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AMD’s online GPU shop has been haunted by OOS notices for what seems like an eternity, but the company should have more Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards available in the coming months through its website. That, at least, is what the company has told The Verge, noting that the GPUs would be sold at suggested e-tail prices (i.e., not the insane prices that many of the cards have been going for on auction sites and other unofficial channels).

“AMD tells The Verge it expects to sell more of its own reference design RX 6800, 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT cards on its own website in the first quarter of 2021 at their sticker prices, which should mean $579, $649 and $999 instead of inflated ones,” the author wrote. “But AMD is only committing to make them available ‘to as many gamers as possible.'”

On the other hand, NVIDIA revealed during the recent 19th Annual J.P. Morgan Tech/Auto Forum Conference that it expects the current GeForce RTX 30 Series drought to continue all through Q1. The implication is that Ampere GPU stock may not begin ramping up until May, at the earliest.

“Gaming demand is off the charts” Kress noted. “Our overall Ampere architecture and ray tracing are really a true success. This demand has remained stronger for longer. Okay? So, supply does remain tight at this time. We expect the overall channel inventories, meaning the inventories that are with our AIC partners as well as in our e-tail and retail channels will likely remain lean throughout Q1. Our overall capacity has not been able to keep up with that overall strong demand that we have seen.”

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  1. I can’t wait for all 5 cards to show up on March 31.

    Yar, it was a miserable experience trying to get a RX 6800 XT at launch through their site. I guess, to be fair, it’s been a miserable experience to get any GPU on any site these past few months.

  2. That does not indicate how much more AMD is expecting to have available. Is the supply going to 2x more, 3x or 1.00001x more? Their commitment to the consoles is costing them dearly with CPU availability as well as GPUs. If AMD had those millions of console APUs making GPUs for graphics cards they would have owned the PC GPU market for this generation is my thinking. Also with their CPUs, if they cannot meet demand they are loosing out inroads into the PC market including mobile. AMD taking a cut rate profit margins on consoles and giving up a lucrative PC market for the taking is turning out bad I think.
  3. That does not indicate how much more AMD is expecting to have available. Is the supply going to 2x more, 3x or 1.00001x more? Their commitment to the consoles is costing them dearly with CPU availability as well as GPUs. If AMD had those millions of console APUs making GPUs for graphics cards they would have owned the PC GPU market for this generation is my thinking. Also with their CPUs, if they cannot meet demand they are loosing out inroads into the PC market including mobile. AMD taking a cut rate profit margins on consoles and giving up a lucrative PC market for the taking is turning out bad I think.

    I think you have it all backwards. Console parts are a money maker for AMD right now. As are PC parts for OEM’s. The mid to high end has never been a market driver. Nor has GPU’s in general.

    AMD is making money where the demand is the highest. It’s just not in retail supply.

  4. So…..
    Sometime in the next 75 days I’ll get the chance to log in and find out they are out of stock again?
  5. Watch some streams that monitor parts availability. Just over two weeks of doing that and I was able to get mine.
  6. You don’t have to. Newegg only drops on evenings for bulk drops in a 1 hour window generally at 4 30 pacific or 5 pacific. Watch tje trackers then and jump on the links thst get posted to get an order in. No need to sit all day unless your bored. And I used a twitch stream for flacondrin. (Sp).
  7. Live stock trackers on YouTube.

    I’m not going to sit there and watch scrolling text for weeks on end.

    For the last three gens of NVIDIA releases now I’ve tried various tracker sites and still ended up with blind luck on either NewEgg or Amazon as opposed to anything they offered.

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