We're all painfully aware of the current GPU stock situation, with shortages impacting both Nvidia's RTX 30 series and AMD's Radeon RX 6900 and RX 6800 series cards. We've got another AMD launch coming up soon – the Radeon RX 6700 XT and early reports indicate that supply will still be strained.
According to a report from IgorsLab, a source claims that there will be a “few thousand” RX 6700 XT cards available at launch for Europe. Given that demand has only risen the longer these GPU shortages have gone on, it is unlikely that this initial batch will meet overall demand. However, there is still hope that new stock will arrive at a faster rate than other recently launched graphics cards.
According to RedGamingTech, the UK market will get between one thousand and two thousand units at launch, followed by weekly shipments of similar quantity to maintain supply. Of course, this might all be planned, but we won't know how successful the launch is until these cards become available and start shipping to customers.
The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT will be available at retail starting on the 18th of March. Reviews of the graphics card should also go live on that same day.
KitGuru says: Hopefully the RX 6700 XT will have a more plentiful launch compared to other GPUs in the last six months. Are any of you hoping to pick one of these up at launch?