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AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT goes on sale tomorrow, but will anyone actually be able to buy it?
Don’t count on it. A retailer in Switzerland expects to only receive 35 units of the next-generation graphics card. Digitec disclosed the information last Friday, adding it isn’t even sure when the units will be delivered.
“Just as with the AMD Radeon 6800, there won’t be enough cards to go around,” the Swiss retailer wrote in the post.
Indeed, the Radeon 6800 and 6800 XT cards sold out immediately last month, making them almost impossible to buy at normal pricing. And since then, the cards have remained out of stock at all the major retailers.
In response, AMD has been ramping up manufacturing. But it appears the company is struggling to produce large volumes. In the same post, Digitec said a mere 25 units of the RX 6800 and 17 units of 6800 XT are currently in bounds to the retailer.
Meanwhile, Danish retailer Proshop.de disclosed last month it only received 113 units of the RX 6800 and 34 units of the 6800 XT.
Most retailers choose to sell the graphics cards on a first come, first serve basis. However, Digitec has opted for a different approach. “We’ll only receive a small number of cards and have therefore organised a small lottery to choose who gets to buy them,” the company said in last Friday’s post.
The lottery will be held over a single day from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9. Interested users simply need to click on a button, and their Digitec account will be entered into the raffle. The retailer will then contact the winners via email.
In the US, the Radeon RX 6900 XT is expected to go on sale tomorrow morning starting at 9am EST at retailers including Newegg, Best Buy and over AMD’s online store.
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