News Power Outage Prompts TSMC to Halt Production of Mature Process Nodes

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Enthusiasts do need to worry about mature nodes: that's what a lot of support components like platform micro-controllers are still being made on. You can't make a GPU or motherboard without system monitoring, fan control, PWM controllers, audio, LAN and a bunch of other chips that don't require bleeding-edge process. Same goes for keyboards, mice, USB hubs, monitors and countless other peripherals.
 

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Yeah. Hey. No blowing us off. My new gaming PC build for this year and my paycheck is dependent on my shipping product using a 2010 era microcontroller.
 

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Enthusiasts do need to worry about mature nodes: that's what a lot of support components like platform micro-controllers are still being made on. You can't make a GPU or motherboard without system monitoring, fan control, PWM controllers, audio, LAN and a bunch of other chips that don't require bleeding-edge process. Same goes for keyboards, mice, USB hubs, monitors and countless other peripherals.
I don't see motherboards shortage so we are fine
 

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You can only be greedy when the supply is at least somewhat constrained, otherwise you end up with unsold stock as a liability.
There are everywhere mobos in range 70-1000USD, everything in stock, where is your shortage? If there were any shortage or problem with manifacturing, you wouldnt see $70 mobos, stupid wi fi and other useless stuffs are not worth $300, this is only greed.
 

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There are everywhere mobos in range 70-1000USD, everything in stock, where is your shortage?
AMD hasn't launched a new chipset in nearly a year. Most people who wanted an A520/B550/X570 motherboard already got one, so availability and pricing of old stock has more to do with not letting inventory rot in warehouses than current chip shortages.

Intel's 500-series boards would be more representative of the current state of things and right now, I cannot get any of those locally.
 

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