I Was RIGHT!!!! (and I hate it) - Semiconductor Shortage Explained

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yuske05 42 minutter siden
This is the realest video I've seen from Linus.
Dog eater
Dog eater 2 timer siden
Believe it or not Linus you are wrong about the chip shortage. The vast majority of these chips and the rare earth metals that go into making them are in China. There is not a great abundance of this stuff around aka rare earth metals. Since there is a global tension with china, china has made the choice to claw back on the availability of the raw products to make these chips and products. Believe it or not but this trend will not end.
Cool Legends Gaming
Cool Legends Gaming 7 timer siden
big oof
Friendo 9 timer siden
Pre-built pcs I'd say buy now before they start to overprice their products. I saw a 3700x and a 3070 Pre-built for 1800K from Ibuypower
Inoordna 10 timer siden
How dare you age shame. L
Coffee Dude
Coffee Dude 13 timer siden
10:33 the closed captions are off the rails LUL
Shyam Vichare
Shyam Vichare 14 timer siden
Maybe I’m missing something but if the demand is only 30% higher and eBay prices for a 3080 are 2200+ (ie 3x) and the market is clearing (ie cards are going to gamers and not sitting on scalper’s shelves), then nvidia should just sell the cards at 2200, since from an elasticity perspective they would only lose 30% demand but be able to charge 3x. I bet in reality the scalpers are only able to move part of their inventory and are sitting on a lot of unsold cards (they only need to sell more than one of three cards to make money). Hoping that means that when the supply comes back, there are a lot of extra cards to snap up cheaply? Anyone have a better explanation?
Paul Mendes
Paul Mendes 17 timer siden
LInus is definitely a day trader.
Paul Mendes
Paul Mendes 17 timer siden
I like the fact that Linus is always well educated in business and investing topics and news. He should start a Linus Trading Tips channel.
Anthony Mendenhall
Anthony Mendenhall 18 timer siden
Good time to dive into Raspberry Pi/"low spec" gaming lmao.
DerMunger 19 timer siden
I work as a bartender and I've had a rough couple of months. My old 980 is starting to fail. I know, some people have been hit harder, doesn't make this less hard on me. Yet somehow, even though this situation is fucked up, this video brightened up my outlook. Thanks guys!
fkujakedmyname 22 timer siden
so explain all the scalpers on the 3060
Daniel Tinnell
Daniel Tinnell 23 timer siden
i think the captions are broken
snavis Dag siden
This dude really thinks he predicted this? 😆😆😆😆
Shaun Chevalier
Shaun Chevalier Dag siden
I work as a lane mechanic so my job is still closed as well. Shout out to South End Pizza in Laconia though, they have fantastic food xD
Richand Doverson
Richand Doverson Dag siden
If you live near the Mississippi Gulf Coast, go to Tato-Nut once they reopen. It's a gulf coast staple and the owner unfortunately died from COVID related complications. Supporting them would undoubtedly be a positive.
Sethamphetamine Dag siden
What happens when your supply builds up but you NEVER DECREASE THE DAMN PRICES NVIDIA AND INTEL... people are FORCED to wait for the 3080 and 3090 BECAUSE OF COST... THANKS
The Critical Riposte
The Critical Riposte Dag siden
I just saw someone with over 40 3000 series for mining. No f^cking way they are not the key problem. Also, f^ck companies who upcharge on their own MSRP in their own stores.
DeccaRecords Dag siden
Nobody Dag siden
Johnny Big Bucks has always been a issue on PC. He constantly needs the latest & greatest hardware as soon as humanly possible... for that K/D & "elite" status. He's the kinda guy who says stuff like, "You're still on 10 series video card bra?" or "144Hz feels slow now; I couldn't go back after 280Hz". It's like seeing someone in a Lamborghini who can't change gears - he's a son of a (insert).
