May 09, 2017 01:48 PM EDT
AMD has yet to launch a high-end graphics card which competes against NVIDIA's Pascal based GTX 1080, GTX 1080 Ti and Titan Xp. The AMD Radeon RX Vega is expected to launch in Q2 2017 but rumors claim that AMD will only have a limited supply of the GPUs available for consumers.
According to Tweak Town, AMD will have less than 20,000 units of their new AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics card. The site has received this information from a source who is currently working in the industry.
As per the source, AMD will only be producing 16,000 units of upcoming Radeon RX Vega for consumers in the first few months of release. This would point to which retail stores around the globe will be hit by a major shortage early on, leaving consumers looking to buy the new graphics card stranded.
If this is proven to be true then AMD could be in a very rough spot with Radeon RX Vega, especially if it was to deliver on performance. There are lots of thirsty Radeon fans that want a next-gen graphics card, and the publicity train for Radeon RX Vega is at the same time withering out - and burning hotter than the sun. However, NVIDIA has completely secured the high-end market with the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti, Game-Debate reported.
AMD's present fastest the Radeon RX 580 only competes against the NVIDIA GTX 1060 which is a $249 US card. The NVIDIA GTX 1070, GTX 1080, GTX 1080 Ti, NVIDIA TITAN X and NVIDIA TITAN Xp have no competitors from AMD and have become the benchmark for high-end AAA gaming and VR gaming performance.
It is expected a family of cards, with the latest rumors on the performance of what should hopefully be the NVIDIA GTX 1070 competitor in AMD RX Vega from above. AMD Vega a prototype card and a rumored benchmark run - but, if it's true - how many of these cards would fill up that 16,000 quantity if there are other higher-end SKUs made available in the AMD Radeon RX Vega family.
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