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Intel CPU shortages are 'here to stay', time for AMD to ryze and shine

14nm shortage is hurting Intel, with major OEMs saying the shortages 'are here to say'

By Anthony Garreffa from Oct 22, 2019 @ 19:32 CDT

AMD has been kicking some Team Blue ass all over the court for the last few years on the desktop side, but now the real pain begins with Ryzen Threadripper and EPYC dominance... all of it on 7nm. Intel however, is stuck on 14nm+++ or whatever the hell it's called these days.


But it's getting worse, with Intel staying relatively silent about CPU shortages they're experiencing but according to major PC OEM executives this shortage is going to last for quite some time. The issue will need to be solved in manufacturing which isn't an easy feat, with the original news of CPU shortages beginning quite a while ago and meant to be over by now, but they're not.

Alex Cho, president of HP's Personal Systems Business, talked with The Register recently about the shortages having affecting all sectors of Intel's CPU manufacturing. This is a big problem, as it's not just limited to CPUs... a big, big problem for Intel.

The larger question is, if the problem was just in manufacturing then it would've been solved by now. If the problem exists within the CPU architecture itself, then it is unfixable without gigantic changes to the architecture. Intel is being silent on this, of course... just like they have been with their troubles moving to 10nm (which is now finished), all the while a tiny (in comparison) company in AMD is really hitting their stride on 7nm.

Wccftech is on the money with the news, adding that supply chain sources have said that Intel is already positioning its factories away from manufacturing 14nm CPUs and instead shifting focus to new 10nm and 7nm designs for high-end Xeon CPUs. You can see how this causes more issues for CPU shortages, in a time when AMD is kicking some serious ass.

AMD... it's time to Ryze and Shine.

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