Ricardo Dag siden
Forget about the 30 series they can't even keep the 1050ti in stock at msrp
Alone Abroad
Alone Abroad Dag siden
I'll ride my 1070 thru the 9 levels of hell before I buy any 30 series gpu at these prices. Thank God classic wow runs on a potato
jebes909090 Dag siden
i wouldnt care that much buy my 3 month old evga 3090 up and died like a month and a half ago and i CANNOT find a replacement. last week there was a 6700xt in a store that i could have bought, i went to my car to check it out on my phone(as i dont really know what equvilent an amd would be to nvidia) and came back 10 minutes later to find it had been bought by some guy over the phone. 10 minutes!!?
redX111t Dag siden
Linus tech tips is actually getting better and better over the years. I do not watch all videos, some here and there, but when I watch, I always learn something new. Even if I sometimes know "most" stuff they are talking about, still always something new and useful information is presented (in quite entertaining fashion too.) Good Job Linus.
XENON3120 2 dager siden
Miners are the problem, I know a guy at work that is using 10x 3070 and some other in the 3xxx series RTX cards, he is no gamers he is just looking to get his money back by mining crypto, it will take couple of months, and ASUS brand seems to do him best performance work also as he showed me the analytical chart. Now think he but multiply by millions of users. Of course there will be sold out, miners have money
Golden Pun
Golden Pun 2 dager siden
Same things happening with ammunition. People had initial panic buying because of rona. Which lead to a scarcity, which lead to impulse buying and scalping. Ammo companies are pumping out as much as they can but unless everyone chills the hell out for like a month and stops buying as much as they can whenever they can we won't return to normal and casual shooters are stuck paying 50 cents a round for 9mm...
darkflux 2 dager siden
probably because you're Canadian, but you completely forgot about the U.S. Stimuluses (Stimuli?). with everybody getting thousands of dollars extra at once, they are all blowing it on...whatever costs about $1000 USD.
Game Works
Game Works 2 dager siden
The big crystal ball crysis of 2021. Time to get the old balls of steel out of the basement...
Cameron Estrada
Cameron Estrada 2 dager siden
Linus why is it so hard to even get a rx 580? It's priced at almost 1000 on ebay. Isn't it supposed to be worth less than 150? Been trying to buy one less than 850 for months now. 😔Only part I need to finish my first pc.
Maison Hamilton
Maison Hamilton 2 dager siden
Anyone paying attention knew there was gonna be a shortage. GPUs haven’t been able to keep up with supply for years.
Lymer 2 dager siden
Can crypto go ahead and crash already?
Kyo Svoboda
Kyo Svoboda 2 dager siden
I miss the good Linus segways
Vitali Bazilevschi
Vitali Bazilevschi 2 dager siden
Marks was right...
David Vega
David Vega 2 dager siden
How bout we say: "f#$k you scalpers" 😐 Also...so...what if the demand doesn't continue into 2023? What if they make all these extra chips and the pandemic ends and no one cares about buying chips anymore? 🤔 PS: The final five minutes of this video made me sub...bravo 👏
Bert Carneval Lai
Bert Carneval Lai 2 dager siden
how about recycle everything yeaaaay
Kev 2 dager siden
Every year I delay building a tower... Every year it gets harder to build one. FML
Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards 2 dager siden
The end of this video, where you let people know that a good option while waiting for graphics cards to return back to MSRP is to instead spend more money on helping local businesses, is what earned my subscription to your channel.
Krishna V
Krishna V 2 dager siden
Usually the kind of video, Tech jesus would do, but its a welcome refresher from Linus. When GamersNexus says it, its like an engineer telling you something as if they are talking deep stuff, but when Linus says it its like CEO/CFO type feeling.
ash0787 2 dager siden
Yeah I understood this was supernatural but I deleted the video because I knew nobody would understand, grandad isn't buying an RTX 3070 to go on zoom gardening courses. Comon man who would buy a new pc in an economic crash ? whose gonna buy a PS5 with no games when PS4 pro is so good anyway ? PS5 sold out very easily which never happens. Look at the trends in graphics cards prices over the past decade, you'll see that gpus have over time become an overpriced luxury product rather than a mass market commodity, theres a conspiracy to restrict access to this technology and cause a cryptoboom simultaneously.
Harpax A
Harpax A 2 dager siden
Let the crypto burns ....
Paul Vincze
Paul Vincze 2 dager siden
I watched the hole video but... F*** YOU MINERS!
