Asus Says Intel CPU Shortage Will Continue, but Not for Gaming PCs

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  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas [H]ard|Gawd Staff Member

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    Mirroring Compal's predictions, Asustek CEO Jerry Shen said that Intel's CPU shortage will continue into the 2nd quarter of 2019. However, Asus also pointed out that Intel is prioritizing high end Xeon and Core production, and that the shortages are mostly affecting entry-level CPUs. The company said that Intel is maintaining its shipments to the gaming PC and server sectors, and that their gaming PC business "has seen little impact from the CPU shortfalls."

    The continued CPU supply crunch, escalating US-China trade disputes, and increasing competition in the notebook segment in Europe have pressed down Asustek's "operational visibility" for the fourth quarter of 2018 to the lowest level of 20% compared to an over 50% seen in previous years, Shen said. Although Intel has pledged to address the supply issues since September and has continued to pour investments to ramp up output from its 10nm process, the tight CPU supplies have not been solved as the US chipmaker has given the priority to the production of high-end Xeon and Core series CPUs, instead of CPUs for the entry-level or other consumer models, Shen indicated.
     
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    The world never changes: even when there's no bread for the poor, there's still cake for the rich.
     
  3. Joust

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    Perhaps we should let them [also] eat cake? Seems someone said that somewhere, sometime.
     
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  4. RealBeast

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    Mmmmm, Intel chips and dip. :oops:
     
  5. Joust

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    Yeah. They are close to frying themselves straight out of the box these days.
     
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  6. urbanman2004

    urbanman2004 Limp Gawd

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    Well then if they're saying the shortage's effects on the gaming PC business "has seen little impact from the CPU shortfalls," then they need to explain how come a couple of weeks ago the i9-9900K was $580 (which was already excessive at that price) only for it hike up to damn near $900 this week (as of today on Newegg)... What's worse is that the price is almost double MSRP. Intel's a freaking joke to buy into at this point, and my next build will definitely be w/ an AMD motherboard.
     
  7. Mega6

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    Um Yeah, AMD has this covered and more.
     
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    here i thought i was caring.. then realized.. it was just gas.. and it passed.
     
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  9. pcgeekesq

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    Or cover them with Velveta and watch it melt.

    Hmm, cheese is probably not conductive. A cheese-cooled PC: could that be a thing?
    Or an Intel-powered PC-and-fondue-pot hybrid. Give me that and a case of chips, I'd be happy.
    And fat. Very fat.
     
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  10. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    Newegg is selling the 9900K for $570. It's just sold out.

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    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAFXN8D92370

    Newegg has no control over what 3rd party sellers do. Same with Amazon.

    Intel does not have a MSRP. They have RCP, which is how much direct customers are charged on orders of 1,000 units. That price is $488 - $499.
     
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    Its crazy to me that when you check Ebay's sold listings of 9900k chips that some people are paying upwards of $900 for them. $750 on average.

    That's nuts
     
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    But it's still priced at $850 on Newegg though, so miss me w/ the BS

    https://www.extremetech.com/computi...900k-finally-available-at-eye-watering-prices
     
  13. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    At no point has the price ever gone over $579.99 on Newegg.
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    You know who HIDevolution and GigaParts are? They don't even sell processors, but they take advantage of their status as builders to buy PC parts that are in high demand at bulk discount and then push them onto people who don't know any better. These predators did the same thing with recent video card launches, which once again they don't even sell these parts individually through their own business.
     
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    The 7900X, Skylake X 10 core cpu, is in stock and going for $920 right now. Why would anyone pay $900 for 2 less cores, 30 less PCIE lanes, dual channel memory, etc. etc. I can't even wrap my head around it.

    I'm running a 7900X myself right now, and despite all the hiccups on release, it's been a pretty dang good chip.
     
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    Well then, it's a good thing AMD is at the top of their game again.
     
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    Why would anyone buy an intel CPU when they haven't even fixed their hardware security vulnerabilities.... Sure I love paying a premium on a product that is going to have its performance bitch slapped by the software 'patches' preventing it from even performing at advertised levels..... And those patches don't even fix all of the vulnerabilities, so you may get hit with another performance drop if they can even patch the rest with software.......
     
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