This is not the easiest year to try and build a gaming PC. Silicone’s global deficiency affects supply for various components at different times, including upscale CPUs, practically all graphics cards, and even some power supply. However, a better time in front, and according to Amd CEO Dr. Lisa Su, things can begin to be upgraded in the second half next year.
Let’s hope so, because it will be on time for Zen 4, and maybe the next GPU round AMD, maybe the Radeon RX 7000 series (RDNA 3). Looking at the AMD webstore, of the 11 current generation CPU and GPU products, register, only four are available. And none of them are graphics cards.
Sharpening the CPU, Ryzen 7 5800x AMD and Ryzen 9 5900X both run out of stock. 5800x is actually quite easy to find anywhere else, and even for MSRP below today. But 5900x is sometimes difficult to understand. As it is now; It runs out of stock in Amazon, Best Buy, B & H photo, and Newegg.
“We’ve always gone through cycles of ups and downs, where demand has exceeded supply, or vice versa,” Dr. Su explained at the code conference in Beverly Hills, California, according to CNBC. “This time, it’s different.”
Indeed, the combination of new product launches, pandemics, and cryptocurrency mining creates a perfect storm for attached deficiencies. Pandemic in particular “just got a request to a new level,” Dr. Su. More people find themselves working and educating from home, which drive demand for laptops and desktops, and components that give them their strength.
AMD actually does not produce its own chip. It designs them, and then beats outside FAB like TSMC, which invests billions of dollars to the new chip manufacturing facility and enhanced. And that’s where the reasons for optimism are.
“Maybe it is necessary, you know, 18 to 24 months to wear new plants, and in some cases even longer than that. This investment began maybe a year ago,” said Dr. Su.
With Estimated Dr. Su, lack of chip must begin to see some relief in the second half of 2022. The prediction is generally in line with the previous comments he made, when he shows the last summer AMD (through manufacturing partners) is “bringing more capacity every quarter.”
The flip side for that is the shortcomings will continue through the rest of this year, which he previously showed will remain “quite tight,” and into the first half of next year, which he now predicts will be “rigorous possibilities.”
There is also general uncertainty on the manufacturing side. For example, in an effort to reduce emissions, China has turned off power for several main component supply chain facilities, and plans to suspend industrial electricity supplies regularly in the future, our friends at Tom’s Hardware Report
Other factors can interfere with production as well, such as natural disasters such as flooding, and fire such as shifting one of the MSI PCB factories less than a year ago.
However, these risks are always present, and the market survives. And when this time it’s different, as Dr. Su, finally there was a light at the end of the tunnel, it only still took place in the distance.