Vastarmor and Dataland have still not shown their Radeon RX 7900 GPUs
MSI is not the only company sluggish to announce Radeon RX 7000 cards.
Dataland and Vastarmor, two Chinese graphics card makers have not released or even announced Radeon RX 7900 XT or RX 7900 XTX GPUs. That’s a month after these SKUs were introduced by AMD. Interestingly, both companies were part of the Radeon RX 6000 and RX 6×50 launches on day one.
Dataland, better known for its X-Serial GPU series, is commonly seen on ecommerce sites in China. These are heavily customized designs with some extra factory overclocking. The lack of Radeon RX 7900 GPU from Dataland means that the company did not even participate in making their own ‘semi-custom’ design with AMD MBA (Made by AMD) reference cooling but their own packaging. This was the case with last-gen GPUs:
Vastarmor is a new GPU company that had only appeared 2 years ago. The company was heavily promoted by AMD at launch, immediately shown alongside big brands such as ASUS, MSI or Gigabyte. A month after Radeon RX 7900 launch, the RX 7900 GPUs from Vastarmor are nowhere to be seen. That’s despite AMD claiming otherwise not that old ago:
AMD Radeon RX 7900 Series graphics cards are expected to be available from AMD.com beginning December 13, 2022, and from leading board partners including ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, Vastarmor, XFX and Yeston beginning mid-December. The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX has an SEP of $999 USD, while the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT has an SEP of $899 USD.
— AMD PR, 11/03/2022
It should be noted that Vastarmor was even part of the Radeon RX 6950 XT launch, so high-end GPU is not a new concept for this company either.
Hopefully, we will hear more from both GPU makers on their plans for Radeon 7000 series. Both companies might simply be waiting for AMD to announce more affordable RDNA3 GPUs, which is unfortunately still not the case.