Honestly.. first time in a long time trying to buy an amd cpu and I am disappointed that I'm experiencing the same "shenanigans" as when buying Intel CPUs...i sure hope I don't regret my decisionNo place holders on Newegg or Amazon yet. No time of sale announced yet. Is AMD just expecting people who want one at launch to sit at their computer all day/night waiting?
Hoping some information comes out tomorrow...
Please ask about 5900x / 5950x stocks and what time we can buy them.MicroCenter added the 5900X:
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I plan to call them today to see what kind of stock they are expecting. I can probably get my buddy that lives near a MC to switch by at lunch tomorrow to pick one up for me (assuming they will still have some) if I can't order one online by then.
Would still really like to know when they will show up online for ordering...
Yeah, my GPU upgrade made my machine feel kinda perfect. Then I went down a rabbit hole taking inventory of all our systems and the wife has a 6700k that is time for an uprade. With it being the last system also with 10Gbe I decided I'll get the upgrade and move my guts over to her's . She play's more lately but I know what the difference is and she'll just be as happy. I didn't want to just buy another nic for her, I just like my 10g on board not wasting a slot. Terrible I'm looking for to her image backup time dropping to 20-30 minutes from the 4 hour time like all the other systems.Oooo, I'll be upgrading from an 8700 setup too! My current rig is still capable but it's been 3 years and I'm helllllla itchy for an upgrade.
Check the fine print on those, they usually have a lot of exclusions..I'm just hoping that I'll be able to get one from Best Buy this month, as I've got a 10% birthday coupon that would be better spent on a CPU than a PS5.
...And if neither of those are available, uh... I dunno
I will probably be out at the FFX store tonight, a few mentions on the MC forums as well. So at least a small crowd for sure if not more.. A few are wanting 5950X that may not show due to rumours that they won't be available until December.Finally got a hold of someone at MC after being on hold for 30+ minutes. She was from corporate, so I guess the call was transferred there after no one picked at the Fairfax store...
Anyway, she did not have information about the quantity each store would be receiving, nor could she tell me if the 5950X was going to be available or if stores already had received any stock.
She did say it would be a morning launch and she had just been informed that they will be handing out vouchers. She did not feel it would be necessary to camp out tonight to be near the front of the line like with the 3080 launch, which she admitted was a total cluster.
Sorry guys, not much info to go on, but at least it is something...
RIght? I was so pumped expecting a VERY different experience than my days buying Intel CPUs but all I am seeing is the same nonsense as with Intel so far. Still hoping I can get my hands on the 5950x on day one :/How is it that we are less than 24 hours away and we have no information on release time, no placeholders on Newegg, Amazon, etc...
Does AMD want this to be a shit show?
Not necessarily. Many of the bots are associated with Discords where direct checkout api links or exclusive buying links (Amazon) are shared. They'll have those links up and ready long before the official product page go up. Happened with Ampere, PS5, and XSX launches. There is a good chance they'll be sold out before we'll even be able to find the product page if they're not posted in advance.he has a point actually. If the product links go live right at the time of launch, no bot's will be in place yet, and people who search for and find the item can buy it quicker than someone can set up a bot to buy them out.
Still a better chance than bots being set to order as soon as add to cart shows up with no human intervention. I got the mx518 deal last week, I bet I can click through checkout quicker than the botmasters can click their stupid direct checkout linksNot necessarily. Many of the bots are associated with Discords where direct checkout api links or exclusive buying links (Amazon) are shared. They'll have those links up and ready long before the official product page go up. Happened with Ampere, PS5, and XSX launches. There is a good chance they'll be sold out before we'll even be able to find the product page if they're not posted in advance.
Heh, if the bots do the same thing as before they'll be sold out before the listings even go live since I believe the direct checkout APIs go live before the product pages do.Still a better chance than bots being set to order as soon as add to cart shows up with no human intervention. I got the mx518 deal last week, I bet I can click through checkout quicker than the botmasters can click their stupid direct checkout links