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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: 4, Interesting) by takyon on Friday January 14, @03:51PM

    by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Friday January 14, @03:51PM (#1212681) Journal

    Nvidia got caught sending cards directly to miners, and basically doing fake launches to hide new mining cards (like the RTX 2060 12 GB). Though AMD is not innocent and ended up selling its own mining cards [tomshardware.com] as well.

    These CPUs have nothing to do with miners. The reason for the limited launch is that they want as much 3D cache as possible to go to Milan-X Epyc [tomshardware.com] customers. 5800X3D is kind of a stopgap, something that might be able to almost tie the Intel Core i9-12900K in gaming, and it gives one last upgrade path for AM4 owners. Too bad there is no 5950X3D since it should also have some of the same huge boosts seen in Milan-X (the amount of L3 cache each core/chiplet can access is the same).

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