The rumours about the RX Vega being 2+ months away are false

The rumours about the RX Vega being 2+ months after the Vega Frontier Edition.

The rumours about the RX Vega being 2+ months away are false

The rumours about the RX Vega being 2+ months away are false

 
A lot of rumours have been spreading surrounding the launch of AMD's gaming oriented RX Vega, some of which need to be addressed. Some have reported that AMD's Lisa Su has stated that the RX Vega's launch is "months away" from their Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which is simply not true.  
 
This misunderstanding stems from a recent AMD webcast, where AMD's CEO said the following. Many have misheard and misreported this as a statement that the RX Vega would not release for 2+ month, though as you can see below no such thing was said. 
 
Here is a statement that Vega will launch across all market segments within the "next couple of months" but also that the RX Vega "enthusiast gaming platform" would release shortly after the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which releases in late June.  
 
 
 
Frontier Edition will ship with 16GB of HBM2 towards the latter half of June. You will see the enthusiast gaming platform, the machine learning platform and the professional graphics platform very soon thereafter. And so, we will be launching Vega across all the market segments over the next couple of months.

 

Those who have misunderstood this statement have reported that the RX Vega would release two months or over after the Vega Frontier Edition, showing a great deal of impatience and lack of source verification from certain websites and blogs. To many being first is a lot more important than being right, which is a sad state of affairs. 

Anyone who wishes to learn more about Vega will need to wait for Computex, where AMD plans on holding a press conference on May 31st. This is less than 10 days away, so we urge AMD fans to be patient and to wait for more information to become available. 

 

The rumours about the RX Vega being 2+ months away are false  

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22-05-2017, 18:31:52

NeverBackDown
Technically they aren't wrong. Frontier edition isn't for gaming and is a month and a half away. If they released the gaming GPUs after, it would be closer to 2 months maybe moreQuote

22-05-2017, 18:58:20

GrahamC
To late, ordered my 1080ti on Friday sick of the way AMD do their thing. Quote

23-05-2017, 02:26:23

Radioman
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Originally Posted by GrahamC View Post
To late, ordered my 1080ti on Friday sick of the way AMD do their thing.
No doubt about it AMD is sending conflicting messages about Vega. And this type of mishandling is extending to other AMD Product Launches. Lisa Su may be a brilliant engineering mind but she doesn't come across as possessing the juice to whip people in line.Quote

23-05-2017, 07:04:59

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Radioman View Post
No doubt about it AMD is sending conflicting messages about Vega.
The only things I have seen so far that I believe are...

Some one posts an order form online that was seen from a company who sells custom PCBS. Just two were ordered by AMD. This was oo, last September?

Raja posts on Twitter saying "In Taiwan talking about Vega !!" or something/somewhere like that. People reply to his tweet, he replies "Vega is a long way off".

We see a rig with what is apparently a Vega card in it. It has a really odd PCB with an extension on the back with a USB 3 connector in shrouded in duct tape.

AMD post the Vega logo at random intervals.

AMD announce the Frontier card.


Other than that lot? everything else you have probably read is bull toffee. Going on the past? AMD released Fury X (their last big card) in the summer, but it wasn't available until September and even then OCUK only had 9 of each make/variant in stock and they moved very, very slowly.

The only rumour lately that I might even possibly believe is that there are supply issues. This makes sense, because they had the same issues with Fury X. Mind you, even that might be BS.

I quote Kevin Bloody Wilson..

"Quite often I get to thinking, as I get around a bit, that half of what you read is bull and the other half's all s**t"Quote

23-05-2017, 07:37:46

AngryGoldfish
I bought my ASUS Fury Strix in September of 2015, a non-reference GPU, from OCUK. The Fury line was widely available in the UK weeks before that time. I wouldn't have bought the GPU unless it was available en mass.Quote
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