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Hardware Unboxed’s Steve Walton recently reported that AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series graphics cards would be very difficult to procure at launch, and now, retailers have begun echoing that notion.

One of these is Micro Center – according to a Q&A published by LandShark, one of the retailer’s forum admins, RDNA 2 GPUs will be “extremely limited” on launch day. He suggests that more shipments will quickly follow, but it isn’t clear how many units each store might be getting with each delivery.

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 3000 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.

Another retailer, Switzerland’s Digitec Galaxus, has shared a similar report, noting that the availability of AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series graphics cards will be quite limited.

Price : The retail price of the new Radeon graphics cards will be announced starting November 18th at 3:00 p.m.

Delivery date: We have learned that certain cards are on their way to us by air freight. The exact delivery date is currently unknown. We will inform you about the new delivery dates on this page.

Availability : We receive a limited number of items, the number of items will be very small. How many exactly is currently still open. If we know the exact amount, we will activate a totalizer on November 18th. If the counter is no longer visible, the quantity is sold out. We will then end the ticket sales. Because there are no more reference cards.

Order quantity: We have limited the maximum order quantity to one piece per person. This means that all interested parties have a better chance of getting a chance. In the case of customer orders with higher quantities, we cancel the quantities that exceed one piece.

Brands : The reference designs will be available in three versions from the ASUS and MSI brands.

At the very least, both stores are limiting AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series graphics cards to one per customer, which should do a bit of good against scalpers and other unscrupulous resellers.

An r/AMD user (via VideoCardz) has shared an image of people already camped out at Micro Center.

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  1. I’m reading this a little differently.

    They say initial shipments may sell out quickly, but they expect to be replenished quickly too, with additional shipments arriving already same day, and a steady stream after that.

    This actually makes me hopeful!

    I’m waiting for the 6900 though.

  2. I’m reading this a little differently.

    They say initial shipments may sell out quickly, but they expect to be replenished quickly too, with additional shipments arriving already same day, and a steady stream after that.

    This actually makes me hopeful!

    I’m waiting for the 6900 though.

    If that was the case, then why would a rather popular retailer in NY (B&H Photo) tell their customers that they aren’t even taking orders or pre-orders for any of the 6800 series cards?

    Hardware Unboxed was definitely on to something, even though it was only Aussie Retailers they were talking to.

  3. If that was the case, then why would a rather popular retailer in NY (B&H Photo) tell their customers that they aren’t even taking orders or pre-orders for any of the 6800 series cards?

    Hardware Unboxed was definitely on to something, even though it was only Aussie Retailers they were talking to.

    Dunno but probably need to wait a day or two to see if the sky is actually falling, or if it’s just Day 1 Bot Shinanegans.

    I gave the 3070 the benefit of the doubt, it wasn’t warranted though as mere mortals still can’t find them, but I did at least give nVidia a chance to prove their "delay and buildup" strategy.

    I’ll give AMD the same chance here. I don’t see very many SKUs on the NowInStock yet. That doesn’t mean a whole lot, as anything released today is probably long since gone, but…

  4. Dunno but probably need to wait a day or two to see if the sky is actually falling, or if it’s just Day 1 Bot Shinanegans.

    I gave the 3070 the benefit of the doubt, it wasn’t warranted though as mere mortals still can’t find them, but I did at least give nVidia a chance to prove their "delay and buildup" strategy.

    I’ll give AMD the same chance here. I don’t see very many SKUs on the NowInStock yet. That doesn’t mean a whole lot, as anything released today is probably long since gone, but…

    If day one shortages are all scalper-bot related, only to have additional supply follow up rapidly after, making it impossible for them to sell with their usual markups, I’ll laugh my *** off.

    *fingers crossed*

  5. Maybe AMD and Nvidia should do the Elon Musk system. Reserve for 10 bucks, buy later.
    I mean crap if.he does it for a car…
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