Gamers hoping to hear more from AMDâ€™s Radeon division at CES 2021 wound up disappointed on Tuesday, as CEO Lisa Suâ€™s keynote barely touched on graphics hardware. But there was some info tucked into the avalanche of Ryzen 5000 Mobile announcements: Su said that mainstream graphics chips based the companyâ€™s new RDNA 2 graphics architecture will land sometime in the first half of the year.
That might give enthusiasts pause. First half? Not first quarter? Didnâ€™t the Radeon RX 6800-series and flagship 6900 XT just launch at the end of the year? Indeed they did, and theyâ€™ve been barely available ever since. Stocks instantly disappear, and prices on custom models rise through the roof.