Vega Launch Delay: Necessary to Increase Stock

During the Siggraph 2017 event, AMD's Chris Hook was interviewed by HardOCP and he provided some insight into why Vega availability is further delayed for release post he launch.  In the interview, Chris Hook mentions that it was necessary to increase available stock for gamers and that we can actually get our hands on them.  With the increased volume on launch, let's hope it's enough that mining enthusiasts don't snatch them all up!


Part of the reason it's taken us a little longer to launch Vega - and I'll be honest about that - is that we wanted to make sure we were launching with good volume. (...) Obviously we've got to compensate for things like coin-miners, they're going to want to get their hands on these. We believe we're launching with a volume that will ensure that gamers can get their hands on them, and that's what's important to us.

Chris Hook - AMD