AnandTech spoke with Intel to clarify the CPU supply shortage rumor. In response, an Intel spokesperson said: "As our production capacity increases, we remain in a challenging supply and demand for our PC-centric operations." We continue to prioritize available production against the latest generation of Intel Core i5, i7 and i9 products supports our customers' high growth segments. "
The industry is struggling to meet the demand for CPU supply
The above news is positive for AMD, which has launched its 7nm Ryzen 3000 series desktop CPU. The company already sees a strong utilization of these CPUs. In fact, Tom's hardware article of August 26 noted that AMD's Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 9 3900X are in limited supply, which has meant that their prices have existed.
In the midst of these issues, AMD did not launch its flagship Ryzen 9 3950X CPU until November. The company had planned to release it in September. In a community forum, AMD said: "We are focusing on meeting the strong demand for our 3 generation AMD Ryzen processors in the market." This could probably mean that AMD is focusing on increasing the supply of its Ryzen 7 and 5 CPUs likely to sell more than Ryzen 9 3950X higher than.
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