Details on the sale of AMD Radeon 6800 and 6800 XT graphics cards
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Details on the sale of AMD Radeon 6800 and 6800 XT graphics cards

Yannick Cejka
Zurich, on 23.11.2020
Translation: Patrik Stainbrook
Today, 25 November 2020 at 3 p.m. marks the official release of the new AMD Radeon 6800 / 6800 XT custom design graphics cards. There's a lot of anticipation, even if only to a limited extent: a delivery date for the new graphics cards is still outstanding. We'll keep you posted and up to date.

Status update 16 December 2020

We do not have a delivery date for these cards. We do not expect any deliveries this year.

Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING OC 16G (16GB)
Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING OC 16G (16GB)
Radeon TUF RX 6800 XT O16G GAMING (16GB)
ASUS Radeon TUF RX 6800 XT O16G GAMING (16GB)

We have a confirmed delivery date on these two cards. The quantity is a handful and will not be enough for all backorders, those of you affected will be automatically notified of your order.

Radeon ROG STRIX RX 6800 O16G GAMING (16GB)
  • For pre-orderers: We act on a first come, first served basis. As soon as we receive new information about delivery dates, you will be informed about your order automatically.
  • Delivery date: As of today, we have not received a delivery date on the GPUs. Update will be made when we receive the dates.
  • Blocked for sale: Until we receive absolute clarity on the allocations, these cards are blocked for sale for the time being. If you are a pre-orderer, you have secured a place on the waiting list.

Status update for 25.11.2020

It's 11:30 a.m., a good three hours before the release of the new AMD Radeon 6800 / 6800 XT custom graphics cards and we have data and prices from a single brand so far. Essential data such as pictures and prices of the graphics cards are missing from many manufacturers. We're used to receiving the data very close to the release date and unfortunately this is part of the component area. This release will start with a limited selection of graphics cards – all with a delivery date unknown to us. According to manufacturers, the goods are on the road, but only in small quantities. I expect a handful of GPUs. MSI has confirmed that they won't be able to meet AMD's release date on time. They have therefore asked us to forward this statement to you:

“ The new graphics cards from MSI with GPUs of the AMD RX 6800 series offer high performance that meets the demands of many users. In connection with an outstanding cooling solution, MSI, as a board partner, has been offering custom solutions for many years, which are highly appreciated by many end customers. The new MSI graphics cards with Radeon RX GPU are also being received correspondingly positively in the end customer market. However, we have underestimated the enormous buying interest that hasn't yet been seen at the start of a new GPU generation. We understand the frustration of many gamers who are currently looking to buy an MSI Radeon RX 6800 graphics card, but are faced with empty virtual shelves. We are working flat out with our partner AMD to meet the high demand and to improve availability as quickly as possible. ”
M.Fischer from MSI

Radeon 6800 / 6800 XT reference design

Most of you are not satisfied with the progress of the sale so far. And neither are we. Because we have committed ourselves to fairness and transparency, we want to inform you as comprehensively as possible. Below you will find the most frequently asked questions about the release and sale of the AMD Radeon 6800 / 6800 XT. Of course with our answers.

Why can't I put the graphic cards in the shopping cart? Unfortunately we only had a limited amount of the graphics card. The amount was sold out within a few minutes. But at the same time many customers tried to buy the graphics card. Due to the onrush, there were disruptions in the check-out process, where among other things it was no longer possible to put the graphics card into the shopping cart.

Why Digitec could not achieve a better availability? Of course we would have liked to have more graphics cards in stock. Because then we could have sold much more to you. So we have no interest in artificial shortage. For some products we are actually simply dependent on the quantities the manufacturers allocate to us.

In the short term the price for the AMD Radeon 6800 was indicated with CHF 9999. Did you want to rip us off there? No, of course not. Although actually someone wanted to buy the card at that price. I simply made a mistake in our system in the background. That will and should not happen again. Sorry!

Wouldn't a raffle be better than «first come, first served»? A raffle is actually an idea that we are looking into for the future. Our most important goal is that we can fulfil your wishes as customers as well as possible. If there is a much higher demand for certain products than expected supply, a raffle might be the fairest solution.

Radeon 6900 / 6900 XT

The sale of AMD's flagship product will start on December 8 at 3:00 p.m. If you do not want to miss anything, follow me as an author here at digitec.

More information about the AMD Radeon 6000s can be found here:

AMD stellt Radeon RX 6800, 6800 XT und 6900 XT vor


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Yannick Cejka
Yannick Cejka
Junior Category Marketing Manager, Zurich
I've always loved building computers. In the past, as big as possible and covered in LEDs – today, small and quiet. SFF for the win.

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