We don't know who's to blame for this situation; coronavirus, limited stocks, speculators or careless statements by AMD chief game architect Frank Azor, & ; however, the Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 reference cards launched yesterday were instantly sold out. Moreover, the novelties have never reached many stores. Including the Russian ones;
In the Network, many complain that they did not have time to make a purchase, because all available offers ended in minutes, so their order was canceled. Others complain that the video cards did not even reach their local stores. Many recall the words of Frank Azor about « nonpaper launch » others & ; with tears in their eyes watching how the purchased video cards began to appear on eBay at absurdly inflated prices.
The redeemed Radeon novelties began to appear on the secondary trading floor
Let us remind you that in Russia video cards in the reference version of AMD itself will not be sold, sales of new products will be carried out by various partners of the company. Western users, in turn, have the opportunity to purchase AMD products directly through its official website. However, most ordinary buyers were deprived of this opportunity, because AMD this time decided to play unfairly.
@Radeon thanks for the early access trip to the future. #RX6000LaunchDay @VideoCardz pic.twitter.com/DgQ3bKdo6H & ; xyberKnight(The TechGames Crusader) (@xyberknight) November 18, 2020
Screenshots of e-mails appeared in the Network, which the company sent to its most loyal users who are part of the so-called Team Red Plus team. Its members got an exclusive opportunity to purchase Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 graphics cards earlier than others. In particular, in a letter, AMD indicated that the offer is limited and asked not to share the link to buy a video card with « the rest » consumers.
Against the background of such news especially cynical look the words of Frank Azora, who said on Twitter that he himself was able to buy a Radeon RX 6800 graphics card through the AMD website, without using a corporate account, but only a few times updated the page with the product.
Just successfully ordered an @amd @Radeon RX 6800 for myself on https://t.co/MnReZDudwp. Required some refreshing to get the order through but it worked. pic.twitter.com/0ERpS2BmnA & ; Frank Azor (@AzorFrank) November 18, 2020
As for the Russian market, the Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 graphics cards as a separate product are not yet sold anywhere. The novelties can be found only in ready-made gaming computers. For example, such:
Source of images: Digital Razor
The Russian representation of AMD believes otherwise. Its press release states the following: «Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT are available from today in retail stores and on AMD.com at the recommended retail prices of 53,590 rubles and 59,990 rubles respectively»... Unfortunately, in fact, the situation was the opposite. For example, according to a comment on the website DNS Club, which, apparently, left a representative of the retail network DNS, November 18, the start of sales of new products from the Russian seller did not take place. The message also indicates that the delivery of graphics gas pedals is delayed, and at the start will be few copies. There is no certainty on the date of start of sales. They may or may not start on November 19. However, before the launch the company will try to notify potential buyers in time. Russian retailer uses a similar approach to sales for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards.