It seems as if AMD removed whatever safeguards they had against bots, or they made the site update out of stock faster
I think AMD's supply is getting smaller and smaller with each new week.
They really screwed the pooch by putting consoles on the same 7nm die as their premium PC components.
"They really screwed the pooch by putting consoles on the same 7nm die as their premium PC components."
You do realize that the Consoles and the current gen Hardware was developed about 5 years ago, way before COVID even existed. You can't just take a CPU/GPU and produce it at a different manufacturing node when the design is completed, only exception being Improvements on the Node the Product was designed on, for example 7nm EUV instead of 7nm. But even that doesn't always work.
It ain't AMD's, NVIDIA's, TSMC's or any other Companys fault, how were they supposed to know COVID would happen years in advance and demand for PC Components would skyrocket.
5 years ago was 2016, AMD didn't even have Ryzen out yet and were still at 28nm FX.
The Buck has to stop somewhere and they should have planned to not have consoles on the same die size as premium priced PCs components.
"5 years ago was 2016, AMD didn't even have Ryzen out yet and were still at 28nm FX.
The Buck has to stop somewhere and they should have planned to not have consoles on the same die size as premium priced PCs components. "
You cannot just do magic and come up with a completely new Architectural Design, R&D for Hardware these Days can take up to 7 Years depending on the Product. Ryzen Arch research & developement started years before it was released, so did RDNA and Consoles.
also as i said, you cannot just put finalized Hardware on a totally different Manufacturing Node, also there wasn't much of a choice, RDNA was basically designed for Consoles and ported to PC, thus its basically identical and REQUIRES the same Manufacturing Node.
TSMC 7nm was one of the only choices when it comes to a good balance of Power Consumption, Manufacturing Cost per Wafer, Yields per Wafer and Mass Availability. If they could've and would have gone 5nm, which very likely wasn't even in "beta phase" back when they started working on that stuff, yields would've been much worse and you'd be ending up paying about 30% more for your Console/Hardware and the Performance for the Node now is also not quite where the mature 7nm Process Node is now.
Sure it would've been quieter and more power efficient but more expensive and very likely slower.
I'm not saying AMD has to do magic tricks for them to come up with ways to make chips for consoles not eat into their CPU and graphic market, but it's not like that did not any options available for them for them with close ties to Global Foundries. The way they went about with everything on 7nm TSMC has impacted every aspect of their product line and it seem inexcusable for a large multinational corporation to have put all their product commitments and markets to rely on a single silicon fab in Taiwan.
I don't think AMD should have put consoles on the same die size as their premium PC market. If 7nm was the next available die choice then that should have been prioritized to PC. They should have built consoles on 12nm.
So, but how do you all do it? Just sit there, f5, and hope for the buy button?
Or just go to ebay and hope for the best?
Its only my third week trying ^^ Seems like I give up easily, haha.