Sapphire has posted an image on Twitter indicating that their custom RX 6800 XT is getting ready for release. AMD is allowing AIB vendors to customize the RX 6800 cards only at present.
The Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6800 XT is the model of choice for the studio. The great performance and durable quality of the Sapphire Nitro+ is the best in the category. Older Sapphire Nitro+ cards have lasted for many years playing games and they are retired as functional with new model cards become available.
The Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6800 XT is an excellent choice for 2560×1440 and 3840×2160 gaming. With 16GB of VRAM even the most demanding games will have abundant resources for several shaders in parallel.
At present AMD is continuing to offer the RX 5000 cards to flesh out the product lines. No news of any price changes have been noted.