AMD Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT Unboxing

Axman

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Since when? It's been a long time since I flew with a gun but I'm pretty sure I found a "hi there" tag in my case once.
2005-ish? TSOs can ask to inspect the contents of the case in your presence but you don't have to use TSA locks. In fact, they used to be forbidden, but apparently now TSA locks are fine -- I wouldn't use these no matter what since the whole point is to protect the electronics.

Remember, a plastic garbage receiver is legally a firearm, so if you're flying with a few thousand bucks' worth of watercooling equipment or flagship video cards, it's probably the best insurance policy you can buy for $40, not counting the case and locks.

Plus it's kinda badass. There's a reason tech companies ship stuff in these.
 

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They are supposed to get you when they check a bag with a firearm
Well, what I meant was that I did, in fact, check it, and had a TSA agent examine it, blah blah blah, then lock the case up with my TSA-approved lock, and then when I retrieved the case at the other end, it had a "we opened your bag" notice.

This was probably around 2005; I flew back and forth between SC and FL several times with a checked pistol over about a year.
 

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then lock the case up with my TSA-approved lock
You are not supposed to use TSA locks with firearms. The point is to lock things up in cases they don't have access to. That's the advantage of the gun case + electronics scheme.
 

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So, when are the cards actually being released and reviewed? I do not see anything up yet and I could have sworn today was the day.
 

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So, when are the cards actually being released and reviewed? I do not see anything up yet and I could have sworn today was the day.
it is. been searching all over. if you get any updated info can you please share. i want a 6800xt and cant find any listings anywhere or any info of what time or where they go on sale. thanks.
 

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it is. been searching all over. if you get any updated info can you please share. i want a 6800xt and cant find any listings anywhere or any info of what time or where they go on sale. thanks.
Retailers are probably keeping the pages offline until 9am EST so the bot folks don't have the http to point to.
 
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Edgar

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I'm ready to try and buy one in 14 mins. Not sure which version to buy. Heard sapphire is good?
 

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I'm ready to try and buy one in 14 mins. Not sure which version to buy. Heard sapphire is good?
I'm gonna try to snag one too. I heard the sapphire looks cool. I don't think there is any info on how they perform.
 

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Best Buy has been saying coming soon. Might as well wait for AIB cards to pop at this point with after marker coolers. I think amd is probably going to push those more so reference will be second thought.
 

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Best Buy has been saying coming soon. Might as well wait for AIB cards to pop at this point with after marker coolers. I think amd is probably going to push those more so reference will be second thought.

That's probably because they don't have any to sell.
 

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That's probably because they don't have any to sell.

But Newegg says sold out and Amazon has nothing listed.

Edit: Amazon has it listed but, it does not show when doing a search for it.
 
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But Newegg says sold out and Amazon has nothing listed.

Edit: Amazon has it listed but, it does not show when doing a search for it.

The fact that they still say "Coming Soon" and not OOS tells me they didn't even try to sell cards yet. Why not? They probably don't have any to sell.
 

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Well this aged badly. What an idiot!

Oh wait that's my post

Yeah, its pretty clear this isn't the AMD of yesteryear, they are being pretty spot on and upfront about their offering in the presentations, maybe even a little conservative given the OC headroom these cards are showing.

Very excited to pick up a 6900, hopefully pre-Christmas.
 
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