There will be more than enough Radeon VII graphics cards – AMD

Fulcrum29

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When the RVII was rumoured in December during a controversial management drama it was said that the Vega 2 (now Radeon VII) will only have 20k units available on launch with 40k more pending on demand. The less than 5k rumour came to be that AMD will have ~5k units available through themselves, on pre-order, on amd.com and the rest, ~15k, through their AIB partners, but will not be immediately available, hence the rumoured stock shortage.

This is what I have gathered through several discussion boards and tech sites. All presumption.
 

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Never heard the rumour that no cards would be available through aib partners, only that aib partners aren't allowed to customize the cards.
 

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https://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-vii-graphics-card-allocation-report-paper-launch/

AMD Radeon VII Allocation Reports Surface – Just Over 100 Units For The Entire UK, 20 For Spain and France
AMD is going to launch the Radeon VII graphics card tomorrow which is not only their flagship but also the first to feature the brand new 7nm GPU technology. The new graphics card will bring AMD back to the high-end enthusiast space but according to the latest reports, only a handful of users around the globe will be able to get their hands on it at launch.

According to the reports summed up by Videocardz, it looks like AMD will have a very limited quantity of their flagship available in the market at launch. This further goes in line with the previous rumors we had heard from TweakTown who reported that there won’t be more than 5000 units of the Radeon VII graphics card at launch.

The latest bits come straight from Gibbo at OCUK according to who reported on the forums that they will be receiving just around 70 cards, almost half of the total allocation for the UK based retailers. According to him, the total allocation of Radeon VII graphics cards for the UK market is just over 100 units of which the following will be available directly through OCUK.

If one source wasn’t enough, then we have Cowcotland who further reports a similar scenario. They report that the total allocation for France and Spain would be receiving 20 units, each. So Radeon VII will only have 20 lucky buyers at launch in both France and Spain while others would have to wait till more cards are produced and available on retail.

The source also reports that the price of the card would be set at 739 Euros, much higher over the $699 US MSRP, due to the difference in exchange rates and applicable taxes. The reason being stated is that due to the Chinese New Year, the production factories in APAC regions are currently closed and will remain so until the holidays end. We will keep you posted if we have more info on this situation as this is a developing story and needs to be confirmed through AMD too.
They had more than enough available to supply close to every reviewer with a customised package. Though I read elsewhere that AMD wasn't too happy with some reviewers to disassemble the Radeon VII.

This is an interim solution until Navi, hopefully, comes mid-March. I also don't believe that there will be any custom AIB cards due to this being an Instinct MI60 as it is sample picked to be Radeon VIIs and other as MI50. I believe that most Radeon VIIs, as per my initial post, will be sold through AMD.com.
 

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Ouch,

https://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/657165/msi-give-amd-radeon-vii-launch-day-price/

MSI give the AMD Radeon VII a launch day price
MSI tell us that their version of the Radeon VII is expected to be available from 7th February 2019 for a local RRP of approximately AU$1149.


That is around 815 USD. Yes, Australian taxes are taken into consideration, but it is still +100 USD more than AMD's MSRP which NVidia managed to retain at launch with their RTX 2080 which is also now priced at around 700-1000 USD and only some brands (pending on the GPUs edition) are priced between 699-799 USD.

I am keen on seeing whether AMD themselves will maintain the 699 USD price on their website:

https://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/amd-radeon-vii
 

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https://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/matthew-wilson/sources-there-wont-be-any-custom-radeon-viis-or-overclocked-editions/

Sources: There won’t be any custom Radeon VII’s or overclocked editions
The clock is ticking towards the launch of Radeon VII and important details are now starting to come to light. Yesterday we learned what the stock situation was here in the UK and today, we are hearing from board partner sources that there are no plans for custom versions of the card.

Usually when a new GPU launches, board partners have the opportunity to tweak the PCB, add extra features to boost overclocking and stick on their own custom coolers to improve performance. We spoke with two AMD board partner sources this morning who told us that there won’t be any custom Radeon VII’s, instead all of the cards being shipped will be reference boards straight from AMD.

This information has also been confirmed to us by a third industry source. Right now, the situation is that board partners will only be selling the reference triple-fan design, we are told that there won’t be any out-of-the-box overclocked editions either.

Plans could change in the future, after all, GPU partners heavily rely on being able to sell custom versions. For the time being though, we’ll be bound to reference cards. We’ve asked AMD about all of this and are currently waiting to hear back.
 
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