It’s no secret that, at this current moment, NVIDIA is racing to replenish its supply of GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards to fulfil overwhelming customer demand. Having seen its GPU rival take the bullet, AMD has reportedly been passing down guideline to retail partners on how it should handle the sales and supply of its Ryzen 5000 series CPUs and Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card.
The document that AMD allegedly handed out was picked up by RedGamingTech, who then proceeded to post its contents on his official YouTube channel. To put it simply, the document essentially advises retailers to implement certain measures to ensure customers get their Radeon RX 6000 series unit. Including the implementation of a CAPTCHA verification, bot detection, limiting the number of cards and processors to one per customer, as well as implementing a queue-based notification system that will notify them when their order is in.
It’s obvious that AMD has been watching NVIDIA’s GPU woes unfold since launch and more to the point, it clearly wouldn’t be in the company’s best interest if it were to find itself in such a situation. However, if all these measures sound familiar, it’s because both NVIDIA and its AiB partner, EVGA, recently implemented a similar security feature for custom-cooled variation of their GeForce RTX 30 series cards.
To that end, even with bot detection measures in place, there is still a high chance that unscrupulous buyers can still navigate their way through these countermeasures and gobble up all the stock, thus leaving AMD just as upset as NVIDIA enthusiasts, and as empty-handed too.
AMD’s RDNA2-based Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards are set to launch on 28 October, although whether it will be available at launch or at a later date is still unknown. Guess we’ll just have to wait until the day to find out.