Last night, AMD finally unveiled the entirety of its Zen 4-powered Ryzen 7000 processors. They go on sale on September 27, but there are supply issues, as we’ve seen with the introductions of so many new products—especially AMD’s. Fans have been reassured by CEO Dr. Lisa Su that there will be plenty of CPUs available.
Su was replying to a query from the audience at the Zen 4 announcement event regarding supply chain interruption and whether it would lead to a constrained quantity of Ryzen 7000 CPUs being offered at launch next month, according to PC Gamer.
“It is true that if you look at the past 18 months there have been a number of things, whether its capacity limitations or logistics,” said the CEO. “From an AMD standpoint, we have dramatically increased our overall capacity, in terms of wafers, as well as substrates and on the back end. So with our launch of Zen 4 we don’t expect any supply constraints.”
“Logistically it takes a little bit longer for things to get into region. So we’re having this event at the end of August and we’re on sale on September 27. One of the reasons for that time, frankly, is to make sure that we do have product in region so that people can really look at buying across the board.”
The four AMD Ryzen 7000 processors that will be available starting on September 27 are the Ryzen 9 7950X (16 cores, 12 threads), Ryzen 9 7900X (12 cores, 24 threads), Ryzen 7700X (8 cores, 16 threads), and Ryzen 5 7600X (6 cores, 12 threads).
The majority of the chips are less expensive than the launch prices of comparable CPUs from the previous generation, which is especially beneficial at a time when many new items and some existing ones are more expensive than anticipated.
Lockdowns caused by the epidemic resulted in a surge in demand for consumer electronics products. It led to a chip shortage that saw prices soar and availability decline as scalpers and miners ate up what little supply there was when combined with Covid’s effects on manufacturing facilities and the worldwide supply chain. Aside from autos, consoles, CPUs, motherboards, and other pieces of hardware, graphics cards were one of the worst-affected hardware categories.
Of course, today’s situation is considerably different as the chip shortage eases and buyers grow less interested in pricey purchases due to the unstable economy. Particularly Nvidia is confronted with the issue of poor availability. The price of the cards keeps going down since the manufacturer is so anxious to get rid of an excess of RTX 3000 stock; the latest rumours suggest that the price may soon go even lower.
It appears that AMD is going above and above by expanding production to make sure the shortages of the past don’t reappear with the debut of the Zen 4 processor.
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