Many owners of previous AMD Ryzen processors were waiting for the moment in November where the company finally announced the 5000 Series.
Compared to the stock of their GPU line, it's been plentiful here, with many being sold to customers rather than scammers and bots.
However, with the laptop-variants close to launch, it seems as though the stock is much less than AMD would like, with a stock shortage in progress.
With that, let's see what's causing the shortages, and what CPU's are affected by this.
What's Causing the Shortages?
According to a report from DigiTimes, they claim that it may be to do with the amount of PlayStation 5 consoles that Sony has back-ordered, and has ordered more of to keep up with demand.
Couple this with availability for materials needed for its packaging and components for the processors themselves, and there's going to be some substantial delays for the laptops in the coming months.
Manufacturers in China that create processors usually design them in a way that make them ready to be installed on motherboards, and it seems as though its this aspect that's causing the delays.
Of course, this doesn't mean that none of the processors will be available; it may just mean that stocks of laptops that will have these, will be lower than usual to start with.
Which AMD CPU's are affected?
It looks as though it's the entire Zen 3 line for the 5000 Ryzen processors for the laptops.
If you're looking for a gaming laptop with Ryzen, you may be best suited to look for a computer with the previous gen, or perhaps wait until the summer to see if stock improves.
However, the desktop variants are still relatively healthy in stock, so if you're up to the challenge of a micro-PC with desktop components, it could be a fun task to do while we're in the third part of lockdown.
With AMD hinting towards more processors this year though, it may just be best to wait and see what else they have up their sleeve for the 5000 series.