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Intel CPU Constraints Are Upon Us Again

Mr. Friendly

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I have just read some official documentation and it's pretty bad. we're looking at 3 - 7 week lead times for products with Intel CPU's if there's no current inventory.

talking with one of my OEM reps, they said they were hit with supply issues starting back in September.

buy AMD! :p
 

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Always have, always will - with very few exceptions. Unfortunately the only Intel I've bought at all recently - my AW laptop - has been such a pain in arse in every way that I regret getting it at all.

Put another way: I'd have gladly taken the exact same AW with an AMD chip in it, even if the performance was worse, just to avoid the problems the little Intel turd proc has caused me.

Do they just not give a F anymore? I know the problems I had were partially Dell's fault, but the CPU itself wasn't exactly problem-free. Just takes two seconds of googling "Intel thermal problems" and you'll find hundreds of people with problems just like I had on my laptop.

So Intel isn't manufacturing enough, the things they do make are riddled with hardware and microcode problems, and they're still charging an arm and a leg for their sub-standard crap?

As I've said before: Karma smacking them in the mouth is oh so very sweet.
 

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we're looking at 3 - 7 week lead times for products with Intel CPU's if there's no current inventory.
Hasn't it been like this for over a year now? I remember Lenovo telling us the same thing last year when I was still on the desktop team. They had sent a glossy brochure about Ryzen Pro at the same time too.
 

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THey had announced production delays right before they annouced the 10th gen stuff so not all all surprised that its happening. Kinda surprised at a nearly 2 month lead time though.
 

Mr. Friendly

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Hasn't it been like this for over a year now? I remember Lenovo telling us the same thing last year when I was still on the desktop team. They had sent a glossy brochure about Ryzen Pro at the same time too.
naw...when there weren't constraints, out of stock items were usually delivered in 5 - 10 days.
 

CMetaphor

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Yeah, except that gaming rig with 3rd gen i5, right ?
Excuse me??
If you're referring to the nightmare that is my endlessly overheating intel-based Alienware, I only got it because Im no later never able to build PCs easily without a large amount of pain AND because I wanted something powerful and portable. Had there been a thing as topend ryzen-based laptop at the time, I would've taken it - and probably would've been happier as a result. But there was none. And now that Intel laptop is collecting dust whole a beg for anyone in the area to help me try and fix it while Dell themselves treated me like shit and failed to even get close to fixing it. It's a very, very expensive paperweight right now, Intel PC.
 

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Saw you on another forum many moons ago you were looking for a 3rd gen core i5 combo.
 

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