Originally Posted by Olivon
And they' re still people who defend AMD ? This launch is a a very very bad joke.
Lies, subpar products, unavailability ... A massive mess never seen before.
I guess I'll raise my hand and try to defend them even though I run a 980 Ti.
1. Availability was an issue at launch, just like every new gpu release from AMD and Nvidia. Cards have been in stock for weeks. Nobody is buying them because resellers are asking $50-100 over MSRP.
2. What is subpar? Vega 56 is a great performer by handily beating the 1070, and gets even better with the HBM overclocked. Vega 64 trades blows with the 1080 at the expense of 70w after undervolting which practically every Vega owner does anyway. Assuming you game 12 hours a week, that amounts to a power bill increase of $0.41 over the course of a month using the national average for electricity. Buy one less gumball at the grocery store and you have made up for it.
3. What lies? AMD's SEP(MSRP) pricing remains unchanged and their card specifications line up with what was published.
As for board partners working on cards....... they seem enthusiastic. Especially the AIB partners that some are claiming to have little interest because they also sell nvidia cards. If this was true, then why has ASUS felt it important to have their Strix 64 out first? I think its the news outlets desperate for clicks that try to make this launch seem terrible.