The ongoing graphics card shortage may be coming to an end, as Nvidia predicts that manufacturing and supply issues should begin to see improvement in the second half of 2022.
As reported by WCCFTech, this claim was made by Nvidia’s CFO, Colette Kress, during the 24th Annual Needham Growth Conference, stating that “we had noticed that the channel levels were fairly low, and we were supplying We are working with our supply chain partners to increase the availability of .. and we feel better about our supply position as we enter the second half of calendar year ’22.
It also noted that the current demand for existing GeForce graphics cards significantly exceeds the current supply, adding that “Even throughout calendar 2021, we have seen strong demand for GeForce. And this outpaced our overall supply.” remains stronger and stronger in comparison. We have. For example, holiday demand was quite strong, especially in laptops”.
This coincides with the estimated timeline for the release of the next generation of GeForce graphics cards, namely the RTX 40 series. We don’t know anything about it yet, or even whether it will follow the same naming convention that has been observed so far. But every two years a new generation of the GeForce family is introduced, with the Ampere-based RTX 30 series released back in September 2020.
As always, while this is exciting news, we shouldn’t lose sight of our hopes in order to avoid disappointment. Nvidia isn’t the only big computing brand predicted to ease those supply constraints in 2022, with Intel and AMD making similar predictions about the semiconductor shortages that are driving GPU manufacturing bottlenecks, though we’ve yet to see a real one. Solution not provided that will fix the problem – only comments stating that it will be resolved.
Analysis: Gaming laptops are finally getting their moment
GPU and chip shortages are nothing new, and we have been in this hardware drought for several months, thanks to reduced supply thanks to COVID, as well as increased demand from other industries. You can find a computer chip in anything from cars to fridges and even printer ink cartridges these days, so the competition for churning out available inventory by foundries is fierce.
One of the few ways someone has been able to snap up some new PC gaming hardware at MSRP is by buying a gaming laptop, which appears to be unaffected by cryptomining demands and scalpers. While some stigmatize them because they are underpowered compared to a full-fledged desktop PC, it seems like there are plenty of gaming laptops available on the shelves for the rest of us.
In fact, if you’re considering making the jump into PC gaming, I’d wholeheartedly recommend buying an Nvidia-powered gaming laptop, especially if you were already in the market for a new device. They make excellent 2-in-1 machines for students and professionals who need a laptop suitable for both work and play, and thanks to technology like DLSS, there’s not much you can’t run on one. (Even if the fan noise is taking some getting used to).
Now that the RTX 3080 Ti is available as a mobile GPU, you will never lack the power to run even the most demanding games. And people still happily use gaming laptops with RTX 20 Series and even GTX Series graphics cards, so your hardware won’t be irrelevant when mobile RTX 40 Series cards appear on the market.
It’s not the ideal solution for everyone, but those who could benefit from a mobile solution should not favor gaming laptops as they wait for desktop hardware to become more affordable (or even just ‘available’). needed.
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