Potatoe8 Tomatoe
Potatoe8 Tomatoe 3 dager siden
Michael Clark
Michael Clark 3 dager siden
I upgraded my PC during the middle of last year to a ryzen 3700x but held off on getting a new graphics cards to upgrade my 1060 to wait until the 30 series came out but now I wish I just bought a 20 series when I could as I'm not paying double retail. Also during the pandemic I saved much more money than now when I'm back at work, working my ass off in the IT industry as our government had unemployment benefits for pandemic job losses. Feels like I'm going backwards and I'm worried about inflation that all this free money that was given out. House prices have had their biggest monthly rise ever in Australia, I don't think I'll ever be able to buy my own place.
Tyrion 3 dager siden
nvidia really do be clowning. "no it's not due to miners we swear!!1" **starts producing crypto mining cards** **ships 30 MILLIONS worth of GPU's to mining companies**
soberowy 3 dager siden
guys if you want to change aspect ratio of your videos maybe just change the aspect ratio instead of adding these obnoxious black bars on top and bottom. Some of us have widescreen monitors.
Shape the future Tech
Shape the future Tech 3 dager siden
There may be a little delay, but nearly all semiconductor components are in shortage, even a very cheap MCU used in a 2 dollors toy. So the end users will feel the shortage after 3-4 months after the factories ran out of their stocks. Indeed, there is another key reason that never mentioned above, the Trump banned some Chinese giants, which cause more giants start buy more than their real needs to get enough stock, the trust among gloabl supply chain lost, which cause every company starts to stock chips because of fear instead of trying to sustain as lowest stock as possible before.
Tommy Yu
Tommy Yu 3 dager siden
Nah it’s just bunch of people mining bitcoins
Cody Arthur
Cody Arthur 3 dager siden
I was very lucky to have upgraded to a 2080 super just before all this happened. But I still want one of those fancy 30 series cards. Despite my luck, I still feel the collective pain of my PC gaming brothers and sisters. Every morning I wake up the first words on my lips are "f#%* bitcoin miners". This video won't change that.
nikko fabi
nikko fabi 3 dager siden
For those who’s whining. Hear the word of linus. Those complaining can’t even make their own bed and throw the their trash on time.
Hellscream Games
Hellscream Games 3 dager siden
Good video.
michaelange727 4 dager siden
I heard about the shortage around 10 months ago when I heard the GM had to stop production because of a semi conductor shortage, maybe I'm wrong for equating that with this video but I remeber hearing about it.
Nikola G
Nikola G 4 dager siden
Screaming "f you miners" while promoting GPU mining just a couple of weeks back, what a hypocrite
Right Wing Safety Squad
Right Wing Safety Squad 4 dager siden
As a miner, 😝
McLP 4 dager siden
bought a 3080 on Release date, still not arrived...
piotralex5 4 dager siden
if you turn on the captions, someone uploaded the wrong file apparently about 11:00
TRXP RFT 4 dager siden
Linus secretly runs bots to snatch GPUs and CPUs so he can make vids
Linda H
Linda H 4 dager siden
Hold on to most of you cash. Continue to rock out the older PC's and gaming consoles until this pandemic is over for good. 2023.
Linda H
Linda H 4 dager siden
Chevy and Ford were making Ventilators. A highly computerized piece of medical equipment. 3 million from each. Each machine has a lot of semiconductors.
Linda H
Linda H 4 dager siden
Someone else that got it right. #1 reason there is a shortage. 6 million Ventilators.
Anal Commando
Anal Commando 4 dager siden
This video hasn't aged well in regards to GPUs. Right now GPU supply problems are 100% crypto mining related. In mid April there just isn't any other reason for the shortages of GPUs, at least nvidia GPUs. 1. Its been 7 months since the release of the 3070/3080. Thats more than enough time to adjust to the increased demand. 2. Nvidia was originally unhappy with Samsung's yield on the GPUs but reports a couple of months ago indicated that Samsung had solved the yield problems. 3. Samsung fab space and time isn't anywhere as in demand as TSMC (AMD). Samsung just doesn't have as many as big clients as TSMC does. Companies like Apple use TSMC as does Qualcomm and of course AMD.
jeshua leblanc
jeshua leblanc 4 dager siden
well my 1060 rips right now . but i wanted a 3060 .... but now i cant do it . it went from 400$ to almost 1000$ markups . from some guy in another country just to markup the price almost 2x the value .
