Best Buy Mixed Up Prices for RX 480 Models, 8 GB Version Sold Out
Retailers can often make a mistake in the pricing of different products. This time, it was Best Buy that made the mistake with the new AMD RX 480 models pricing.
The prices of the 4GB and 8 GB version were swapped out. This means that some lucky customers got the RX 480 8GB version for the price of the 4 GB model, $199. While there were some 4 GB RX 480 Models still available, the 8 GB RX 480 models were all sold out.
This is the same as we saw with the Nvidia 10 series GPU release. AMD like Nvidia just could not keep up with the demand. Even though they claimed that they were on top of things and that they had the stocks to meet expected demand.
Most AMD RX 480 models are sold out at most places. At Newegg only the PowerColor 8 GB RX 480 Models are available for $239.99.
Even Amazon has no RX 480 listings at the moment. These GPUs are running out faster than we can keep track. In Canada, NCIX is taking pre-orders. There is still stock at Overclockers UK.
The AMD RX 480 is the budget king according to most people. There are still those that think that this card was over-hyped by AMD and does not perform as promised. There are also people complaining about how the power draw is more than what AMD claimed.
Partners have confirmed the custom versions of the AMD RX 480 coming soon. Besides that we are yet to see the other GPUs in the RX 400 series including the, RX 470 and RX 460.
AMD did say that they were looking to target the $100-300 market and their most expensive card is $240. This can mean that there might be a more powerful RX 490 in the works as well. And what about those beast mode cards?
AMD still has some cards to play. Let’s see what the future holds.