AMD claims more RX Vega stock is coming in next few days

Posted on Thursday, August 17 2017 @ 13:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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AMD's Radeon RX Vega is probably one of the worst GPU launches we can remember. For over a year, the company hyped up expectations but in the end the RX Vega 64 is nothing more than a GeForce GTX 1080-like performer with much higher power consumption. On a clock-for-clock basis, the 14nm Vega is little more than 5 percent faster than the 28nm Fury X.

It's a very disappointing gaming product and AMD's marketing division made a lot of wrong and plain weird calls. At the moment, the tech press is still waiting on a statement from AMD about what's going on with the launch pricing of the Radeon RX Vega 64. According to multiple sources, the $499 price that was promised by AMD is impossible to hit without the whole supply chain selling the card at a loss. The only cards listed at the moment are the packs with the two free games for $100 extra - which significantly changes Vega's price/performance ratio.

Another weird thing is that Radeon RX Vega 64 is currently completely sold out. Two weeks ago, AMD's Chris Hook told the world that Vega was intentionally delayed to ensure there would be good volume at launch.

It seems AMD has a totally different definition of "good volume" as the launch volume appears to have been quite low. Over on Twitter, AMD is now promising more Vega stock wil arrive "in the next few days":

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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