As per a report from DigitTimes, Intel’s CPU shortages are going to continue in 2020 as well. The company is facing severe 14nm chip shortages which most of their CPUs leverage and at the same time, the newer 10nm based Ice Lake parts are still not ready for deployment in the volume market. This has made OEMs cranky and as a result, they are shifting to AMD’s Ryzen CPUs. And for good reason too. They are faster, cheaper and more efficient.
AMD’s newly launched Ryzen 4000 APUs are perfect for OEMs as they are equipped with integrated graphics, negating the need for a dedicated GPU for non-gaming purposes. These chips feature up to octa-core CPUs clocked north of 4GHz. That’s twice as much as competing Intel Ice Lake parts. Furthermore, these are based on the 7nm node and should be much more efficient than the 4th Skylake rebrand Intel is calling Comet Lake.
AMD has also increased the performance of the integrated GPU despite a reduced CU count. This was achieved with the help of higher core clocks and the increased efficiency that accompany TSMC’s 7nm process. We’ll let you know if there’s an update on Intel’s supply shortages.
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