Since 3 p.m., the custom designs with the Radeon RX 6800 (XT) can also be tested and sold. As was to be feared, the prices are high – even higher than for the already more expensive reference cards. The availability is also poor.
RX 6800 (XT): It gets even more expensive
The price level of the partner cards is high again on the launch day. We remember: Actually, the recommended retail price from AMD for reference cards is 579 euros (RX 6800) or 649 euros (RX 6800 XT). In the end, however, the cards were to be found at between 729-764 euros (RX 6800) and 819-849 euros (RX 6800 XT) – until they were finally sold out. So where do the partner designs end up priced?
We checked alternate and caseking among other things. With Alternate, the cheapest partner design with the RX 6800 costs a whopping 829 euros (the XFX RX 6800 MErc 319, which officially has an MSRP of 700 US-D), the most expensive comes from Asus with the Strix Gaming OC for 891 euros. Caseking starts with the Gigabyte RX 6800 in the reference design for 797 euros, the Asus ROG Strix is 858 euros.
With the RX 6800 XT, Alternate starts at 949 euros (again XFX Merc 319), the Sapphire RX 6800 XT OC Nitro + is 999 euros. The only currently available card is the Asus Strix LC with AiO-Wakü for 1,129 euros. Caseking looks similar: The reference design from Gigabyte starts at 910 euros, the Sapphire Nitro + is 971 euros and the Asus Strix LC at 1,086 euros.
We’d better cover the general availability with a cloak of silence: this start didn’t really go any better either. In the PCGH price comparison with Geizhals data there are still no database entries and only individual search hits without goods. At other well-known shops like Media, Saturn or Notebooksbilliger you won’t find anything via the search. Mindfactory is currently hardly accessible.
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