Thursday August 25, 2011

Where Have All the 6970s Gone?

PC Perspective asks "Where have all the Radeon HD 6970s gone?" The fellas dug around a bit to see if they could get to the bottom of the situation, here's what they found:

I spoke with two manufacturers of video cards about this situation, both of which wish to remain anonymous. They gave the same answer. The reason for the lack of product on shelves is not one of demand. So basically bitcoin miners have not purchased every single card on the market (unlike the HD 5830, which is a favorite of the group). The problem is supply. AMD has not supplied these manufacturers with enough HD 6970 chips to address the actual demand.