AMD says GPU and CPU availability will remain tight until 2022 at the earliest

Written by Stuart Thomas on Sat, Jul 10, 2021 1:00 PM

We all know how bad the situation is with PC hardware across the world, and AMD has been struggling to keep up with the demand for their new RX 6000 series graphics cards and Ryzen 5000 series of processors. However, as graphics card prices are falling due to the sudden drop in crypto mining demand, when can we expect AMD’s stock to get better?

According to AMD, availability should start to look much better as we go into 2022, but supply is steadily increasing every quarter at least. Although it seems that the Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 CPUs are in better stock and price at the moment, there’s still some limitations there, which is only more apparent with the RX 6000 GPUs.

In a recent interview with AMD CEO Lisa Su, she stated that in the last year or so “demand has far exceeded even our aggressive expectations,” something which can easily be seen in the scarcity of availability for graphics cards at the moment.

Su also continued to say that “for this year, it’s going to continue to be quite tight. I think going into 2022, it will depend a little bit on the dynamics of the market overall. But we’re certainly bringing on more capacity every quarter, so you’ll see more output every quarter for sure.

So at least we can hope to start seeing better availability and prices for AMD hardware. Currently, a sharp decline in crypto mining has seen reduced prices for GPUs across Europe, but it’s still at least 50% above MSRP. That’s not perfect, but it is a substantial improvement over the 300% of MSRP that we have seen over the last few months.

So it seems like, although the global chip shortage could last until 2023, we should start seeing things return to normal next year. That’s still a 6 month wait unfortunately, but it’s better than anything we have at the moment. Although, by that time Nvidia should be announcing their next-gen successor to the RTX 30 series anyway.

What do you think? Have you been trying to get new PC hardware recently? A new GPU? CPU? Or both? Can you wait until 2022 to get new PC hardware? Or is it just better to wait until the next generation of GPUs and CPUs anyway? Let us know your thoughts!

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14:00 Jul-11-2021

Well that's the dream, ain't it? To Keep supply tight and prices high!

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14:23 Jul-11-2021

How would a company benifit by you not being able to buy their products. As for the high prices thats somewhere between the OEM and resellers that are hiking up prices. All those news stories of stores needing to buy a bundle of trash they dont need just to get a few gpus...

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12:56 Jul-11-2021

I was planning to build a new computer in january and now here I am with the old build because of that shortage and the mining. I will probably buy everything except for the gpu and keep mine a little longer

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11:21 Jul-11-2021

50% over MSRP?? Not here in The Netherlands.. MSRP for a 3060 is 349, actual prices start at 650. 3070 MSRP is 519, prices start at 900.


It's not as bad as it used to be some months ago, but still 75-100% over MSRP.

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08:05 Jul-11-2021

I mean its prolly better to wait for the new gen gpus but im really trying to get a new gpu before the end of the year.

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23:13 Jul-10-2021

Actually wanted to upgrade both and monitor to 1440p and then bunch of nothing happened... Though I will keep my eyes open for good deal on new graphic card, even if used. As for supply vs new generation, this entirely depends on AMD and nVidia, they can as easily postpone next generation for one or two more years, if they decide they want to sell stock of current generation.

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23:16 Jul-10-2021

Like, why do you think it took so long for RX580 to get RDNA successor? It definitely wasn't because AMD couldn't make one. But post previous mining crisis, AMD was stuck with supply of RX580/570 cards, which they had hard time selling, since miners were selling ton of them for way cheaper price. Hence why AMD went into whole Vega and RX5000 series also took quite a while to go to lower end.

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23:18 Jul-10-2021

So I will basically recommend things as I always do, if you need it because old stuff can't do what you need it to do and next generation isn't officially announced to release in month or two, then buy it now, with addition of as long as it is for reasonable price. It is 2021 mess after all. If not, then wait and get bit more of bang for buck from old stuff.

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18:34 Jul-10-2021

Honestly I was really going hard and trying to find a newer CPU. But I might just wait for the next generation of AMD before upgrading.

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21:24 Jul-10-2021

At least CPUs were always available in my region, GPUs are the problem here, where do you live that you couldn't even find CPUs?

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04:57 Jul-11-2021

Here in the states in the south nearly ALL of the Ryzen 5000 CPU's were sold out in my area.

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14:45 Jul-10-2021

AMD had a chance to beat Nvidia and Intel however TSMC did not make it possible. AMD now will remain the David... that will struggle to fight Intel and Nvidia. I hope i am wrong...

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15:34 Jul-10-2021

You are living a pipe dream if you thought AMD could overtake nvidias +75% gpu and intels 70% cpu market share (according to steam hardware survey) in a year. Also both nvidia and intel are 10x the size of AMD.

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18:12 Jul-10-2021

steam hardware survey :D that's the worst stat to rely on, it's very random who gets to answer these surveys, also people who use nvidia gets more surveys, not to mention that in China internet cafes where it's mostly gtx 1060 5gb being used, everytime someone logs in with a different user creates more of the same data

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19:49 Jul-10-2021

even so i have no doubt intel and nvidia hold a solid lead even without the steam survey data seeing as amd was bulldozering its reputation until 2017 and couldnt compete in the high end since r9 290 in the 2013 and just now got back on the high end gpu game .

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14:09 Jul-11-2021

There is a good reason why the internet Cafes in China chose Nvidia gpus instead of AMD...

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13:23 Jul-10-2021

i mean you can now get the ryzen 5000 series at MSRP in europe. I quess it depends on how big AMD´s server orders are, you can be sure of that they are the priority.

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18:15 Jul-10-2021

Cpus were never a problem to get, 5600x was pretty much always in stock at amd.com anytime you check, except maybe 5950x. Gpus on the other hand. I live in Europe and since the quarantine started till now the price didn't change at all, 5600x costs 320eur compared to 300 dollars of msrp

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