MSI focusing on Radeon RX 6000 GAMING series only, other series currently not planned due to lack of Navi 21 GPU supply

Published: Dec 24th 2020, 12:19 GMT   Comments

MSI will be focusing on the Radeon GAMING series only due to lack of GPU supply

Unlike other manufacturers who confirmed to offer up to 4 SKUs per a single Radeon RX 6000 model, MSI decided to focus on one design entirely. The company announced that during the MSI Insider show which was featuring Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO graphics card.

The manufacturer publicly confirmed it will focus on the GAMING series only. That means only four SKUs are currently planned, including factory-overclocked models known as Gaming X Trio and cards featuring clocks closer to stock known as Gaming Trio.

So this is our Gaming card, this is Gaming X Trio, and like we have already talked to you before, maybe you’ve missed it, we are only going to focus on this [design]. So we didn’t plan any other SKUs, meaning blower type fan design or SUPRIM […] because we don’t get enough supply. And it’s then better to only focus on one SKU [but] in the future, we will see.
— Eric Van Beurden, MSI

The RX 6800 GAMING series have been showcased during the stream. The graphics card has been used for a short Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay and later disassembled to show the internal design. You can see more photos of the card here.

MSI Radeon RX 6800 Gaming Series, Source: MSI Insider

No supply from AMD and board partners

Despite almost a month passing since the launch of Radeon RX 6800 cards, the supply of graphics cards is still non-existent. AMD clearly failed to communicate the situation to the community and has left potential customers without any official information on Navi 21 restocking. The supply of Navi 21 so bad, that if we were to call the NVIDIA RTX 30 release a paper launch, then the RX 6800 launch was still in a ‘cellulose’ state.

AMD recently confirmed it will continue to make reference cards, which is good news since this might be a chance to actually these cards at an advertised price. Custom designs are easily 100-150 USD more expensive, greatly affecting the price to performance ratio.

German retailer Proshop who operates in a number of EU countries has recently updated its website with stock information on Radeon RX 6000 series. It appears that a total of 105 RX 6800XT cards have been already delivered, 100 being the reference design. A total of 42 RX 6800 non-XT cards have been dispatched to customers and an overwhelming number of 0 RX 6900 XT cards have been delivered to customers so far.

AMD RX 6800
BrandModelOutstanding customer ordersOrdered from mfr.Incoming cardsTotal number of cards received
ASUSRX 6800 TUF OC450005
ASUSRX 6800 STRIX OC1250550
GigabyteRX 6800 AMD RefNot delivered by manufacturer / AMD
GigabyteRX 6800 GAMING OC16522220
MSIRX 6800 GAMING X TRIO15215150
PowerColorRX 6800 AMD Ref000100
PowerColorRX 6800 Fighter1130000
PowerColorRX 6800 Red Dragon1120000
PowerColorRX 6800 Red Devil450000
SapphireRX 6800 NITRO+0188012
BrandModelOutstanding customer ordersOrdered from mfr.Incoming cardsTotal number of cards received
ASUSRX 6800 XT TUF OC9950003
ASUSRX 6800 XT STRIX OCASUS has not published a price. Cards will be available when we know the price
ASUSRX 6800 STRIX LC OC2810006
GigabyteRX 6800 XT AMD RefNot delivered by manufacturer / AMD
GigabyteRX 6800 XT GAMING OC750330
PowerColorRX 6800 XT AMD Ref00025
PowerColorRX 6800 XT Red Dragon6920000
PowerColorRX 6800 XT Red Devil6550000
PowerColorRX 6800 XT Red Devil Limited Edition0008 – Offered to customers that ordered the RX 6800 XT Red Devil
SapphireRX 6800 XT NITRO+11230000
SapphireRX 6800 XT NITRO+ SE6030000
BrandModelOutstanding customer ordersOrdered from mfr.Incoming cardsTotal number of cards received
ASUSRX 6900 XT TUF OC185220
PowerColorRX 6900 XT Red Devil2920000
SapphireRX 6900 XT NITRO+05000

Source: MSI Insider, Proshop

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