Jaymon Hotz
Jaymon Hotz 4 dager siden
Music is fucking annoying
Gore Obsessed
Gore Obsessed 4 dager siden
I'm just so grateful that I went ahead and built my newest rig right at the start of covid. I was of the opinion that people would buy stuff out just cause they were stuck inside none the less everything else... Lol basically what he said actually happened
John Johnson
John Johnson 4 dager siden
good thing I quit playing video game so don't care about cards anymore
Artrian Shamastadis
Artrian Shamastadis 4 dager siden
offcourse it because the fcking covid 🖕🖕
Nero Wolfe
Nero Wolfe 4 dager siden
Tl;dr: We're still screwed for the immediate future. Also, f*ck Crypto Miners. Period.
MacDaAce 4 dager siden
The man who pushes PC parts just suggested you wait on buying parts and instead spend your money on local companies that are truly suffering from this pandemic... I like this.
MrZev 20 timer siden
@Arnav what do you mean? that's basically what Linus did.
Arnav 20 timer siden
you're thinking too deep into this
Ksan Khan
Ksan Khan 4 dager siden
Spending that money at a local business would be great if I owned more than one computer. My computer is very old and in sever need of an upgrade. I don't want the best I just want a GFX card that can run a few older games and be able to surf the internet. I'm one of those people hit hard by the pandemic, don't have the coin to buy a GFX card at this pricing, so I'm stuck using onboard GFX for now. I guess it could be worse and I could have no computer at all so I'll consider myself one of the lucky one's
Atikah Rostam
Atikah Rostam 4 dager siden
got distracted reading the captions. now i have to rewatch this video 😑
Rayan Behr
Rayan Behr 5 dager siden
windows pcs are a waste of semiconductors
slowboat 5 dager siden
lost me at the nauseating music at 1:05
torq 5 dager siden
Me watching while playing Factorio: I’ve been here before
Kian Saghafi
Kian Saghafi 5 dager siden
4:18 sorry that I am under 18 what did I do wrong
MemphisBelle291 5 dager siden
Why didn't you mention those fuc**** scalpers? Those as****** using bots buying away new cards instantly for stock price and selling these cards then 3-5 times more expensive.
Laura Brown
Laura Brown 5 dager siden
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Gabriel Molin
Gabriel Molin 5 dager siden
I love the end message. Please support local!
Wade Ratliff
Wade Ratliff 5 dager siden
I just wanna say: I've been watching your videos for years. I work in the entertainment sector doing lighting and video for concerts and other major events. As I've had not anywhere near as much work this past year I've watched your videos more than ever. That last little bit about the service and entertainment sector was really classy. +10 forever.
riyo kar
riyo kar 5 dager siden
Scalpers are the biggest scums
Anal Commando
Anal Commando 4 dager siden
True but for scalpers to jack up prices they need a supply and demand imbalance, they can't create it themselves. So scalpers greatly exacerbate the problem but they aren't the cause.
Marlberg 5 dager siden
Weapons Grade Unobtanium...
Death Deserter
Death Deserter 5 dager siden
Wait half a year and you'll be buying most of these in cheaper then ever prices... Unless they artificially boost their prices...
Popcorn Sutton
Popcorn Sutton 5 dager siden
Thank you Intel Chief Financial Officer claiming all the GPUs are going to gamers, I appreciate your disinformation.
James LaFayette
James LaFayette 6 dager siden
Romans 6:23 esv For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. #TurnToChristAndLive
Farhan Rana
Farhan Rana 6 dager siden
Guys please fix the subtitles after 10:34. thanks!
Marcelo Vilaça
Marcelo Vilaça 6 dager siden
Huge clap for your "spend some cash in local business" comment... Kudos!!!
Richard Jonáš
Richard Jonáš 6 dager siden
Hello, would anyone have any numbers as to how big the demand is when compared to the supply of GPUs? I could really use this for a project.
David Casey
David Casey 6 dager siden
Ordering a new car has been a proper pain in the arse. Can't be bothered going through that again for a new GPU.
denkoi 6 dager siden
Crypto crash! Crypto crash!
