AMD: More Radeon RX 6000 series reference cards ship this quarter

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 02 2021 @ 15:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The availability of new video cards is a big problem. With shortages of chips and other components pretty much everywhere, a lot of gamers are frustrated because they can't find a video card at a decent price. In an interview with BabelTechReviews, AMD Radeon Technologies Group senior director Riche Corpus confirmed that the firm will ship more Radeon RX 6000 series reference cards in Q1 2021.

The shortages resulted in AMD making a U-turn. Typically, the company makes a single batch of reference cards and then relies on its add-in board partners to seed the market with custom-design cards. This time, AMD decided to reverse its previous decision and will keep making the RX 6000 series reference cards indefinitely. These reference cards will be sold via the AMD webshop at the MSRP -- but don't expect a lot of volume.
Based on the response to our AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series and Radeon RX 6900 XT reference design graphics cards, we are extending production to make them available to as many gamers as possible on AMD.com at SEP. Additional reference cards are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2021. We will also continue supporting our partners in the development of their custom AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series graphics card designs.
— AMD’s Ritche Corpus – Sr. Director, ISV SW Alliances, Radeon Technologies Group


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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