AMD RDNA 3 GPUs may be hard to buy when they’re released
AMD’s RDNA 3 graphics card are coming out next month, but they can be hard to find online or in brick-and-mortar stores, if rumors are to be believed with a new claim.
As flagged on Twitter by @harukaze5719, Quasarzone (QSZ) has dropped some information regarding the inventory levels of the RX 7900 models, which we naturally have to look at with a few condiments.
In addition, they also shared about the inventory of the RX 7900 series. According to QSZ, early inventory is extremely low. And we could see the AIB pattern at the end of Q4.3/nDecember 2, 2022
Worryingly, Quasarzone predicts that the initial reserve level of RX 7900 XT and 7900 XTX would of course be “extremely low”, with the use of the word extremely disturbing.
That looks like there will be very few units on the shelves at least in the beginning, when the new version GPU RDNA 3 was released on December 13.
There’s a twist here, though, because as @harukaze5719 explains, this could refer to reference boards – built to AMD’s basic specs – while boards Stronger customizations from third-party card makers won’t arrive until the end of December. However, those (higher-performing) models may come out with more inventory, but that’s just a well-founded conjecture on the part of the Twitter leaker.
Of course, this whole rumor needs to be handled very carefully, as we noted.
Part of the reason we need to be cautious with this new rumor is that we’ve been hearing more and more positive rumors lately that AMD will have a large stock of RDNA 3 graphics cards right away.
So that is in direct contradiction and the Red Team is theoretically looking at it now extremely Low stock levels feel like a strain. However, it is possible that as we mentioned above, in the first few days or possibly in the first week, the available RX 7900 XT and 7900 XTX GPUs could see a shortage of stock. rare (and speculators will certainly have a field day and make things worse) – but then, at the end of the year, inventories can grow significantly (perhaps with tables 3rd party custom RDNA 3 as mentioned).
This combines with other recent speculation we’ve seen that the custom RDNA 3 tag probably won’t show up until a couple of weeks after the reference panel (basically anyway).
However, if there are more third-party custom models than there are references, that gives another possibility to wonder about itself. Specifically, the customization efforts will turn out to be expensive and “much more expensive” graphics cards than the reference board, according to another recent rumor.
If true, that could mean we see a lot of inventory at significantly more expensive than AMD’s MSRP, and that would be another blow to gamers looking for a graphics card. new advanced – star with Nvidia’s RTX 4090 and 4080, GPU is available, expensive. Of course, the 7900 XT and XTX don’t look affordable even with Team Red’s suggested price tag ($899 and $999 in the US).
This is a case where we have to hope those spreading the rumors are wrong, but more than ever, only time will tell. Let’s cross our fingers, we no longer hope that the rumored upcoming RTX 4070 Ti will come to the rescue in terms of price, because we don’t believe that will happenone in two.