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AMD releases statement countering rumored limited availability of the Radeon VII

The AMD Radeon VII will feature 16 GB of super-fast HBM2 memory. (Source: AMD)
The AMD Radeon VII will feature 16 GB of super-fast HBM2 memory. (Source: AMD)
AMD has issued a statement in regard to the recent rumor that only 5,000 Radeon VII GPUs were going to be made available for sale at release time. However, the statement has not explicitly confirmed or refuted the claim of a limited run of units. It simply mentions that the company expects to be able to meet initial demand for the much-heralded chip.

Notebookcheck recently reported on a rumor that AMD was planning on manufacturing only 5,000 (or fewer) Radeon VII GPUs for launch. This may seem like a surprisingly low production number for a flagship model, and AMD has attempted to allay any concerns potential purchasers may have on obtaining one of the brand-new GPUs:

While we don't report on production numbers externally, we will have products available via AIB partners and AMD.com at launch of Feb. 7, and we expect Radeon VII supply to meet demand from gamers.

This could of course mean one of two things: AMD has actually manufactured thousands upon thousands of units of the Radeon VII and is unconcerned about the rumor of low supply, or the rumor is actually accurate but the red team is expecting low demand for the GPU, at least initially.

The Radeon VII is expected to have a retail price of US$699.99, and it appears it will be available through AMD’s online store and from the company’s Add-In-Board partners after all.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-01-18 (Update: 2019-01-18)