also im not sure if you are a youtube watcher, but a channel called LinusTechTips has a Verified Actual Gamer program where he is selling GPUs @ MSRP if you can "prove you are a gamer" he leaves clues and hints in videos for drops. we are waiting for next drop, but hes working with AMD, ASUS, MSI and so many others to get GPUs and CPUs at MSRP to sell to us. they go fast so you need to one of the first to the videos, but yeah.
I believe it was sent to only AMD red team members, but i'm still not sure how one becomes a red team member. Link was shared in a discord server i frequent.
Oh I see. I just saw it showed up in the store but it's sold out already. Looks like I made the right choice buying a switch and xbox series x a few weeks ago. There is just no way to be a pc gamer and keep up with modern titles in today's market anymore. I guess I'll have to be a console gamer. Makes me sad. I'm not willing to pay a scalper for a new card on principal,but I just can't seem to buy anything. I can't telework and am never able to be buried in the internet in order to snag a card when they drop. Was really hoping to get this black one too
Really?! I didn't know that. I have been watching linus since before he had his own channel and blew up. Never heard anything about that though. Admittedly I watch most of his content a few days after it posts though.