I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

  • I bought a Radeon 6800.

    Votes: 10 2.3%
  • I bought a Radeon 6800 XT.

    Votes: 8 1.8%
  • I bought one of each or two or more!

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I tried to buy a 6800 / 6800 XT and Failed.

    Votes: 177 40.4%
  • Did not try to buy one at all.

    Votes: 243 55.5%

  • Total voters
    438

///AMG

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Is that the 6800 or the 6800 XT? What case are you using? There's SO much space! LOL
6800XT. I'm using the Lian Li O11 Dynamic. I'll be using the EK Distro Plate with it too so it wont look to bare for too long. EK is releasing the RX6800 waterblocks tomorrow I just preordered so lets see.
 

///AMG

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How did you manage to get one?
I went for a 3080. I was debating which 3080 to get and they told me they just "found" 3 6800XTs. So I went with the 6800XT. I was lucky, it was similar at Microcenter for the Ryzen 5000 launch too. They only had a few 5900x/5950x and then the very next day when almost everyone was too bummed they got a few more. Overall I was just lucky and I was at the front of the line.
 

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6800XT. I'm using the Lian Li O11 Dynamic. I'll be using the EK Distro Plate with it too so it wont look to bare for too long. EK is releasing the RX6800 waterblocks tomorrow I just preordered so lets see.
Clean... I need to put a rad in my lian li
 

///AMG

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Run the 3DMark DirectX RayTracing Feature test, please!!!!
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Just for you I bought 3Dmark. I was curious anyways. I am using a 5600x I picked up until I get the 5900x from BH don't think that would really affect the score here. Everything is stock, fresh install of windows. 3Dmark said the 6800xt ran around 2210mhz the whole test.
 

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Haha I missed the release day.
I was like "wasn't AMD supposed to release a new video card?"
Then I saw the release date "oh, yesterday".
 

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Just for you I bought 3Dmark. I was curious anyways. I am using a 5600x I picked up until I get the 5900x from BH don't think that would really affect the score here. Everything is stock, fresh install of windows. 3Dmark said the 6800xt ran around 2210mhz the whole test.
Thank you!

There is also a DirectX Raytracing feature test. Can you run this as well?

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They just came in stock on AMD's site. I have one in my cart. Tried checking out but the website wasn't working. Now it says they aren't in stock anymore. >:|
 

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They just came in stock on AMD's site. I have one in my cart. Tried checking out but the website wasn't working. Now it says they aren't in stock anymore. >:|
I think it was a glitch. No one on the discord I was on was able to checkout and then right before they took the listing down AMD put up a blurb on the site indicating that the 6800 was indeed out of stock and that they apologized for any inconvenience.
 

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Well, managed to get the 6800 XT in my cart again this morning but when the little "proceed to cart or continue shopping screen" popped up... it would disappear before I could click on it. Stayed like that for minutes (just clicking on it over and over) and eventually I got a notification saying something like "sorry, it's out of stock! please remove from your cart"! Except I can't. Was trying on another computer and managed to fully get through the check out process, submitted payment and just went back to the direct-buy screen. not sure if that went through.. :/

(and actually, my wife managed to get through the checkout screen on her phone as well but after submitting payment it got a "too many redirects" error and then the "access denied' page. :p
 
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There are not even GPUS lists on AMDs site now at all - I have been checking all the time. I even went to Microcenter and stood in line and they said they have NO gpus and only had two 5600x CPUs but I already own a 5600x.

This is all you see:
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Just for you I bought 3Dmark. I was curious anyways. I am using a 5600x I picked up until I get the 5900x from BH don't think that would really affect the score here. Everything is stock, fresh install of windows. 3Dmark said the 6800xt ran around 2210mhz the whole test.

That's pretty good. Better than the average RTX 3070 graphics score of ~8000, but a fair bit lower than the average RTX 3080 score of ~11000
 

tangoseal

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That's pretty good. Better than the average RTX 3070 graphics score of ~8000, but a fair bit lower than the average RTX 3080 score of ~11000

Not to turn this thread into a debate over Ray Tracing but I assume this matters in the RT capable AAA games that I can count on one hand. We still wont get good ray tracing as main stream until at least the next gen of cards drop. By then AMD will have probably improved RT performance another 50% easy. There are, like history has shown, probably another 10 to 15% performance uplift from driver optimizations alone for this new silicon. Stay tuned. Don't think these numbers are close to final. I would assume another 500 points in Port Royal, which doesnt define the standard, but is a good meteric, by the time more optimized drivers are out. And the way I understand Port Royal is that it is really deeply optimized for nVidia since they have been the only RT capable hardware. Has 3dMark even released a revisited reoptimized version of the bench yet that includes AMD's method??

At any rate the 5600x is a beast of a 6 core. I am impressed none the less that AMG was able to get a card. Because I have been trying fervently.
 

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Well, shit yeah. I just casually went to AMDs site this morning at 6AM (PST), and saw I could add a 6800XT to the cart, and finish the order. Got a confirmation as well. Pretty stoked.
Hrmmm AMD is not working for me right now. Ill keep trying
 

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Still waiting on Best Buy to actually drop their Big Navi cards. They still have them listed as "Coming Soon".

They just had a pretty decent sized drop for all Ampere and Zen 3 products, but Big Navi wasn't included unfortunately.
 
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Chelica

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Are you all planning to try and get the 6900XT when it drops. Curious to see how many 6800XT buyer are thinking about the 6900XT and if that's within the budget range.

I know that I wanted the 3080 and no way I was going to go for the 3090 due to the huge price difference but the 6900XT is the half way point, lol.
 

exlink

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Are you all planning to try and get the 6900XT when it drops. Curious to see how many 6800XT buyer are thinking about the 6900XT and if that's within the budget range.

