Yet They Still Couldn’t Meet The Demand.
I’m not surprised … AMD’s latest 5000 series processors are in such high demand, some retailers are completely out of stock. I’m still waiting for my Ryzen 9 5950X 😛
Taken from Extremetech … According to Dean McCarron, president of Mercury Research, AMD shipped nearly a million Ryzen 5000 CPUs in Q4 of 2020.
AMD ramped up sales of the Ryzen 5000 family so rapidly, it beat its own record by more than 2x. “The Ryzen 5000 supply ramp was record-breaking for AMD by a very wide margin,” McCarron told PCMag.
The reason AMD CPUs are hard to find right now isn’t because of yield problems at TSMC. It’s because, even though Ryzen 5000 already accounts for about 20 percent of AMD’s desktop business, the company is selling every single CPU it can make.
The big consumer CPU battles of the year, for those of you keeping track at home, are: Rocket Lake versus Ryzen 5000, Alder Lake versus Ryzen Mobile 5000, and whatever ARM silicon Apple ships into higher-end Macs later this year. In higher-end CPUs, we’ll have a Threadripper refresh, but if Intel is planning an HEDT product launch this year, we haven’t heard rumor of it yet.