At launch, only reference-based cards will be available. The ASUS representative claims the launch volume will likely be sold out within minutes. A large chunk of this volume will be Radeon RX 6800 cards, with the XT variant making up a smaller portion.
The forum post also indicates it will be 1-2 weeks until AMD's board partners start shipping custom-design cards. At the moment, it's too early to say what supply for these cards will look like.
It is no secret that custom models will be available a bit later. We were told that the embargo on RX 6800 partners cards ends a week later than reference models, but the date has not been confirmed yet. It would make sense for the AIB cards sale embargo to lift on November 25th though.Via: VideoCardz