AMD has confirmed that it will be offering more Radeon RX 6800, Radeon RX 6800 XT, and Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics cards for sale through its web shop in the coming months. The promise was made by industry veteran Ritche Corpus (Head of Gaming and Professional Content Worldwide, Sr. Director of SW Alliances at AMD), who noted that these reference models will be available at their original SEPs/MSRPs in the first quarter of 2021. This means that those of you who are able to hit F5 fast enough might be able to jump onto the RDNA 2 architecture at much saner prices than what we’ve been seeing at retailers and auction sites.
“Based on the response to our AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series and Radeon RX 6900 XT reference design graphics cards, we are extending production to make them available to as many gamers as possible on AMD.com at SEP,” Corpus said in an interview with BabelTechReviews related to VR technology. “Additional reference cards are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2021. We will also continue supporting our partners in the development of their custom AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics card designs.”
“AMD is excited about all technologies which enhances the gaming experience,” he added. “We will continue to work with our industry partners to ensure to deliver optimized experiences with AMD graphics cards. AMD 6800 series and 6900 XT cards support USB-C support to offer easy one wire connection to HMDs.”
AMD launched its Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics cards in October for $579 and $649, respectively. Those models were followed by the Radeon RX 6900 XT in December, which debuted at $999. The RDNA 2 flagship features 80 Compute Units, 16 GB of GDDR6 memory, and a boost clock of up to 2,250 MHz.