AMD to launch Radeon RX 6800 XT “Midnight Black” today

1 : Anonymous2021/04/07 13:25 ID: mm20i9
AMD to launch Radeon RX 6800 XT "Midnight Black" today
2 : Anonymous2021/04/07 13:34 ID: gtopvvx

It was fucking weird, I have a friend in Indiana that did manage to get one, but he was able to add to cart and complete his purchase about 3-4 minutes before I even saw a product page/add to cart button and I checked multiple browsers/on my cellphone. I'm in Idaho for reference.

ID: gtowt54

They probably used a random num generator to reduce traffic

ID: gtoq6em

what a shitshow man ... when I first saw the email I said .. great I might have a chance since it won't be listed on the site and will only be available through the email link.... I was soooo wrong!

ID: gtpdeq7

how do you even get the email?

ID: gtoqelo

What the actual @#$%. Same thing happened to me as you. I can't believe how messed up these drops are... AMD get your @$$E$ out of your heads.

ID: gtp2ali

It was for sale in the EU earlier today, I didn't even know it was a thing until it was for sale...

ID: gtqm5ox

I'm glad that at least some of these got into the hands of gamers I guess.

ID: gtqvhhz

That is weird. I got one and I'm in Indiana. I was on my phone on the 6800xt product page. Kept refreshing and at 2 minutes after it changed to the midnight version and I was able to complete it. Bots and shuffles have been a pain. I feel fortunate but I feel bad more people couldn't snag one

ID: gtp2xwy

You needed to have the direct link.

3 : Anonymous2021/04/07 17:38 ID: gtpmueo

They are so tone deaf. So few GPUs are allocated to DIY, most is being supplied to PC and laptop producers after console, and here with GPU drought they are launching a limited edition as if normal editions were available. And if, and thats a big if, stock isnt a issue getting ripped off by all kind of sellers is. Excuse me while I puke on floor next to the lovely fanart of Lisa Su that someone posted on here.

4 : Anonymous2021/04/07 13:31 ID: gtopjwz

And it's gone.

ID: gtoseh6

Doesn't matter. AMD servers can't handle it. 503 error after purchase...

5 : Anonymous2021/04/07 13:30 ID: gtopfq6

Already did and and bots got all 10

ID: gtoqdyz

I've been trying to purchase a card every freaking Thursday for months and I was finally able to get this. It may have still been botted but maybe not as bad since it was a new link?

ID: gtp29i0

Can I ask how much you paid after shipping and tax?

ID: gtov9ho

snagged one, you just had to clean out your cookies and it showed up. Bots didnt pick this one up which was nice

ID: gtqhhvc

smart guy, I still think they employed a mechanism, but deleting cookies was a way around it

ID: gtp625u

Nope, my Apple iPhone on safari got one.

6 : Anonymous2021/04/07 13:36 ID: gtoq5lm


What are my chances of having bought one?

I mean, I could add it to chart and reach the paypal's button, clicked it, logged in and verified via phone number, choose the credit card and clicked pay. After that I checked i'm not a robot and place order and got redirected to the homepage of

Now I still don't see the payment in paypal's history nor in my bank account. Does it takes some time to appear or I was just too late?

ID: gtoqimg

if you got redirected to the store front you didn't get one. If you get the confirmation page you got one.

ID: gtoqrxf

Thanks. Then I suppose I was too late.

Sucks living in Italy.

ID: gtoqj8n

Check your paypal email for order confirmation

ID: gtoqxeg

Thanks. No email received. Guess I was too late.

Fuck amd and fuck Italy.

ID: gtoqnjp

Yeah you didn’t get it. If you did not get an order number you didn’t get it

Welcome to the AMD website

ID: gtorbrs


ID: gtpatna

you didn't log into paypal prior to trying to get the card???

