AMD Radeon RX Vega Launch Pricing Only For Early Sales?

Overclock3d discusses AMD’s Radeon RX Vega pricing.

What is more startling is that OC3D was never told that AMD’s standalone RX Vega 64 Black (Reference) GPU would only be priced at £449.99 temporarily, a factor that would no doubt affect the conclusion of any RX Vega review. So far most reviews list AMD’s RX Vega 64 as being priced at AMD’s original MSRP of $499 and £449, which is no longer true.

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  1. Rhenna
    August 20, 2017 at 9:31 pm — Reply

    I noticed this article over at Tech Report: “AMD weighs in on Radeon RX Vega pricing controversy” by Jeff Kampman.

    The “weighing in” portion reads as follows,

    “Radeon RX Vega64 demand continues to exceed expectations. AMD is working closely with its partners to address this demand. Our initial launch quantities included standalone Radeon RX Vega64 at SEP of $499, Radeon RX Vega64 Black Packs at SEP of $599, and Radeon RX Vega64 Aqua Packs at SEP of $699. We are working with our partners to restock all SKUs of Radeon RX Vega64 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.”

    I’d feel a bit better about this situation if this message was actually attributable to somebody at AMD or RTG, and if the statement didn’t link the prices mentioned only in reference to “initial launch quantities.” The launch is history; what are the official prices of these SKUs now? If they haven’t changed, are they scheduled to?

    Also, it seems a bit strange to me to bundle cards into “Radeon Packs” allegedly to deter miners, and then turning around and releasing a driver that enhances Vega mining performance a day or so later. I understand that AMD & RTG are trying to move product and make money. Seems to me the best way to do that is making “standalone Radeon RX Vega64 at SEP of $499” the Prime Directive.

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