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Mopetar

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Are they being listed for that or actually getting bids up to that amount? I could just as easily list one (well assuming I had one that is) at $5,000, but I don't think you'd claim that's what the price is. The price of something is only what it is actually purchased for.
 

GodisanAtheist

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It would be the height of irony if anti-scalping bots are distorting the market so sellers *think* 6800XT's are going for $2K due to ended sales by bots (which will never actually be paid) and are setting starting prices higher than actual buyers are willing to pay...
 

Dave_5k

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Are they being listed for that or actually getting bids up to that amount? I could just as easily list one (well assuming I had one that is) at $5,000, but I don't think you'd claim that's what the price is. The price of something is only what it is actually purchased for.
I'd guess those are just listings. Stockx shows bid/ask and most recent sale even without an account, 6800 XT actually selling for $950, base 6800 selling for $790.
 

aigomorla

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i just showed up at the right time and at the right moment for my 6900XT.

Microcenter hands out vouchers every morning according to inventory.
I think the morning sales manager was lazy and went FML, does not scan right, lets put it it aside and worry about it later.

Then the afternoon manager went FML, buyers realized we have 6900XT in stock, i see pitchforks, i see a noose, uhhhh ok, fix the scan and get rid of them before they set the store on fire.
 

Ajay

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after fighting for 3 hours in line and with store managers at microcenter..



I have officially scored the two titans.
The 3090 i got earlier... the 6900XT today.

I am so done with GPU shopping.
You and @AdamK47 are always blowing the rest of us plebs away :D.
Well, and a few others....

Congrats!
 

EXCellR8

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I doubt the Microcenter in Cambridge, MA even got any stock... if they did they probably got bought under the table. Damn MIT kids...

AMD is still reportedly making reference cards going into 2021 (they weren't going to originally?) so there may still be some stock trickling in eventually.
 
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Hitman928

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I doubt the Microcenter in Cambridge, MA even got any stock... if they did they probably got bought under the table. Damn MIT kids...

AMD is still reportedly making reference cards going into 2021 (they weren't going to originally) so there may still be some stock trickling in eventually.
AMD was always going to be making the reference cards into 2021. Now, they will be making them "indefinitely".


Edit: It's actually pretty funny how AMD announces they will be making the reference cards indefinitely just 1 day after that French publication claimed that AMD had already ended 6000 series production and people were readying the pitchforks. Just another example how internet sources are completely unreliable.
 
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Vesperan

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Got my Powercolor Fighter RX 6800 today. On the basis of one game tested - Baldur's Gate 3 - it has doubled my frame rate from my Vega 56. Paid too much for it, but Christmas is cancelled so I had some extra dosh free.
What are the nose levels like on that card? I’ve been annoyed by lack of reviews of some models out there.
 

Kenmitch

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Not a review, but my XFX RX 6800's results. I got all but the memory slider maxed out. Memory is at 2086 fast timings, altered the fan curve a little for temps.

I'm pretty impressed with the card so far. I pretty much just got done tweaking my system for performance yesterday and decided to do some testing.


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Kenmitch

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Local purchase @ MSRP + tax.

RX 6800XT.jpg

I'll probably do some more testing on the RX 6800 before I make the gpu shuffle.

RX 6800XT will be in my 5900x main rig
RX 6800 will go in my 5600x spare parts build....Maybe sell off the rig locally?

RTX 3070....Well that one's either being sold off locally or going in my daughters boyfriends build. Not sure yet
 

AdamK47

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How is the driver quality in terms of stability and support for new and old games?

This has been a problem for AMD/Ati in the past. The drivers tended to work great for benchmarks and newer popular games. Older or not as popular games had issues that would rarely ever get fixed.
 

Stuka87

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How is the driver quality in terms of stability and support for new and old games?

This has been a problem for AMD/Ati in the past. The drivers tended to work great for benchmarks and newer popular games. Older or not as popular games had issues that would rarely ever get fixed.
I actually cant think of any time that this has been true. The only card I can think of having major driver issues at launch was the 5700/5700 XT. And that was black screen issues in some specific configs (most involving multi-monitors and not games specifically)
 

Makaveli

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I actually cant think of any time that this has been true. The only card I can think of having major driver issues at launch was the 5700/5700 XT. And that was black screen issues in some specific configs (most involving multi-monitors and not games specifically)
Agreed and i've been using mostly Radeons for many years.
 

CP5670

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It's been a problem for both companies at various times in the past, but today I prefer Nvidia for this reason as well. There was a post here that forced AF no longer works in old games. There also seem to be issues with the Reverb G2 headset, which might be the fault of HP and not AMD, but as a customer I dont want to deal with it. Nvidia does have their issues, but I'm more familiar with working around them.
 

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I haven't had any problems with either old games or new with the 6800. I didn't have any with the Vega 56 either, but I only ever used one monitor. The only time I remember driver issues was with NVidia, who have the habit of only caring about new games and thus breaking or degrading performance on old or even slightly older ones.
 

Gideon

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Yeah, the only driver issues I've had are crashes in Metro Exodus when raytracing enabled (that is listed as known issue under drivers and will probably be fixed soon). Otherwise very stable.

A friend of mine had issues with his RTX 3700 that enabling overlay caused games to cap at 60FPS (probably due to a bug with the recording feature) meanwhile I can enable instant replay and still enjoy faster FPS in both full-screen and borderless.

And that's on a system where I didn't reinstall windows (yet) and just plug-and-play installed RX 6800 going from GTX 1070, doing nothing else than uninstalling nvidia drivers before switch.
 
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Kenmitch

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The XFX Merc319 6800 is huge. It was a struggle getting it into the Corsair iCUE 220T, but in the end it's a good fit. Getting it back out is most likely a two man job. I had to flex the front fan mount while pushing in the little tabs at the mounting end to get it in there. The lower 140mm fan could be adjusted as a anti-sag if needed, but the Merc is built like a beast and needs no support.

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I haven't done to much testing as I was more interested in the main rigs performance with the 6800XT. I think thermals should be OK with the 140mm fan feeding the Merc fresh air.
 
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The Alias

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Got my reference rx 6800 xt in yesterday Assetto Corsa Competizione is running on the highest settings flawlessly on my 3440x1440 monitor. I'm pretty happy with it coming from my 5700xt and 2080 super before that. I have to say it feels weird having AMD at the very high end. It hasn't been since the 290x days since AMD has been competitive like this. I like it!

Took out the word Cyber.
 
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