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Betrayed by AMD

Question asked by dhewton on Aug 16, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 18, 2017 by dhewton

I am extremely disapointed and feel betrayed by AMD.

I began telling my clients to buy AMD stocks when it was trading at $4.54 on nasdaq. I knew with Vega and Ryzen coming, AMD was about to turn the computer world upside down both with cpu's and gpu's.

Vega is finally here and canadian retailers are selling it for 200$ more than your suggested price. I can now buy a zotac nvidia 1080 for 724.00. 100.00$ less than the vega but at almost twice the power consumption.

For the 630$ MSRP, Vega is a monster and a no brainer purchase, but at 840.00 as it is in canadian stores, its cheaper to buy an nvidia 1080.

I have been planning to buy this card and a 1700x and a threadripper and have been waiting and waiting and waiting.

Now that Vega is here, I can't help but feel that AMD is on the price increase at the retailers. If I can't get it from you direct at the price you say, I don't see how it can be seen as anything other than you being in on it.

Vega costing MORE than a 1080 is a slap in the face and it now has me rethinking my cpu purchases. The edge you brought to the table has evaporated and this has left a VERY bad taste in my mouth and makes me wonder why I advised my clients to invest in your company.

I live in Richmond Hill, Canada, and appreciate your contribution to our local economy, but I can't get the bad taste in my mouth about Vega out, and I was looking forward to buying a vega and a number of your products.

This is not how to maintain solid customer retention. I am very disappointed that I now have to settle for Nvidia, and wonder if I should be giving Intel a chance to sharpen their pencils.

I was a huge AMD fanboy I guess, and this was the last straw for me. Say what you mean, and mean what you say. That's all anyone can ever ask.