Just recently, UK submitted its referendum vote for leaving the EU (European Union), and following that, the pound has dropped to 30-year low. Among other repercussions of this event that is being dubbed as Brexit (Britain’s exit from EU), this financial instability could also affect the AMD Radeon RX 480 price in the UK. This possibility has been predicted by the Overclockers UK representative Andrew Gibson.
Also known as Gibbo, Andrew is a OCUK staff member and said recently that OCUK has got the Radeon RX 480 in large numbers. This stock needs to be paid in dollars, and now that the pound value has dropped after the British exit, the retail price of the AMD RX 480 might go up in the UK. That’s if the pound value does not come up again in the next few days.
Gibson clearly stated that the stocks have arrived at OCUK, but they haven’t been paid for. It the rate crashes, they will need to adjust the provisional rate. When the stock was booked provisionally, the rate was 1.41, and since then, it has gone down to 1.35. He also said that in case the rate goes down, even more, all the resellers might increase the RX 480 prices.
As for the AMD RX 480 stocks itself, there’s no need to be worried as AMD has almost 25 times more supplies of the new card than Nvidia’s GTX 1080 and 1070. So the supply is plentiful and many popular brands in China have already started accepted pre-orders. As for the price of the Radeon RX 480, the 4GB variant will cost $199, while the 8GB version will be priced at $229. The RX 480 release date is 29th June, while AIB custom cards will come out later and will cost more.