No, it’s not a late April Fool’s joke. AMD may not have a new high-end GPU coming to market before rival NVIDIA, but it’s got wheels.
My old high school tennis coach would be so proud.
In advance of fully revealing the upcoming Radeon RX 6000 series, AMD has provided savvy gamers with a new buy: a bike. You know, those manual-entry only vehicles that have no load times to start but are madly lacking in horsepower. The two models, a Cruiser and Mountain Bike, came in black and white, with the latter available with orange tires. But it’s 2020, so all good things come to an abrupt end.
It took only a few hours for the bikes to sell out. The $300 21-speed cycles boasted moderate specs, and for the price they’re not bad. I’m no bike enthusiast, but having lived the majority of my life in Los Angeles, I know a decent bicycle can get upwards of $3-5K.
Don’t worry, just because you can’t ride to and from work with an AMD bike (aka from your bedroom to the living room), it doesn’t mean that won’t change in the future. High-demand of products like this may be the start of something beautiful: AMD bikes for the whole world! Or, more than likely, we’ll see them on eBay selling as collector edition fan “hardware”. So you’re better off waiting for the next-gen Radeon GPUs; they’ll be coming much sooner.