AMD Delays Ryzen 9 3950X to November, but releases Threadripper 3000 then as well

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  1. D3M1G0D

    D3M1G0D Ancient Guru

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    That's precisely what a shortage would imply - not enough chips for both markets so they prioritize the one with higher margins. This is precisely what Intel did when they encountered shortages.
     
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    This artificial shortage has been ATI/AMD's mmo since the dawn of time. I can't remember a time when AMD's GPU's or CPU's were so readily available compared to Intel/Nvidia (exc. the Intel cpu shortage earlier this year).
    It seems like AMD does not want to overproduce their products as they are not confident enought they will be bought up. I guess overproducing Vega cards is still fesh in their minds.
     
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    Well considering how much did it cost to Nvidia I'd say well done AMD ;)

    There's no shortage of 7nm, at least for now.
    You have to book the capacity and I guess AMD was more than cautious in that.
    Smart move that one too considering the backslash for the Turbo issue.
    Booking costs a ton of money in advance and the lead time for more capacity, if available, takes 3-6 months at best.
    I wouldn't hold my breathe for increased availability anytime soon.

    I don't think that EPYC or Threadripper products are taking away so much capacity.
    The numbers are so low compared to Ryzen that even doubling it wouldn't affect much the latter.
    My guess is that they have a low yield for silicon which runs at high speed.
    The delay for the 3950x looks exactly like that.
     
  4. D3M1G0D

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    Your memory must be really short then because there were no shortages of Ryzen 2000 products that I can recall. Even the current shortage is mostly limited to the Ryzen 9.
     

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    So the shortages earlier this year, that have recently(today) been stated may happen again

    Intel CPU shortages started in last half of 2018 (for the current iteration)

    January 2018, reports of Xeon shortages

    October 2017, reports of shortages for Coffee Lake CPUs

    June 2017, reports of shortages for Core X CPUs

    August 2015, reports of Skylake shortages

    Hmm....
     
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    I was going to make a joke. But decided against it. You're welcome.
     

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