AMD might have launched Radeon RX Vega 56 at "$399" and the slightly faster Radeon RX Vega 64 at "$499" but those prices quickly changed for a reason that is, well... I don't even freakin' know. Remember our world exclusive piece on AMD having less than 16,000 units of Radeon RX Vega post-launch, and this continues to ring true as time goes on.
Both AMD and NVIDIA blame miners for global GPU shortages, and then gamers (for buying them so quickly with so much enthusiasm), and then there's reports of $100 rebates to partners and retailers that had exhausted them so quickly (from the lack of actual RX Vega cards) that the price shot up $100 overnight. Well, now it's even worse.
Having a quick look on Amazon and Newegg shows us that Radeon RX Vega 64 air-cooled is $719... far from the "$499" - and I keep using inverted commas because AMD launched RX Vega 64 at $499, but then it was $599 - and now it's $700+... I just don't know what to say anymore. But hey... you get Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Prey.
The artificial inflation blame can't be stamped on Radeon RX Vega, and this is more an "introductory" price for Vega - almost #FakeNews and false advertising. AMD stayed very quiet during the week of price increases, but released an official statement that we reported on here. But now, the price of the cards have peaked at $700 on Amazon... meaning you can get NVIDIA's far superior GeForce GTX 1080 Ti for LESS then RX Vega 64.