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Two of AMD’s new RDNA 2-inspired Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs are set for release in the UK today, bringing not only significant performance gains that compete with Nvidia’s RTX 3000 Series but ray-tracing technology too. It seems AMD is finally ready to compete at the high-end of the GPU market after taking the CPU market by storm in recent years.
But despite all the excitement around AMD’s new graphics cards, there are still questions around UK pricing and where you’ll be able to buy them at launch. Don’t worry - we cover all you need to know about buying the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series in the UK right here.
When will the AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series be released in the UK?
Much like the release of Nvidia’s recent GPU range, AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 Series launch is set to be staggered over the course of a couple of weeks. The AMD Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT are now available following an 18 November launch, and they'll be followed by the high-end RX 6900 XT on 8 December 2020.
How much does the RX 6000 Series cost in the UK?
US pricing was announced at the reveal event, starting at $579 for the AMD Radeon RX 6800 and increasing to $649 for the RX 6800 XT and $999 for the RX 6900 XT. That’s fairly standard for a product launch – most tech companies announce US pricing on stage and confirm local pricing via press release. The odd thing is that, despite the GPUs going on sale today, AMD didn't confirm UK pricing until the GPUs went on sale and reviews went live.
As we now know, the prices in the UK are as follows:
- AMD Radeon RX 6800: £529.99
- AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT: £599.99
- AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT: TBC
As we predicted, the entry-level RX 6800 is more expensive than Nvidia's equivalent £469 RTX 3070, and AMD seems to have been keen to get reviews out at the same time in a bid to justify the high entry-level price tag.
Where can I buy the AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series in the UK?
While AMD kept tight-lipped on where you'd be able to buy the new graphics cards prior to launch, there's now limited stock of both the Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT at the following retailers - but be quick, stock is likely to sell out within minutes.
That's according to the AMD site anyway - it's up to retailers when to release available stock specifically.
For more information on the next-gen GPUs, take a look at the latest AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series news.