Stocks of AMD's Vega GPUs are running dryer than Trump's local toupée shop and AMD's having trouble trying to keep its vendors restocked. Sources report the shortages could last until October due to low packaging yield rates caused by AMD's decision to integrate HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) into this series.
AMD is closely working with its partners to address the issue and new supplies will reach vendors within the coming weeks. Despite this, many countries still haven't received a single unit of the Radeon RX Vega series and wherever the cards are available, the prices are sky rocketing. This situation is bound to last until the cards are restocked and a stable supply chain is established.
We also reported earlier that Nvidia is in no particular hurry to speed up its production of Volta GPUs. The next series will most likely arrive at the start of next year since Nvidia doesn't consider Vega a particular threat to their current Pascal based GPUs.
Other than customers buying Vega for gaming purposes, the shortage has been increased due to more and more users utilizing their PCs for crypto currency mining. AMD has also released a dedicated driver for this purpose.
RX Vega 64 and 56 both go toe to toe with GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 respectively, whereas the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti continues to dominate the competition in terms of raw performance. Have you ordered the Vega flagships? If so, how was your experience in gaming? Let us know in the comments.