Is it even possible to get an GPU at the AMD Shop?

1 : Anonymous2021/11/18 18:19 ID: qwvyss

I'm very disappointed every week.... Drop after drop and I get no GPU.

Is it even possible to buy a GPU at the AMD Shop as normal homo sapiens?

2 : Anonymous2021/11/18 19:25 ID: hl5ozs4

The amount of people who want them far exceed the amount of cards available, the chances are insanely slim

ID: hl8oi77

AMD doesnt want to make lots of reference cards. These are only made to say their cards are at msrp.

They profit more from selling the chips to AIB partners with a markup. It’s why AIB cant ever sell those for AMD’s msrp

ID: hl8orj4

Even if every card was reference there would still be more demand than supply

But yeah what you've said is true Nvidia and AMD keep making the reference to keep the illusion that MSRP exists, and make AIBs look like the and guys, ideal situation for them

3 : Anonymous2021/11/18 20:27 ID: hl5yf3c

Unfortunately, as long as MSRP is where it is and Ethereum mining is as profitable as it is, I think we're stuck. Basically infinite demand from miners to compete against.

ID: hl653v2

There are ASIC miners in the works, but the supply chain issues also hindered wide utilization. Price to mining ratio, a miner is at least 2x faster then the same amount of GPUs. Mid term this made bitcoin miners leave the gpu market in the past.

Issue is, that if ETH goes PoS end of next year, it would not make sense to invest. So even if supply chain gets better next year, the miners would wait until they order single use systems that are "obsolete" before their bring in their costs. All the other coins besides ETH doesn't guarantee enough traffic on their networks. Everybody would try to get a piece of the action on some lesser coin, which would drop the amount of money each miner can make to probably less then 1/4 what ETH brings now.

tl;dr: Asics will not help and we will stay on this at least until ETH goes PoS. Or TSMC surprises us all with three new fabs secretly build in hollowed out vulcano islands.

ID: hl77js5

ETH difficulty will eventually outpace the price likely before proof of stake is live.

4 : Anonymous2021/11/18 18:21 ID: hl5f8oe


ID: hl6iq39

I agree--it is not possible.

5 : Anonymous2021/11/18 20:18 ID: hl5x1r5

I've never seen less than "more than an hour" queue time...... So not sure how the queue is supposed to be random, yet I'm always at the end of the line.

The queue bypass is supposedly fixed. But I guess the containers and 200 tabs is always winning.

ID: hl6aca1

It's randomized every time. Last week i got 13 minutes (never seen this before), which were more like 25 real-world minutes because the countdown and progress bar would just stall every once in awhile. In reality everything was sold out within 6-7 minutes after the queue started, so after my 13 minutes finished, it said "ok, its your turn in line now", it redirected me to the shop and everything in it was "out of stock" like it is any other day of the week. This week i was back to "more than an hour" again...

6 : Anonymous2021/11/18 20:26 ID: hl5yds2

Yes if you are very lucky.

ID: hl5zjv6

Yep, you have to be beyond fortunate in your timing when you hit the store.

7 : Anonymous2021/11/18 19:02 ID: hl5ll0d

16 weeks and nothing, bots bots bots everywhere and who cares? Youre not alone, we sapiens are insignificant

ID: hl6gxbj

And it didn't used to be that way. Once upon a time, the AMD store didn't have the queue. With a little bit of effort, you could get stuff. I got a 6800. It was awesome. Then EVGA finally let me buy a 3070ti so I got that instead.

TL:DR: The AMD store used to be ok. Not anymore.

ID: hl63x37

Asking for a friend. How does one get their own bots to secure a GPU??

ID: hl65vxm

i would like to know at this point..

ID: hl68xy2

They use a browser extension that opens 50-100 tabs that all get their own place in the line

8 : Anonymous2021/11/18 20:48 ID: hl61op6

Sure it's possible... being struck by lightning is possible too

ID: hl8eyj3

Glad that I get gpu insted being struck with lightning 😀 It took some time, but some unexpeted second restock at 10 pm CEST was lucky for me.

9 : Anonymous2021/11/18 22:54 ID: hl6k4yc

I got a 6700XT about 2 months ago now. YMMV

10 : Anonymous2021/11/18 23:41 ID: hl6qlog

I think it's impossible.

It's a sad situation.

It would require the chip shortage to magically resolve itself, which it won't. It would require that scalpers weren't making money, which they are. It would require that AMD and NVIDIA don't enjoy the fact, that all their products sell out the moment they are available. While the supply constraint is 'bad', everything is in the black. There is no crumb left on the table from their perspective, even if they could possibly be making more money if supply constraints didn't exist...but then you get left-over cards, etc. In a way, AMD and NVIDIA might actually like this from a certain perspective. EVERYTHING will sell, IMMEDIATELY.

