AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 launched in the market recently and sold out everywhere. According to Fudzilla, they’ve received a surprise call from AMD to confirm that they’re working really hard with the suppliers and vendors to ensure more supply for both Vega 56 and 64 cards. Such a high demand was less anticipated.
Fudzilla also adds that according to AMD, all in board partners (AIB) took advantage of such a high demand and inflated the price because of the supply shortage. The suggested retail price is somewhere above $500. That basically means since AMD Radeon RX Vega 56, the $399 card is out of stock; It will be restocked on a higher price.
Gigabyte, Sapphire and Power Color were offering these cards for $499 too. This price would get you the Radeon Vega 56 with an addition of the AMD Gift with Purchase, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and PREY games. But considering the price hike, these games aren’t really gonna any savings or value since you’re already paying almost the same added cost for the entire purchase.
Both the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and Vega 64 stocks are short and AMD is determined to resupply the stock. Hopefully, this inflationary pricing and the stock shortage is temporary and ends soon. Because right now Vega 56 is not available and the Vega 64 is sold for $690 USD on Newegg. The price is so high that one could get a GTX 1080 Ti card. That’s a far better performer in gaming applications.
That’s a far better performer in gaming applications.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 is considered to be a GTX 1070 killer. Vega 56 performs 5-10% faster than the GTX 1070. But if it’s restocked on a higher price, this card won’t be of the value it claimed to be. Question is, will AMD supply the stocks and keep the prices under control.
Only time will tell.