AMD has recently started “Freedom of Choice in PC Gaming” marketing campaign, however, they are only now limiting the choice to customers. Just a little hypocrisy.https://www.computerbase.de/2018-05/asrock-phantom-gaming-verkauf-europa/
With a lot of secrecy and good staging, ASRock announced its entry into the graphics card business at the end of March
and intends to exclusively rely on graphics cards with AMD GPU. Nevertheless, AMD has banned the manufacturer from selling the new graphics cards in Europe, as is now known.Tom's Hardware Germany
had been able to test one of ASRock's new models, the ASRock RX 580 Phantom Gaming X, in advance,
attesting that the manufacturer had a very successful debut. After the test, ASRock asked Tom's Hardware where the ASRock RX 580 Phantom Gaming X came from, not the manufacturer itself. ASRock's Senior Sales Manager also revealed
that selling phantom gaming graphics cards in Europe is not possible, as AMD has not approved this release: " The problem for me is that AMD has not agreed to sell in EU, that is really a pity.