should I get 6800xt now? or wait until 7000 series?

1 : Anonymous2021/12/02 01:07 ID: r6up5d

So Asrock Phantom 6800xt is 1800+tax in my country, should I get it now? or wait until AMD 7000 series?

2 : Anonymous2021/12/02 01:22 ID: hmvgvyc

Depends on what you have right now. I personally refuse to get ripped off, so I’ve just been waiting and playing older games.

ID: hmvhqdv

This. Regardless of how long the current GPU pricing will last it's more important than ever to get the most use out of the hardware you already have.

ID: hmvjec5

I’m so stubborn I even skipped Turing. I’m going to ride this 1050ti into the dirt at this point lol

I thought I was going to have to upgrade for Cyberpunk, but it released only 60% done. New Battlefield game looks stupid, FarCry 80 and Assassin’s Creed 40 look boring, etc. These AAA game developers have been saving me a lot of money lately lol

ID: hmvm9i6

Are you referring to secondary pricing or just the MSRP pricing?

ID: hmvonlb

RDNA2 MSRP is a ripoff when you get below the 6700xt/6800. The 6600XT and 6600 pricing is egregious and AMD is probably making 120% margins on those 128bit PCI-E x8 pieces of shit.

Aside from the 3070ti, 3080ti, and 3090, Ampere has good MSRPs imo, secondary pricing from AIBs and retailers is a ripoff.

ID: hmxpfn0

It is fine. You can get ripped off next generation.

3 : Anonymous2021/12/02 06:43 ID: hmwjiah

You already have a 6700xt so what's the point? Unless you have money to burn, it will serve you just fine until the next gen cards are released.

ID: hmx2ndu

I sold my 6700xt, for more than I paid for.

ID: hmx35e1

and now you're gonna buy the 6800xt for more than it was ever worth

1800+tax? what, dollars? that's coocoo crazy numbers

4 : Anonymous2021/12/02 01:27 ID: hmvhhos

Depends on if you need it or not. If your current hardware is good enough for what you need it to do then you're better off getting more use out of it.

5 : Anonymous2021/12/02 02:46 ID: hmvsjnl

If you are going to buy soon, id wait a month and see what CES brings in the first week of January, Intel should be announcing their GPUs, and both Nvidia and AMD are planning to launch midrange cards to counter them, so there might be a bit more supply than normal.

6 : Anonymous2021/12/02 08:55 ID: hmwtp7i

At this point I'd wait. Current GPUs are both too expensive and not powerful enough (for raytracing), with RDNA 2 you will miss RTX, with Ampere cards below a 3090 are too stingy with vram, and the 3090 is both crazy expensive and also not powerful enough for 4K RTX.

In the end it's just not worth it imo given that we're less than a year away from next gen of cards & prices will be much better by then.

7 : Anonymous2021/12/02 05:41 ID: hmwdmuw

Just grab one bro, chances are the 7000 will be short on supply as well.

8 : Anonymous2021/12/02 01:43 ID: hmvjo7n

It's hard to tell at the moment all 6000 series are grossly over priced. If you really need to get a GPU go for it. If not wait for the 7000 series. Not that there's any guarantees the prices will be any better.

9 : Anonymous2021/12/02 02:28 ID: hmvpy7e

I honestly wish I could get either side right now at msrp

10 : Anonymous2021/12/02 07:12 ID: hmwlyjs

The 7000 series is going got suffer the same pricing and availability woes as current gen, given predictions for when the shortages will end and supply will catch up to demand

Get what you can, when you want it, for a price you can stomach, particularly for current gen Radeon cards, MSRP is a fantasy and you have a far better chance of getting an Nvidia FE card

Honestly outside of the 6800xt, the rest of the rdna2 lineup isn't exciting or competitively priced Vs ampere

11 : Anonymous2021/12/02 10:36 ID: hmx0uul

I can’t recommend buying any GPU right now.

I even upgraded my HTPC to a Ryzen 5 5600G although the old CPU was still strong enough because it was overall more reasonable than paying 300-400€ for something like a 1050Ti or RX560.

