We’re long overdue for some good news regarding the seemingly never-ending chip shortage, with the most recent reports suggesting that gaming PC component prices will only increase throughout the remainder of 2021. Thankfully, AMD’s president and CEO Lisa Su remains optimistic that an end is in sight to this pretty dire situation.
Speaking at the Code Conference 2021 (via The Verge), Su has stated that, while supplies will likely remain “tight” until the first half of next year, she believes things will “get better in 2022.” Su elaborated further on the speed and nature of the improvement, highlighting that supplies will “gradually get better as more plants come up”, while emphasising that we shouldn’t hope for an immediate fix.
Su also commented on AMD’s stance when it comes to cryptocurrency mining, something many believe is a large contributor to GPU stock shortages. She maintained that AMD is trying “really hard” to get its best graphics cards and best gaming CPUs in the hands of gamers, adding that the company is “building for sort of consumer applications, and that’s where the focus is.”
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