The Tech Report heard from AMD that 40nm yields at TSMC have stabilized, and that supply of Radeon HD 5800 series should improve from here.
So, we asked AMD. The company now tells us 40-nm yields at TSMC have stabilized, and supply of 5800-series cards should ramp up from here.
TSMC, the Taiwanese foundry that produces GPUs for both AMD and Nvidia, has been the main cause of the shortages. The firm owned up to poor yields—around 40%— in late October, but its CEO promised things would be back in order by the end of the year. Sounds like the company kept that promise.