Nvidia expects supply bottlenecks for GPUs for the “vast majority” of 2022


Nvidia warned earlier this 12 months that the key GPU scarcity would final all of 2021, and now the corporate expects the supply issues to proceed effectively into 2022 for a lot of the subsequent 12 months.

“I expect we will see a limited supply environment for the vast majority of the next year,” Huang stated, based on a transcript of the decision found by Videocardz. Nvidia is dedicated to making sure long-term supply commitments, however demand remains to be greater than provide proper now amid a world chip scarcity.

Nevertheless, Nvidia’s warnings of a GPU scarcity effectively into 2022 do not appear as unhealthy as they sound. Anecdotally, we observed that Nvidia has managed to ship a variety of its GPUs in Europe and the US extra typically in latest weeks than we have seen for the reason that RTX 30 collection debuted final 12 months.

AMD’s RX 6600 XT GPUs are nonetheless obtainable from some UK retailers. Picture by Tom Warren / The Verge

AMD’s RX 6600 XT GPUs have been additionally lately bought at or under their urged retail worth, with most of the playing cards nonetheless in inventory from UK retailers. Getting the precise GPU you need remains to be not straightforward, nevertheless it actually seems like issues are getting a little bit higher.

Regardless of the bottlenecks, Nvidia was capable of obtain report gross sales of 6.51 billion US {dollars} this quarter – a rise of 68 p.c over the earlier 12 months. Gaming accounted for $ 3.06 billion of Nvidia’s complete income, an enormous 85 p.c year-over-year improve. The corporate now ships most (80 p.c) of its PC gaming GPUs with the lite hash fee enabled to fight cryptomining demand.

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Whereas the gaming section is clearly thriving at Nvidia, the corporate’s new Cryptocurrency Mining Processor (CMP) didn’t stay as much as Nvidia’s personal predictions. CMP had solely $ 266 million in income in comparison with the $ 400 million the corporate had predicted. China’s crackdown on cryptocurrencies has possible impacted CMP gross sales as miners promote used GPUs.

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