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Report: AMD Phenom II X6 CPUs in Short Supply

By - Source: Tom's Hardware UK | B 4 comments

Thuban's not easy to find, apparently.

Having trouble tracking down an AMD hexacore CPU? According to DigiTimes, citing its sources with motherboard OEMs, AMD is having a supply issue with getting enough of the Phenom II X6 CPU to consumers.

If this is true, it's not a necessarily a bad thing for AMD as consumers are taking quite well to the six-core part and the value it presents.

Motherboard makers aren't pleased with the supposed chip shortage, as it has affected the demand of 800-series motherboards. The shortage of the hexacore chip may have also affected the supply schedule of quad-core AMD CPUs including the Phenom II 960T.

Have you had trouble putting together a new, shiny AMD system due to supply issues?

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    gdilord , 22 June 2010 19:36
    Good and bad news for AMD then I suppose!
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    redkachina , 22 June 2010 19:37
    Hmm, I just hope that the prices wont go up as much..
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    wild9 , 23 June 2010 00:52
    I wonder how this shortage is split. One online UK retailer currently has 18x 1055T (2.80GHz) at £159.79; 9x 1090T (3.20GHz), at £237.34. All prices include V.A.T.
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    silverblue , 23 June 2010 01:54
    Dabs are selling the 1055T at £155, £10 cheaper than the i5-750. Ebuyer have 52 1055Ts and 72 1090Ts in stock. CCL have 3 of the 1055Ts and 1,635 available to order... and 72 1090Ts. Neither of those two can match Dabs on the 1055T's price.

    Not too bad over here... would rather they were nearly gone though!