AMD is seeing the supply of its six-core processors fall short due to its caution about placing orders, according to sources from motherboard makers.
Due to their advantage over pricing, inquiries in retail channels for AMD’s six-core processors was strong in the second quarter and boosted demand for the company’s 800-series motherboards, the sources noted.
But, the shortage of six-core processor has affected the sales of 800-series motherboards and has also impacted the supply schedule of its quad-core CPUs including the Phenom II 960T, the sources pointed out.
Meanwhile, AMD has also adjusted its planned southbridge chips. The company was originally planning to pair its 890FX, 880G and 870 northbridge chips with SB850/SB810 southbridges, but has postponed the launch of the SB810 and will leave the SB850 with higher price to prop up the market, the sources added.