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

#76
Flyordie
ZoneDymo
said it once already, but I would love it if they could pull an Intel and backport this to 12nm so that Global Foundry can produce these instead.
Sure it wont be as good etc, but atleast it will be.....available.
They really should look at that as a viable option. Guess they could bring Vega 64 back and re-spin on 12nm with 8 or 16GB HBM2. Let miners have those cards.
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#77
R-T-B
medi01
It's Igorsk
Aren't they the ones who help with powerplay modding for AMD?

I'd hardly call them biased.
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#78
Minus Infinity
Come on EU only consists of a few peasant villages with a total population of several tens of thousands, so GPU shipments of a few thousand are entirely appropriate.
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#79
Gmr_Chick
R-T-B
If that was the case people would be mining on 5700 XTs. They really aren't though. Miners won't touch those cards for efficiency reasons (they suck at mining).
Problem with this is, even used 5000 series cards, including the 5500XT, are being sold on sites like Ebay and Amazon for far more than the cards costed new. Saw one listing on Ebay the other night for a Sapphire Nitro+ 5500XT where the seller was asking $500USD for it! That card sold for what, $250 or thereabouts new, I think? You definitely see more Ebay listings for 5700XT's though, more so than 5600XT or 5500XT. Can't find listings for the Nitro+ 5700XT starting at less than $500 to $600 :(

I did find somebody who was selling a pair of 270X Toxics for a good deal though :laugh:
dirtyferret
Yes, Nvidia "tried" the same way my wife goes to Home Goods to look around and "tries" not to spend money.
Ohhh snap! Don't let her find out you posted this! :laugh: :fear::laugh:
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#80
InVasMani
MxPhenom 216
AMDs availability so far on GPUs has been worst than Nvidia.



You got the 1 and only 6900xt they made. Sell it for $1 Million
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#83
medi01
The nonsensical bitching about GPU availability is getting annoying.
Can you get PS5s guys? No? Oh, but it sold in millions, so why is that?
AH, demand is still way over supply? Mkay then.

AMD/NV produce GPU chips sell them to OEMs. Exactly what needs to happen so that GPUs reach "the right" people?

One of the things AMD promised to do is to favor physical retailers over online.
Naturally, online dudes would get smaller share of the cards.

That being said, nothing "paper" about AMD GPU availability on mindfactory. Last week was a bi tcurious though, with NV Ampere being nearly exclusively 3060. Before that, it was 1:2 or 1:1.5 for the latest gen GPUs.

Last, but not least, crypto is a Ponzi Scheme:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponzi_scheme

and it already got to planetary levels. it can't last forever.
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#84
GamerGuy
The price of GPU's is plain nutz these days, I see scalpers listing an RTX 3060 for 1130USD, and the RTX 3060 Ti for 1188USD in the local tech Garage section.....pure mind numbing madness!:wtf:
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#86
bug
medi01
Last, but not least, crypto is a Ponzi Scheme:
Which part? Mining? Mining doesn't require an upfront investment (you will want a power GPU/ASIC, but it's not technically a requirement), so there's nothing to lose like in a Ponzi scheme. Trading? Trading is no different than trading most other goods. It's not regulated, so it's riskier, but like in all trading, the higher the risk, the higher the gain potential.

Crypto may be a lot of things, but a Ponzi scheme is not one of them, sorry.
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#87
medi01
Octopuss

Uh, exactly what is "just my opinion"?
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#88
Octopuss
I stand corrected.
You don't even have an opinion, you're flat out talking out of your arse.
Friendly advice: don't talk about things you don't understand one bit, else you risk people rightfully laughing at you.
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#90
ratirt
Well, to my surprise, Proshop has a lot of 6700XT's available. That's way better than it was with other 6000 series GPUs.
even other stores have these in stock so I guess this thread (tapping to the title of this thread actually) seems far fetched.
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#91
Chomiq
ratirt
Well, to my surprise, Proshop has a lot of 6700XT's available. That's way better than it was with other 6000 series GPUs.
even other stores have these in stock so I guess this thread (tapping to the title of this thread actually) seems far fetched.
Still seriously overpriced at €750+.

Edit.
Just checked Mindfactory, yeah €800+.

Still, that's better than €1200+ in Poland.
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#92
ratirt
Chomiq
Still seriously overpriced at €750+.

Edit.
Just checked Mindfactory, yeah €800+.

Still, that's better than €1200+ in Poland.
You know, considering the 25% add tax to electronics in Norway it's not bad. I looked over at allegro.pl and the prices are astronomical there but the lowest I could find is 1K EUR.
Who would have thought that It would have been cheaper to buy in Norway than in Poland. It was always all the way around.
I know the GPUs are overpriced but considering the situation and all that has been said in media, by reviewers it will not end tomorrow. We are stuck with these prices for longer.
The question is now if you can buy these cards.
MSI already has announced jacking prices up for graphics due to components availability issues and components prices greatly increasing. Asus already said the prices will go up 3 weeks ago if I'm not mistaken. So looking for any graphics at MSRP is fulls errand although I'd look anyway if I needed one.
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#93
medi01
6700XT is about 1.5 times smaller than 6800XT.
336mm2 vs 520mm2

No wonder AMD has actually skewed its production into the smaller chips, which still sell for more than 6800XT was supposed to cost.
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