Not another Nvidia debacle:
AMD has apparently learned from its direct rival’s mistakes. While Nvidia has to struggle with a huge problem after the launch of the new RTX 3000 cards, AMD wants to skilfully circumvent exactly this. But will the plan work out?
Clear rules at AMD: This is how you want to avoid delivery problems
Nvidia is currently a victim of its own success. After the announcement of the new RTX 3000 cards, many PC gamers were completely out of their socks and wanted one of the new GPUs in their computers as soon as possible.
However, Nvidia did not expect such a large number of customers. The result: Both the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090 were sold out in no time at all – the RTX 3070 should expect a similar fate. According to Nvidia, this situation will continue until the end of the year, only then will the bottleneck be overcome.
Nvidia’s new flagship – the RTX 3090. Thanks to the graphics card, games can be played in 8K with 60 FPS:
So that AMD does not have to grapple with the same problems after the new RX-6000 cards go on sale, the chip manufacturer has sent some guidelines to its partners to avert such a disaster. The corresponding document was leaked from the RedGamingTech YouTube channel:
For example, AMD recommends its partners to implement mechanisms that can detect and block access by bots in real-time. In addition, retailers are advised to incorporate a captcha, limit the amount sold per customer, and set up reservations or notifications if the item is sold out. This is to ensure that as many customers as possible can hold a card in their hands when the sale starts.
A late start from AMD: can you catch up with Nvidia?
While Nvidia presented its graphics cards to the public at the beginning of September and shortly thereafter also started sales, AMD has not yet revealed its new cards.
That will change in the next week. On October 28, 2020, the upcoming RDNA-2 graphics cards will be officially presented as part of a live stream. Even the infamous “Big Navi” model will probably not be able to match the performance of the RTX 3090. However, if the price is right, AMD’s new graphics cards could, especially in the important mid-range segment, erode the water. It remains exciting.