It seems a few months ago on Intel's warning that it might be difficult to meet demand, with certain CPUs rising in price due to their reduced availability.
Customers find that certain Intel processors are often not in stock in most retailers, while processors are to be the price increases in stock. As Tom & # 39; s Hardware has discovered, the price increases of a number of online stores have mainly affected low-end processors, with more expensive enthusiastic processors being less affected.
It seems that Intel's increased focus on the 14nm process, which occurred a few months ago, is the fault, with Intel confirming in July that 14nm offering was a problem trying to meet demand. With the delay of the 10nm Cannon Lake processors until 2019, this has increased the pressure on its 14nm production lines.
Combine that with the recent launches of the 14nm Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake processors, and you have a perfect storm that has an impact on the 14nm CPU production, causing shortages and price increases.
Will AMD benefit from this?
This can benefit the main rival of Intel, AMD, which is not affected by such shortages, with a lot of 14nm and 12nm chips coming onto the market.
People who are frustrated to get Intel's processors in their hands may be looking at an AMD chip, such as the recently released AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPUs.
AMD's full production capacity in the light of Intel's battle could be reopened late last year, where AMD's performance far exceeded expectations.