Yesterday, AMD announced it’s plan to bring the AMD Ryzen 5000 G-Series Desktop Processors with Radeon Graphics to the DIY market. Such an event was supposed to allow for actual PC gamers to get their paws on new hardware but did it work? Based on the fact that everything on their store is currently listed as Out of Stock only one day later, I’d assume not. What likely happened is that scalpers gamed the system into the position of the coveted chips.
So what did you miss out on with the Ryzen 5000 G-Series?
Powered by AMD “Zen 3” architecture, 7nm process, and Radeon Graphics, the Ryzen 5000 G-Series offers incredible generational improvements, driving over 100 FPS in gaming and high-speed content creation. The Ryzen 5000 G-Series can also take full advantage of feature like AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution, Radeon Boost, AMD Smart Access Memory and more.
Everything about this the new release pointed towards a great experience for the PC crowd. Great performance improvements, reasonable prices and that assurance for the DIY market. Seemingly they have a some system in place to avoid scalpers but AMD are not the first to attempt this. Many have tried and failed because scalpers are crafty and have the resources and systems to beat this. Even I with my limited capacity can open multiple skybox address under different names. Maybe they even have multiple cards from a scalper team. Nothing seems impossible to me with regards to this underbelly market and sadly it seems they may have won again.
Hopefully AMD will be able to find a more readily available supply for materials so this can end. The more hardware available to the market, the less leaches can survive. While it seems it this can’t last forever, announcements like the Steam Deck won’t help. Remember AMD are manufacturing chips for not just their PC hardware but also every current gen console. With another set to release later this year, PC gamers should brace for a longer wait. Gone are the days of purchasing with ease and they may not return anytime soon.