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Poor AMD planning causes CPU shortages

Heck, we've run out. Quick, print some more!
Thu Sep 29 2005, 11:23
AN ARTICLE claims AMD is running out of Athlon 64 X2 3800+ dual core processors and Athlon 64 3000+ at a time when it can least afford to.

According to Digitimes, the 3000+ Athlon 64 is AMD's sweet spot while the dual core model is aimed at the lower cost end of the marketplace.

The Digitimes article at this URL claims that better than expected demand has caused the shortages.

But European motherboard firms, talking to the INQ on conditions of anonymity, were rather more blunt about the problem. One described the shortages as due to "bad planning". µ


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