Sunday, January 17

Patience, patience … Nvidia and AMD explain the GPU shortages

Nvidia and AMD explain the shortages that hit their recent graphics cards victims of too much demand. Unfortunately, finding an RTX 3000 or Radeon 6800 at the right price in the next few months will be very difficult.

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 // Gamesdone: Arnaud Gelineau – Frandroid

Even virtually, CES 2021 is in full swing and Nvidia and AMD are obviously participating in the festivities with their GPUs. The former unveiled its promising GeForce RTX 3060 and its new RTX 300 mobile graphics chips. Its competitor also presented a range of processors for laptops with the Ryzen 5000 Mobile.

Unfortunately, despite its strong announcements, the two companies still face a major problem: available stocks. However, these concerns, which are not recent, will continue for some time as confirmed by both Nvidia and AMD on the sidelines of their conferences at CES 2021.

Small reminder, towards the end of 2020, the news of Nvidia was marked by the officializations of the following models:

Opposite, AMD launched the Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT. But the latest statements from the two brands on the subject are unfortunately not encouraging.

Nvidia: victim of too much success

Nvidia explains that the available stocks “ will likely remain low throughout the first trimester »Both with its partners and through its online sales channels. In this regard, it should be noted that the green brand does not speak of the first three of the year 2021. In its fiscal calendar, the first quarter ends in fact at the end of April. It will therefore be necessary to be very patient.

Nvidia explains that this is due to the very strong success of its ampere architecture and ray tracing technologies. The company claims that its Geforce RTX 3000s sell for twice as much as the RTX 2000 series in their time over an equivalent period of time – the generational technical leap is much greater.

In the meantime, available GPUs are scarce and don’t stay that way for long or are offered at staggering prices well above recommended prices.

AMD: the promise of contained prices

For its part, AMD is also lagging behind in terms of stocks available on its graphics cards, but plans to offer its graphics cards on its own site for longer in order to prevent market prices from soaring and claiming to encourage its business partners to do the same.

The group highlights a difficult context, in particular linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has affected shipping and freight costs. ” As we return to a more normal environment, the situation should improve. This is also important for the graphics updates planned during the first half of the year, as we have a lot of products coming to the market. “Said AMD boss Lisa Su, to AnandTech media.

One thing is certain, your best allies in your quest for a new Nvidia or AMD graphics card will be patience and luck.

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