Here’s some more bad news for PC enthusiasts hoping to upgrade or build a new system packing the latest technology. Upstream supply chain sources have told Taiwan’s DigiTimes že kvůli technickým potížím je nedostatečná nabídka komponent pro grafické karty AMD Radeon RX Vega.
Tam je nějaká debata o čem konkrétní komponenty a záležitosti ovlivňují výstup. Některé zdroje říkají, že proces integrace vysokorychlostní paměti (HBM) do GPU “has significantly raised the difficulty of the related packaging process and hence resulted in low yield rates.” Meanwhile there are others that claim the shortages are due to technical issues with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering’s (ASE) packaging technology.
ASE receives Radeon RX Vega GPUs manufactured on GlobalFoundries’ 14nm FinFET manufacturing process, plus HBM2 memory from SK Hynix and Samsung Electronics, then packages them using its SiP technology, explains DigiTimes.
When quizzed, AMD didn’t point to such technical considerations, but simply stated that demand has exceeded expectations. Of course a tech company would prefer to boast that shortages are due to it becoming a victim of its own success, and the unforeseen desirability of its new products, rather than some technical/planning blunder.
Podle AMD by měl být současný nedostatek napraven množstvím produktu Vega, který by měl být vytlačen “the coming days,” as it works closely with partners to address demand. That’s more upbeat than the mutterings of supply chain sources who reckon the limited supply of Vega GPUs could mean shortages until October.
Spuštění spotřebitele Nvidia Volta se posunulo dozadu
In a footnote to the AMD RX Vega supply issues news, DigiTimes notes that the competitive challenge from Vega hasn’t been as forceful as expected by Nvidia. Thus, it says, Nvidia Volta-based GPUs for PC enthusiasts and gamers have been pushed back from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018.