It looks like the recently announced iPhone X isn’t the only product that’ll likely be hampered with scarce availability this year. A report has emerged from folks at SweClockers claiming that Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake desktop-grade processors may be hard to obtain until at least early 2018 as well. For those who aren’t aware: Intel’s Coffee Lake processors are due for release on 5 October 2017.
According to SweClockers, Swedish retailers have told the tech site that the availability of Intel’s Coffee Lake desktop processors will be low and may remain so for a number of weeks / months. Unfortunately, the tech site made no mention of the reasoning behind the scarcity of the upcoming processors from Intel.
That said, it seems that Intel may have seen this “issue” coming. Coffee Lake CPUs were originally only expected to be released in 2018, but Intel pushed the launch date earlier possibly to reduce AMD’s surge in the CPU market with its Ryzen processors. Pushing the launch date several months earlier may have caused problems with production and meeting demands from consumers.
Of course, we do suggest our dear readers to take this rumour with a grain of salt, as it only came from one source. However, if this rumour were to be believed, then consumers may have to wait for a few months before being able to buy Coffee Lake CPUs. Let’s hope that won’t be the case here in Malaysia.