“The week before Christmas and throughout the entire guide, not a single XTX moved – not even at Best Buy.
Yes, the stock market situation is still pretty bad and now only scalped cards appear on Amazon and eBay. Everything indicates that the situation will improve only after Christmas, when the holiday rush will end and stores will have a chance to restock.
However, you can pick up the slightly weaker RX 7900 XT card from a number of sources, including Newegg in the US and Overclockers in the UK. In our review, we came to the conclusion that the XT is a solid GPU choice – even if its price close to the XTX model was a dubious decision by AMD.
December 16 update: Radeon RX 7900 XTX stock is still hard to find online, but some retailers have the XT model available. As with the RTX 4090, there’s one surefire way to get your hands on one of these GPUs: buy a pre-built custom PC that includes one.
Northwest Falcon started promoting the Radeon RX 7900 XTX, as before iBuyPower and Main gear. If you’re planning on buying a new GPU to build your own PC (and not just upgrading an existing desktop PC), we highly recommend checking out these PC building experts: you’ll get a high-end system assembled by the best in the industry, and it’ll usually be a bit cheaper than buying all the parts yourself because these companies can buy components in bulk to keep costs down. As someone who could be found elbow-deep in a PC case at any time prior to starting this job, I can attest that buying off-the-shelf PCs is often a good idea.
Thursday update: still out of stock at major retailers. Some RX 7900 XT cards (not XTX!) are popping up though if you’re considering getting the slightly less powerful of AMD’s two new cards. Newegg has models with XFX, ASRockand Sapphire – all thankfully available for a suggested retail price of $899.
The XT variant also has pappeared on UK Amazon, albeit slightly above the suggested retail price. If you need a new high-end GPU quickly, this could be your best bet – currently you can’t get an XTX anywhere near retail price unless you’re lucky enough to find it in a physical store – which is definitely worth a try!
Okay, really, here’s a relevant update: it looks like some UK retailers haven’t released their stock for sale yet, so if you live in the UK you might want to keep an eye on Box and Overclockers.
Unfortunately, there aren’t really any cards available in the US. Oddly enough, we haven’t been able to find any RX 7900 XTX models on Amazon in any territory, but there are still plenty of them on eBay at exorbitant prices. If you’re in the US and considering importing your card from the UK, be aware that most of these UK retailers don’t ship directly to the Americas, so you’ll need someone you trust in the UK to receive and ship your card to.
December 14 quick update: still no RX 7900 XTX cards available. Boo, hiss, etc.
As we end the night, we still don’t see much AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX stock, and the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is also sold out online.
At this point, your best bet is to look for some brick and mortar electronics retailers who may have some stock on their shelves. Places like Micro Center and Best Buy in the US have separate inventory for their in-store and online orders, so in-store is probably your best bet at the moment.
All in all, it was an exceptionally good day for AMD, which sold out its RX 7900 XTX stock very, very quickly, unlike Nvidia’s RTX 4080, which went on sale much earlier in the day and sold out much longer in the US and the UK still has stock available even now.
People seem to have talked to their wallets and given AMD a huge win to start next-gen graphics card wars, which we love to see because vigorously competing for our dollars is ultimately good for all of us.
How Nvidia responds to this remains to be seen, but we’re definitely looking out for more stock in the coming days and weeks to help you find the best AMD graphics cards to ever come to our PCs.
So Christian, Matt and I (John) wish you all a great evening. Be nice to each other, and we’ll meet tomorrow to do it all over again.
I guess we were very wrong about this not being the RTX 4090 situation, huh? The RX 7900 XTX seems to have sold out everywhere – a huge win for AMD, usually the underdog in the GPU wars. It’s good to see that AMD fans are now eating well.
This is not surprising, however, given how much of a fiasco went to Nvidia’s reveal and launch of the RTX 4000. The rushed “launch” of the RTX 4080 12GB was a bad sign of what was to come, and RTX 4080 stock is pretty easy to find these days – because no one wants to buy them. Since the 4080 16GB is in direct competition with AMD’s new flagship but costs $200 more at the suggested retail price, it’s really hard to recommend it compared to Team Red’s latest and greatest offering.