I don't really see them caring very much about their product immediately selling out as fast as they can produce it. They don't care who is purchasing it, or how, or what they are doing with it.

Ironically, what is probably going to happen, is AMD and NVIDIA are going to raise MSRP for their next gen of cards. You think they are sitting by, and watching resellers make bank off their product?!

Card prices are probably going to increase by 50%, because scalpers proved that 200% is viable.

So cards are going to get more expensive, as AMD and NVIDIA go for scalpers pockets.

So yes, it's actually going to get worse. There is no reason for AMD or NVIDIA to stop increasing the price, when someone is reselling their stuff for profit. AMD/NVIDIA will continue inflating GPU prices, until scalpers balk, and it's no longer affordable.

It might be several gens of this, as fab seems really infrastructurally behind demand.

The scalpers will find it unprofitable, once AMD/NVIDIA hit scalper prices as MSRP. That's simply the truth.

11 : Anonymous2021/11/18 19:52 ID: hl5t61t

The entire Radeon 6x00 series is so rare the only one itemized on the latest Steam hardware survey is the 6700 XT at all of 0.18%. All the other models are so few they just fall in the "other" category. And Steam just counts the processor itself not the brand of the card.

12 : Anonymous2021/11/18 22:21 ID: hl6fi7l

according to Frank Azor its a piece of cake to shop at amd, he even bet 10$ that it was loads of cards to buy.

oh btw he is to be some PR guy for amd and he pissed of a lot of amd customers.

never forget

13 : Anonymous2021/11/18 19:52 ID: hl5t69e

the "out of stock" needs to be company' store motto

14 : Anonymous2021/11/19 13:34 ID: hl93rsg

I don't understand why people post stuff like this. It's the only place to get a Radeon gpu at MSRP...of course it's going to get flooded and sold out in 5 seconds. Every Thursday like clockwork these posts appear. We know already, please stop it with the duplicate threads about this.

ID: hl9p0fi

Every Thursday like clockwork people try to buy any new amd gpu and fail. The threads will surely stop if cards are widely available at msrp. Until then you can expect a new one weekly. I don’t usually read them just see them in my feed and mentally acknowledge another week has passed and things haven’t gotten better. It’s a lot easier to ignore than battlestation posts and more useful imo. Let people vent their frustration about an ongoing terrible situation.

15 : Anonymous2021/11/18 18:39 ID: hl5hzlt

Yes. I've got 2 from there.

16 : Anonymous2021/11/18 22:58 ID: hl6kszg

There are multiple AIB version of 6900XT available on Amazon for purchase. While they are higher than the MSRP set by AMD, at least you only being scalped by AIB. Few days ago I was able to find multiple Red Devil 6900xt for $1499, and the listing were up for many days before they were sold out.

Proof of availability :

If you are looking for anything lower than a 6900XT, then it become pretty impossible.

17 : Anonymous2021/11/18 18:24 ID: hl5frqw

homo sapiens?

Use robo vulgaris.

18 : Anonymous2021/11/18 21:18 ID: hl666pj

first time (last week) i got 30 minutes. it paused mid way.

19 : Anonymous2021/11/18 19:08 ID: hl5mfnn

Of course. I've gotten a 6700 XT, 6800 XT, 6900 XT. Use containers. I got a 6700 XT around April before the queue was ever a thing and couldn't really get anything else for a while, but I also didn't really try every drop. When the queue rolled around, I used containers and first try I got a 6800 XT and the next week I landed a 6900 XT. Edit: commence the downvotes from salty, jealous children! Feels good to sit back and relax with a 6800 XT that I virtually bought for $400 (after the money I made from reselling my 6700 XT and 6900 XT) 🙂

ID: hl662r4

what are containers?

ID: hl67ws6
Download firefox
get firefox multi account containers
create a ton of new containers. you can only have 1 tab per container, but you can have as many containers as you want, as long as you can create them all and do the captchas before the queue starts. this lets you have tons of tabs, each tab has a unique ID. I only did this twice, first time I got a 6800 xt and second time I got a 6900 XT, both times I had about 50-70 containers open (meaning about 50-70 tabs).
ID: hl6646y

What do you mean use containers?

ID: hl67web
Download firefox get firefox multi account containers create a ton of new containers. you can only have 1 tab per container, but you can have as many containers as you want, as long as you can create them all and do the captchas before the queue starts. this lets you have tons of tabs, each tab has a unique ID. I only did this twice, first time I got a 6800 xt and second time I got a 6900 XT, both times I had about 50-70 containers open (meaning about 50-70 tabs).
20 : Anonymous2021/11/18 21:55 ID: hl6bmy4

I’ve never even seen them in stock on the canadian site and I check daily.

