AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

Radeon 6800 XT: AMD promises the end of the shortage within 4 to 8 weeks

AMD recognizes a supply problem for the Radeon 6800 XT but explains to a duo of YouTubers that they are in discussions with the manufacturers to end the shortages within 4 to 8 weeks. What to find, according to the firm, cards sold at their recommended price, rather than at prices inflated by speculation.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

The Hardware Exposed Youtube channel claims to have new official information on the replenishment of Radeon 6800 XT cards. AMD has indeed just released its new Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800XT a few days ago, and since then, the card has been in use. chronic out of stock at all resale sites. A situation similar to what is happening with the new Nvidia RTX 3000 cards, also untouchable since their release.

The problem is that some take advantage of this and do not hesitate to sell the little stock they have left at a high price. And that third-party AMD manufacturers are not yet able to provide enough cards to distributors. So on average, those who manage to get the RX 6800XT pay between $ 90 and $ 250 more than the recommended price. A problem that AMD would be acknowledging as an aside.

Hardware Unboxed explains: “We had a private conversation with AMD. They assured us that within 4-8 weeks third-party manufacturers will be bringing cards to market at the recommended price. They have said that they have made arrangements to allow third-party assemblers to meet the recommended price of $ 649 for the RX 6800XT and they expect that to happen within 8 weeks ”.

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For now, however, we do not know the details around these instructions given by AMD to the manufacturers. It seems difficult to resolve the situation “by magic”. AMD GPUs are all manufactured by the Taiwanese founder TSMC which also counts Nvidia among its customers, but also for example Apple which subcontracts the manufacture of its iPhone chips and now those of its all new M1 Macs.