AMD’s RX Vega graphics card received a lot of applause and feedback, but it is currently facing a critical problem that could make it lose its edge over its competitors, there is shortage of both Vega 64 and Vega 56 cards. And due to the high demand and low supply of these cards, we are seeing a spike in its prices. Most cards are available with retailers at a higher price than official price.
How bad is the shortage? To get a good picture of the shortage, If you ordered an AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 on launch day more than two weeks ago, there’s a good chance you haven’t received delivery of your card yet. Some shipments are delayed even till October.
Raja Koduri to the rescue!
Radeon Technologies’ Group graphics guru Raja Koduri, who was on holiday, recently came from his vacations and tweeted some important tweets,
Good to be back home after 2 weeks in India. Combination of vacation and visiting our engineering sites in Hyderabad and Bangalore.
— Raja Koduri (@GFXChipTweeter) August 29, 2017
He addressed the issue of Vega shortage, and discussed his views on it in his tweets. Read the below tweets from bottom to top.
It seems like the shortage and rise in its price is simply due to the fact that prices often experience deviation from supply and demand, and as supply continues to be limited, the rising of price is evident, till then the blame game, miners gobbling up supplies or retailers accusing suppliers and vice versa might continue until the situation gets normal.Aside from this, Raja discussed Vega Pricing, Perf/$, Perf/Watt & Untapped Hardware Features.
Raja stick to the AMD’s previous statements regarding supply which is the company’s commitment to deliver as many Vegas as possible as soon as possible to retailers worldwide. Many accused the AMD for the whole situation and Raja clearly refuted it. According to him such act would only help the competitors. Raja further discussed the perf/$ and perf/watt of Vega cards in his tweets.
Raja discusses the flexible rang perf/$ and perf/watt of RTG and claimed that it have the largest perf/$ dynamic range than any GPU. Put simple Vegas cards can be very efficient when power efficiency is preferred and can get the opposite when performance is required.