Australian retailer PLE Computers claimed today that AMD has basically paper launched its new RX 6000 series GPUs. This basically means that most of you won’t be able to purchase any of the new RX 6800 or RX 6800XT graphics cards.
Not only that, but the prices for these two GPUs are way higher than their official MSRP. It’s a bit ridiculous, but in some cases the RX 6800 can cost more than the RTX 3080. And, as we’ve already reported, in the majority of games the RTX 3080 is faster than both the RX 6800 and the RX 6800XT.
As PLE Computers states when you visit its website.
“AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Alert: Paper launch Very limited stock on it’s way. Unconfirmed future quantities.
Unfortunately, we have an extremely limited number of these cards allocated to our first shipment. This small allocation of cards should be arriving at our warehouse/s over the next week or two.”
What this means is that PLE has not received yet this first shipment. So yeah, even if you pre-order from them, you won’t be getting your GPU anytime soon.
A lot of other retailers have also stated that they have very limited stock, while others have not received any GPUs at all. In short, this launch is worse than the NVIDIA RTX 30XX series. This shouldn’t really surprise most of you, as Nick had already informed you about these availability issues.
Lastly, and as we always buy the hardware we use, we won’t be able to get an RX 6000 series GPU. Our plan was – and still is – to get the RX 6900XT, however, we don’t really know when they will become available in Greece. In short, we really feel your pain.