Thewaterspirit57 6 dager siden
Crypto miners will ALWAY be a problem, because of how much stock they waste on pointless and unstable currency, and how much energy they also waste on that pointless currency Like, people think usual gamers with their.... AMD 12 core cpu overclocked, high speed ram/SSD, RGB lighting, and 3090 waste electricity.... yeah, how about a giant ass bay filled with 3090s and 3080s :V That’s a power waster if I ever saw one. Gaming PCs have a use
Deso Taku
Deso Taku 6 dager siden
If i was part of a cult, i'd definitely think the end is nigh. Global plague, drought, earth warming, continents on fire, riots everywhere. And on top of that i can't complete my gf's pc build because of chip shortages.😅 I'm seeing old and used cards that barely perform in HD at the same price-range rx 5700xt were at launch.
2randomcrap3 6 dager siden
So the semiconductor shortage has the same reasons as the ammunition shortage: exorbitantly high supply
ChevySpeed724 6 dager siden
And this is why you should NEVER give unlimited power over your life to politicians and government for ANYTHING. Dangerous freedom, my friends.
Anal Commando
Anal Commando 4 dager siden
huh? Too much Koch brother libertadism for you.
mikea hiooi
mikea hiooi 6 dager siden
If you're in Seattle order food from Snappy Dragon. That's my local business plug. lmao
Anal Commando
Anal Commando 4 dager siden
I looked it up. What a, ummm, interesting shade of green for the outside.
Loic Deniel
Loic Deniel 6 dager siden
Thank you, i work in a federal cyber-security department which goal is to find online scammers. Giving your family's buisness name is going to make my job a lot easier! More seriously, i'm just a webdev with a strong advice: don't go down this path. You can find well paid honest jobs as JS dev, especially in the current economic climate (though given your sorry-ass site you're going to need some more studying, feels like a "_back to the future_" remake with it's 90s design), and you're terribly awfull at covering your tracks. I mean, commenting your JS in chinese while advertizing with your YT bait accounts for a chinese restaurant (that is most likelly run by a family member...)? Lad you're sloppy as shit, you're going to end up with a 6 digits fine to pay if you keep that up... At least make the effort of writing the code to be generating your various accounts messages. These video-custom hand-made commentaries are a nice touch, but that's way too much work! You could at least make the effort of automating the process for god sake!
Han HU
Han HU 6 dager siden
For GPU, I am quite sure it's the mining. Many desktop resellers in China now have large drops of sells due to the high-rise price.
Anal Commando
Anal Commando 4 dager siden
Yeah, its been 7 months since the release of the 3070/3080 and 5 months since the release of the 6800(xt) and stock is now harder to find than ever and prices keep going up. I was lucky enough to grab a 6800xt in Feb and now the same seller is listing it $160 more but its never in stock. There is just no reason that this problem is continuing and actually getting worse.
ZPG -- all u need to know : )
THE HIPPI GEEK 6 dager siden
linus for prez.
Vtg gas_295
Vtg gas_295 6 dager siden
I was going to build a PC, but it looks it will take 1 to two years to be finished :(
Bintzak 6 dager siden
4:15 24 hour version please.
Edward Paulsen
Edward Paulsen 6 dager siden
I have several older PC's and laptops that had slowed to a crawl by being choked with old Windoze products... I changed the oldest (over a decade) over to Linux (Pop OS and Mandrake) and it is back to life and running as strong as more recent systems and are now my workhorses for certain applications... Others I just flushed and revamped... yes, I now have several systems running. but I am also able to easily split my workloads among systems so that my newest system can be dedicated to the most intensive programs/games without issue... I also can run resource heavier programs on other systems and just move data around on the network instead of taxing the heck out of one system by trying to run everything.. Prime example is running NOpost videos and tutorials on a separate machine from my graphics / CAD machines... Doubling the "electricity load is still measured an a couple dollars (at best) per month as opposed to several thousand dollars for a single system to carry the heavier load.
Elijah Ewanchuk
Elijah Ewanchuk 6 dager siden
I logged in after watching this on another device just to say: the pacing, editing, and narration of this video was on point, informative and interesting. Well done!
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