AMD has released a statement regarding the supply issues of Vega.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 will be restocked for 499 USD ‘over the next few weeks’
At IO-Tech, we can find the official statement from AMD:
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.
This puts some discussions to rest, but it still does not explain why the volume of standalone cards was so low. This statement also clarifies that AMD has no intention to focus on standalone offer, which means even if the restocking happens, the situation with Vega availability will not change dramatically.
The statement also raises a question, why is standalone Vega 100 USD cheaper than Vega in Radeon Black Pack. How can anyone even say that included games are free when they are not.
I think it became quite clear that barely anyone wants those packs. We want ‘the new GPU king under $500’ just as advertised.