AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Graphics Cards Could Be Hard to Find at Launch

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Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: a major graphics card manufacturer announces a new product line, but few are able to buy one at launch or for weeks thereafter. It seems that NVIDIA may not be the only one with a dismal supply issue, as Wccftech is reporting that AMD could experience something similar.

ASUS Nordic rep David Hammer suggests there could be low stock on launch day. In now-deleted posts, he said he expects the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT to sell out within minutes. Considering what many of us have seen, it could be more accurate to say seconds.

It will be quite limited I think, that it will sell out quickly. More RX 6800, fewer 6800 XT … as with basically all graphics cards now, we expect that everything will be gone within a few minutes so you need to hang on to the lock.

He also confirmed the launch dates for the Radeon RX 6000 Series but noted that Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 partner cards are expected a week after AMD’s initial release.

Then it is 1-2 weeks later until we start delivering our Partners cards, too early to say what the supply looks like there, but the demand will probably continue to be great.

RX 6800 XT and RX 6800: 18th November for Reference cards and one week later for Partner cards.

RX 6900 XT: 8th December

Bots vs. Humans

It is not unusual for new products to have limited quantities at launch. The biggest difference this year has been the increased usage of bots, which buy everything up quickly. This scalping practice has become a plague recently for new CPUs, too. AMD is attempting to work with partners to limit this from happening, but it’s questionable how much can be done.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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