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Intel Skylake CPUs may be in short supply at launch

Intel Skylake CPUs may be in short supply at launch

Intel Skylake CPUs may be in short supply at launch

Intel Skylake CPUs may be in short supply at launch

 

Intel will soon be launching their Skylake CPUs and their new Z170 Socket motherboards, with a rumored launch date of August 5th at Gamescom. 

Today we have reports from the Swedish retailer Wabhallen that Intel's upcoming CPUs will be in short supply, saying that initial deliveries of Intel's i7 6700K and i5 6600K CPUs will not be enough to last for even a week of sales.  Below is a quote from Webhallen's marketing director Anton Nilsson. 

 

We have a small number of processors and motherboards coming. They confirmed deliveries will not be enough for a whole week, rather a few days.Unfortunately, it also seems that those of our PC series most interesting motherboard is further delayed about a month,

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Right now we cannot be certain why Intel's Skylake CPUs will be in short supply, or if this shortage will be worldwide and not just in certain territories. 

Intel doesn't exactly need to rush out Skylake, making many wonder why Intel is not waiting for another month for the CPU to be in higher quantities before launch. As Webhallen's Anton Nilsson said, "AMD is hardly lurking around the corner with a contender". 

 

You can join the discussion on Skylake's short supply at launch on the OC3D Forums

 

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28-07-2015, 11:11:47

TheF34RChannel
Hmm I've read this over at kitiguru and all we've really learned is that this specific retailer did not get much. I think saying that there might not be (or there might be) enough at launch is jumping to conclusions Quote

28-07-2015, 11:44:56

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by The F34R Channel View Post
Hmm I've read this over at kitiguru and all we've really learned is that this specific retailer did not get much. I think saying that there might not be (or there might be) enough at launch is jumping to conclusions
Ive heard limited units from everyone Ive spoken toQuote

28-07-2015, 12:33:41

TheF34RChannel
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Ive heard limited units from everyone Ive spoken to
Aw

Not for long I hope. I'd have thought Intel would do better than this.

The same for motherboards?Quote

28-07-2015, 12:50:23

shambles1980
If you have a shortage you create a greater demand.
Kind of strange really, but people who may not have wanted one straight away will now probably try to buy 1 straight away in fear of not getting one.

i would be pretty surprised if there was any other reason behind there being a shortage other than to boost demand, with how things have been going in the cpu world the past few years there really is not that much incentive for people to buy the newest cpu on release.
but if you were considering it and then you hear they will be in short supply it may just be enough to tip you over the edge and buy one asap.Quote

28-07-2015, 13:05:31

TheF34RChannel
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Originally Posted by shambles1980 View Post
If you have a shortage you create a greater demand.
Kind of strange really, but people who may not have wanted one straight away will now probably try to buy 1 straight away in fear of not getting one.

i would be pretty surprised if there was any other reason behind there being a shortage other than to boost demand, with how things have been going in the cpu world the past few years there really is not that much incentive for people to buy the newest cpu on release.
but if you were considering it and then you hear they will be in short supply it may just be enough to tip you over the edge and buy one asap.
It would make me just lean back and do something else ha ha! Buying anything upon release is a no go for me anyways with the price premium and all. The Swedish bloke also said the same for some of the 'most interesting' motherboards, would it really go that far that they're doing the same?Quote
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