All of the reviews for the Radeon RX 6800 series cards were released today and the cards officially are available for purchase. But as it looks they are sold out pretty much everywhere. We’ve looked on Amazon, Newegg, Best Buy, and even AMD’s own website and everything is gone.
AMD’s own Frank Azor said back in September that the RX 6800 series launch would not be a paper launch and even took a $10 bet with a Twitter user. But it seems AMD is meeting the same fate as NVIDIA with their RTX 3000 series launch as well as Microsoft and Sony with their latest console launches. With very limited launch stock and scalper bots buying up everything you could go to eBay to pick up a card. Cards there are going anywhere from $999 to $3000! Remember the Radeon RX 6800 XT has an MSRP of $650!
Is this becoming the new normal? All I know is that it is really bad for people looking to upgrade or build a new PC. Many people have asked me “what should I get” when discussing building a new PC and my answer is “now is a horrible time to build a PC”. Mainly because these awesome new “affordable” graphics cards cannot be purchased at those affordable prices. On top of that we have many older cards flooding the market with people are selling them (sometimes at the same price as the new cards). It is just not good for the industry at all.
For those desperate for a Radeon RX 6800 series card Microcenter will be selling the cards in-store only with quantities “extremely limited at launch.”
Custom Radeon RX 6800 series cards will be available November 25th so you might be able to pick up a card then, but we expect those to go quickly as well.