AMD have said that the rumours are completely false and that Radeon VII will meet supply demands from gamers once it launches on 7 February 2019. Their statement also debunks claims that Radeon VII won't be available via AIB partners.
After AMD officially revealed their new Radeon VII graphics card on CES 2019 last week, rumours started to surface claiming that board partners won't be making any custom cards and that AMD's supply at launch will be extremely low.
Website Tom's Hardware Germany shared the rumour which apparently originated from one of the board partners. Their source claimed that "quantity of Radeon VII is strictly limited" and that they were "unsure" if AMD even wants to offer Radeon VII to AIB partners. Another hardware website called TweakTown followed the report with their own info stating that less than 5000 cards would be available at launch with no plans for custom cards.
Since then, AMD have released an official statement saying that rumours are completely false and that Radeon VII will indeed be available in custom design from their AIB partners. "While we don't report on production numbers externally, we will have products available via AIB partners and AMD.com at the launch of Feb. 7, and we expect Radeon VII supply to meet demand from gamers," the company said.
Even though AMD sound pretty confident that there will be more than enough Radeon VII cards at launch, it's still possible that there are some production issues just like with RX Vega cards back in 2017. The mining craze and shortage of HBM2 memory resulted in big supply problems which didn't end until the end of the year.
These shortages heavily affected prices which skyrocketed despite AMD's assurances that they are sticking to the original MSRP. Hopefully, their new Radeon VII won't suffer the same scenario.
Radeon VII will compete with Nvidia's RTX 2080 graphics card and according to AMD's official slides, it can match and even beat the competitor in certain scenarios. AMD also confirmed their partnership with Ubisoft and Capcom to gift The Division 2, Resident Evil 2 Remake and Devil May Cry 5 to everyone who buys their card.