If you have been waiting a long time for AMD’s vega graphics card to start building your new computer like me then you are in for a big disappointment. At this years Computex AMD talked about vega and it was’nt good news! It was widely speculated that AMD was going to release the card its been boasting about for over a year at the event…but it turns out that AMD will not release the card till August! At Computex AMD didn’t even reveal much information either about the new card apart from a few UNIMPRESSIVE teasers of the card playing a few games at 4K which nvidia’s 1080ti graphics card is able to do. A lot of people including myself have been left pretty miffed about AMD’s decision to push back it release of vega that amd originally said would be released in q2 of this year! With nvidia’s volta graphics cards on the horizon and set to be released at the start of 2018 that are meant to be a huge jump in power compared to nvidia’s current line of graphics cards, it begs the question that is vega dead before it has even been released?
People are also thinking that AMD might even release vega in august as many are saying that the like of hbm2 memory means that AMD will only paper release vega and only a couple thousand vega cards will be available, making getting your hands on very hard and very costly.
I am really annoyed at AMD for stringing me along. I have been waiting ages to build my new computer, I would have simply bought a 1080ti from nvidia if I knew that AMD was going to take this long to release its vega cards. Don’t get me wrong, I am against nvidia’s monopoly and the lack of competition that enables them to price their cards as high as they like but that doesn’t mean AMD should get everyone’s hopes up by saying that they are going release a card that will compete with nvidia but never delivers.
The lesson learnt is simply not to listen to AMD fanboy/propaganda websites leaking fake information in order to get in your head and to get you waiting on something that ain’t never going to happen.
Me thinks it’s time to stop waiting and to just go with a nvidia card instead.