Due to COVID, the global supply chain has already been affected. As such, there are limitations to how many products a company can export and import. Due to this, the supply for some high demand products cannot meet the required criteria. We already know that AMD and NVIDIA’s newly launched cards have seen inflated prices in the market. All this is caused by the company’s unable to provide their products on time.
Even though both the manufacturers are working tirelessly to fulfill the supply-demand, they face another hurdle. Both the companies are now facing a shortage of GDDR6 memory.
“It will take weeks for the situation to return to normal, which means that the availability of all models will not improve until February, even by blocking the release of some models (such as the 6900XT Custom).”
Manufacturers claim that graphics card production will be improved by February 2021. But that’s because everything goes well with the delivery system. As we all know, the world is preparing for the first dosage of the early COVID vaccine. The COVID vaccine distribution will start in 2021v; it is also possible that global shipments will be disrupted even further as the vast bulk of vaccines is moved.
“We do have supply constraints, and our supply constraints do expand past what we see in terms of wafers and silicon, but yes, some constraints are in substrates and components. We continue to work during the quarter on our supply, and we believe though that demand will probably exceed supply in Q4 for overall gaming.”
It means that the gamers will have to wait until late 2021 for a stable supply of the graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA. But even if the supply chain becomes regular, it would still take the companies quite some time to meet the increasing demand.