Custom designs of the new AMD Radeon RX 6800 were put to the test this week. However, they almost only show presence there, in the retail sector, on the other hand, there is almost a yawning emptiness, which heats up the mood and also shows the multitude of comments from the community in only this direction.
With over 700 comments, the most frequent question is: “Where can I get the cards?” And “What should they cost?”. Because once again this year a quasi-paper launch, which has already been seen so often, was carried out with only a handful of tickets available at high prices. It is perfectly clear that the readership finds little pleasure in this. In the end, the test, which revealed two of the best solutions, is almost lost.
In the first test, PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 XT Red Devil and Sapphire Radeon RX 6800 XT Nitro + faced each other. Both cool down more quietly than the reference, but still have a harder time than ever. Because even the reference design from AMD is very good, so that custom designs hardly allow any major gains. In the end, the Nitro + emerged as the winner in the overall package with a slight margin.
In the news segment too, AMD once again took over the reins. As with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3000, the previously mentioned disastrous delivery situation for custom cards was examined in detail by a Danish shop. The delivery rate is in the very low single-digit range.
We can only hope that this will normalize a bit by the time the Radeon RX 6700 is launched in the new year and that the companies may finally learn something from it and build up inventory for a few weeks before the next paper launch takes place.
Weekly Outlook: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Seminar and the RTX 3060 Ti
The focus is on the mobile segment in the coming week, Qualcomm has invited to its Snapdragon Tech Summit, which lasts several days. But instead of holding the conference in the USA with an audience as in previous years, the ComputerBase editorial team has to watch the presentations at home this time in front of the screen – Corona also has the end of 2020 firmly under control. The first details will be reported from Tuesday.
And of course the first week of December will not continue without a new graphics card. Now it’s Nvidia’s turn again, probably on Wednesday, just in time for the start of sales, the NDA for the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti will drop.
With this reading material in your luggage, the editors wish you a relaxing Sunday and a happy first Advent!