Monday, March 15th 2021

AMD to Supply Only a Few Thousand Radeon RX 6700 XT GPUs for Europe at Launch

The global supply chain of graphics cards is currently not very well equipped to handle the massive demand that exists for the latest generation of GPUs. Just like we have seen with the launch of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 series Ampere, and AMD Radeon RX 6000 series Big Navi SKUs, the latest generation graphics cards are experiencing massive demand. And manufacturers of these GPUs are not very well equipped to handle it all, so there is a huge scarce for GPUs in the global market. With AMD's recent announcement of the Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card, things are not looking any better, and the availability of this GPU could be very tight at launch.

According to information obtained by Igor's Lab, AMD could supply only a few thousand Radeon RX 6700 XT GPUs for Europe as a whole. To be precise, Igor's Lab notes that "If you condense the information of various board partners and distributors to a trend, then there are, depending on the manufacturer and model, only a few pieces (for Germany) to a few thousand for the EU as a whole." This could be a very bad indication of AMD's supply of these new GPUs globally, not just for Europe. The company is currently relying on the overbooked TSMC, which can only produce a limited amount of chips at the time, and we don't know how much capacity AMD allocated for the new chip.
Source: Igor's Lab
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93 Comments on AMD to Supply Only a Few Thousand Radeon RX 6700 XT GPUs for Europe at Launch

#26
nguyen
Over at proshop, the total number of 6800, 6800XT and 6900XT they have received until now are way less than the number of 3080 proshop received after 2 months of 3080 launch
RX6000 Availability 03/2021
RTX3000 Availability in 01/12/2020

And people were saying Nvidia did a paper launch :roll:
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#27
TriCyclops
Wow, what a shocker!

Corporations enabling crypto miners for profit...this shit is getting really old.
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#29
Vanny
Can't wait for Frank Azor to tell us how he managed to get a 6700 XT just fine on Twitter...
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#30
P4-630
AleksandarK
AMD could supply only a few thousand Radeon RX 6700 XT GPUs for Europe as a whole.
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#31
AusWolf
Also: "The company is currently relying on the overbooked TSMC, which can only produce a limited amount of chips at the time..." Looking at the market, neither TSMC, nor Samsung seems to be producing anything at the moment (not to mention GloFo which I haven't heard about in ages).
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#32
Exceededgoku
Octopuss
What the hell are they doing with their production lines? What's going on in the last damn year or so?
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#33
Chrispy_
Ignoring the supply and demand issue, it's not looking like much of an upgrade over a 5700XT based on early leaks.
I am really looking forward to a clock-equalised comparison of RDNA1 (5700XT) vs RDNA2 (6700XT) since they share very similar core layouts but on different architectures.

Given that leaks show a 20-40% improvement and the clock difference is over 20%, it's looking like RDNA2 isn't as much of an architectural leap as AMD has been singing about. We'll have to see when the review embargo ends, because leaks can't be trusted.
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#34
RH92
Octopuss
What the hell are they doing with their production lines?
Most of their production lines are going to Sony and Microsoft !
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#35
Vya Domus
ZoneDymo
Imagine if the Intel gpu turns out to be very good for mining.....
Every GPU that can run OpenCL or any other GPGPU API will be good for mining.
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#36
Darmok N Jalad
ZoneDymo
Imagine if the Intel gpu turns out to be very good for mining.....
At least Intel picked a really good time to enter the dGPU space. Their first card isn't hitting retail channels at all though--it went straight to OEMs who no doubt were desperate for them, too. I really do wonder how long it will be before the gaming developers start putting pressure on NVIDIA and AMD to fix this. It's going to cost them eventually, if it hasn't already.When RX570s are going for $350, it's likely that an Intel card that can game at 1080P medium is going to sell just as well right now.
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#37
Turmania
Did they release a pr document, on how to sell their products to retailers and combat the scalpers plus miners. I mean a thousand gpu for whole europe......
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#38
billEST
graphic card are keep to sold entreprise pc , or rich gamer who buy whole systeme

rx5700 XT are sold 700 euro for used model in france
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#39
HD64G
Chrispy_
Ignoring the supply and demand issue, it's not looking like much of an upgrade over a 5700XT based on early leaks.
I am really looking forward to a clock-equalised comparison of RDNA1 (5700XT) vs RDNA2 (6700XT) since they share very similar core layouts but on different architectures.

