It isn’t like AMD is unaware of all the criticism that is being posted by the critiques and the well-wishers of the company regarding the slow production of its graphics units. In fact, there are a number of problems that are collectively slowing down the GPU production of AMD.
Why Aren’t Gamers Getting The Desired Cards?
The answer to this question is very simple, ‘Cryptocurrency Mining’. Cryptomining is definitely a growing need for the people who are attached to this business and a large number of graphics cards produced by the hardware companies, are going straight into the hands of them.
It’s not just the Bitcoin fever but Ethereum is also one of the growing demands all over the world. Even this new business trend has given a profit of 34 percent to AMD in the last quarter of 2017. AMD states that currently, the company is sitting at $1.48 billion revenue, $958 million-worth of which came from AMD’s Computing and Graphics division. Lisa Su, the boss is happy that the growing demands of high-end computer hardware have an excellent impact on their growing profit.
The graphics channel is very low, and we’re certainly working to replenish that channel environment. The availability of graphics cards is lower than we would like it to be, and we are ramping up production.
Why is GPU Production So Slow?
For those who keep asking why AMD isn’t increasing its GPU production speed, AMD says that for the production of 16nm/14nm FinFET several months are needed. AMD is currently short of both GDDR5 and HBM2 memory so it’s getting more and more difficult to meet the demand.
AMD is trying to manage the shortfall and has even announced to make GPUs a lot more accessible in the coming months of 2018. Let’s all hope for the best as Nvidia clearly seems to be taking the lead here!