Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er
I think they had to release something high performance just to be there in benchmark graphs so people do not complain. Navi will be the GPU they would want to sell.
While that is good and nice, it feels kinda redundant when the card in that list is completely unavailable to purchase until very much later.
If it is true, that there will only be a few thousands available first, and it will take a while for more to be available, it makes it that by the time you can put your hands on it, nvidia already release an update version that will make that card irrelevant even more.
I mean, release a 1180 as a 2080 just without tensor cores, at 50-100$ less of the price of the 2080/vega 7. So you get vega 7 performance for less.
Originally Posted by white owl
Yeah I pointed that out before too. Sure HBM is high but there's no way it costs this much to buy just the memory and PCB.
It depends on how you calculate the loss.
If the price of rush ordering the waffles off TMSC is increase, making the modules and tooling and everything for just 5000 cards makes it cost more per card, and if you put the R&D and other costs on it, increases the price.
And if those cards are basically MI50, and MI50 sell for a lot more and in high demand but low quantity, and they sell those cards for less than what they could get as MI50, it could also be considered a loss, even though it is actually a profit, but such a profit that could be considered loss of potential revenue.