With just two days left before the official launch of the Radeon RX 480, reports are already coming in about the abundance of stock of the RX 480 graphics card suppliers are getting. Several sources even went on to mention that the Radeon RX 480 will significantly outmatch the supply of the GTX 1080 on launch day.
According to Seeking Alpha, the supply volume of the Radeon RX 480 graphics card is rumoured to be up to 25 times larger compared to Nvidia’s GTX 1080. Despite this, reports of a substantial amount of Radeon RX 480s being in stock is of the reference version; no AIB variants have been showcased as of yet. That said, PowerColour did managed to sneak out a tease of its upcoming graphics card under the “Devil” series; this could indicate an unveiling of a custom RX 480 coming very soon.
Looking on the other side of the “fence”, folks over at Nvidia is said to be facing problems in meeting the immense demand of its Pascal GPUs. So much so that Semi Accurate is reporting of a “serious problem” hitting Nvidia’s supply chain (the full article on this matter could not be accessed due to Semi Accurate being a subscription-based site). Interestingly, a Redditor under the pseudonym: Skinnyice, posted a table showing the current supply situation of the GTX 1080 graphics card.
If these reports were indeed true, AMD could regain the much needed market share for the mid-range GPU market, which is the intended market for the RX 480, of course. Then again, it’s hard to say if this will be the case since reviews of the Radeon RX 480 won’t be out until launch day.