The world is facing a global supply shortage which has resulted in the shortage of Graphics processors and has caused the prices of the products to skyrocket. But every day more information comes floating around regarding the supply shortage problem and how it has affected every major industry that relies on silicon manufacturers.
According to recent sources, CPUs like AMD Ryzen 5900X and the Intel Core i9-11900K are running low on supply. It is indeed ironic as those products are recently launched items, and it makes you realize just how high is their demand.
And it’s not just the processors, another report indicates that the success and popularity of the Chia cryptocurrency will eventually result in causing an imminent and severe shortage of hard drive and SSD storage modules.
We already know that the DRAM is running low on supply due to the technology’s increased demand. however, even as the manufacturers are unable to meet the demand, consumers are still building their systems and purchasing the products even at double their original prices. and the global chip shortage has affected the company’s relying on them to halt their activities. But the increase in demand for high-end laptops and the rise in the effect of Covid-19 has caused several crises in the silicon-dependent sectors.
Analysts indicate that the high demand for RAM has caused the increase of the production process by 25%. With TrendForce further predicting that by the second quarter of 2021 the prices of RAM will further increase by 23 – 28%.
The worst part of the chip crisis is that it is predicted that it will continue at least till the mid of 2022 and also that the prices will keep increasing with the rising demand and shortage in supply. And the global pandemic is making it hard for the fab manufacturers to gather their workforce at their full capacity. And the GPU and DRAM shortage is making building a computer even more difficult and costly.