AMD’s announcement of its Radeon VII graphics card at CES 2019 came as a surprise to everyone. While the card may have struck a note of glee amongst many of its followers, it appears that only a set number of the card will be produced.
According to an industry source close to the tech site TweakTown, it seems that AMD intends to produce no more than 5000 units of the Radeon VII. To add even more fuel to this fire, the source alleges that the semiconductor maker is not allowing its AiB partners to manufacturer their own custom cooled variants of the graphics card.
While we would like to tell you to take this bit of news with a the usual sprinkling of salt, it’s important to note that AMD on its part hasn’t outright denied these rumours. And have instead affirmed that it will “have products available” via its partners and official website at launch.
During its keynote, AMD touted its Radeon VII graphics card as having enough power to go toe-to-toe with NVIDIA’s own GeForce RTX 2080. However, the card obviously lacks the ray-tracing capabilities that its NVIDIA counterpart has.
In any case, we’ll just have to wait until February 7 in order to get our first look of the card’s overall performance.