Given that leaks show a 20-40% improvement and the clock difference is over 20%, it's looking like RDNA2 isn't as much of an architectural leap as AMD has been singing about. We'll have to see when the review embargo ends, because leaks can't be trusted.
You know that being made on the same process, Navi22's much higher clockspeeds than Navi10's is an arch improvement me thinks, beside the IPC increase. And 30% more on the same shader count and process is much by any definition. That allowed the mid of the line GPU from AMD to reach the flagship of the last nVidia gen of GPUs.
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#40
TheinsanegamerN
I've put my vega 64 and my RX 480 up on ebay. Not sure if I'll pocket the cash or use that money to buy a 6900xt once things finally slow back down.
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#41
nguyen
TheinsanegamerN
I've put my vega 64 and my RX 480 up on ebay. Not sure if I'll pocket the cash or use that money to buy a 6900xt once things finally slow back down.
Use that money to trade crypto, who knows it might just be more meaningful than playing video games all day :roll:
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#42
Xex360
nfineon
AMD supplied MILLIONS of chips for PS5 and XBOX in just the past year alone but can only supply a few thousand of their own (more profitable) chips for worldwide distribution huh. Something doesn't add up, are they also selling their inventory directly to mining operators? 2,000 cards for all of Europe at launch is considered significantly more inventory? lets say they supply 2,000 every week for 1 year, that's 108,000 cards for the EU market meanwhile they will have supplied millions of chips for consoles in that same period for the lowest possible negotiated profit margins.

I want to know exactly how many cards they are putting into the Retail and AIB channels because I suspect most of these cards are never making it to market, they are being siphoned out somewhere either by direct-to-miners agreements or aib-to-miners loopholes as none of us are seeing ANY of these cards.
Either this or they are shooting themselves in the foot, they are wasting silicon on consoles, wasting because there are no games for them and AMD isn't making huge margins on them, worse they could've eaten up Intel and nVidia's market share.
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#43
ratirt
Starting to think, buying a 6900xt wasn't a bad idea now. I got the card, got a new monitor. I'm basically covered for a while. Especially, if I can see now that the situation with the cards is not going to improve soon and the prices will go up even more. Bummer.
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#44
Axaion
As someone who managed go get a 3080 strix
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#45
IceShroom
Few thousand is lot for RX 6700 XT. According to Mindfactory.de AMD only sold 670 unit of RX 5700 XT on Week 32 and Mindfactory numbers are optimistic for AMD. AMD is supplying GPU according to thier previous sell data of that class of GPU, not according new enflated demand. And a lots of complain from people who never buys AMD GPU or will never buy AMD gpus. If you want cheap Nvidia GPU, Mr Jensen already told the way to get, just need to buy more Nvidia GPU.
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#46
bug
IceShroom
Few thousand is lot for RX 6700 XT. According to Mindfactory.de AMD only sold 670 unit of RX 5700 XT on Week 32 and Mindfactory numbers are optimistic for AMD. AMD is supplying GPU according to thier previous sell data of that class of GPU, not according new enflated demand. And a lots of complain from people who never buys AMD GPU or will never buy AMD gpus. If you want cheap Nvidia GPU, Mr Jensen already told the way to get, just need to buy more Nvidia GPU.
TL;DR If one website sold 670 units in the past, a few thousand for the entire continent is a lot. Right?
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#47
windwhirl
Octopuss
I am glad I didn't buy a bigger monitor. RX 580 can still let me play at 1200p on ultra just fine.
RX 580 gang rise up lol
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#48
dirtyferret
Global market for demand of GPUs





AMD: here you go hope these help!

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#49
kruk
Does it really matter if there are a few thousand or few ten thousand cards available at launch? They wouldn't be able to satisfy the demand in either case.
Also, the current prices are eye-watering high. Would you buy a GPU for 1.5x-2x the MSRP? I know I wouldn't ...
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#50
bug
dirtyferret
Global market for demand of GPUs





AMD: here you go hope these help!


It's not like Nvidia did any better with 3060. They tried to at least keep them away from miners, but it seems that did nothing for availability after all.
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