According to the French resource Cowcotland, referring to its sources, one of the factors causing a shortage of new graphics cards Radeon RX 6000 and GeForce RTX 30xx is the lack of memory chips GDDR6. According to the resource, problems with chip supply will last at least until February next year.
AMD has not made any statements on this issue, NVIDIA, for its part, is blowing in the direction of Samsung, which can not cope with the production of the right amount of high-quality silicon wafers of graphics processors for solutions based on Ampere. NVIDIA did not say anything about problems with memory supply for new graphics cards. At the same time, VideoCardz resource indicates that rumors about GDDR6 memory chip shortages were heard even before the GeForce RTX 3070 model, which uses them, was introduced. According to our sources, it will take several weeks to address the memory chip production shortfall. Thus, the availability of graphics cards will not improve until February next year, even if, for some reason, production of some models will be suspended, such as non-reference versions of Radeon RX 6900 XT», & ; indicates the French resource. Graphics card manufacturers often supply GPU chips and video memory as part of kits. On the one hand, this allows you to make sure that the stated specifications of the main components, on the other & ; gives partners the opportunity to buy these components cheaper. Therefore, the latter are quite actively using it. The problem is that the fewer GDDR6 memory chips are shipped, the less GPU kits are available. It should be recalled that the models GeForce RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 use memory chips GDDR6X. According to Cowcotland, there is no high shortage of memory for this memory. The latter, according to the French edition, is most likely due to the production of models younger GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti. Unfortunately, it also affected the production of Radeon RX 6000 models using GDDR6 memory.