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Old 07. Nov 2018, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Global processor shortage?

So my IT department is having issues upgrading/replacing our old(er) Computers - at least the more powerful ones - due to an alleged global processor shortage. I've read about the memory shortage a good number of years ago as well as the GPU shortage in the last years, but I've never heard or read anything about a processor shortage. Have any of you heard anything of the sort or can I safely assume that this is just a lazy excuse from our fairly incompetent IT department?
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Old 07. Nov 2018, 06:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is an Intel CPU shortage;

https://www.novatech.co.uk/blog/inte...shortage-2018/

JP Morgan says Intel's chip shortage is worsening and will hurt fourth-quarter PC sales by up to 7%;

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/14/jp-m...-pc-sales.html
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