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posted by janrinok on Friday January 14, @01:39PM   Printer-friendly
from the [try-to]-get-it-while-it's-hot! dept.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU could be in short supply when it launches:

AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D, the new 3D V-cache processor revealed at CES, may only be produced in small numbers when it lands in early 2022 – and the chip may remain thin on the ground until the second half of the year rolls around, going by the latest from the rumor mill.

This comes from DigiTimes (via PC Gamer), which reports that TSMC, which is making the 5800X3D, is only expected to kick off with 'small-volume production' of the processor, according to the usual industry sources in the know. However, the report also makes clear that production could ramp up considerably when TSMC's new packaging plant in Chunan (Taiwan) goes live later in the year (supposedly in the second half of 2022).

So, while everyone is (rightly) cautious about the potential amount of stock when it comes to many new PC components at launch, it appears that the Ryzen 7 5800X3D could be particularly shaky to begin with – perhaps for the first few months of the CPU being on shelves (or not, as the case may be).

At least if this report is correct, anyway; and note we certainly must be cautious on that score, as DigiTimes isn't always the most reliable media outlet.

[...] We know that component shortages are making life difficult for AMD (and everyone else) anyway, certainly for the first half of this year, and as PC Gamer points out, the company has to prioritize enterprise chips (Epyc) to a large extent at the high-end as these are big profit spinners.


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  • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Friday January 14, @03:10PM

    by Freeman (732) on Friday January 14, @03:10PM (#1212676) Journal

    Miners may be part of the problem, but demand has increased as well. With the Chinese crackdown on mining/miners, you would think there would be a flood of used cards on the market. Could just be kind of hard to tell, what with used cards also going for obscene prices. I'm hoping that prices start to dip come sometime next year.

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