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Graphics Card Shortages to Improve in May

"Sources" at graphics card makers told Digitimes that TSMC is increasing its manufacturing capacity and it should have some positive impact this month. There no further specifics how much the output of GPUs will grow.

However, we know that Nvidia is set to launch new graphics cards models (the GTX 670 and 610) and AMD is expected to react with price drops of the 7000 series. This should drive the cards closer to mainstream price levels.

AMD recently gained market share over Nvidia in the fourth quarter of 2011. Nvidia is set to report the earnings for its first fiscal quarter 2013, ended on April 29 2012, on May 11. Analysts generally expect the results to show weakness in GPU shipments due to the 28 nm production shortages.

Nvidia is also under pressure to move Kepler quickly into the mainstream with high volume products due to Intel's Ivy Bridge CPU, which are marketed by Intel as "good-enough" graphics engines that deliver enough horsepower for most PCs are sold today.

  • futuramafan
    cheaper 7000s series sounds good to me
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  • trumpeter1994
    typos galore
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  • digitalw
    "Nvidia is set to report the earnings for its first fiscal quarter 2013..." or 2012 :)
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  • RazorBurn
    I still don't feel any better after reading this article..
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  • jfizzle4321
    frozonicpleaseee hurry up! i have been using a 6670 with my i5 3570k because i cant find a damn gtx 680

    Check with a company called central computers based out of the San Jose area, that's where I got two. Also, if you go to EVGA's website and go to "where to buy" call each company and see if they have them in stock. Just don't deal with Dell, I ordered two with them. First they said I'd have them buy April 5th then they said that they ran out post order and I'd receive the cards by may 21st lol.
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  • J_E_D_70
    digitalw,

    First fiscal quarter 2013 is correct. They run theirs about a year ahead.
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  • joaompp
    I got an email from EVGA at 9pm saying the base 680 was in stock, by the time I checked my email at 11:30pm the cards where already all sold out. The low availability is crazy, and then you have random people buying it and marking it up by over $150 on ebay and on amazon.

    I hope this improves soon because I'm dying to replace my Intel celeron + GTS 8500 system, its just painful.
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  • ojas
    Meh. It's AMD's APUs that are good enough for gaming as far as entry level systems are concerned, not HD4000. I actually dislike the way the media's f*pping to HD4000 graphics, as if AMD's stuff doesn't matter.

    And anyway, HD4000 is hardly there in the lineup, few people buy i7s for the IGP, and almost all i5s have HD2500. I don't know what's up with Intel on this front.
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  • eyeklops
    I want my GTX 690
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  • tuffjuff
    frozonicpleaseee hurry up! i have been using a 6670 with my i5 3570k because i cant find a damn gtx 680
    Per Frozen CPU's Facebook page, as of yesterday they have 680's in stock.
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