ID: hl6cevd

Don't check daily. Check every minute. No, seriously there are drop times. At my location it is GMT+1 3 PM or 4 PM on Thursdays.

ID: hl6egde

How did you figure out the drop time for your location?

21 : Anonymous2021/11/18 22:17 ID: hl6ewe2

This summer it wasn't that hard, I tried two times and both times I was able to buy one. But I've been trying to buy one for my friend for the past two months and never got lucky, it worked once but the site was glitching and I couldn't complete the payment and lost my place

ID: hl6xbst

If ur trying to buy the same card again, you cant

22 : Anonymous2021/11/18 22:55 ID: hl6kclt

No, and it's neglected on purpose.

23 : Anonymous2021/11/18 22:58 ID: hl6krx8

I grabbed a 6900 xt, took forever though. From what I've heard the midnight black isn't even worth trying for, 6800 and 6800 xt are pretty hard too, while 6700 and 6900 are the easier ones.

24 : Anonymous2021/11/18 23:28 ID: hl6ovfj

Yes, took 4 weeks of trying tho.

ID: hl6tmy4

That's hella good

25 : Anonymous2021/11/19 00:04 ID: hl6trcz

Kind stranger, thank you for my first award!

26 : Anonymous2021/11/19 00:20 ID: hl6vv38

Got a 6900xt about 6 or so months ago. Just happened to work. Really dumb luck.

27 : Anonymous2021/11/19 01:13 ID: hl72omr

I got one in July, buy that was before the queue.

28 : Anonymous2021/11/19 01:29 ID: hl74rdp

Can't get them is because of scalpers. Check eBay.

29 : Anonymous2021/11/19 01:54 ID: hl7803i

Yes, its possible but its like a lotterie... I manage to get a 6800 xt at msrp 4 weeks ago. Trought the official way.

30 : Anonymous2021/11/19 01:58 ID: hl78heo

Go to MicroCenter if you can. They have MSRP prices on everything.

32 : Anonymous2021/11/19 02:24 ID: hl7bzmj

I actually think it's going to be years before you can get a good GPU at MSRP and have good availability. I think most people are going to be stuck with their current gpus for at least the next two to three years because they simply can't get their hands on a new one.

33 : Anonymous2021/11/19 03:26 ID: hl7k2fl

No. I had 5 windows open, all >one hour when the queue opened

34 : Anonymous2021/11/19 03:47 ID: hl7mtxw

I just need a 6700 XT and I'm done for GPU upgrades 🙁

35 : Anonymous2021/11/19 04:17 ID: hl7qjgb

Carting script guys. Trust me. You don't need a bot. Anyone can install it through tamper monkey. Use a VPN. It will simply auto click the que and cart button giving you a better chance.

I've heard of IP bans from it... but thats worth it if the alternative is no chance anyway

36 : Anonymous2021/11/19 05:28 ID: hl7y7gz

I got a 6900 XT on Amazon

37 : Anonymous2021/11/19 05:50 ID: hl80ikp

doesn't seem like it lol. terrible system they got. makes them look like assholes

38 : Anonymous2021/11/19 07:26 ID: hl891mj

Yeah snagged a 6700 XT this morning after 4 weeks of trying. I've heard the 6800 XT is never in stock anymore though

39 : Anonymous2021/11/19 08:29 ID: hl8dyko

Me and a friend of mine took one each yesterday, after around 16 minutes of queue, so yeah, it's possible, just unlikely. Good luck!

40 : Anonymous2021/11/19 08:45 ID: hl8f6cn

By the steam statistics, no

41 : Anonymous2021/11/19 09:46 ID: hl8jguc


42 : Anonymous2021/11/19 10:15 ID: hl8lh6w

Three of us in our office have been trying every Thursday for 6 or so weeks, we finally got one yesterday. There were only 6900 xt left at the time.

43 : Anonymous2021/11/19 11:17 ID: hl8q915

If you don’t use a buying bot, you won’t get any. You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain

44 : Anonymous2021/11/19 15:54 ID: hl9mlfr

Yes it is, but it's based purely on luck, took me 1 month before being able to purchase a radeon 6700XT, eventually i was in queue for "ready in 1 minute", and then after some trials and tribolations (many browser error), eventually the payment went through..

45 : Anonymous2021/11/19 16:05 ID: hl9oc4t

Thanks to people pushing for MSRP nothing is available. Welcome to free market.

46 : Anonymous2021/11/18 18:39 ID: hl5i2m6


47 : Anonymous2021/11/18 18:55 ID: hl5ki21

What about the IP?

48 : Anonymous2021/11/19 01:13 ID: hl72nrm

ebay has tons of them


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