AMD promises more Radeon 6000 series production

Posted on Wednesday, April 28 2021 @ 8:14 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
GPU shortages have been a major issue for gamers for over half a year. Cards are very hard to find unless you want to pay absurd prices. It doesn't look like things will normalize over the coming months, but perhaps some improvement is in sight as AMD foresees higher production.

Radeon RX 6000 GPU production is increasing

While discussing the firm's first-quarter earnings, AMD CEO Lisa Su revealed the company expects "substantial" growth of Radeon RX 6000 series GPU revenue. She pinpointed an increase in production as one of the factors that will drive higher sales. As I outlined in the first paragraph, demand for video cards is not an issue right now. Everything that gets manufactured gets sold -- so being able to bring more product to the market will most likely result in higher sales for AMD.
In graphics, revenue increased by a strong double-digit percentage year-over-year and sequentially, led by channel sales growth as revenue from our high-end Radeon 6000 GPUs more than doubled from the prior quarter. We introduced our Radeon 6700 XT Desktop CPU with leadership 1440p gaming performance in March, and are on track for the first notebooks featuring our leading edge mobile RDNA 2 architecture to launch later this quarter. We expect Radeon 6000 series GPU sales to grow significantly over the coming quarters as we ramp production. -- AMD CEO Lisa Su
Most of the new supply is expected to come online in the second half of this year. Su also confirmed that the Radeon RX 6000 laptop GPUs will start shipping this quarter.

Zooming in on the supply issues, Su said it's a complex supply chain environment right now. It's not possible to pinpoint a single problem. It's a combination of many factors, including wafers, back-end assemtly test, substrate capacity, and other areas of the supply chain.

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