped out the GPU with an RX 6700 XT. Our tests specifically use a PowerColor RX 6700 XT Red Devil.  We are using a pre-release driver for this GPU; because of this, some results may vary over time, but you'll typically see better results as the drivers continue to mature. It should also be mentioned that we are using DirectX 11 for these benchmarks as that is the API that the majority of players will use when playing these games. Frametimes are as follow, 1080p; 10.9ms | 1440p; 14.9ms | 4K; 27.9ms Frametimes are as follow, 1080p; 6.97ms | 1440p; 7.67ms | 4K; 11.15ms Frametimes are as follow, 1080p; 11.4ms | 1440p; 14.2ms | 4K; 19.7ms Note: The consistent 1% low FPS across resolutions is likely caused by an engine bottleneck or caused in the scene transitions during the benchmark.  Frametimes are as follow, 1080p; 11.2ms | 1440p; 14.3ms | 4K; 25.1ms Frametimes are as follow, 1080p; 3.1ms | 1440p; 4.7ms | 4K; 10.2ms Frametimes are as follow, 1080p; 12.0ms | 1440p; 18.6ms | 4K; 38.6ms Overview All in all, the RX 6700 XT offers a great experience at 1440p, as AMD has promised, and in some titles even provides a very playable experience at 4K. However, you may have to reduce some settings to stay consistently above 60 FPS. We were thoroughly impressed with the way that this card handled the games that we benchmarked here. 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I dont want to be there too early but dont want to be there too late 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Chiggity ✭ March 30 edited March 30 do you know what days cambridge store restocks GPUs? i might wait in line depending on day 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin March 30 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/30387#Comment_30387 We have seen most customers are going to the store before it opens to see if we have received shipments. Most often we seem to receive shipments on the weekdays. I'm unable to promise when we'll be receiving any new shipments or offer when to expect a shipment will be delivered, but it seems that most have success going in the morning before we open. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 805 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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In case you missed it, you can watch AMD's keynote here: Here's what we know from today's keynote! It's all about Big Navi! While there was some discussion of the new Ryzen 5000 CPUs, the RDNA 2 architecture and it's improvements really took center stage here. RDNA 2 boasts 30% more energy-efficient and 30% frequency increase. This means that for the 6800 XT, an increase of 54% is achieved over the last generation RNDA and the 6900 XT achieves a 65% increase. Scott Herkelman announced several new features for the new Radeon series. One of the said features for the RX 6000 series is called Rage Mode. Rage Mode - Allows one-click overclocking for your 6000 series card. Smart Access Memory Allows you to pair CPU and GPU to gain additional performance. AMD claims that you can see up to a 13% performance increase when enabling this feature with your paired Ryzen 5000 series processors and the RX 6000 series graphics cards. Reduced latency reducing improvements Several improvements were listed in regards to latency. AMD announced up to 37% lower latency in Fortnite at 4K. He also mentioned that they are still working on a Super-resolution feature to give gamers an option for improved performance while using ray tracing.  I'm thoroughly impressed by the performance metrics that Lisa Su shared with us regarding the 6900 XT and I can't wait for the 3rd party benchmarks to be released regarding the upcoming release of the RX 6000 series! Specifications RX 6900 XT - Now benchmarked! 80 Compute Units Game Clock 2015 MHz Boost Clock 2250 MHz 16GB GDDR6 256-bit 16Gbps 300w TBP Available December 8th RX 6800 XT 72 Compute Units Game Clock 2015 MHz Boost Clock 2250 MHz 16GB GDDR6 256-bit Infinity Cache 16Gbps 300w TBP Available November 18th RX 6800 60 Compute Units Game Clock 1815 MHz Boost Clock 2105 MHz 16GB GDDR6 256-bit Infinity Cache 16Gbps 250w TBP Available November 18th Did today's event change any of the parts in your upcoming build? Will you be upgrading to the new RX 6000 series? Let us know! FAQ Q) Will you have the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series on launch? A) Yes, we will have the new RX 6000 series cards from our AIB partners, including Sapphire and MSI. Q) How many will you have in stock? A) Quantities will be extremely limited at launch, however, we're expecting additional shipments of GPUs later on launch day and subsequent days. Please note that quantities and shipments vary by store. Q) How much will the 6000 Series video cards cost? A) Up-to-date pricing for our cards will be posted on the website upon launch. You can see the full assortment of AMD cards we carry, with up to date inventory and pricing in the AMD graphics cards category. Q) Will I be able to reserve or buy them online? A) We will not be offering reservations for in-store pick-up, or shipping for these video cards due to the high demand.  Q) Can I buy more than one?  A) We will be limiting purchases at this time to one per household. With limited availability, we want all of our customers to have a chance to be a part of this new product release. