Report: AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Stock Will Be “Pretty Terrible, Like RTX 3080 Terrible”

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Those of you who are planning to purchase an AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series graphics card this week may want to temper your expectations because you probably aren’t getting one. That’s according to Hardware Unboxed’s Steve Walton, who claimed in an unboxing video that stock would be “terrible” – as bad as NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080, in fact.

“(Availability) of these cards will be a hot topic when they release,” reads a transcript by VideoCardz. “So technically they are being released on the 18th (that’s when you are going to see our review) […] but I’m not really expecting you to buy one. I have spoken with quite a few retailers and stock seems pretty terrible, like RTX 3080 terrible. It will differ from region to region (I have only spoken to Australian retailers).”

“The actual proper custom AIB cards that most of you are probably going to be interested in, they won’t be releasing for another week. So 25th they become available. Probably again in limited numbers. It won’t be until a few weeks before start seeing strong availability.”

We learned last month that AMD had sent out guidelines to retailers for ensuring adequate Radeon RX 6000 Series stock, but that may have been vain. Frank Azor (Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions & Marketing) also suggested that this wouldn’t be a paper launch in a tweet from September. That may not age well.

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