AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Likely to Cost Over $1,500 at Launch on Account of Shortages: 450W Vapor-X Model Spotted

AMD’s Radeon RX 7900 series is slated to hit retail shelves on the 13th of December. The RX 7900 XT has an official MSRP of $899, while the XTX variant will cost $999. However, early listings indicate that the top-end RDNA 3 GPUs will cost at least 20-30% more at launch. Third-party Chinese retailers have already started selling (at least on pre-order) the RX 7900 at exorbitant prices.

The Radeon RX 7900 XT is going for 8,688 Yuan, while the 7900 XTX can be bought for an overly inflated price of 9,788 to 11,399 Yuan. That’s over 60% more than its officially marketed price of $999. Granted, these are grey market listings way ahead of launch, but every rumor points to severe shortages (at least for the first 2-3 weeks). AIB variants, on the other hand, are delayed to late December or January.

Also, they shared about RX 7900 series stock.

Accoring to QSZ, early stock is extremely low. And we can see AIB model end of Q4.

For my think, low stock is about reference model. Maybe mostly will supply end of Q4 with AIB model?

Originally tweeted by 포시포시 (@harukaze5719) on December 2, 2022.

Meanwhile, Sapphire has unveiled its Radeon RX 7900 Platinum Edition series with all the bells and whistles of a true flagship. It’ll leverage the Navi 31 core with a 20-phase power supply and a triple-pin power connector capable of supplying up to 450W power. Unfortunately, like most AIB models, we’ll probably have to wait a couple of weeks to see if the additional 100W makes a difference.


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