AMD Vega launch is getting closer with each passing day and we are getting new information as we get closer to launch. There have been mixed rumors regarding AMD Vega GPUs and while the official word was that AMD Vega would compete with Nvidia GTX 1080 as well as the Titan XP, unofficial benchmarks show that might not be the case.
New reports tell us about the availability of the upcoming AMD Vega GPUs. Word has it that there will only be 16,000 AMD Vega GPUs available in the first few weeks of release and that is a very small number. This is mainly because AMD Vega uses HBM2 memory that is very expensive to use and because of that, it will only be available in small quantities.
We have seen what happens when the hardware is high in demand but low in supply. This leads to people selling GPUs for higher prices and that can even go double that of the MSRP. We have seen this in the past when the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070s came out. You could not get your hands on one of these GPUs and it could be worse when it comes to AMD Vega GPUs.
There is a lot of hype surrounding AMD Vega and Nvidia has dominated the GPU market for as long as we can remember. It would be great for consumers if AMD released something that was competitive enough to give Nvidia a tough time. Competition is always great for the consumer and I am looking forward to seeing what AMD Vega has to offer.
As of right now, we know that the AMD Vega GPUs will be available in different versions. AMD will be looking to spread the performance of the Vega architecture at a couple of price points like what we have seen with the GTX 10 series GPUs. With the RX 500 series, AMD has covered mid-range and entry-level market but now we are waiting on the high-end GPUs.
Let us know what you think about the upcoming AMD Vega GPUs and whether or not you are interested in buying one.