We talked about it multiple times on the podcast and in our Vega articles, but it seemed like Vega took forever to come out. If you remember we saw a working version of Vega at CES in January! In a recent interview with HardOCP, AMD’s Chris Hook justified Vega’s delay release saying it was to increase available stock for gamers who want to purchase the new high-performance architecture by AMD.
Here is what he had to say:
“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.”
It seems as if AMD tried their best to increase production and stock volume to mitigate price fluctuations upon Vega’s entry into the market due to above normal demand from Cryptrocurreny miners. I guess time will only tell if Vega will be an option for mining. In any case check out the full video interview below.