- Sep 7, 2011
as soon as AMD can allocate more wafers to Zen3 chiplets, We will see the lower-priced non-X parts release. At the moment they are using 7NM for Zen2, Zen3, Renoir, Navi 10, Navi11, Navi20, XBSX, XBSS, and PS4.Honestly I think the $50 price increase is fine, and AMD is in a position to charge what the product is worth.
Right now they'll be allocating a TON of wafer-space for console APUs and the new Navi silicon, in order to beef up launch availability and fill customer orders.
Once the new console rush dies down, AMD will have quite a few more wafers to throw around.