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «1234567…14» Comments McFly ✭ October 2020 Looks good. So does the RTX 3000 series. At this point it's an availability game. I'm a spectator at a race where I don't care who wins... but the race is taking FOREVER. All this hype with no availability is soul-crushing. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin October 2020 edited October 2020 I think we're in a great place right now. From my perspective competition is always good for the customer. I'm hopeful at this point, and can't wait to see future benchmarks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin October 2020 Hope AMD doesn't have early driver issues like they did with the 5700/XT. I was an early adopter on the 5700XT but the driver issues pushed me back to NVIDIA and I ended up with a 2080 Super. If AMD has the availability and driver stability we might finally be back in an age where there's real competition in the GPU market.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DreadPirateRoberts ✭ October 2020 I've heard that AMD are making it a prime focus because of the feedback from the last generation. It seems like AMD heard the complaints. Hopefully, they'll do it right this time.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin October 2020 If AMD turns the game around with their driver support, it'll still be a vast improvement as a whole.  I'm excited to see how this turns out.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Krogroth ✭ November 2020 Will Microcenter have the RX 6800 XT in store on November 18th? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 Yes, we're expecting to have the 6800 XT on the morning of release!  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Nick_C8 ✭ November 2020 Do you also intend to have the normal 6800 in stock in stores on the morning of Nov 18th? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CHRONOBODI ✭ November 2020 edited November 2020 i hail from Long Island.... im hoping the stock level of 6800XT will be decent on morning. then again, after the RTX 3000 series crapshow, i might have to consider camping the Westbury MC.    not in the mood to compete with lots of bots and spamming f5. Braving the cold in a nice warm jacket on a chair seems like a comfier idea. 6800XT still going to make my titan x pascal look like an old gtx 1070 by comparison. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 @Nick_C8 Yes, we expect to have them. However, the stock may be limited, so keep an eye out. I haven't heard anything about stock levels, personally but with recent launches for other products stock on release has been limited. So, again, I'd recommend keeping an eye out until we get closer to the date of release. Hopefully we'll know more then. If I learn anything, I'll be sure to share it. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CHRONOBODI ✭ November 2020 are you expecting more 6800xts than 6800?  LandShark said: @Nick_C8 Yes, we expect to have them. However, the stock may be limited, so keep an eye out. I haven't heard anything about stock levels, personally but with recent launches for other products stock on release has been limited. So, again, I'd recommend keeping an eye out until we get closer to the date of release. Hopefully we'll know more then. If I learn anything, I'll be sure to share it. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 @CHRONOBODI Unfortunately, I'm not sure of the stock amount at this point. I've heard that we'll have them on release, but nothing about the amount. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CHRONOBODI ✭ November 2020 to be fair its 2 weeks from launch, so, we all are waiting to see til then. thank you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 We're all waiting to see! It's an exciting time to be a gamer 😊 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BIGDADDY ✭ November 2020 Is the stock going  to be better the the 3000 series 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin November 2020 BIGDADDY said: Is the stock going  to be better the the 3000 series We just don't know yet. I HOPE it is, but until those cards are actually on the shelves we don't really know.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Catboylilly ✭ November 2020 How early will you be able to wait in line for the launch?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BIGDADDY ✭ November 2020 how early would the line start 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin November 2020 Catboylilly said: How early will you be able to wait in line for the launch?  BIGDADDY said: how early would the line start So this is going to depend on your store. Some stores for the RTX 3000 series launch we saw people showing up the evening before and camping overnight. Some you may not see that happen. I don't know if people will do the same for the new AMD GPUs, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook bbnn ✭ November 2020 @TSTonyV will we get updates from you guys on availability like you guys did for Ampere? really appreciated that 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Catboylilly ✭ November 2020 Is there a good chance you will be getting a shipment of Rtx 3000 cards aswell?