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AMD Expects Third-Party RX 6800's XT to Hit MSRP in One to Two Months

Radeon RX 6800 XT
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After the huge fail that was the RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT launch just a week ago, Hardware Unboxed reports that AMD has assured them that its partner cards for the RX 6800XT will ship in the next four to eight weeks, and even better, all of them should sell at their associated MSRPs.

This is potentially good news for RX 6800XT buyers. The RDNA2 launch for both the RX 6800XT and RX 6800 was an absolute disaster, and worse than the Nvidia RTX 3080 launch because it appears there were even fewer RX 6000-series cards available on day one than Nvidia's Ampere. 

It's good to see that AMD will step up to try to get the situation under control, but the proof will be in the shipping units. It's best to take AMD's word with a grain of salt. Demand for the latest generation of graphics cards has been absolutely enormous, and prices have been super inflated by the pandemic, making any new GPU purchase impossible for most buyers.

Even if AMD and its AIB partners deliver, there's still a huge chance all the stock will be eaten alive by remaining customers who haven't had a chance to purchase a new GPU. 

Hopefully everything goes to plan, and you all can grab a shiny new RX 6800 XT by late December 2020 or January of next year.

If you have no choice but to buy a new graphics card right now, be sure to check out our Best Cyber Monday Graphics Card Deals to see what remaining graphics cards are still good for your money. The selection is slim and doesn't include any newer models, but that's the unfortunate state of the industry right now. 

  • therealtweeter1
    I hope so .
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  • spongiemaster
    Sure. Is Mr Azor willing to put up $10 of his money for this one too? Because I will take that bet if he is.
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  • ezst036
    Admin said:
    This is potentially good news for RX 6800XT buyers. The RDNA2 launch for both the RX 6800XT and RX 6800 was an absolute disaster, and worse than the Nvidia RTX 3080 launch

    Yeah, I'm not sure that supply issues by themself are worse than Ampere's early crashing issues coupled with moderately better supply issues.

    Third-Party GPU Makers and Nvidia Respond to Nvidia RTX 30-Series Crash to Desktop Issueshttps://www.tomshardware.com/amp/news/third-party-gpu-makers-respond-to-nvidia-rtx-30-series-crash-to-desktop-issues
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  • digitalgriffin
    spongiemaster said:
    Sure. Is Mr Azor willing to put up $10 of his money for this one too? Because I will take that bet if he is.

    Unless AMD leaned on board partners and threatened them with supply constraints, I don't see this happening.
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  • Nemesia
    I just want to buy a Ryzen 5900X with any of the two GPU's at decent prices. Is it too much to ask? :)
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