Does anyone know how I can try to order the midnight black rx 6800 xt supposed to be launching today? Been keeping an eye out for a special edition card to replace my red anniversary edition radeon vii and this seemed to be it but I can't find a link anywhere for the release.
I believe it was a special offer to 'Red team members' only (for initial release), no doubt you'll find one on ebay at huge price mark up.
Well that's unfortunate. I was really hoping to snag one. I'm not willing to pay a huge upcharge in the resale market. How sad. It was so easy to get my radeon vii anniversary edition. I just went to the online store on launch day and ordered one. What is going on in the world with pc parts right now? Took me months to just get my 5600x and 5800x.
its a mix of many different things. main problem has been covid. covid shut down the supply chain. and then you add in everyone thats stuck at home and want/need new computers. and the cherry on top is the crypto boom. being able to make 5$ per day with a 5700 and many other gpus, then everyone wants one. for example your radeon vii is currently going for up to 2k on ebay, but thats because that card can make like 8-9$ per day
'What's going on in the world today'
Where to start, people off work. low production of components because of, huge demand, low output because of, shipping hold ups, then scalpers. miners ?
2022 might be a better year.
Wow, how nuts. I just like to play games when I have time on it. I don't really understand what all this cryptocurrency is all about but I'm not a fan if it is the main cause of this market situation. I should be able to just order something I'm interested in. Not have to complete with all these miner people making fake digital currency.
crypto isnt fake digital currency. its a decentralized digital currency. and miners are the smallest problem. its like 2017 when we had the crypto boom. the prices went up a bit, but it was only a few months long. supply was there to help. there isnt any supply.
And yet miners are paying $800-1000+ for used Rx 5700xt in my country.
well yeah. thats 200 days ROI! and thats if prices stay flat during that whole time. and you can get it faster if you have cheap power. if i said i had a printer that could print a legal 5$ bill every day, you wouldnt pay 1000$ for that printer?