The embargo on sale of AMD RX Vega 56 was lifted yesterday and we expected the GPU to become unavailable to purchase anytime soon. From the looks of it, AMD RX Vega 56 was sold out in minutes after its launch.
There was enthusiasts waiting eagerly to buy and test the GPU. Then there were opportunists, who just wanted to buy the graphics card so that to sell it later and a high price above MSRP. In last, there were miners, who potentially wanted to get the most number of RX Vega 56 GPUs so as to use in mining.
The rated price from AMD on Radeon RX Vega 56 is $399 and many stores sold the reference and custom designed RX Vega 56 at MSRP. Newegg sold for $399. Amazon listed Sapphirre and XFX edition of Radeon RX Vega 56 at same equal price, the GPUs were later sold out. BestBuy had XFX version of Radeon RX Vega 56 listed at $100 above the MSRP, but that too sold out later on.
The unavailability issue of Radeon RX Vega 56 stock was noted by AMD. AMD has stated that they will restock the GPUs throughout the quarter. AMD further said that:
Radeon RX Vega 56 SEP pricing is $399 and Radeon RX Vega 64 SEP pricing is $499 for the standalone product. We expect Radeon RX Vega 56 card availability during the coming weeks to target this suggested e-tail pricing. We are working with our partners to restock throughout the next few weeks all Radeon RX Vega 64 SKUs, including standalone cards and Radeon Packs. Ongoing supply of these cards are expected to arrive at e-tail throughout the quarter to meet the strong demand
We have come to know that AMD RX Vega 56 comes head to head with Nvidia’s GTX 1070. At MSRP of $300, with a performance near or equivalent to GTX 1070, RX Vega 56 is a solid choice. However, few mentioned specifications of Radeon RX Vega 56 may bother some hardware enthusiasts as the GPU makes more cooler noise and takes in more power.
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