ASUS expects Radeon RX 6800 series to be sold out within minutes

Published: 6th Nov 2020, 19:05 GMT   Comments

ASUS warns of limited Radeon RX 6000 supply

ASUS Nordic representative, David Hammer, has commented on Radeon RX 6800XT and RX 6800 graphics card stock situation at launch. According to the message posted on SweClockers forums, ASUS is expecting cards to sell out quickly – the stock might be gone within a few minutes, he adds.

It is no secret that custom models will be available a bit later. We were told that the embargo on RX 6800 partners cards ends a week later than reference models, but the date has not been confirmed yet. It would make sense for the AIB cards sale embargo to lift on November 25th though.

ASUS representative claims that the supply of Radeon RX 6800XT models will be even more limited than the non-XT series. The latter features a 60 CU variant of Navi 21 graphics processors and a slightly less capable cooling solution. This model is rated at 250W TBP, while the 6800XT and 6900XT are both 300W.

At launch, only reference models are to be expected, which according to our information are all manufactured by Sapphire.

ASUS Rep David Hammer on Radeon RX 6800 series availability (machine translation), Source: SweClockers

ASUS has already showcased its custom models based on the RDNA2 architecture. The manufacturer is planning two ROG STRIX models, one featuring an AIO cooling solution (ROG STRIX LC) and a model with three fans, which has the same design as GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards, the ROG STRIX.

ASUS Radeon RX 6800 (TX) ROG STRIX LC & Radeon RX 6800 (XT) ROG STRIX

ASUS also revealed plans for RX 6800 TUF series, featuring a beefy triple-fan and triple-slot cooling solution. ASUS GeForce RTX 30 TUF series received very positive feedback at the Ampere RTX launch due to relatively good cooling solution and pricing very close to NVIDIA’s MSRP.

ASUS Radeon RX 6800 (TX) TUF

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Specifications
VideoCardzRadeon RX 6900XTRadeon RX 6800XTRadeon RX 6800
Picture
GPUNavi 21 XTXNavi 21 XTNavi 21 XL
Compute Units
 
80
 
72
 
60
Stream Processors
 
5120
 
4608
 
3840
Ray Accelerators
 
80
 
72
 
60
Texture Units
 
320
 
288
 
240
ROPs
 
128
 
128
 
96
Game Clock
 
2015 MHz
 
2015 MHz
 
1815 MHz
Boost Clock
 
2250 MHz
 
2250 MHz
 
2105 MHz
Memory
 
16GB G6
 
16GB G6
 
16GB G6
Infinity Cache
 
128 MB
 
128 MB
 
128 MB
Memory Clock
 
16 Gbps
 
16 Gbps
 
16 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth
 
512 GB/s
 
512 GB/s
 
512 GB/s
Memory Bus
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
Total Board Power
 
300W
 
300W
 
250W
MSRP
 
999 USD
 
649 USD
 
579 USD
Release DateDecember 8November 18November 18

Source: SweClockers Forums




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