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OK, 30.000 from 200,000 still leaves 170.000 unaccounted for..
Then he says" >so it is likely< (This is another conditional, speculative adverb), that the rest of those GPUs are going to AIB partners who have a huge lineup of cards ready to hit shelves starting Mid of December."
So, my interpretation of "starting", is "beginning". So, it's the middle of December right about now. And those 170,000 cards should be appearing soon, but they're not here yet.
If they already sold out of the reference cards, that explains the "sold out status". It does, after all, take partner's, time to affix the GPU, solder the GPU to the board, fit the cooler in place, do QC, box up the cards, and ship them to retailers. That these 170,000 cards are going to pop up all over the world in one night is akin to believing in Santa Claus. But then these are red boxes, and Rudolph does have a red nose, so maybe, just maybe.......Still, , assembling complex, delicate electronic devices is not the type of job description you can hire, "part time holiday workers" to do. Stating what should be the obvious, "there are only so many hours in a day". And the partners only have "X" amount of skilled workers.
So, keep your pants on, and keep checking you stocking, "hung by the chimney with care".
Now I have one final question, "can you read"? Because Mr. Kyle is doing some speculating of his own, although perhaps not as fanciful as mine.
BTW, AMD's board partners, Gigabyte, Asus, and MSI are all headquartered in Taiwan. So is TSMC. Which does expedite transfer between them. Zotac is in Hong Kong. All have offices in the US. Which makes "stuck in the port of Los Angeles", possibly not quite so outrageous
(You got caught making up a rumor and I threw actual references at you... and you pretend to not understand... because you are claiming u don't know what things mean..? )
Again... why so insufferable...
You can't even follow things in chronological order, when spelled out for you.
The following was on Dec 11th... that confirmed an earlier rumor that popped up around Dec 3rd, that AMD has indeed shipped more GPUs than nVidia.... (even though nVidia's cards were released weeks before..) <---- Do you understand that?
Kyle is clearly confirming this. But he goes on to add detail and and times frames....
"As per Kyle, the total number of Navi 31 GPUs that AMD is planning to ship this quarter is around 200,000 units which are far greater than what NVIDIA has shipped so far for its Ada Lovelace GPUs. It's stated that there will be over 30,000 reference cards on shelves on launch day so it is likely that the rest of those GPUs are going to AIB partners who have a huge lineup of custom cards ready to hit shelves starting Mid of December."
Most People heard/saw Kyel's Dec 11th post^.. it was covered everywhere.
Gamer's also saw the news of RTX 4080 sales stalling... and an increase on returns. That scalpers were getting owned. In anticipation to the new RDNA3 models coming.
AMD had previously stated in November that THEY will have over 30k STOCK units on the shelves in stores upon release (Noted in the quote above)
.. What we didn't know from Kyle's Tweet, was the Official launch of the AIB Partner cards.
Understand, we all knew 200k cards were coming, but we didn't know WHEN...
When RDNA3 was released on Dec 13th, AMD announced that the AIB cards are already in Reviewer's hands.. and that they will be released in 2 days. <---- Do you understand this?
-Dec 13th 7900 stock/reference series goes on sale.
-Dec 15th AIB Partners cards go on sale.
-Today Dec 17th. All of the stock reference cards
and all of the AIB Partner cards
are SOLD OUT everywhere. (About 200k cards)
How did you miss the fact that AIB Partner models were released... after reviewers had Benchmarks? AMD staged the Stock Reference model and the AIB Partner models, two days apart... to give Consumers/Gamers a choice between the stock/reference $999 version, or choose to buy an OC'd AIB version of the 7900 Series.
Two of the most notable AIB cards were the PowerColor Red Devil & the XFX Merc310... which sold out within 5m. They are still SOLD OUT at Best Buy, NewEgg, Amazon and everywhere else.
All of this^^ to suggest to you that if you do not know something, or have a clue do not make rumors up. You have not provided us with a source of your rumors, but I went to great length to describe to what was going on the weeks leading up and for the release, that you simply could not place in your head... bcs it doesn't fit your narrative.
You are so behind the times, you didn't even know AIB Partner cards are here... and already went.
And I quote: Dec 17th
" So, it's the middle of December right about now. And those 170,000 cards should be appearing soon, but they're not here yet.
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