Written by Laurent P., Julie M. Posted on April 4, 2021 at 10:27 AM Updated April 4, 2021 at 10:28 am
Five months after the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series the X / S is still out of stock and could be out for a while. And with good reason, the lack of an ABF substrate means that AMD can’t provide the main chips (SoC) needed for the Sony and Microsoft consoles. According to the return to normal, according to the manufacturer of electronic chips Foxconn, it should not happen until the second quarter of 2022.
You expect them too the store returns famous next generation consoles from Sony in Microsoft? Can’t spend a day without researching PS5 or Xbox Series stocks on dozens of websites? Then you may be disappointed! If we believe, stocks could last for a while Foxconn, which produces electronic chips for both consoles. This also brought a date with a return to normal before second quarter 2022 .
It should be noted that both manufacturers had very low stocks at launch, especially as the effects of the health crisis disrupted assembly lines in China. If factories today were to operate at full speed and flood the world with new consoles, Sony and Microsoft would fall victim to the shortage of microchips provided by AMD.
In fact, both game consoles based on the same architecture and need tokens CPU(AMD Zen2 ) in GPU(AMD RDNA 2) to operate at full power. Without this, it is impossible to assemble and operate consoles. On the other hand, AMD depends on it TSMC, manufacturer semiconductor, which also reminded its customers to expect longer delivery times because they are short of ABF substrate , some kind isolation for CPU and GPU and is found in almost all electronic devices.
Today, the price of ABF substrate explodes due to shortages and shortages could last until the end of the year, leading to delays, especially in the production chain PlayStation 5 in Xbox Serie Xin Xbox Serie S. In short, we will still have to be patient to hope to get the famous sesame!