AMD’s Radeon VII and Vega Cards Reportedly Reach End-of-Life Status

The AMD Vega 10, Vega 56/64 GPUs and the Vega 20, Radeon VII GPUs have supposedly reached end-of-life status. This means that production for them has stopped and whatever units you’ll find online are old ones.

This is surprising news considering the Radeon VII is not even 6 months old at this point. Meanwhile, the Vega 56 and 64 have been on the market for a while but thanks to the cryptocurrency craze were selling for crazy high prices. Thankfully, these prices have now dropped significantly and these two GPUs can be found for really cheap. While there’s no confirmation for this report, AMD did respond to Tom’s Hardware about this by saying, 

We continue to see strong availability of Radeon VII in the channel for both gamers and creators.”

This doesn’t seem to clear up much since the Radeon VII seems out of stock in most places and there’s no information about the Vega 56 or 64. In a way, it makes sense to stop producing the $700 Radeon VII card whose performance is almost matched by the newer and cheaper $400 RX 5700 XT. 

Whatever the case may be, AMD still needs to catch-up in the GPU department because their CPUs are doing really well and have also pushed Intel to be even more competitive than usual. We hope whatever AMD is cooking up next is better than the current RTX Super line-up even if it lacks Ray-Tracing for people who don’t want it. The current RX 5700 got overshadowed by the Ryzen launch as well as Nvidia releasing the RTX Super cards which prompted AMD to drop prices of their GPUs before they even launched.

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