Can you believe that AMD had planned to discontinue the reference designs for its newly launched Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards already? Considering that the Radeon RX 6900 XT was only released yesterday, that seems like a crazy thought, but Cowcotland (via VideoCardz) has shared a report that alleges exactly that.
“Just like the RX 6800 MBA and the RX 6800 XT MBA, production has been one shot for this card,” Aurelien Lagny wrote. “A brand told us that they only have about forty cards for France, not one more. Suffice to say once again that it’s just nada […] and that those who manage to have an RX 6900 XT MBA will have a real [collector’s item] in their hands.”
The report is apparently true, as AMD Radeon CVP and GM Scott Herkelman, in a timely tweet, confirmed that red team had a change of heart and would continue building reference models of the Radeon RX 6900 XT, Radeon RX 6800 XT, and Radeon RX 6800 for an indefinite period of time.
“We’ve just officially extended the reference design builds indefinitely due to popular demand,” Herkelman tweeted. “Thanks for the feedback.”
We've just officially extended the reference design builds indefinitely due to popular demand. Thanks for the feedback.— Scott Herkelman (@sherkelman) December 9, 2020