Hardware Unboxed: AMD Radeon RX 6800 launch “stock seems pretty terrible”

Published: 16th Nov 2020, 14:36 GMT   Comments

AMD launch stock is not good, custom models launch a week later

Today AMD lifts the embargo on its Radeon RX 6800 series unboxing videos and articles. Reviewers have a chance to show their samples but they cannot talk about its performance. Australian YouTubers HardwareUnboxed have reached out to retailers in regard to the cards’ availability at launch and it appears that it be very limited.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series, Source: Benchlife, ComputerBase

HardwareUnboxed:

(Availability) of these cards will be a hot topic when they release. So technically they are being released on the 18th (that’s when you are going to see our review) […] but I’m not really expecting you to buy one. I have spoken with quite a few retailers and stock seems pretty terrible, like RTX 3080 terrible. It will differ from region to region (I have only spoken to Australian retailers). […]

The actual proper custom AIB cards that most of you are probably going to be interested in, they won’t be releasing for another week. So 25th they become available. Probably again in limited numbers. It won’t be until a few weeks before start seeing strong availability.

In the video, Steve also confirmed that the custom models (which are most of the time better than reference models) will launch on November 25th. These designs include ASUS ROG STRIX, Sapphire NITRO+, PowerColor Red Devil, ASRock Taichi, and many more that were not shown yet:

The video is timestamped:

AMD Radeon RX 6800 Unboxing + New Game Benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Specifications
VideoCardzRadeon RX 6900XTRadeon RX 6800XTRadeon RX 6800
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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



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