AMD's Radeon VII could launch with fewer than 5000 stock

jimmysmitty

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This will be sold out fast, they always are. Its a good thing there isn't a mining craze currently as last time they launched a new GPU with one they sold out in less than a day due to miners buying them up faster than most people could get them.

Not blaming AMD, they can only do what they can do. I blame retailers taking advantage of it.
 

bigdragon

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So gamers get a fraction of a second to buy before the bots snap them all up. Awesome!
 

mikewinddale

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"According to its source, AMD will be making a net loss on each GPU sold to the consumer"

As an economist, this statement offends me. If AMD were truly making a loss on the sale, they wouldn't sell them. The fact that AMD is selling the M150 as a Radeon VII must mean that AMD expects to make more net revenue than if they didn't do that. So that's a gain, not a loss.

Now, maybe AMD is making a loss compared to the cost of production. But the cost of production is irrelevant. See: sunk cost fallacy.

Prospectively, all that matters is opportunity cost or marginal cost. Assuming that a product has already been produced or an investment has already been made, then the historical cost is irrelevant. All that matters is going forward, whether the revenue from an additional sale exceeds the cost of an additional sale.

E.g., if you invested $1 billion in R&D for a new GPU that fails to sell well, your historic investment is irrelevant. All that matters is whether the revenue from selling one more GPU exceeds the electricity and silicon and whatnot that it takes to make that GPU for sale.
 

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Yeah I'm looking at a couple of TH news articles by their fresh meat and I'm thinking... yikes. This article needs a rumor tag until they can cough up a real source. As you implied the design was paid for when they put together a Vega 20 based Instinct, if they were losing money they would just sell them as a cheaper variant Instinct for $1000 instead of a gaming card.

Then you've got gems like "AMD Radeon VII Will Ship Without Double-Precision" which is just hilarious.

it certainly wasn’t the announcement we were all hoping for, aka the arrival of Navi.
Were you expecting a Navi card this soon? I was pretty sure mid-2019 was the going rumor, and I'm not sure if that will include a consumer variant or if that will be later in the year.
 

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