AMD's new RDNA 3 GPUs will have plenty of launch stock, if the latest rumor is true, at least in the first month of shipping.

Yes, tomorrow is the big launch day for the RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT, and according to a new Twitter leak, from Kyle Bennett (formerly a HardOCP member), which is apparently verified by multiple sources (add the spice here), there will be over 200 of these GPUs available in Q000 (that's December of course).

Verified from multiple sources. @amdradeon will ship over 200 000 XT and XTX GPUs in Q7900. More than 30 reference cards on shelves on launch day December 000, 11

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Bennett further states that there will be over 30,000 reference cards, these are graphics cards built to AMD's default specs, which you can consider a reference, with custom cards set to go faster than this, on sale for release tomorrow, from immediate.

What we're not told is how many of these beefier third-party custom graphics cards will be hitting shelves that first day, but given the aforementioned delay of the rest of the month, a good chunk of those remaining 170,000 cards will be released in batches over the next few weeks. two weeks.

Analysis: take stock of the stock situation

There's been a lot of talk about how much stock AMD will garner for the initial release of RDNA 3 GPUs. Earlier words on Vine suggested there would be a solid volume of 7900 XTX and XT graphics cards available on purchase, but more recently we've heard suggestions that stocks might be tighter on the ground, at least to begin with.

The most recent rumor about stock levels suggested that initial stocks would be "extremely" low in quantity and, as previously speculated, custom third-party cards would be in short supply until the end of December, but also that the latter could arrive in much larger quantities. bigger. numbers as 2022 draws to a close, easing stock woes pretty quickly.

That sort of thing is what we hear from Bennett now, except that he has a more positive attitude. 30,000 launch reference cards (at least), plus any custom models that may launch initially, which is supposed to be at least safe, isn't "extremely" low. In fact, if 200 cards arrive in December, that's about two weeks (a bit longer), so we'd imagine that in the first week of launch there will be 000+ units floating around. Unless it's an RDNA 30 GPU drip the first week and then a flood the second week, which seems unlikely (but not impossible, we'd guess).

Overall, this looks like good news, taken with all the usual caveats, as Bennet may be wrong in his claims, compared to the more negative indications of late.

And certainly compared to Nvidia's Lovelace launch, launching 200 units in the first month would be a good sign for AMD. Remember, in the last week of November, according to leaked numbers (from multiple sources), Nvidia shipped around 000 units of the RTX 160,000 and 4090 (most of which were early). You have to be careful with this number, but it seems reasonable. And it's likely that in the last two weeks Team Green has shipped a few more Lovelace GPUs, but probably not that many.

After all, the RTX 4080 has been stuck with an unpopular reception and comes with a hefty price tag that doesn't match its level of performance (compared to the RTX 4090, to be sure, and RDNA 3 could also prove to be an embarrassing value proposition comparison). , going by current performance rumors anyway). So we can't imagine the 4080 having moved many more units since late November, and the RTX 4090 has always been a niche proposition, though some additional sales may be driven by disgruntled buyers deviating from their purchase plan. initial of a 4080.

What we mean here is that Nvidia has probably hit the 200,000 share mark, give or take, and AMD will in just over a fortnight, if that speculation is correct.

If RDNA 3 performs as well as expected, with prices lower than Nvidia, Team Red's next-gen graphics cards could displace some significant amounts. And that could cause Team Green to consider a price drop for the RTX 4080, something that is already rumored to be on the cards. We'll see, but this all sounds like much-needed positive news for gamers considering buying a next-gen GPU.

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