A shortage in 55nm products, both ATI and Nvidia has been speculated about ever since the release of ATI’s HD 5800 series. From the Nvidia side of things, this is rumoured to be a discontinuation of the GTX 200 series.

Bright Side of News and Mydrivers.com now report similar rumours – Apple has snapped up two months’ worth of HD 4800 stock, particularly the HD 4850. These HD 4850s will find their way into BTO (Build-to-Order) Macs.

A quick check around e-tail reveals that HD 4800 series actually has better availability than HD 5800 series. The HD 5850 is hard to come by – everytime it shows up for sale, it is sold out within a matter of hours. HD 5870 is availability is improving. HD 5700 series availability is sketchy – with no signs of the HD 5750 512 MB. It is clear AMD is struggling to keep up with demand, and we hope these availability issues are fixed to complement an otherwise successful Evergreen launch.

A shortage in 55nm products, both ATI and Nvidia has been speculated
about ever since the release of ATI’s HD 5800 series. From the Nvidia
side of things, this is rumoured to be a discontinuation
of the GTX 200 series
.

Bright Side of News and
Mydrivers.com now report similar rumours – Apple has snapped up two
months’ worth of HD 4800 stock, particularly the HD 4850. These HD 4850s
will find their way into BTO (Build-to-Order) Macs.

A quick
check around e-tail reveals that HD 4800 series actually has better
availability than HD 5800 series. The HD 5850 is hard to come by -
everytime it shows up for sale, it is sold out within a matter of hours.
HD 5870 is availability is improving. HD 5700 series availability is
sketchy – with no signs of the HD 5750 512 MB. It is clear AMD is
struggling to keep up with demand, and we hope these availability issues
are fixed to complement an otherwise successful Evergreen launch.

Reference: Bright Side of News, Mydrivers