…and we’re back with a quick weekend update for you! In the US, it looks like the RX 7900 XTX is sold out just about everywhere – perhaps some knee-jerk purchases going on in response to Nvidia’s RTX 4070 Ti launch. The only model we could find was on Newegg, but the markup is pretty horrendous so be warned. Micro Center is still reporting in-store stock, so if you’re near one of their stores, go check it out.
Meanwhile, stock is quite limited in the UK too, with Scan and Box completely out of cards. Overclockers does have stock, but the prices are fairly steep unless you’re willing to go for a ‘B Grade’ open-box product. Ebuyer has exactly one RX 7900 XTX available, an Asus model priced at £1,149.99.
Over in the UK, RX 7900 XTX stock is a bit more widely available, but most retailers have a bit of markup so you’ll struggle to find one for retail price. The cheapest we found was this Asus TUF Gaming model at Ebuyer for £1,149.99. Overclockers also has plenty of stock right now.
As with the US, it’s still easy to find units of the XTX’s little sibling GPU, the RX 7900 XT. You can get this model from Sapphire at Overclockers at its £899.99 RRP, with the same card available at Scan at the same price.
We’re back for the New Year, hot off the back of Nvidia’s launch of the new RTX 4070 Ti. Stock of that card is still widely available, but it’s still tricky to snap up an RTX 4090 – at least, without paying massively above the MSRP.
Fortunately, fans of Team Red can still get their hands on the awesome Radeon RX 7900 XTX at retail price, provided you know where to look. Newegg, Amazon, and eBay are flooded with scalped GPUs with horribly marked-up prices, but Micro Center has stock available for collection provided you’re willing to make your way to a physical store.
Best Buy and B&H Photo are both currently out of stock, but you can buy the slightly less powerful RX 7900 XT at retail price from various retailers – in fact, Best Buy has this XFX model for $879.99 – twenty bucks less than it’s retail price, a sound deal for anyone hunting for new GPU right now.
‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the guide, not an XTX was stirring – not even at Best Buy.
Yup, the stock situation is still pretty bad, with only scalped cards cropping up on Amazon and eBay right now. Odds are we won’t see the situation ease until after Christmas, once the holiday buying rush is over and stores have had a chance to restock.
You can, however, pick up the slightly less powerful RX 7900 XT card from a number of sources, including Newegg in the US and Overclockers in the UK. In our review, we concluded that the XT is a solid choice of GPU – even if its close pricing to the XTX model was a questionable decision from AMD.
December 16 update: Radeon RX 7900 XTX stock is still difficult to find online, but some retailers do have the XT model available. Much like the RTX 4090, there is one foolproof way to snag yourself one of these GPUs: buying a pre-built custom PC that contains one.
Falcon Northwest has started its Radeon RX 7900 XTX promo, as have iBuyPower and Maingear. If you’re planning to buy a new GPU in order to build your own PC (rather than just upgrading an existing desktop), we’d strongly recommend checking out these PC-building experts: you’ll get a high-end system assembled by the best in the biz, and it’ll usually be a bit cheaper than buying all the parts yourself since these companies can buy components in bulk to reduce costs. As someone who could be found elbows-deep in a PC case at any given moment before starting this job, I can attest that buying pre-built is often the way to go.
Thursday update: still no stock with major retailers. Some RX 7900 XT (not the XTX!) cards are popping up, though, if you’re considering getting the slightly less powerful of AMD’s two new cards. Newegg has models from XFX, ASRock, and Sapphire – all mercifully available at the $899 MSRP.
The XT variant has also popped up on UK Amazon, albeit slightly above its RRP. If you want a new high-end GPU in a hurry, this might be your best shot – it’s impossible to buy an XTX anywhere close to retail price right now, unless you’re lucky enough to track one down in a physical store – which is definitely worth a shot!
Okay really, here’s a proper update: it looks like some UK retailers haven’t actually put their stock on sale just yet, so if you’re located in Britain you may want to keep a close eye on Box and Overclockers.
Unfortunately, in the US there really are no cards available. Strangely, we weren’t able to find any RX 7900 XTX models on Amazon in either territory, but there are plenty still floating around on eBay at exorbitant prices. If you’re in the States and are considering importing one from the UK, remember that most of these British retailers won’t ship directly to the Americas, so you’ll need a trusted person in the UK to receive and send you the card.
A quick December 14 update: there are still no RX 7900 XTX cards available. Boo, hiss, etc.
As we wrap up for the night, we still can’t see much stock anywhere for the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX, and the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is also sold out online.
Your best bet at this point is to look for some brick and mortar electronics retailers who might have some stock on the shelves. Places like Micro Center and Best Buy in the US have separate inventories for their in-store and online orders, so in-store is probably your best bet right now.
All told, this has been an exceptionally good day for AMD, which sold out its stock of RX 7900 XTXs very, very quickly, as opposed to Nvidia’s RTX 4080, which went on sale much earlier in the day and took much longer to sell out in the US, with the UK still having stock available even now.
The people appear to have spoken with their pocketbooks and gave AMD a huge win to kick off the next-gen graphics card wars, something that we love to see since vigorous competition for our dollars is good for all of us in the end.
How Nvidia responds to this remains to be seen, but we’re definitely keep our eyes out for more stock in the days and weeks ahead to help you find the best AMD graphics cards ever to grace our PCs.
