AMD RX 480 Is In Large Supplies, 8,000 Cards To be Available on Day One in North America
According to various reports, AMD has readied plentiful supplies of the their first Polaris based card, the Radeon RX 480, scheduled to launch next week.
New graphics card launches are often accompanied by limited stocks which is a big disappointment for the excited customers. We’ve seen this phenomenon recently with the launch of the GeForce GTX 1080, Nvidia’s latest flagship card, which is currently facing global shortages.
The Pascal based GTX 1080 is listed as “Out of Stock” on Newegg, while retailers having the product in stock have put quite the heavy premium over the MSRP of $599. For instance, we recently spotted the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 priced at an insane $1,999 over at Amazon.
Well it seems like AMD is determined not to let this happen on Polaris launch day. Reports suggest that the supply of Radeon RX 480 is ‘strong’ as retailers & e-tailers have been stocking up on GPUs for the past couple of weeks.
This means the card will be in stock virtually everywhere when it launches. We’ve previously seen signs of it when Expreview spotted several popular GPU brands in China that have already opened pre-orders for the Radeon RX 480.
HardOCP recently published figures from its sources indicating that day one supplies will consist of around 8,000 RX 480 cards in North America – which is said to be historically better than usual for AMD.
The new RX 400 series includes three Polaris based cards – the Radeon RX 480, RX 470 and RX 460 – which will address different segments in the market. AMD claims the new Radeon cards will offer an impressive Perf/Watt & Perf/Dollar solution to mainstream and average PC gamers.
AMD is set to launch the Radeon RX 480 on June 29th. The card will be available in both 4GB and 8GB models priced at $199 and $229, respectively. The custom designed RX 480 cards from AIB partners will be released later starting from mid to late July.