Question 3900X availability

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This begins to smell of process problems at TSC. They have a 7nm process, but it is in limited capacity and probably the yields are not great as the new process matures. It is unfortunate for those of us who committed based on promises of in stock end of July, for example. It's now the end of August, and the retailers are not getting the volumes they expected, and probably AMD is not getting the volume they expected.

I was hoping for an updated threadripper this year, but that clearly is not going to happen. At least AMD removed it from their calendar a while back.

There is a reason it's called the bleeding edge! Intel has been unable to transition to their new process node either. Hence the repeated 14nm refreshes. It looks like shrink and repeat has hit a significant snag.
 

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This begins to smell of process problems at TSC. They have a 7nm process, but it is in limited capacity and probably the yields are not great as the new process matures.
Or simply that TSMC has high demand for 7nm stuff and AMD is only one customer on TSMC's back-order list. If AMD wants to jump TSMC's queue for whatever wafer starts may open up and catch up with demand before AMD's next lot gets to the top, it has to outbid everyone else for those starts.
 

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