Discussion Ryzen 9 3900X and 3950X supply issues - long term problem?

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I disagree that that's the only possible reasoning. One of the major considerations for AMDs pricing is Intel's pricing. And as mentioned already, it's believed AMD didn't anticipate this much demand and did not want to sit on unsold inventory.
Been saying this for months. 3900X is a $500 SKU, the 3950X is a $750 SKU at MSRP, of course. I think AMD looked at the market and thought the take rate for these would be lower than their more mainstream processors. How often did we hear of people buying a $750 Intel SKU? It makes sense.

In just three generations of processors, AMD has shown people they can compete and even destroy the competition in certain segments. I suspect Ryzen 4000 will be easier to buy than Ryzen 3000 at launch.

If you assume a lengthy lead time, it's hard to figure out how something would perform sales wise. Say 7 months in advance. Who would have known how popular the 3900X would be at launch in July? Few. Even I was skeptical of how sought after it would be.


Though I suppose it doesn't matter. We've been told a 9900K beats a 64 core Epyc processor in Windows when it comes to microseconds or even milliseconds. :rolleyes: If you know, you know.
 
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I missed it. Thanks anyway guys.
 
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Amazon has it for MSRP of 749.99 free shipping in stock, I just ordered one.
I got back from lunch and knocked out a few tasks at work and then refreshed this thread; I don't think I've ever clicked open a new tab to search and buy something on Amazon as fast as I just did after reading your comment here.

Looks like I'll be saying that I upgraded from a 3960x to a 3950x :)
 

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I got back from lunch and knocked out a few tasks at work and then refreshed this thread; I don't think I've ever clicked open a new tab to search and buy something on Amazon as fast as I just did after reading your comment here.

Looks like I'll be saying that I upgraded from a 3960x to a 3950x :)
Its still available. This is the longest its been available from anybody, let alone one of the worlds largest retailers, and at MSRP !

I would say the 3950 shortage is over. The 3900x shortage was longer, but now they are are available at MSRP widely. (well at least available easily)
 

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Its still available. This is the longest its been available from anybody, let alone one of the worlds largest retailers, and at MSRP !

I would say the 3950 shortage is over. The 3900x shortage was longer, but now they are are available at MSRP widely. (well at least available easily)
Dang thing is still available.
 

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Dang thing is still available.
Still available, and its been hours..... I don't want to post every 2 hours, but this is very unusual for the last 2 months.
 
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Thankfully I was able to score mine on New Years Eve at Best Buy online. Even got 10% off for my birthday. Will be a nice upgrade. Normally I have been an “Intel Guy” but these new processors made me choose AMD.
 
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@Markfw Sorry, did you or someone else say BH was discontinuing the 3950X? The page I had previously bookmarked was dead the other day and I visited earlier today at work to see it was live, but stating more processors were on the way.
 

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@Markfw Sorry, did you or someone else say BH was discontinuing the 3950X? The page I had previously bookmarked was dead the other day and I visited earlier today at work to see it was live, but stating more processors were on the way.
Below is the text of the email at Dec 29th, 5:06 am PST


Dear Customer
Thank you for your interest in the following item:

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core AM4 Processor
(B&H # AM3950X)


You are receiving this message because you asked to be notified when this item becomes available. We regret to inform you that this item has unfortunately been discontinued. Please check back on our website for similar or possible replacement items.

We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Product Availability Update

AMD

B&H # AM3950X
Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core AM4 Processor
Thank you, The B&H Web Team www.bhphotovideo.com 420 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA | Call: 212-560-3277 / 800-718-5999
 
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Markfw

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I can not edit my last post. I want to add:


I will not order from them as their site is so messed up. Today it says $879.99 and "notify when available"
 
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@Kenmitch Could you please take a screen shot of what you're seeing? I'm seeing exactly what @Markfw does and did in my prior post when I addressed him. Thank you.
 

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@Kenmitch Could you please take a screen shot of what you're seeing? I'm seeing exactly what @Markfw does and did in my prior post when I addressed him. Thank you.
Same thing in my zip code. Many times they can ship it faster, but it is showing 1-2 days:

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Markfw

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Well, I trust Amazon. They say it will ARRIVE Jan 4-8. I guess I never noticed that it would ship in 1-2 days, but close enough for me. Not next week, or next month or whatever....
 
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Well, I trust Amazon. They say it will ARRIVE Jan 4-8. I guess I never noticed that it would ship in 1-2 days, but close enough for me. Not next week, or next month or whatever....
Hope you're right. Back in March 2017, they oversold the heck out of x370 motherboards and then couldn't deliver. They wasted a lot of people's time. It was pretty frustrating.
 

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Well, I trust Amazon. They say it will ARRIVE Jan 4-8. I guess I never noticed that it would ship in 1-2 days, but close enough for me. Not next week, or next month or whatever....
I'd trust them is I was in the hunt for a 3950x.

Looking at the bundle with the Kraken X62 it's showing as available on the 4th. If you then click the Kraken link from the bundle it's in stock. My conclusion is they're getting 3950x stock on the 4th which would explain the ships in 1-2 days.
 

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