The biggest Swiss retailer to receive 35 Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics cards for launch

Published: 7th Dec 2020, 12:32 GMT   Comments

Tomorrow AMD is set to launch its Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card, the high-end flagship model of the Big Navi series. What tends to be a common problem with full-fat GPU releases is a very low stock at launch. This launch should be no exception, in fact, it could be even worse.

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT in low numbers?

The demand for high-end GPUs has significantly outstripped the supply for both AMD and NVIDIA this year. For the first time, both manufacturers are competing in high-end space, the launches occur almost simultaneously as we have numerous highly anticipated game releases, and all that happens to be during a pandemic.

So far AMD has not lived to its promise to avoid paper launches. The supply of the custom Radeon RX 6800 series which launched a week after reference models were so bad that most retailers did not even bother offering the cards for sale on their websites.

Meanwhile, as we approach another Radeon launch, the biggest PC hardware retailer in Switzerland, Digitec, revealed that the company expects a shipment of a total of 35 Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics cards at launch. The number of cards is so low that Digitec decided to make a… lottery. Customers who wish to participate are asked to make an account and press a special button that will be displayed on each product page starting from tomorrow. The lucky winners, who still have to pay 999 USD for their cards, will be selected within a week:

Today, December 4th, we learned that we will be receiving 35 AMD RX 6900 XTs in a reference design. Delivery dates are currently still unknown. Just as with the AMD Radeon 6800, there won’t be enough cards to go around.
— Yannick Cejka, Digitec.ch

Switzerland is one of the wealthiest countries in Europe, thus the demand for top-tier Radeon graphics cards will certainly be high. It is unclear how many units will be shipped to other countries and other retailers. In any case, have your wallet ready for tomorrow at 15:00 Central European Time.

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

Source: Digitec




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