CPU supply shortages to ease before next month?

Reports of AMD processor shortages have been making the rounds around since as far back as early October. AMD even agreed to talk to us about the subject earlier this month, but it stayed fairly vague about when the shortages might ease. However, DigiTimes has caught an article in the Chinese-language Apple Daily that quotes some motherboard makers as saying supply is expected to pick up again in “late November.” The motherboard makers claim this information comes straight from AMD and Intel, which also suggests AMD isn’t the only one running into supply problems. That said, the same sources tell the Apple Daily that Intel’s shortages seem to be on their way out. Distributors, on the other hand, say there is still no breakthrough on the AMD side of things.

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    • BoBzeBuilder
    • 14 years ago

    reply to #5: Just don’t want to jump on the conroe wagon, with all the mobo + ram upgrades.

    A X2 5000+ would cure the pain.

      • Flying Fox
      • 14 years ago

      X2 5000+ is AM2, meaning mobo+RAM upgrade too. 🙁

        • Jigar
        • 14 years ago

        Yes u r right about that.. That’s the reason i went to 939 upgrade.. just to get the X2 Cpu for me. 🙁

      • Shintai
      • 14 years ago

      Get a 50$ C2D board if you cant get a cheap 939 X2. Then you can use your DDR1 until you choose otherwise.

    • GodsMadClown
    • 14 years ago

    65nm production must be really coming online strongly now. That’ll go a long way towards easing production worries.

      • Shintai
      • 14 years ago

      Intels? Yes. AMD? “still no breakthrough on the AMD side of things”

        • GodsMadClown
        • 14 years ago

        Where’s that quote from, troll?

          • Shintai
          • 14 years ago

          Eh read above perhaps? Or you just skip whatever reading there is and go on calling people trolls. You almost deserve a golfclap.

        • Krogoth
        • 14 years ago

        Geez, Intel has been working on 65nm process for a lot longer then AMD. It is brain-dead easy to say that Intel isn’ having any problems.

        This newsbit is a cue that AMD is finally getting their act together on 65nm process.

        Intel should get their Conroe-Ls onto retail, OEM channels. Nobody really wants netburst anymore.

          • Shintai
          • 14 years ago

          No thats precisely what it aint.

          y[

          • Flying Fox
          • 14 years ago

          Intel’s supply problems are due to the fact that they are shipping both ICM-based products and Netburst-based products at the same time. But demand for ICM-based products obviously far exceed supply when they were first released. Intel is getting its supply chain and product line-up straighten out, while AMD is still trying to bring their initial 65nm chips to the channel.

          Different problems, same symptoms though.

          • d2brothe
          • 14 years ago

          Heh…I do I do…j/k…I’m simply stuck with it.

    • moose17145
    • 14 years ago

    Good… maybe Core 2’s will drop in price … I’ll care about AMD again when their CPU’s outperform Intel again … But until then all i want is more for my hard earned cash : )

    • BoBzeBuilder
    • 14 years ago

    Good, maybe they can provide some decent chips for socket 939.

      • Peldor
      • 14 years ago

      I wouldn’t hold my breath on that.

      • Shintai
      • 14 years ago

      Do they even make them anymore`?

        • Flying Fox
        • 14 years ago

        Supposedly till the end of the year. But retail supply has been dwindling, or shops often label with “on re-order”. If I were to be optimistic, I would say they are stocking up for one final clearance for Christmas and then we will only see them in warranty replacements.

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