AMD seems to have a hot new item on their hands, but sources say that their new six core processors are coming up short of demand this quarter, and fingers are pointed at AMD’s own conservative chip ordering as the issue.
This news comes as a mixed bag for the company, as it means their newly released Thuban processors have ignited some excitement beyond just that of the fanboys, but now they have to quickly increase production to meet the demands of OEM partners, and system builders alike.
The strong sales numbers can be directly attributed to the very aggressive pricing of both available Phenom II X6 chips, with each being sold for under the $300 mark. At this price point the CPU is more accessible to the average user, and unlike the Intel 980X it won’t require you to cash out your savings account early.
The shortage seems to have hit motherboard manufactures the hardest, as they are complaining the lack of chips has affected sales of 800-series motherboards.
A quick Newegg.com search did show that both the AMD 1090T, and 1055T, are in stock, so it is not clear if this shortage will even affect the average consumer.
Still, this is good news for AMD as it means their new Thuban cores are in high demand.