Supply issue in the case of Coffee Lake?

Getting a Coffee Lake CPU might be tricky

Intel is expected to launch its 8th generation of CPUs in just a couple of days, but early adopters might have to wait more than just few days. It's not the first time that Intel is facing supply issues at launch and according to Sweclockers we might have to wait until mid-December until these chips are widely available.

The decision to launch Coffee Lake so soon after Kaby Lake was a fact that confused many. It looks like Intel made this call in light of AMD’s Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs. First with Ryzen and later with Threadripper, AMD has unveiled interesting processors, which are powerful and cheaper than Intel counterparts.

According to SweClockers' sources, there is almost a complete lack of Intel Coffee Lake chips throughout October and November. The situation is expected to change to the better in December and in the first quarter of 2018.

Although Intel plans to gain back market share from AMD, it might have the opposite effect since if there aren't CPUs around the plan will fail completely. Furthermore after the launch of Coffee Lake, no one will be interested anymore in Kaby Lake anymore due to the similar price and the missing future support. It appears that Coffee Lake is going to be one of those nasty paper launches, with real availability in 2018

Source: Sweclockers

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Paul Görnhardt - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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