German-based gaming laptop maker XMG has recently made an announcement on their subReddit that they are facing massive supply constraints for AMD’s Ryzen 7 4800H. The Schenker Technologies company details further that the supply challenges has in turn caused delay in fulfilling orders for August, which have now been moved to September. The company extended options to customers by way of replacement model particularly a Ryzen 4600H or a CPU swap for an Intel Core i7-10750H. Another option is a battery downgrade, possibly models made by another ODM for this option and finally, a full refund.
XMG says that this may been due to the upsurge in demand for AMD Ryzen 4800 CPUs from customers as well as a leading brands with larger ODM operations. With the AMD Ryzen 4800H showing significant technological advantage over Intel. Supply constraints may also in part be affected by the COVID19 pandemic crisis the world is facing right now, which is limiting global businesses, in particular logistics and supply issues.
TSMC may be facing challenges from its customers fighting for their 7nm allocation, which not only supplies AMD, but many others. With only so much silicon wafers available as well, AMD may be allocating these wafers to other products particularly their larger customers in the console market.