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Re: What are the rumors regarding a drop this Thursday or Friday?


@Yaright wrote:

Looks like 6700XT and 6800 cards this week, no love for 6800XT or 6900XT so sad😭


Well they are out of stock so... just kidding.

Has the drop already happened for this week?

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Kegyetlen75
Adept II

Re: What are the rumors regarding a drop this Thursday or Friday?

Yep,

and the drop is gone

 

No1ChiefRocker
Journeyman III

Re: What are the rumors regarding a drop this Thursday or Friday?

It seems as if AMD removed whatever safeguards they had against bots, or they made the site update out of stock faster 

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Re: What are the rumors regarding a drop this Thursday or Friday?


@Kegyetlen75 wrote:

Yep,

and the drop is gone

 


oh. very nice.

I mean what? I didn't even see the buy buttons appearing...

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Re: What are the rumors regarding a drop this Thursday or Friday?

I think AMD's supply is getting smaller and smaller with each new week.

 

I'm disappointed. 

 

They really screwed the pooch by putting consoles on the same 7nm die as their premium PC components.  

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Skill117
Adept II

Re: What are the rumors regarding a drop this Thursday or Friday?

"They really screwed the pooch by putting consoles on the same 7nm die as their premium PC components."

 

You do realize that the Consoles and the current gen Hardware was developed about 5 years ago, way before COVID even existed. You can't just take a CPU/GPU and produce it at a different manufacturing node when the design is completed, only exception being Improvements on the Node the Product was designed on, for example 7nm EUV instead of 7nm. But even that doesn't always work.

It ain't AMD's, NVIDIA's, TSMC's or any other Companys fault, how were they supposed to know COVID would happen years in advance and demand for PC Components would skyrocket.

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Re: What are the rumors regarding a drop this Thursday or Friday?

5 years ago was 2016, AMD didn't even have Ryzen out yet and were still at 28nm FX.

The Buck has to stop somewhere and they should have planned to not have consoles on the same die size as premium priced PCs components. 

 

 

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Skill117
Adept II

Re: What are the rumors regarding a drop this Thursday or Friday?

"5 years ago was 2016, AMD didn't even have Ryzen out yet and were still at 28nm FX.

The Buck has to stop somewhere and they should have planned to not have consoles on the same die size as premium priced PCs components. "

 

You cannot just do magic and come up with a completely new Architectural Design, R&D for Hardware these Days can take up to 7 Years depending on the Product. Ryzen Arch research & developement started years before it was released, so did RDNA and Consoles.

also as i said, you cannot just put finalized Hardware on a totally different Manufacturing Node, also there wasn't much of a choice, RDNA was basically designed for Consoles and ported to PC, thus its basically identical and REQUIRES the same Manufacturing Node.

TSMC 7nm was one of the only choices when it comes to a good balance of Power Consumption, Manufacturing Cost per Wafer, Yields per Wafer and Mass Availability. If they could've and would have gone 5nm, which very likely wasn't even in "beta phase" back when they started working on that stuff, yields would've been much worse and you'd be ending up paying about 30% more for your Console/Hardware and the Performance for the Node now is also not quite where the mature 7nm Process Node is now.

Sure it would've been quieter and more power efficient but more expensive and very likely slower.

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Re: What are the rumors regarding a drop this Thursday or Friday?

 I'm not saying AMD has to do magic tricks for them to come up with ways to make chips for consoles not eat into their CPU and graphic market, but it's not like that did not any options available for them for them with close ties to Global Foundries.  The way they went about with everything on 7nm TSMC has impacted every aspect of their product line and it seem inexcusable for a large multinational corporation to have put all their product commitments and markets to rely on a single silicon fab in Taiwan.

I don't think AMD should have put consoles on the same die size as their premium PC market.  If 7nm was the next available die choice then that should have been prioritized to PC.  They should have built consoles on 12nm. 

 

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Re: What are the rumors regarding a drop this Thursday or Friday?

So, but how do you all do it? Just sit there, f5, and hope for the buy button?

Or just go to ebay and hope for the best?

Its only my third week trying ^^  Seems like I give up easily, haha.

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