Igor’sLAB published an article on the Radeon 7900 series, relying on data gathered from a variety of sources, including major board partners that produce Radeon GPUs. There are rumors that only 10,000 Made by AMD (MBA) graphics cards will be released in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Even though 3,000 units have been allocated to Germany, if only 7,000 cards are available for the rest of the area, it looks like there will be supply issues at launch. Other Igor sources report that BIOS issues still hampered the release (memory leaks causing graphics card to crash) and delivery delays. Some personalized cards are not expected to be released until January.
At the same time, Chinese media have come forward to confirm that no MBA cards will be sold in the country. According to reports, this is the result of a difficult situation in Taiwan. At launch, only personalized cards will be available, resulting in higher costs and limited supply. However, for AMD, the Chinese GPU market is heavily dominated by NVIDIA GPUs; therefore, Radeon 7900 availability in China will likely remain the same.
According to sources at BoardChannels, recent COVID-19 outbreaks and factory closures are also impacting production of Radeon 7900 cards. Some have only recently reopened, which will affect early shipments and deliveries.
Via Igor’s Lab, Chiphell