Report: AMD Phenom II X6 CPUs in Short Supply

Having trouble tracking down an AMD hexacore CPU? According to DigiTimes, citing its sources with motherboard OEMs, AMD is having a supply issue with getting enough of the Phenom II X6 CPU to consumers.

If this is true, it's not a necessarily a bad thing for AMD as consumers are taking quite well to the six-core part and the value it presents.

Motherboard makers aren't pleased with the supposed chip shortage, as it has affected the demand of 800-series motherboards. The shortage of the hexacore chip may have also affected the supply schedule of quad-core AMD CPUs including the Phenom II 960T.

Have you had trouble putting together a new, shiny AMD system due to supply issues?

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  • jitpublisher
    regulasBah, PC games can't properly use 2 or 4 cores yet.

    News flash....some people do more with their PC than play games.
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  • feeddagoat
    Problems with producing these or underestimate demand?
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  • hundredislandsboy
    Better get one now before they run out!! I guess the demand is better than expected which isn't too surprising considering the excellent value offered - six cores for under $200!

    Good thing I beat the shortage. I ordered mine from Newegg last week and received it 2 days later.
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  • feeddagoat
    Problems with producing these or underestimate demand?
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  • hundredislandsboy
    Better get one now before they run out!! I guess the demand is better than expected which isn't too surprising considering the excellent value offered - six cores for under $200!

    Good thing I beat the shortage. I ordered mine from Newegg last week and received it 2 days later.
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  • Tamz_msc
    This news was already posted on some other site.But I'm wondering whether AMD will increase prices.
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