While Asus said that the Intel CPU shortage didn't affect its gaming PC sales, apparently, the same can't be said for PC DIY Sales. Digitimes says that "Intel will scale down its processor shipments to the PC DIY distributor market by as many as two million units in the fourth quarter of 2018." Digitimes's sources claim that Intel has reduced desktop processor shipments make room for more notebook and server production, and say production is supposed to be cut to just 6 million units in the fourth quarter of this year. The DIY market for graphic cards also sees low sales visibility along with sluggish buying sentiment for motherboards, due partly to the lack of significant price/performance ratio difference between Nvidia's new-generation RTX 2080 GPU platform released in October and existing ones, the sources continued... The sustained mining chill seen since April 2018 caused revenues of supply chain players to drop remarkably, driving up inventories of both mining graphic cards and motherboards. This, coupled with the deferred launch of Nvidia's new GPU platforms, Intel's processor supply shortages and lackluster terminal buying sentiment, resulted in most suppliers posting lower-than-expected revenue and profit performances for the third quarter, traditionally a peak season, according to industry sources.