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CHRONOBODI ✭ November 2020 i mean, rtx 3000 stock is pretty bad if you still can't get one normally 2 months after the launch. which is why im hoping the "easier" manufacturing of RX 6000 on tsmc 7nm, (known to yield pretty good) as well as those cards being 256-bit bus as well, leads to lower memory modules per gpu needed. Also, gddr6 is plentiful to get vs gddr6x by comparison. u can tell by 3070 having somewhat more stock than 3080 or 3090 ever did, by 256-bit bus cards and gddr6 being more manufacturable, if that's a word. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Millix ✭ November 2020 edited November 2020 Will the cards be available to reserve online or will they have in-store exclusivity?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 @bbnn We'll do our best to with what information we have. Hopefully, the community will keep us up to date with in-store visits and updates! @Millix They will be in-store only. If you're wanting one on release day, I'd guess that you'll have to arrive pretty early before launch. 😊 Hopefully, things are as @CHRONOBODI and we'll have quite a lot of inventory available. I havn't heard anything about stock levels yet though.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Goreopsy ✭ November 2020 edited November 2020 Hi! I don't know whether, even if the staff knows the answer to the following question, it is allowed to answer, but I'll try. Is there in any way that you guys would preemptively, before the launch day or on the day before opening hours, know if the stock that you'll receive will be in the quantity of several dozens, beyond a hundred, or even several hundreds? I'm asking because I think I'll be waiting before the store few hours before the opening hour and would like to ensure that, when I will count how many people are in the line before me, I'll know whether there's any point in me waiting in the line. This is the first time ever I'm considering waiting in line for an item before store hours (due to the pandemic and manufacturing shortages, y'know), so I'd like to know better what to expect. Pardon my lengthy explanation. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Millix ✭ November 2020 Will there be a limit to how many you can buy at once?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook acslater86 ✭ November 2020 If I go wait in line at the door before opening, can we reserve a 6000 series card based on availability, or do we have to do a mad dash to the back to grab one?   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 Goreopsy said: Hi! I don't know whether, even if the staff knows the answer to the following question, it is allowed to answer, but I'll try. Is there in any way that you guys would preemptively, before the launch day or on the day before opening hours, know if the stock that you'll receive will be in the quantity of several dozens, beyond a hundred, or even several hundreds? I'm asking because I think I'll be waiting before the store few hours before the opening hour and would like to ensure that, when I will count how many people are in the line before me, I'll know whether there's any point in me waiting in the line. This is the first time ever I'm considering waiting in line for an item before store hours (due to the pandemic and manufacturing shortages, y'know), so I'd like to know better what to expect. Pardon my lengthy explanation. Right now, we don't know what to expect for quantity. If I find out and I'm able to share, I'll let you know! Millix said: Will there be a limit to how many you can buy at once?  There is a limit of one per customer. acslater86 said: If I go wait in line at the door before opening, can we reserve a 6000 series card based on availability, or do we have to do a mad dash to the back to grab one?  The 6000 series will not be available for reservation upon release. I'd assume that it will be done in a similar fashion to our other recent releases. With vouchers that will be handed out to those in line as the store opens. I'm not 100% certain on this, as I know we are always looking for ways to improve our processes. I know it will not be a mad dash. 😊 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Goreopsy ✭ November 2020 LandShark said: Goreopsy said: Hi! I don't know whether, even if the staff knows the answer to the following question, it is allowed to answer, but I'll try. Is there in any way that you guys would preemptively, before the launch day or on the day before opening hours, know if the stock that you'll receive will be in the quantity of several dozens, beyond a hundred, or even several hundreds? I'm asking because I think I'll be waiting before the store few hours before the opening hour and would like to ensure that, when I will count how many people are in the line before me, I'll know whether there's any point in me waiting in the line. This is the first time ever I'm considering waiting in line for an item before store hours (due to the pandemic and manufacturing shortages, y'know), so I'd like to know better what to expect. Pardon my lengthy explanation. Right now, we don't know what to expect for quantity. If I find out and I'm able to share, I'll let you know! Millix said: Will there be a limit to how many you can buy at once?  There is a limit of one per customer. acslater86 said: If I go wait in line at the door before opening, can we reserve a 6000 series card based on availability, or do we have to do a mad dash to the back to grab one?  