I wonder, if its worth to check amd.com time by time in order to get the possibility to order a 6800 (XT)?
Or was it just the short time on releaseday,so its timewasting to look up on AMD.COM every day?
Speaking from Western Europe (Germany).
Thanks for your advises.
They said that they will make reference cards for couple of months. So it should be available from time to time on their site at least 'till late spring.
It's dumb that the expect this. Just let us sign up and put in our info, and then use that info to try to filter out multiple buyers and scalpers. Right now their solution for this is just ridiculous. Hammer f5 and get no sleep. It's stupid all around, and we should all be demanding that they come up with a saner more customer friendly solution.
The only company I see doing anything reasonable is EVGA with their RTX 3xxx series cards. You can get on the waiting list for a card on their site. That is very fair and I have seen no other place do this.
@pokester The fact that EVGA is doing it and everyone is super happy about it...drives me even more crazy. The solution has already been found and implemented and none of the big companies are doing it. You still need to do some things to ensure that scalpers and multi buyers are not ruining for everyone, but it is fairly ridiculous that AMD didn't implement this.
I can't agree more. They exact way they handle it too is great. You can sign up once per card and it's first come first serve. When yours is available they email you. You have 8 hours to finish the transaction before they release it for another in line. They also allow you to sign up again if you miss your opportunity. Which is actually nice too. As you missed one and now they will be holding one for 16 hours now.
You really can't ask for more. Why the AMD store for instance could not do this is beyond me.
I was super disappointed today as the world was lead to believe that AIB 6800 cards released today. I saw no proof of that. My local Micro Center who had like 8 cards last week on AMD's release day said they were told they would get more cards for this release and received none.
I think only one card came out today. The xfx Merc which is a super high end card. Whole thing just feels ridiculous to me and very anti consumer ..and much more focused on timing for PR and to counter Nvidia, rather than to get cards to people who want to sue them.
I bought an EVGA XC3 Ultra RTX3080 this morning at Micro Center waiting in line for the second time for an AMD card! I love it. Plus the AIB cards for AMD will be priced the same as Nvidia.... What's the point of buying AMD anymore. This Launch pissed me off more than any. I have been a loyal AMD follower for 10 years now with my last purchase of Nvidia was a GTX 260. They handled this launch very poorly and If I had AMD stock I would be selling it about now! It's too bad :(
I was also planning to buy a Ryzen 5000 and a Radeon 6000, here in Germany.
But they are both either out of stock or totally overpriced.
There were a few lucky people, that were able to get them at MSRP, but you need good timing for that.
It is frustrating indeed to check up on the different retailer pages and/or AMD.com to find stock.
There really should be a line to sign up, where you only get 1 card/cpu and thats it. (preorder system)
I gave up for this year. Old hardware will do just fine for 1080p. 4k will have to wait. :shrug:
It is just not worth the time and frustration to deal with this, without knowing if and when you get anything at all.