Update: Raja Koduri has confirmed that this report is not true in a recent Tweet. You can check it out here. This report regarding AMD RX Vega 64 seems to have no merit. The rest of the story is as follows.
AMD RX Vega 64 is the new top of the line graphics card from AMD but it is better known for the high price rather than the performance that it has to offer. While the MSRP of the AMD RX Vega 64 is $499, retailers are adding $100-200 over the MSRP and are selling it with huge markups provided that they even have the GPU in stock.
The stocks went out the door as soon as the AMD RX Vega 64 GPUs were launched and the same is the story with the AMD RX Vega 56. Reports are now claiming that each AMD RX Vega 64 GPU sold is costing AMD $100. If this is indeed the case then this could be the reason why AMD is trying to push the Radeon Packs that are pretty expensive as compared to the MSRP of separate GPUs.
Reports have also claimed that AMD Vega GPUs will not be restocked until October. If you are waiting to get one of these GPUs then keep in mind that this wait could be a long one and during that time you could be missing out on Pascal GPUs that have proven their worth. According to sources, the prices of GPU RAM is increasing and this could affect GPU prices.
If GPU prices are going to rise due to the increase in RAM price, then this not only affects AMD but Nvidia as well. The following is what AMD had to say about supply concerns:
Radeon RX Vega 64 demand continues to exceed expectations. AMD is working closely with its partners to address this demand. Our initial launch quantities included standalone Radeon RX Vega 64 at SEP of $499, Radeon RX Vega 64 Black Packs at SEP of $599, and Radeon RX Vega 64 Aqua Packs at SEP of $699. We are working with our partners to restock all SKUs of Radeon RX Vega 64 including the standalone cards and Gamer Packs over the next few weeks, and you should expect quantities of Vega to start arriving in the coming days.
Let us know what you think about the AMD RX Vega 64 and whether or not you think the GPU is actually costing the company money.