AMD realistically claims that the chip would continue on being a problem until mid-2021, and there’s nothing Sony or Microsoft can do about it. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su admitted that shortages will continue until the middle of 2021 during the company’s fourth quarter and full year 2020 results. Income from the custom console chips brought in $1.28 billion (thanks, Tom’s Hardware), but Su expects to see “tightness” throughout the first half of 2021 until more production capacity becomes available.
Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X rely on custom chips. The next-gen consoles use Zen 2-based CPUs and RDNA 2-based GPUs, both of which AMD produce. The stocks are never looking better and are still commonly scalped since there’s not as many of them out there. This has been a long term problem since the launch, and it’s not like things are getting better anytime soon.
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