The chip shortage stifling PS5 and Xbox Series X supply could be drawing to an end

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The chip shortage stifling PS5 and Xbox Series X supply could be drawing to an end

The global chip shortage making it difficult to acquire new consoles and graphics cards could be coming to an end, but supplies will remain “tight” for now according to AMD’s CEO.

Speaking at the Code Conference 2021 (via The Verge), Lisa Su, CEO and president of hardware provider AMD said that the situation “will get better in 2022,” although supplies will remain “tight” through the end of this year and “likely tight” in the first half of next year.

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Unfortunately, it’ll likely be a gradual shift “as more [production] plants come up” rather than a quick fix, but that’s certainly better than nothing. It’s been difficult to get hold of graphics cards created by both AMD and its biggest competitor in the gaming space, Nvidia, due to both a shortage of parts and a recent cryptocurrency boom. As more chips start to be manufactured and with factors like China’s recent crackdown on crypto mining – in which the country’s government declared the practice an “illegal financial activity” – in play, it should get significantly easier to find the parts you need for your next gaming PC.

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