30 6800 XT's since launch, yikes. Not looking too good for us waiting on it!I have been watching this thread so I thought I would let you know my story on this so some of you can maybe make an informed decision.
I ordered a 6800 xt on November the 19th a day after preorders went live. I did this as an upgrade for the PC I got though PCS earlier in the year (2020). Up until Monday I was (like everyone else) still waiting.
Now from what I could work out I was possibly somewhere in the 100-200 place in the queue. I couldn't get an exact position because it was an upgrade. But looking at the forum and the amount of people that ordered on the nose of release day and a few days after my order there being about 250 people waiting I consider that an educated guess.
So I saw on Monday that the 6900 xt was in stock and while the card is not worth the money from a purely money to performance scale, I do play at 4k and what with lockdown and everything I thought, what the hell. So I called up to ask about switching.
After 2 hours on hold I got through and they told me the 6900 xt was over sold by 7 units. But If I did switch I would be position 7 in the queue. So I asked about how many people are waiting on the 6800 xt. There were at the time 550~ in that queue. I then asked how many stock they had received since launch. 30. Just 30 units. Ouch. I asked how many 6900 xts they had had, over 80. So I made the switch. They must have got stock in the next day because a 6900 xt was on its way to me the next day and is now in my PC.
And those wondering on its performance:
this is with a Ryzen 5 3600 and 32 gig of ram.
Cyberpunk 2077: even maxed out at 4k it cant keep 60 fps but that game is a mess. However a few tweaks and its basically 60 fps 4k upscaled from about 1700p with almost every setting on max. No ray tracing of course as the game does not support it on AMD yet.
Borderlands 3 / assassins creed odyssey in game benchmarks
4k max settings over 60fps
control with ray tracing reflections on, everything else on high
1440p 50-60 fps
Ray tracing off its easily 60 fps at 1440p
4k Ray tracing on - 20-25 fps
4k Ray tracing off - 50-60 fps
1440p high setting ray tracing on high - 60 fps solid so far
4k no ray tracing is 60fps. ray tracing on it plummets to the 30's
4k max - 60 fps
So if you want to play as many games in 4k as you can it might actually be worth pushing to the 6900 as its such a crazy resolution but in all honesty, only do it if you have the money spare.
For the sake of ray tracing I really hope their solution to DLSS arrives soon but also 1440p still looks great so dropping to that for the few games that its worth using Ray tracing on is fine for now.
What model 6900 XT did you get by the way, was it the reference AMD card, or a partner model?