With that, Christian, Matt, and I (John), wish everyone a wonderful evening. Be kind to one another, and we’ll see y’all tomorrow to do it all again.
Guess we were dead wrong about this not being an RTX 4090 situation, huh? The RX 7900 XTX has seemingly sold out everywhere – a huge win for AMD, typically the scrappy underdog of the GPU wars. It’s good to see that AMD fans are eating well right now.
It’s hardly surprising though, given how much of a fiasco Nvidia’s RTX 4000 reveal and launch went. The hasty ‘unlaunching’ of the RTX 4080 12GB was a bad sign of things to come, and RTX 4080 stock is actually quite easy to find right now – because nobody wants to buy it. Since the 4080 16GB is the direct competition for AMD’s new flagship but costs $200 more at MSRP, it’s truly hard to recommend it against Team Red’s latest and greatest offering.
Good news! Wait, no, it’s bad news. Those scalpers sure do move fast – we’re already seeing RX 7900 XTX cards pop up on eBay, with horrendously inflated prices. Most seem to be sitting around the $1,600 mark – if you’ve got that much cash to spend, please wait until the RTX 4090 is back in stock instead – while some are even more ludicrous.
There’s an XFX Speedster model available under ‘Buy It Now’ for the very reasonable (read: completely unreasonable) price of $2,149, double the MSRP. We probably don’t need to tell you this, but avoid these scalped cards like the plague. There’s a chance that if you buy one, you’ll get sand or a block of wood instead – best case scenario, you’re just getting ripped off, worst case, you’re getting scammed.
We might be alone in this but we think it’s incredibly funny that AMD seemingly hasn’t added either of the new Radeon RX 7000 cards to its own store page. There’s a link to affiliated retailers on the amd.com homepage, but the actual ‘shop’ tab on the website just gives you the (still ridiculously and confusingly big) selection of RX 6000 GPUs.
I looks very much like the stock situation in the US is seeing retailers prioritise physical stores over online storefronts: reports indicate that cards are available in stores with limited numbers being allocated for online purchases, possibly a move to counteract scalping attempts. If you live near a Micro Center or Best Buy, get yourself down there ASAP!
Sad news for UK shoppers – it looks like the card isn’t available in Britain just yet. Scan and Overclockers both have stock listings, but they’re currently marked as ‘coming soon’. Let’s hope they go live soon!
Remember that the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is also on sale today, if you’re in the market for a slightly less powerful GPU. It’s very close to the XTX version in terms of price-to-performance: a little less mighty, but a little cheaper too at $899.
B&H has the XFX Radeon RX 7900 XTX SPEEDSTER MERC310 for $1,099. The website says it’s ‘coming soon’, so hopefully more stock pops up. Pro tip: click ‘Notify me’ to get an alert when more stock is available. It could give you the edge!
Micro Center doesn’t have any available online, but you can check your local store to see if there’s stock here. People looking to get hold of other GPUs have found success this way…
Best Buy seems to have just sold out on the models it was offering. We’ll keep an eye on that. In case they come back in to stock. This sometimes happens on launch day.
You’ll find all the links to buy the RX 7900 XTX above, and we’ll be looking through retails to determine stock.
…and we’re live! The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is now officially on sale. For our money, it’s the best GPU out of the current slate of next-gen graphics cards; the RTX 4090 is obviously incredible but wildly expensive, the RX 7900 XT is great but sits in an odd position at just $100 cheaper than its XTX big brother, and the RTX 4080 is… well, that one just kinda sucks at its current $1,199 MSRP. Let’s hope Nvidia brings the price down soon to counter AMD’s new GPUs.
We’re T-minus five minutes out from the launch, folks. Remember that some retailers may experience website trouble due to high traffic, so be patient when spamming that F5 key.
Although most of the retailers on our list above don’t have visible listings for the RX 7900 XTX yet, we can expect most (if not all) of them to stock it. If it transpires that a retailer isn’t selling the card at launch for some reason, we’ll remove them from the list until they do have stock available.
Don’t panic, the card isn’t on sale yet. You can view listings for the RX 7900 XTX on a few retailer sites already, but they’re marked as unavailable or (in the case of Best Buy) ‘sold out’, which feels like a somewhat ominous portent.
In all honesty, though, we’re probably not going to see another RTX 4090 situation this time around. AMD appears committed to keeping stocks high, with an alleged 30,000 units hitting shelves on day 1 – ironically, the same number of units that the competing RTX 4080 is purported to have sold in the full final week of November.
The 4080 was a dubious proposition when it came to the price, and with AMD pricing their new flagship aggressively we can’t help but wonder how long it’ll take for Nvidia to relent and issue a price drop.
As we get closer to the release time, we’d like to take a moment to remind you that there may still be scalpers trying to scoop this card up and resell it at a higher price. Some of the third-party GPUs that will be going on sale are already priced higher than the base $999 starting price for AMD’s own model, although you will be getting factory-overclocked performance there.
If these cards sell out, be patient: don’t rush to eBay to try and grab one. AMD is seemingly more dedicated to stock replenishment than Nvidia, so even if the RX 7900 XTX does sell out completely in your region, you shouldn’t have to wait long to get your hands on one.