I know that I wanted the 3080 and no way I was going to go for the 3090 due to the huge price difference but the 6900XT is the half way point, lol.
I still have a 3090 sitting next to my PC, but am waiting to see if I can get a 6900XT in a reasonable amount of time (honestly even a 6800XT would be fine). If I can't, I'm just going to plop the 3090 in my system and not look back.
 

Chelica

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I still have a 3090 sitting next to my PC, but am waiting to see if I can get a 6900XT in a reasonable amount of time (honestly even a 6800XT would be fine). If I can't, I'm just going to plop the 3090 in my system and not look back.
Nice to have a fallback card that is the 3090, hehe. No pressure to get the others.
 

fuzzylogik

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Was team working with my wife - noticed that it wasn't out of stock on the AMD site and BAM - have a invoice and order confirmation in my email...! (and see a pending transaction on my credit card). Looking hopeful? lol
 

tangoseal

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Was team working with my wife - noticed that it wasn't out of stock on the AMD site and BAM - have a invoice and order confirmation in my email...! (and see a pending transaction on my credit card). Looking hopeful? lol
I was trying to get on amd site and it was not even loading fuck me
 

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I still have a 3090 sitting next to my PC, but am waiting to see if I can get a 6900XT in a reasonable amount of time (honestly even a 6800XT would be fine). If I can't, I'm just going to plop the 3090 in my system and not look back.
Umm you're going to end up past the usual 30 day return date on the 3090. I think 6900XT doesn't launch till Dec 8th IF you are lucky enough to snag one on launch day. Why not just enjoy the 3090 since it's already in hand?
 

tangoseal

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Umm you're going to end up past the usual 30 day return date on the 3090. I think 6900XT doesn't launch till Dec 8th IF you are lucky enough to snag one on launch day. Why not just enjoy the 3090 since it's already in hand?
3090 is a monster of a card. I regret not buying a Strix the other day. Now everytime I know AMD.com is selling GPUs the damn site just times out for me. And its the time out of the site that I know theyre selling inventory. Its like AMD hates us Southerners internet connections. Here just region ban the deep south. Ok fine total whacko conspiracy but hey I need some kind of irrational reason right!
 

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I was trying to get on amd site and it was not even loading fuck me
That was happening mostly for us - we just would refresh the page after a while and it would sometimes give the access denied page, or that the page wasn't responding warnings etc. but this last time the site just came up fine and only two CPUS (the 3950x and 3900x) and the 6800XT were on the page - I was able to get through the checkout process a couple times on my computer but it just dropped me back to the "add to cart" page with the 6800xt. Eventually on the checkout page it told me that it was sold out :p On my wifes laptop though, it went through the whole process and (apparently) actually went through. Supposed to get another notification in the next 48 hours as it's being "processed." we shall see? With all the folks and the 3800 eventually having orders canceled on them... I'm hoping this isn't the case :p
 

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3090 is a monster of a card. I regret not buying a Strix the other day. Now everytime I know AMD.com is selling GPUs the damn site just times out for me. And its the time out of the site that I know theyre selling inventory. Its like AMD hates us Southerners internet connections. Here just region ban the deep south. Ok fine total whacko conspiracy but hey I need some kind of irrational reason right!

Newegg dropped the EVGA FTW 3090 today. I flirted with it in the cart but said naaah my budget cannot go that far!
Knowing my luck the order would not have completed anyways. LOL.

Also Best Buy dropped a bunch of 3080s today. With AMD's scarcity of 6000 series cards people are just buying whatever is available.

I tried to get the 6800 from AMD's website on launch day but it was an absolute disaster!
 
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exlink

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Umm you're going to end up past the usual 30 day return date on the 3090. I think 6900XT doesn't launch till Dec 8th IF you are lucky enough to snag one on launch day. Why not just enjoy the 3090 since it's already in hand?
I bought it about a week ago and its under Best Buy's holiday return policy so I have until January 2nd I believe.
 

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I bought it about a week ago and its under Best Buy's holiday return policy so I have until January 2nd I believe.

I just bought a monitor the other day from Beat Buy and the receipt says I have until January 16th to return it
 

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My order was cancelled since the store I bought from massively oversold their supply of cards (and reference cards look to be EOL). Going to have to try my luck for an AIB card next week. I don't like my chances seeing as I've been at work every time new cards go up. Guess I should just buy a new TV and accept my fate of playing on my Series X for the next year. Maybe there'll also be some price competition by then.
 
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///AMG

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Finally got around to actually playing a game. Played Horizon Zero Dawn ultimate settings at 4k and it was a smooth 60fps lock. I can finally play games at 4k again and at max settings. Can't wait till my LG CX48 comes in. Going to take the almost all of December and early January off and I am going to clear some of my backlog of games.

Though I did have some issues with the radeon software. It just stopped opening today and I had to use the reset option on the installer to get it to work again. Not that great of a first impression after 6 years.
 

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Got my order confirmation where it said I can't cancel my order and that it was processed! waiting on shipping information now. Sweet! updating the poll :)
When did you order? I have been checking AMD.com by the hour and I am not getting shit. I think my conspiracy is starting to gain traction. They are not selling to IP blocks in certain regions like the south.
 

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Well, shit yeah. I just casually went to AMDs site this morning at 6AM (PST), and saw I could add a 6800XT to the cart, and finish the order. Got a confirmation as well. Pretty stoked.

Is AMD dropping consistently at 6am PST weekdays?

On launch day I was there and had a chance at the 6800, but passed on that wanting the 6800 XT. Kind of regretting that now.
 
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