What good is it to put out a processor that everyone wants when you don't supply enough of them for anyone to buy one unless they go through scalpers for twice the price?? The only people who can seem to get the new 5000 series processors are scalpers-- using bots-- and reviewers, who probably get their processors direct from AMD for free.
I'm honestly so annoyed and frustrated with AMD right now that I'm thinking about just buying a 10900k, just so I don't have to worry about getting ahold of a 5600 or 5900 anymore. This is pathetic.
When is more inventory coming? It's been 2 months and all we have are these idiot scalpers and even bigger idiots trying to sell pictures of a CPU for $500.
Do you realize that AMD books the fabrication capacity space about 3 years prior to the time it begins to produce.
Do you really think that anyone could have predicted and unprecedented demand on basically EVERYTHING, that Covid had introduced to the world?
They are being produced at maximum capacity what more can possibly be done.
It sucks you and many others can't get one.
Be mad at the scalpers and retailers that are creating a bigger shortage by not doing more to stop scalping.
While I agree AMD should be more vocal and even be doing more to mitigate better retail strategies, in the end they have very little control.
I get your frustration but we are all in this craziness together and I promise you AMD has to be just as upset as I am sure they would love to be gaining huge amounts of market share right now by having more stock if they could.
It's called supply and demand,the demand far outweighs supply,for anything this year.
And no one cares if you go buy a 10900K.
I understand and appreciate the info. I wish AMD took pre orders and gave timeframes for delivery. It's frustrating to search day after day for inventory.
I was a lucky click user who got a 5600 on opening day @ msrp. Then I pushed my luck trying to get a 6000 series gpu, tried for about a week and noticed how the market was shifting. I ended up w/ last years model gpu but am entirely happy i bought it when i did, the prices jumped considerably afterwards. Best of luck to you, finding what you want; the Stones said it best though.
You dont always get what you want, You get what you need.
Think yourself lucky.
AGESA is still changing and that is rippling through to motherboard BIOS.
It seems there is no point in buying Ryzen 5000 series CPU until working and reliable BIOS is available for motherboards.
RE: Do you really think that anyone could have predicted and unprecedented demand on basically EVERYTHING, that Covid had introduced to the world?
@AcornArmy Where is your tent located?
I live in Romania and still managed to buy two at around 880 EUR/piece including taxes.
Granted, the 1st one was faulty, but still.
Just checked and the shop I bought my 5950Xs from still has stock.