AMD urges retailers to limit Ryzen 5000 and Radeon RX 6000 sales to one per customer

Posted on Wednesday, October 21 2020 @ 11:53 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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NVIDIA has been catching a lot of heat recently for the poor availability of its GeForce RTX 30 series video cards. Any available supply sold out instantaneously on launch day and it's still hard to get a card. It seems AMD is afraid of a similar PR fiasco as the company has reportedly issued a document with anti-scalper recommendations to its partners. VideoCardz has a copy over here.

The guidelines are not only for the Radeon RX 6000 series but also the Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. Among other things, AMD recommends its partners to implement bot detection and management, as well as CAPTCHAs to ensure only real humans can place an order. Furthermore, AMD recommend to limit purchases at launch to one item per end-user and to manually process orders to ensure proper validation. AMD also asks to limit the number of sales made to commercial re-sellers during the 3 weeks after launch.

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