As the world wanted another GPU that couldn’t actually be bought, AMD decided to release the limited edition Radeon RX 6800 XT on Wednesday morning, which sold out before most people even saw the card there.
You might be thinking: “Why are you going to release a limited edition of something that is a collector’s item, even if it doesn’t have a new coating?” They will now order two to three times the retail price on eBay.)
Or you might be thinking: “ When did AMD announce a new GPU? I don’t remember. ”That̵7;s because the company didn’t make an official announcement: according VideoCardzAMD quietly told fanbase “AMD Red Team community” by email around midnight that they should keep an eye on the card at 6am PT, an announcement that is not under siege.
Personally, I’m just wondering: If AMD really wants to put the graphics card in the hands of fans, why not verify their email or send them an email, unique password, non-transferable or draw, or do anything that isn’t. Put it on the same site that bots, scalpers, and others already know to see – a site where some people set their browsers to refresh all day?
#GameOnAMD summarizes the experience, Red Team links to pages that you cannot buy, the only way I can see is from the main store and ordering has never worked. Cool. I feel that it is included in this special offer. pic.twitter.com/YomensLwQY
– Jon VR Viking (@Bounty_V) April 7, 2021
There are possible solutions to these problems. But it seems that the gaming industry is not very interested in finding these issues. Credit is still required to AMD for selling at its original retail price of $ 649 rather than charging a surcharge.
It is not clear how many cards the Midnight Black cards have been produced. At the time of the press release, two buyers attempted to sell their verified orders on eBay, while a third pulled their listings due to an unspecified error.
AMD told The Verge “It remains to be seen to offer gamers the latest Radeon graphics cards as much as possible at SEP” and count the rough appearance of AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Midnight Black as part of that.
“We are still building reference cards on AMD.com and will continue to replenish supply for the foreseeable future,” the company said, something that was not possible the last time I wrote about a similar claim. However, since then, AMD has delivered at least three GPU gear I am aware of.