We previously reported that AIB partners shared their current situation regarding Radeon RX Vega custom graphics cards. It has been weeks since RX Vega hit the market but there is not even a release date from the likes of MSI, Gigabyte, Sapphire for custom variants. AIB partners, while remaining anonymous, revealed that AMD is yet to supply them with GPU chips, and according to one, launch was unlikely to take place before mid-October.
Building on that, Tom’s Hardware has reported that Gigabyte currently has no plans to make a custom variant of RX Vega 64. Instead, Gigabyte is likely to introduce RX Vega 56. The report cites GPU supply concerns and high RMA, possibly due to miners, as reasons why Gigabyte isn’t pushing for RX Vega 64. Vega hasn’t exactly been a popular launch and no one seems to be holding their breath for custom variants. The report also mentions MSI and Gigabyte are focusing on testing the rumored GeForce GTX 1070 Ti which is yet to be officially announced.
Regardless of how you look, it is clear that AIB partners aren’t thrilled to be working with Vega. AMD is still struggling to keep units in stock and prices are well over the MSRP for that reason. Asus, however, has showcased a working custom RX Vega 56 G1 Gaming through reviewers. But there’s no telling when even that will hit the market.
Stay tuned for more updates regarding RX Vega.