New rumors have come to light regarding the imminent AMD Radeon RX Vega that is about to launch. However, in this case it would not be good news if these rumors turn out to be true because they say that the company would only have between 16,000 and 20,000 units available in the market. At the time of the launch, a volume this small would not be able to serve or to cover the potential initial demands.
The rumor have been posted in Guru3D but has originated from Hardwaresfera, who assert that AMD would only have between 16,000 and 20,000 units available from the Radeon RX Vega at the time of its launch. Many media including Guru3D question the veracity of the information, and it is true that the original source does not cite at any point where this rumor has come out or explained its foundation.
In any case, if this becomes reality then it would not be the first time something like this is happening to AMD. In the past we have experienced similar situations and that’s something the company was already making great efforts to ensure that there would be no shortage of stock in its products as happened in previous generations, but that’s how things are. In any case you already know that this is a rumor and therefore it is necessary to treat it with pliers, just in case.
The stock of the Radeon RX Vega, in question
As we have mentioned before the information at the moment is just a rumor that does not seem to have much basis. However, it would not be the first time AMD has released a product that it has low initial stock of, and indeed it makes sense since it’s time we remember that the Radeon RX Vega will have HBM2 memory, and this could be somewhat limited due to lack of stock in factories.
What could happen if this rumor is a reality? No, it wouldn’t be the end of the world. Keep in mind that Radeon RX Vega will be designed to compete with NVIDIA’s high-end, and therefore its price will be quite high. This means that the potential audience that would be interested in acquiring one of these new graphics cards would be a lot more reduced if the graphic was oriented to the mid-range. In any case, we are talking about initial stock and it is more than likely that AMD is already preparing a second batch that should not take too long to arrive after the initial. Besides, the date for its launch is still not confirmed so the company still has time to “fix” this lack of stock. Finally, it is necessary to mention the possibility that till now AMD has not talked about the launch date, so it could always delay this product to be able to square the volume of stock needed by the time of launch.