ID: gtq21ey

Yes I did but don't know why paypal asked me authentication via phone number again

7 : Anonymous2021/04/07 15:55 ID: gtp8i5o

"Products available for purchase" LOL, you funny, Amd

8 : Anonymous2021/04/07 22:23 ID: gtqpq0v

I can only assume Frank Azor easily got one!

9 : Anonymous2021/04/07 13:44 ID: gtor2jr

A limited edition? Scalpers are gonna be really happy, they have a real reason to sell it at crazy prices.

10 : Anonymous2021/04/07 13:45 ID: gtor9i1

I think this was AMD's April's Fools joke... best one ever!

11 : Anonymous2021/04/07 13:34 ID: gtopvmc

Really frustrated... supposedly this was only available and I quote the email "only on through the page link below" ... link actually doesn't get you to correct place, was able to get to the " direct" buy section and add to cart would always result in an error... after a few tries and refresh .. it went out of stock.. then it disappeared... then I get Access Denied on both the DirectBuy section or by clicking the link on the email... I guess miners have a new lot now ... infuriatingly frustrated rn.

12 : Anonymous2021/04/07 13:40 ID: gtoqmga

It was another bullshit release.

The "add to cart" did not show up until after it was actually out of stock.

I was refreshing on two IPs and it took around 10 minutes to even update.

The luck required is just as bad as bestbuy

13 : Anonymous2021/04/07 14:30 ID: gtowyz2

Title should read:

AMD to "PAPER" launch Radeon RX 6800 XT "Midnight Black" today

14 : Anonymous2021/04/07 13:35 ID: gtoq1xr

Based on community feedback and popular demand, we have created a card that has a higher price from the get-go, instead of leaving the markup to scalpers. But worry not, you'll have to pay a scalper markup on it, too, so everyone wins.

ID: gtorbvs

Takes 3 seconds to check and realize it was the exact same price idiot.

15 : Anonymous2021/04/07 15:41 ID: gtp6hf0

In my location it never appeared even for a minute--this situation is becoming untenable. Now there are two AMD reference 6800XTs which I cannot buy--the original and now the so-called "black"--In >20 years of buying 3d GPUs I've never seen so many paper, vaporware GPU launches--ever! This is anything but a common event, in case anyone is maybe thinking it is.

Q: Why won't AMD take my money and ship me a 6800XT when it can?

A: Unknown.

Speculation: These are vaporware launches made to create the illusion of lots of GPUs being sold through "unprecedented demand." I do believe "demand" is high--but the problem is that "supply" cannot even begin to cope. If supply was healthy then meeting demand would not be a problem. What happens in these situations is that if demand for product A cannot be satisfied then those customers will move to buy another product altogether, possibly not even related! They'll find a new hobby, etc. Happens all the time.

This could all be solved with a Queue! AMD refuses to do so and only AMD knows why and AMD isn't sharing that with anyone.

ID: gtp8olh

They won't make a queue because they will sell the same amount of gpu's regardless.

16 : Anonymous2021/04/07 16:55 ID: gtpgwrm

I was able to check out at 8 no issues, but no confirmation email (using paypal). Then tried 4 other times and looked like it went through ok. But I still have no confirmations. Pretty annoyed at this point and paypal doesn't show any pending transactions....

17 : Anonymous2021/04/07 20:07 ID: gtq7rxt

Thats cool and all but I really don't care until you can actually buy ANY of amd's chips at MSRP. I mean does this company make like 100 chips a month?

18 : Anonymous2021/04/07 21:45 ID: gtqkzpy

Will there be a rx 6900 xt midnight Black edition?

19 : Anonymous2021/04/08 01:14 ID: gtr9w4t

It's so nice they are releasing a card that's harder to find than a virgin at an orgy...

20 : Anonymous2021/04/07 14:25 ID: gtowcu6

I was able to get three; plebs.

ID: gtqev38

Inb4 they cancel your orders because of duplicates

ID: gtqhcze

You'd be wrong, me pleb. I was able to use a super-bot and do me trickery in the system.

(Do I really have to spell sarcasm or trolling in order for people to get it?)


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