AMD R9 Fury Series Stock Availability Issues Resolved
AMD’s CEO Lisa Su recently confirmed that the stock supply issues plaguing the company’s latest flagship Radeon R9 Fury series graphics cards have been resolved for the most part and the fourth quarter of 2015 should have retailers selling the GPUs again. This stock availability had been present for the R9 Fury series pretty much since it was first launched.
Due to the low availability, many retailers were selling the R9 Fury X graphics card at prices $200-250 above the designated retail price, a premium of more than 25% on the $650 GPU.
At the company’s Q3 teleconference, Lisa Su did confirm that the supply constraints were in the third quarter of the year due to AMD not anticipating the huge demand of their HBM based graphics card but these constraints have been pretty much resolved for the fourth quarter and interested customers can now purchase the GPUs.
Seeing as how this was a highly anticipated GPU series from AMD, one wonders how they could be so careless especially given the fact that their GPU market share dropped prior to the launch of the Fury series (which includes R9 Fury X, R9 Fury and R9 Nano). In fact, it should have been their focus to bring it back up as soon as possible.
Whether they actually manage to do that in Q3 or not remains to be seen but should be made clear pretty soon as financial reports for the third quarter are released.