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Are you running out of graphics chips?

Are you running out of graphics chips?

It's hard to believe, but because of the Pentium 4, high-end graphics chipsets are becoming scarce. This has to do with the fact that there are hardly any mainboards with onboard graphics for Pentium 4, which is why normal graphics cards are used.

Now it is not the case that high-end graphics cards are built into all Pentium 4 systems, but the two manufacturers concerned, ATi and Nvidia, are now producing more standard chips, which increases the capacities of the high-end Chips are not required. The Radeon 7500 and 8500 series at ATi and all GeForce 3 cards including the TI series at Nvidia are affected. However, since these chips do not generate the majority of sales, none of the manufacturers has any reason to complain. ASUS will be shipping 500,000 graphics cards in December, MSI even almost a million. Nvidia had already placed its production orders with TSMC some time ago in order to counteract such bottlenecks, TSMC should therefore be fully booked for the first quarter of 2002.