AMD Radeon RX 480 Pricing Likely to Increase in the UK After Leave Vote
Pound has plunged to 30-year low following the UK’s referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU). Well it looks the financial instability could affect the Radeon RX 480 pricing in the UK, at least according to a representative of Overclockers UK.
Andrew Gibson, aka Gibbo, a member of OCUK staff, recently said in a statement that OCUK has a large stock of Radeon RX 480. Since this stock is to be paid in dollars, the recent drop in the value of the pound following British exit may result in an increased retail price for the RX 480 given the pound value doesn’t recover over the next few days.
Stock is here but not paid for so if rate crashes we need to adjust the provisional rate we expect when goods are paid for, the stock is provisionally booked at 1.41, the rate is now around 1.35 !!!
This is economics and if you don’t like it buy elsewhere but if rate stays this low or drops more than all the resellers shall increase pricing not just Ocuk !!!!
Speaking of the AMD RX 480 stocks, you shouldn’t be worried about limited stocks on launch. Recent reports suggest that the GPU is available in plentiful supplies and will be in stock virtually everywhere when it launches. In fact, several popular GPU brands in China have already put the card on pre-orders.
For Radeon RX 480 pricing, the GPU will cost $199 for the 4GB variant and $229 for the 8GB variant. AMD is set to launch the card on June 29th, with AIB custom cards releasing later with higher price tag.