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AMD RX Vega 64 Underperforms GTX 1070 yet costs as much as GTX 1080 Ti

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It has been a long time since we reported on computer hardware but this one is funny and is worth reporting on it. If AMD continues this trend they will soon find themselves in bankruptcy though that wouldn’t be anything to cheer for because we do need competition if we wanted lower prices for our hardware.

RX Vega 64 is sold for $150-200 above the MSRP and AMD blames the miners and gamers for increasing the demand so much. To bridge the supply shortage those retailers increased the prices. AMD says they have no control over the inflationary pricing.

According to AMD’s official statement, they do not control the pricing. If AMD launched the RX Vega 64 at $499 and it’s being sold for $150-200 above, AMD says there are external factors involved in hiking the price. The artificial inflation is what’s causing retailers to raise the price.

RX Vega 64 is being sold on Newegg and Amazon for $699-725. AMD stated that they’re working really hard with the production unit and partners to bridge the gap between the supply and demand for RX Vega 64.

AMD controlled or not, the prices are so high that for this amount of money people can easily get a 15 months old GTX 1080 Ti from Amazon and other retailers. GTX 1080 Ti not only performs a lot better than the RX Vega 64 but in fact runs cooler and is of more value for money right now.

RX Vega 64 has performed poorly in mining from the rumored benchmarks. Yet the card sold out like hot cake and this is perhaps the first time AMD will have to restock at the launch of its cards. The RX Vega 56 is a more compelling card, with benchmarks barely outperforming the GTX 1070 in some tests such as DOOM while getting beaten in other tests/games.

Judging from this trend, that card will not be sold on the market for $399. At $700 this price you can easily buy a GTX 1080 Ti which slaughters RX Vega 64 like a little ant.

It should also be noted that the Radon cards also consume a lot more electricity and get way hotter than their Nvidia counterparts.

What do you guys think about AMD’s statement regarding the card’s supply and inflationary price controls? It sounds like a total complete scam but what do you think? Comment below.


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