12 : Anonymous2021/12/02 15:09 ID: hmxt7mh

1800$..what currency?

Only u can answer it, in general it is an insanely poor time to buy, unless u get very near MSRP or u have no card.

People waste money all over the place, so if it's worth it for you and u have the money in all aspects of your life then it could be worth it....but a lot of people are upgrading for small performance gains when they can wait for a significant upgrade at worst the same overinflated prices.

ID: hmy7pay

I sell my 6700xt for more than I pay. But now, I am not sure if I should spend more than a kidney for 6800xt

ID: hmydfq8

How much more did u sell it for?

13 : Anonymous2021/12/02 20:05 ID: hmz2mdy

I totally abhor paying Double MSRP, especially to a retailer, But with things the way they are, and looking to stay that way for the foreseeable future, do you think the 7000 (or RTX4000) series is going to be cheaper? They know people will pay ridiculous prices, and the holdouts won't hold out forever (not everyone anyways) so prices will probably stay stupid for awhile...unless some crypto takes a nosedive for some reason and there's a big sell off like last time, but with the rebound after the last crash, I don't know if there will be a sell off of cards like last seems hopeless sometimes...

14 : Anonymous2021/12/02 01:10 ID: hmvf4fs


15 : Anonymous2021/12/02 01:16 ID: hmvg1ym

For me the MSRP is fine, but the current price of GPU's aren't worth it simply on principle alone. If the $$$ won't hurt you and you need one, go for it. So far rumors are that AMD 7000 series are going to be a RDNA2 refresh on 6nm so it shouldn't be cannibalized by Zen 3/Zen3D or consoles quite so badly. Logistics issues are still going to be a problem though. I'd expect mid to late next year we'll start hearing more information about 7000 series.

ID: hmvgav2

I thought rdna 3 is gonna destory Nvidia?

Is Amd gonna make rnda 3 the 8000 series? And make 7000 a 3d vcache rnda2?

ID: hmvmcaf

rdna3 128bit bus will likely perform as todays 6900xt but cost way lower.
all depends on mining and ability to make cards

ID: hmvivpk

Not entirely sure as its all the rumor mill. They could very well make RDNA2 refresh n the lower end and then put RDNA3 at the high end, similar to how they did with GCN releases. It could be RDNA3 full stack isn't releasing till 2023. Could release RDNA3 mid to late next year (2022). Simply won't know till it happens.

RDNA3 MCM (Chiplet) is allegedly going to be only at the very top end and extremely expensive regardless.

ID: hmwdwpt

They can't refresh because they can't lose market share to Nvidia, refreshes only happen when there's no competition and/or to fill in the time gap.

ID: hmypamq

AMD performed refreshes throughout the GCN lineup as cost saving measures when they were not very competitive. Tahiti; 7970 > 280(x) > 370(x).

RDNA1 and RDNA2 were largely throughout the majority of the stack, which was heartening. However this rumor, and it is a rumor, is that it'll be a refresh along the lower to mid tier product stack and move RDNA2 to a new node so that consoles and Zen3 does not cannibalize GPU production.

16 : Anonymous2021/12/02 01:56 ID: hmvliz5

Scalpers would make 7000 series even pricier than the 6000 series. So take your pick, which one would you be willing to pay? or you can wait and pay a fortune for an 8000 series.

17 : Anonymous2021/12/02 02:48 ID: hmvsqv9

Just depends on when you have enough money. Rdna3 isn't right around the corner..I got a 6800xt a couple months ago and I'm happy with it. I expect the 7000 series availability to be terrible when it comes out due to mining and scalpers.

18 : Anonymous2021/12/02 10:45 ID: hmx1hzx

Wait for navi

19 : Anonymous2021/12/02 11:19 ID: hmx3zpo

Well, I would wait until you get graphic cards with reasonable prices.

20 : Anonymous2021/12/02 14:19 ID: hmxmfeg

If the 6800xt isn't currently available at MSRP right now, there's little hope of getting a 7000 series card at msrp when it is released. That's only if you're willing to camp out at your local Micro Center or Best Buy to get one legitimately.


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