The 6000 series will not be available for reservation upon release. I'd assume that it will be done in a similar fashion to our other recent releases. With vouchers that will be handed out to those in line as the store opens. I'm not 100% certain on this, as I know we are always looking for ways to improve our processes. I know it will not be a mad dash. 😊 Thank you very much for clarifications! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LambChop69 ✭ November 2020 LandShark said: Millix said: Will there be a limit to how many you can buy at once?  There is a limit of one per customer. Can I get a little clarification on this? Is it 1 total or 1 per type. I am building 2 PCs, one for me and one for my son. I, being the more avid gamer(IMHO) of the two, intend to purchase the 6900XT, but I would like to put a 6800 in his machine. The issue is the fact that I am not keen on allowing my son to skip school to stand in line all night to get our hands on 2 separate cards. I understand the reasoning behind purchase limits, just wanting clarification so I know what I am walking into the night of. BTW, super stoked about this, as I am making the switch from Intel/NVidia(I have built every PC I have ever owned for 28 years, and this is my first all AMD rig). Thanks for taking time to answer all these questions! 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The new RX 6700 XT has its sights set on delivering the best 1440p performance on the market and, with help from AMD’s game-boosting programs, it just might. Featuring 12GB of high-speed GDDR6 VRAM, AMD RDNA 2 Gaming Architecture for Ray Tracing, AMD Infinity Cache, and AMD Smart Access Memory, the RX 6700 XT is a mid-range powerhouse. And, of course, the RX 6700 XT has access to AMD’s suite of gaming enhancements, including AMD Radeon Anti-Lag, decreasing the amount of time between input and action, and AMD Radeon Boost, which delivers up to a 27% performance increase while gaming. What that all means: 1440p Gaming: 1440p gaming is, essentially, the mid-point between 1080p, the HD standard, and 4k. 1440p delivers high-quality visuals without breaking the bank. The RX 6700 XT offers top-of-the-line 1440p visuals for the mid-range price. 12GB High-Speed GDDR6 VRAM: VRAM, or video RAM, is memory dedicated to running computer graphics. 12GB of High-Speed GDDR6 VRAM means that there’s more than enough blazing-fast memory to render stunning 1440p graphics. AMD RDNA 2 Gaming Architecture: With the rise in Ray Tracing, a new graphic tool that adds realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections, AMD developed the RDNA 2 Gaming Architecture, designed to get the most out of Ray Tracing technology. AMD Smart Access Memory: When the RX 6700 XT is paired with a 5000 Series (and select 3000 Series AMD processors, the processors can make use of the RX 6700 XT’s 12GB GDDR6 RAM to boost performance up to 16%. AMD Infinity Cache: AMD added a 96MB last-level data cache to the RX 6700 XT’s GPU chip, allowing for up to 2.5x higher bandwidth. In other words: even more gaming performance. 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So he should be able to get one, correct? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin March 18 Hello @Azzyung and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. Unfortunately for the GPUs its 1 per household (address). So even though there are 2 people at an address, only 1 card per address (household),, sorry. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook davrob01 ✭ March 20 edited March 20 When will the next batch of rx 6700 be released and will you guys make a post about it in the announcement section? Will you do the same thing for other high demand GPUs? I just need to know when I need to camp out. I missed this one. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin March 20 Hello @davrob01 Thank you for posting on the Micro Center Community! After the release launch for Graphics Cards alongside other Limited Availability items, our stores will receive shipments of these items over time rather than doing another large Batch Release. Since there isn't a big batch release, there will be no announcements for these, it would just be a Limited Availability Item meaning it is First Come First Serve. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook davrob01 ✭ March 21 edited March 21 @TSPhillipT Thanks. I have a silly follow-up question, so if I were to show up at the Chicago store at open every day for the next 6 months, is there a chance that one day, I would be able to buy one of the AMD 6000 video cards (or Nvidia's 3000 series)? Would that be a good strategy? How often do you guys get these shipments, and is Monday the best day or is it random? Oh, also, if I called the night before, would someone be able to inform me if you guys are expecting a shipment? Or is it random? I guess I could make riding my bike to the store every day part of my morning routine. I do live nearby. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin March 21 edited March 25 @davrob01 just chiming in. There no guarantee, but if you showed up to the store before it opens every day, there may be a chance you'll get one of those cards. If you call the night before the store won't share if a shipment is coming in or not. They only share the day off. Best bet is to show up at the store before it opens to get into the store to see what gpu stock they have. If no gpu in stock, the store will let you know if a truck coming that day. Hang out in the store until it comes or they may call you when the truck comes. