At this point in time, the RX Vega 64 has been out on the market for well over a month, though only in reference form. So far, we have only seen one add-in board partner announce a custom RX Vega GPU and even then, the mid-September release date has been missed. So when can we expect custom-cooled versions of RX Vega to start popping up? Well according to a report this week, we could be waiting quite a while.
Back when Asus first announced the ROG Strix RX Vega 64, we covered it and were expecting a mid-September release date. Reviewers (ourselves included) have even had hands on time with the Strix card. Unfortunately, it has yet to actually hit the market. Asus is still ahead of other board partners though, as the likes of Sapphire, MSI and Gigabyte have yet to announce custom models for RX Vega at all.
The folks over at hardware.fr reached out to some of AMD's board partners to try and uncover some answers. the replies are unfortunately kept anonymous but it seems that one particular AIB has nothing to announce, while another has yet to receive delivery of chips. No dates are set yet but the source said that a launch may not be possible before mid-October.
Given the lack of announcements surrounding custom Vega cards, I do buy in to the idea that we could be waiting a while for them to show up. Hopefully we will hear more over the next couple of weeks.
KitGuru Says: I have been quite surprised by the lack of news surrounding custom Vega cards. It does seem like there is a hold-up behind the scenes. Are any of you currently planning your next GPU upgrade? Are you waiting on custom Vega cards to show up?