Rumors that the official prices promised to us by the chip developer for its new-generation graphics cards are virtually disappearing, and being replaced by versions in dedicated designs that will be significantly more expensive, have caused the company to respond quickly - and ensure that production continues indefinitely
AMD's launch for Generation RDNA 2, similar to AMPere's launch NVIDIA, Left us with somewhat mixed feelings - on the one hand it is very gratifying to see thatNVIDIA There is competition at the high end of the gaming field for a change, after a few years in which the supply from the red camp in the sector was disappointing to say the least, but on the other hand it is hard to get excited about the new situation when supply is zero and prices skyrocket.
While AMD has branded its reference designs for the new generation models with absolutely competitive prices of $ 580 for the Radeon RX 6800 and $ 650 for the Radeon RX 6800 XT, its marketing partners seem to have come to the common conclusion that the price levels they are willing to pay Afford standing at a significantly different point - with cost tags of $ 650 or $ 700 for the RX 6800 and $ 800 or more for the RX 6800 XT, which naturally makes the lead over the corresponding GeForce RTX 3000 models from -NVIDIA Less clearly, even if we decide to elegantly ignore the fact that models on both sides are still very available today and therefore prices often rise above any officially recommended value.
Representatives fromAMD While declaring that they hope to see the prices of the marketing partnership drop to the recommended levels of the reference models within a few weeks, at the moment it is a bit difficult to see this, as the differences stand at more than $ 100 in most examples.
The reference designs of AMD, Which are also marketed through its partner companies in the field, are the best chance and probably also the only one to enjoy maximum performance (and fast graphic memory) at minimum price - but they evaporated from stock within record time with the launch, and it is not entirely clear when they will return again.
Report on a French website Made the situation even more puzzling when he announced that there were no plans to continue producing reference versions of the cards.Radeon RX 6000 and that they have actually reached their end-of-life (EOL) status, even though for theRadeon The RX 6900 XT for example launch took place just a few days ago.
This information began to spread online quickly and drew questions addressed to its official representatives AMD Among them the general manager of the division Radeon Scott Herkelman who stated on Twitter that production of the reference models will continue indefinitely due to user demand, in contrast to his other tweet from last month that production will only continue until the beginning of next year.
All is well that ends well? We'd rather wait a little longer to find out if the promises match the situation on the ground or not - but at least we have reason for a slight and cautious optimism, in contrast to the gloomy mood that prevailed only a few hours ago.