Good news! Wait, no, that’s bad news. These scalpers are certainly moving fast – we’re already seeing RX 7900 XTX cards popping up on eBay at horrendously inflated prices. Most seem to be around $1,600 – if you’ve got that much cash to spend, wait until the RTX 4090 goes back on sale instead – while some are even more ridiculous.
The ‘Buy It Now’ option is the XFX Speedster for a very reasonable (read: completely unreasonable) price of $2,149, double the MSRP. We probably don’t need to tell you this, but avoid those scalped cards like the plague. Chances are if you buy it you’ll get sand or a block of wood instead – at best you’ll be ripped off, at worst you’ll be ripped off.
We may be alone in this, but we find it incredibly funny that AMD has apparently not added any of the new Radeon RX 7000 cards to its own store page. There is a link to affiliated retailers on the site amd.com home page, but the actual “shop” tab on the website gives you a (still ridiculously and confusingly large) selection of RX 6000 GPUs.
The US stock market situation appears to be one of retailers favoring physical stores over online stores: reports indicate that cards are available in limited stores allocated for online purchases, perhaps a move to counter attempts scalping. If you live near Micro Center or Best Buy, head there ASAP!
Sad news for UK shoppers – it looks like the card is not yet available in the UK. Both Scan and Overclockers have stock listings, but are currently listed as “coming soon”. Let’s hope they go live soon!
Note that the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is also on sale today if you’re looking for a slightly underpowered GPU. It’s very close to the XTX version in terms of price-performance ratio: a little less powerful, but also a little cheaper at $899.
B&H has XFX Radeon RX 7900 XTX SPEEDSTER MERC310 for $1099. The website says “coming soon”, so hopefully more stock will arrive. Pro Tip: Click “Notify Me” to be notified when more stock becomes available. This can give you an advantage!
Microcentre there aren’t any available online, but you can check with your local store to see if they have stock here. People who wanted to get other GPUs succeeded in this way…
Best offer seems to have just sold out the models it was offering. We’ll keep an eye on it. In case they go back to stock. Sometimes it happens on launch day.
Above you will find all the links to buy the RX 7900 XTX and we will be looking at retail stores to determine stock.
…and we live! AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is now officially on sale. For our money, it’s the best graphics card in the current list of next-gen graphics cards; The RTX 4090 is of course amazing but insanely expensive, the RX 7900 XT is great but in an odd position at just $100 cheaper than its big brother the XTX, and the RTX 4080 is… $1199 MSRP. Let’s hope Nvidia drops the price soon to counter AMD’s new GPUs.
We’re T-minus five minutes from launch, folks. Please note that some sellers may have problems with the site due to heavy traffic, so be patient while spamming this F5 key.
While most of the retailers in our list above have no visible deals for the RX 7900 XTX yet, we can expect most (if not all) of them to sell it. If we find that a retailer isn’t selling a card at launch for some reason, we’ll remove that retailer from the list until it’s available.
Don’t panic, the card is not for sale yet. You can already view RX 7900 XTX deals on several retailer sites, but they are marked as out of stock or (in the case of Best Buy) “sold out”, which seems like a somewhat ominous announcement.
To be honest, we probably won’t see another RTX 4090 situation this time around. AMD seems to be aiming to keep stock levels high, with an alleged 30,000 units hitting store shelves on day one – ironically, the same number of units it allegedly sold competitive RTX 4080 throughout the last week of November.
The 4080 was a dubious proposition when it came to price, and with AMD aggressively pricing its new flagship, we can’t help but wonder how long it will take Nvidia to step down and bring the price down.
As we get closer to the release date, we’d like to take a moment to remind you that there may still be scalpers trying to grab this card and resell it for a higher price. Some of the third-party GPUs that will go on sale are already more expensive than the base $999 starting price for AMD’s own model, although you’ll get factory overclocked performance there.
If these cards sell out, be patient: don’t rush to eBay to try and get one. AMD seems to be more dedicated to restocking than Nvidia, so even if the RX 7900 XTX is completely sold out in your region, you shouldn’t be waiting long to get your hands on one.