Custom-design AMD Radeon RX Vega cards delayed to November?

Posted on Monday, September 18 2017 @ 12:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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AMD's Radeon RX Vega 64 launched over a month ago on August 14 and the RX Vega 56 followed on August 28. Since then there's been almost zero word about the custom-design cards from AMD's add-in board partners.

On the gaming side, Vega has been an awful launch as the card is not as big a leap as hoped and that's further exercabated by issues with low availability and much higher retail pricing than promised. But there's still optimism among gamers that more supply from AMD (read: lower prices) and better card designs from the AIB partners can make Vega more competitive.

Cards like the ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 were supposed to arrive in early September but obviously that didn't pan out. None of the custom cards have been spotted in the wild yet so the odds of seeing any custom-design Vega cards on retail shelves in September are very low. We can only speculate about the reason(s) for these delays but at the moment the rumor is we may not see a significant number of custom-design Radeon RX Vega cards until November.

At the moment, there's no update about the Radeon RX Vega Nano. The tiny Vega Nano card was shown at AMD's Vega launch event on July 30 but it still looks like we're not going to see it anytime soon.

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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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