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «12» Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. 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This GPU has some cool features when paired with the Zen 3/5000 series Ryzen processors called Smart Access Memory (SAM) that offer increased performance. Those features lean the favor towards Zen 3 Ryzen as being the ideal recommendation. We will be using the same setup we used for the 3060 Ti Review and Benchmark.  We used an AMD Ryzen 5950X alongside 16GB of G.Skill RAM set to 3200Mhz.  The model of the RX 6900 XT we used was the PowerColor RX 6900.  All of our benchmarks were performed on an open-air test bench.  Here is the build we used, with a recommended case to complete the build. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin December 2020 edited December 2020 Benchmarks Benchmarks were done with the GPU right out of the box with no overclocking performed on the GPU.  We wanted to test the out-of-the-box experience with this GPU, using the launch day drivers as well.  All games tested were at the highest graphical settings (excluding motion blur), with some games tested both with SAM on and off.   Hitman 2 showed pretty expected results.  The consistent 1% Low at all resolutions shows up here again as with previous benchmarks of this game.  Looking at a CPU bottleneck, however, at the 1080p and 1440p resolution, and a nice 91 FPS average at 4K.  Frametimes are as follow, 1080p; 7.26ms | 1440p; 7.38ms | 4k; 10.98ms  Next up is Grand Theft Auto V, and this game is always weird to bench at lower resolutions.  Although we got really high FPS, the number of stutters I saw at the 1080p resolution was worrying.  There are, however, a few known issues with this benchmark, and I didn’t see any issues at 1440p and 4K, the target audience for this GPU.   Frametimes are as follow, 1080p; 6.12ms | 1440p; 8.31ms | 4k; 13.63ms  Horizon Zero Dawn showed more standard results for a benchmark.  With higher resolution, the lower your FPS is on both Average and 1% Low. We still see very high numbers at all resolution, especially since this is one of our most demanding games.  Due to seeing this game as a pretty standard benchmark, it was also tested with SAM on.  Frametimes are as follow, 1080p; 6.06ms | 1440p; 7.47ms | 4k; 13.41ms  We saw no significant difference in performance gained with SAM turned on, but I've heard that you wouldn’t see results at higher resolutions. Still, at lower resolutions, I assumed maybe Horizon was taxing our RX 6900 even to have SAM active, which is why we tested SAM in Civilization VI, a game that isn’t nearly as taxing on the GPU.   Frametimes are as follow, 1080p; 6.30ms | 1440p; 7.45ms | 4k; 13.31ms  The RX 6900 XT just performed like a monster in this game.  Seeing a CPU bottleneck at the 1080p and 1440p and getting great frame rates at both is good, but 108FPS at 4K is excellent.  Even an 83.7FPS 1% Low means the RX 6900 XT is a great pair with 4k60FPS gaming.  Now with a lower demanding game, let’s see how well SAM has improved this game!   Frametimes are as follow, 1080p; 8.11ms | 1440p; 8.16ms | 4k; 9.22ms  Strange again!  Not setting any performance gains here on a less demanding benchmark for the RX 6900 XT.  I am unsure why our benchmarks have not shown any performance increases when SAM is on. Our only answer is possible driver issues or the processor being too powerful as it is the Ryzen 5950X.   Frametimes are as follow, 1080p; 8.23ms | 1440p; 8.25ms | 4k; 9.32ms  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin December 2020 edited December 2020 Conclusion If you are looking for a GPU that will run games at 4K 60FPS with max settings and not have to worry about dropping frames, I highly recommend giving the Radeon RX 6900 XT a shot.  All games performed above 4K 60FPS at max settings and performed at higher frame rates at 1440p.  With this likely being the last GPU release of the year, AMD really set up a perfect GPU for higher-end gaming.  Especially with stock being low and with demand being high, this GPU is a solid replacement for those trying to secure an Nvidia RTX 3080 or 3090 or an AMD Radeon RX 6800.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook reyncoat ✭ December 2020 Thank you for the benchmarks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin December 2020 You're quite welcome! @TSPhillipT Did a great job with this one, didn't he? 😁 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Guthreee ✭ December 2020 Wow! What an in depth review! I totally want to buy one now. -Checks Microcenter for stock- Oh. Well..... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin December 2020 I know... It is tough right now! Trust me, I want one too. Hopefully what AMD has said about more stock being sent out at the beginning of the new year is true and we'll see inventory arrive in our stores! Sadly, it's a waiting game in the meantime.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key. Comment As ... 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