AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT launch volume for Europe just a couple of thousand cards?

Posted on Monday, March 15 2021 @ 14:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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There are several upcoming hardware launches this month. First up, there's the release of the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT. First shown earlier this month, this new $479 card will hit retail shelves on March 18th. Earlier this month, there were already some rumors that supply would be better than what we saw with AMD's previous GPU launch -- and now there are some more concrete details.

Just a few thousand Radeon RX 6700 XT for the entire EU

First up, German tech site Igor's Lab claims AMD has a couple of thousands of cards for the EU as a whole at launch. Igor Wallossek notes the performance is believed to be between a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070.
The rumored gaming performance of the upcoming Radeon RX 6700XT fluctuates back and forth between a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and an RTX 3070, depending on the leak and benchmark, so it still remains a thick question mark. The same goes for the presence on the shelves, because although AMD promised a much higher availability at launch, it could (once again) be really tight. If you condense the information of various board partners and distributors to a trend, then there are, depending on the manufacturer and model, only a few pieces (for Germany) to a few thousand for the EU as a whole.
YouTuber Red Gaming Tech on the other hand claims supply will be quite a bit higher. The channel says the United Kingdom will get a launch volume of 2,000 cards -- which seems quite decent given the circumstances.

Sales will go live on Thursday, this will include both reference-based cards and custom-design models. The Radeon RX 6700 XT features a Navi 22 GPU with 40 CUs, 2560 streaming processors, 2581MHz Boost frequency, 192-bit memory bus, and 12GB GDDR6 memory clocked at 16Gbps. The card has a 230W TGP.

Intel to preview Rocket Lake-S and Tiger Lake-H on March 18

On March 18th we can also expect more about Intel's Tiger Lake-H laptop processors and the Rocket Lake-S desktop processors. The chip giant send out word that it will offer a first look at both chips at the GDC Showcase. This is a virtual conference that can be viewed freely.
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