After NVIDIA, it’s time for AMD. Indeed, a large part of AMD’s catalog is also affected by US sanctions. We’re talking about Instinct Mi server boards, of course, but also consumer series. In this case, it’s the RX 7900 XT/X!
RX 7900 XT/X also under sanctions!
In order to prevent/limit military development, particularly in China, the United States prevents the export of computer hardware to the greatest extent possible. So anything above a certain level of power is out. In the case of general-purpose hardware, exemptions can be obtained from the relevant authorities.
In short, after dwelling at length on the case of NVIDIA, we learn that AMD cards are also subject to sanctions… In a way, this was logical and expected. However, thanks to Dell, we now know which models are banned or restricted for export.
The Instict Mi200 series (210, 240 and 250X) and the future Mi300 range are included in the server series, while the consumer series includes the RX 7900 XTX, 7900 XT and Pro W7900. However, this category is subject to derogation.
The effects of these sanctions are already being felt in China on these cards. Since the RTX 4090 was banned, consumers have had no choice but to opt for the 7900 XTX, the only alternative to the 4090. Prices have already begun to rise. What’s more, it’s not impossible that supply disruptions may occur… at least until authorizations are issued. In the meantime, invoices are likely to soar, as they did for the 4090!