Originally Posted by kylzer
Looks like the rumours were true
Except that this etailer says it all the time, as in they will have 100 cards only, "come on hurry order them from us now!". Bloody marketing is all it is and you even copy it for free for them into news on sites.
Personally I don't mind AMD playing low volume numbers, it's a card that was pushed from pro space into consumer space by now fired/retired RTG leader in response to Turing. They are better off taking what ever extra volume they had to produce because of their now gone leader and sell it as pro cards with profit instead. Supply with NV's launches isn't any better at first either, even now cards go in and out of stock. Add to all that TSMC contamination of 12-16nm, I think 7nm was fine.
So there are few cards for retail... is this news? AMD has been doing this for past 10 launches, at least as old as GCN is. Either they supply little not wanting to risk ordering too much stock initially from a fab or the supply they expected to be OK gets sold out to coin/data miners/centers.
How much profit do they make on Vega7? Very little if any quite likely, meaning they will want to sell as little as possible anyway.
Polaris... AMD launches before NV in summer, not a single card for sale in central EU for 3 months, 6 months later finally some cards are barely available at insane prices from retailers. Almost similar story with Vega due to low supply even if the demand wasn't crazy.
But truth being told I am not excited about 2 year old performance (GTX 1080 Ti) in the RTX 2080 or Vega VII for the same price. I don't see why anyone would.
Same, it's a 2 year old performance and value level beaten nowadays but the same 2 year old card from 2nd hand market.