Hardware crisis: After graphics cards & consoles there is now a new victim

The hardware crisis claims its next victim. After graphics cards and consoles have been in short supply for months, RAM has now also hit. But at least only one special type of storage is currently affected by the bottleneck.

DDR5: New type of RAM is sold out everywhere

Gamers don’t have it easy right now. Due to the hardware crisis, not only are next-gen consoles such as the PS5 and Xbox Series X in short supply, but also important PC hardware such as current graphics cards are only available at utopian prices.

But it gets even worse: If you take a look at the availability of DDR5 RAM, you will find that the new type of RAM is sold out everywhere. The hardware crisis has found a new victim.

Dealers still list many DDR5 bars on their websites and offer pre-orders – but the new RAM is nowhere in stock. (Source: curmudgeon)

This is especially annoying for PC gamers who are watching a new computer with Intel’s current twelfth generation i-processors want to put together. The chips are among the first desktop models to support DDR5 RAM at all, but can also be operated with DDR4 memory.

At least: Currently, there seems to be a low supply of DDR5 memory no immediate price increase for the old DDR4 RAM to cause. Prices remain stable – at least so far.

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When will the hardware crisis finally end?

AMD boss Lisa Su is currently assuming that hardware demand will still meet supply at least until the summer of next year will exceed. Whether one can really count on an improvement is currently still in the stars.

Even with consoles, it will take a while before the bottleneck is overcome. The PS5 and Xbox Series X are still in short supply – and even Nintendo is now assuming that there will be problems with the supply of the Nintendo Switch at the end of the year. Only the Xbox Series S (check it out on Amazon) seems to continue to be in stock at most retailers.