Hardly surprising, you might say, in the year of severe constraint and scalping, but AMD's launch is no better than Nvidia's. It's only fair to call out the red team when we've had a pop at the green, and the word paper comes to mind after perusing the usual etailer suspects. The real loser is you, the gaming enthusiast.
It's difficult to review products with an advertised SRP with due knowledge that the end-user price is almost guaranteed to be higher, by a significant margin, for the reasons illuminated above. There must be a better way of circumventing scalpers.
It's still fair to say AMD is back in the high-end PC graphics game with Big Navi, but what we'd really like to know is if anyone from our community, and beyond, has actually secured one on the day of launch? Feels like too much money is chasing too few products.
I wonder what this quartet of fancy graphics can fetch right now?
Update 08:40 19/11. AMD has since reached out with a statement regarding supply.
“We are thrilled with the reception to the AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series based on the strong demand. We are producing a significant number of GPUs and working closely with our graphics card partners to ramp production and bring custom AMD Radeon 6000 series cards to market over the coming weeks. We are grateful for your support and patience as we get AMD Radeon 6000 cards into the hands of as many gamers as possible.”