AMD “claimed” That They Wanted To Prevent A Paper LaunchMission Failed AMD
Things aren’t that much better for AMD’s Radeon 6000 series either as AMD has been moving the goal post. Before AMDs Radeon 6000 series released it appears that a user that works for ASUS stated on a forum that the Radeon 6800 & 6800XT will be limited and possibly sold out within minutes. They also stated that availability should be better in a few weeks. An official tweet from AMD’s own Frank Azor, who happens to be the Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions & Marketing at AMD, stated more or less that AMD won’t paper launch their product.
Nvidia Claimed That They Were Caught Off Guard With Demand For The RTX 3000 Fission Mailed Nvidia
Nvidia on the other hand went as far as to reach out to the public regarding their shortage issue only 4 days after the RTX 3080 released Needless to say, the community wasn’t afraid to let Nvidia read all of their frustration and anger in the comment section. Nvidia stated that they underestimated the demand for the RTX 3000 series, let me remind you that a $500 GPU is outdoing a previously released flagship $1,200 GPU so I don’t understand they could underestimate anything when people were paying well over $1000 for a RTX 2080 Ti. Nvidia decided to price these GPUs to high and low in the first place (obviously there are many reasons for the pricing). Also let me remind you that this is the biggest discrete GPU Company that gamers flock to in the world. Nvidia claims that the RTX 3080 has been in full production since August, but even that should ring some bells because it is constantly sold out with reports of some companies getting single digit percentages of cards needed to saturate the demand. This could be due to several issues such as manufacturing and shipping and so on, but it could also be low yield fabrication issues as well. I personally don’t believe that Samsung was up for the task and Nvidia should have had a backup plan, same goes for AMD because if TSMC runs into any issues AMD will give Intel a wide open shot at the CPU division again (if Intel gets their fabrication process going).