AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 has been recently mentioned by one of the major UK retailers. The public retail launch is due 28th August. There are plenty of Radeon RX Vega 64 reference models available in the market, such as the ones sold by MSI and Powercolor. But people are waiting to get their hands on the RX Vega 56 model, a comparatively cheaper and powerful graphics solution.
The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 has proved with its benchmarks that it’s faster or equal to GTX 1070 and costs 20% cheaper than the RX Vega 64. This card seems like a more bang for the buck considering the price tag of 400 GBP, which makes it roughly 515 USD.
One major UK computer retailer has listed AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8 GB version on its site. CCL online claims this graphics card is ‘coming soon’ for a price of 400 GBP including VAT and free delivery to UK residents.
It’s a commonly known fact that reference model of cards have noisy coolers & poor cooling. Since people invest on the graphics card for multiple years, they usually prefer waiting for enhanced versions launched by the partners of a particular brand.
ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI are working on their versions of AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64. Because of higher clocks, impressive cooling, and appealing designs. The Radeon Vega 64 is currently sold for a premium of $100-150 over the base price. The stock shortage has caused retailers to increase the price for the currently available models even if they’re reference designs.
People are assuming the same thing for AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 since the card has proven its performance to price ratio. It will be more popular and demanding than the RX Vega 64. People expect the same stock shortage and price hiking for the Vega 56 when it launches. Although price hiking kills the competitive advantage of this card.