Vega will have less than 20,000 units at large in fact 16000 is the number that’s been counted by TweakTown. The reason behind this according to TweakTown is pretty simple, it is down to HBM2 being limited in supply and expensive to manufacture and produce and therefore to sell to end customers. Numbers are basically limited therefore scarcity and rarity drives up not just the production of the cards but also produces a finite limit on how many it can actually release.
There are couple of caveats for this, firstly any GPU especially on a new architecture is kind of limited upon the release. For example: GTX 8800 were pretty rare on launch even the GeForce freeze the 500 and it was pretty rare as well.
This is not new it’s been happening for number of years in the GPU industry. The problem is it does have a negative impact upon on consumers. Because we expect to be just able to order and that kind of make things a bit tricky for AMD. If it is true its going to be a bit difficult. We don’t know the pricing we don’t know the if this is a trickle down because another question is how all the Vega’s graphics cards going to be HBM2, or some going to be for example: GDDR5X, some rumors told us yes, many rumors tells us no.
Another rumor that’s going around at the moment and that is from Wccftech which says “AMD Taking The Covers Off Vega, Navi & Zen+ On May 16th“. Just to be clear most of this is going to be road map and very small numbers of details we can make assumptions because Vega is assumed to be current architecture from AMD and Navi is a successor after that.
Road-map of the VEGA & NAVI Graphics
According to road map it’s at least a year later, it’s looking more like minimum 18 months. Vega look like to be very early 2017 perhaps the late 2016 that didn’t happen. Navi was situated to be sometime in 2018 so, when that happens we don’t know. From what we understand Vega is going to be 14nm yet Navi is going to shrink down possibly to 7nm. Pinnacle Ridge/Zen 2 also known as Zen Plus are supposedly going to be worked on over the next several years.