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Intel CEO Expects Chip Shortage to Last Until 2024

Sep 17, 2014
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Shops in the EU are totally decked out with Core i-12000 series chips.

I can't see any shortage here. :rolleyes:

CPU != Chips

When you can run your PC on a CPU without using other chips altogether let me know, that's pretty news worthy. I think the automotive industry is also very keen to hear of your invention.

And no its not just a GPU either, the world is bigger than mining/crypto/gaming and even if you include datacenters you're not even scratching the surface of the entire chip industry. The fact is, the GPU market is small enough to see that availability is already improving even now as the peak of current gen has passed and demand is already cooling down for it. Its extremely elastic, while many other chip markets are non-elastic: they are prerequisites for thousands of branches and product lines.

To verify that statement, just look at (y)our own situation as tech heads. GPUs can last upwards of five years and still do a job fine. Companies however that need to release a circuit board of whatever kind have a new product to push, requiring new chips of all sorts. And the trend has been that almost everything, including a toothbrush, refrigerator and even doorbell could have a little chip inside.
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Convenient for the industry...
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A just in time supply chain has 0 redundancy or overprovisioning, and if it gets disrupted it will continuously operate in catchup mode, with every lockdown and restriction making the problem worse. The only way a JIT model catches up is if demand craters for a significant period of time.

We warned of this in the 70s.
Feb 23, 2018
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Eh, no biggie. I'll just keep buying from the second and third hand markets as the pricing stays insane.
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Inflation adjusted prices turned into new MSRP's now that everyone is making bank getting rich over the past few years to recoup all the losses to share holders the past decade.