The AMD RX Vega 56 was just released and it sold out in a matter of minutes. There were plenty of eager people that wanted to buy the GPU so that they could make a quick buck when reselling it at a higher price. AMD RX Vega 56 is a great gaming GPU and can also be used for mining. The GPU was sold at $399.99 on Newegg.
Amazon was offering both the XFX and Sapphire versions of the AMD RX Vega 56 GPUs at the same price. These have also been sold out and are listed as out of stock. Best Buy has the XFX version listed at $499, which is $100 more than the MSRP. That too is sold out.
AMD has noted the issue and has issued a statement saying that the company will be resupplying cards throughout the quarter. You can check out the performance of the AMD Vega 56 here. The following is what AMD had to say about the issue:
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.
From what we have seen so far the AMD RX Vega 56 should be on par with the Nvidia GTX 1070. That is an impressive performance if the MSRP stays in place and does not fluctuate. AMD also released drivers for Vega that bring support for Destiny 2 beta.
Let us know what you think about AMD RX Vega 56 and whether or not you are interested in buying one of these GPUs.