A new report claims that AMD's Next Generation 7nm Navi GPUs will not be released until October of this year, which is later than earlier speculation suggesting a summer release.
You may recall last month's reference to navi graphics maps were uncovered in macOS's source code, underscoring the previous madness of the graphics Grapevine, which was hopeful for a launch in July In the year 2019 October agrees. Therefore, October still agrees with it.
The October date comes from sources that seem to have spoken to the French tech site Cowcotland, which is not the most famous source for accurate rumors ̵
It does make sense, and not just because it complies with the aforementioned leaked roadmap.
We only have the availability of the AMD's Radeon VII, AMD's first 7 nm graphics card – although it's still based on the current Vega architecture, not on Navi – and the inventory of this GPU on the ground is very low, at least according to what we have heard during the launch last week and from what we can now observe.
In the UK, for example, Overclockers UK has some Radeon VII cards available, but the limitation is the remaining gigabytes, and MSI models are priced at a staggering £ 799.99 – so it seems people are are not ready to pay so much for it.
All other cheaper cards – in the case of Sapphire as low as £ 649.99 – are sold out within a day a few hours before launch (we watched, and indeed at Sapphire, Radeon VII was sold out almost immediately.
Visit They Newegg in the US, and every single Radeon VII GPU is sold out (they are all sold for the same price of $ 699.99, which is the recommended price).
According to all reports, there were only 20 Radeon in France VII cards for launch, as Cowcotland reported last week.
In any case, here's to keep in mind that this is the case, apparently clear problems in the production of Radeon VII, and much of this may be related to the China's Chinese New Year celebrating the shutdown of large production factories.
And the Radeon VII supply and demand catching up could take its toll on the navi production schedule Next generation graphics cards. Especially if another potential force has to be taken into account here, namely that Navi GPUs can also be used in Next-Gen consoles outside the PC arena (according to the rumor mill anyway), thereby placing a greater burden on the supply chain.
As always, we'll just have to see how things spread, though it would not be surprising, given that the rumored Navi GPUs that are in the pipeline will be delayed much later in 2019.
Keep in mind that the Navi graphics cards we expect to be cheaper mid-range models this year, with high-end efforts geared for fans and hardcore gamers not expecting to before 2020 become.
We expect to see four models later this year – Navi 16, Navi 12, Navi 10 and Navi 9 – according to the information that emerged when digging through the macOS Mojave source code.