AMD has revealed its newest monetary outcomes which break new data, with Ryzen CPUs highlighted as a giant success – though there was grimmer information when it got here to ongoing processor and GPU inventory woes.
The agency’s Q4 2020 results noticed it take $3.24 billion (£2.4 billion, AU$4.2 billion) in income which was 53% greater than the identical quarter in 2019, a giant leap certainly – and the very best quarter AMD has ever had. That determine was 16% up on the final quarter, too.
Income had been stacked excessive as nicely at $1.78 billion (£1.3 billion, AU$2.3 billion), with this web earnings being inflated by an earnings tax advantage of $1.3 billion (£950,000, AU$1.7 billion), attributable to a valuation allowance launch, AMD notes.
Full 12 months income for 2020 stood at a towering $9.76 billion (£7.1 billion, AU$12.7 billion), so Crew Crimson was a whisker away from raking $10 billion into its coffers through the course of final 12 months.
Gross sales had been robust throughout the board, and chips for consoles helped the cash piles develop larger, in addition to gross sales of the not too long ago launched Ryzen 5000 CPUs, and Massive Navi (RX 6000 collection) GPUs.
As ZDNet noticed, in a convention name associated to the earnings report, CEO Lisa Su famous that the brand new RX 6000 graphics play ing cards “are our fastest-selling high-end GPUs ever, with launch-quarter shipments 3 times bigger than any prior AMD gaming GPU priced above $549.”
As everyone knows, they nonetheless offered out in a flash, although, with massive demand for Massive Navi.
The gloomier information is that Su once more confirmed that the inventory points which have been plaguing Massive Navi graphics playing cards – and a few fashions of Ryzen 5000 CPUs – aren’t going away anytime quickly.
Su noticed: “We did have some provide constraints as we ended the 12 months … primarily, I might say, within the PC market, the low finish of the PC market and within the gaming markets.
“That being stated, I feel we’re getting nice assist from our manufacturing companions. The trade does want to extend the general capability ranges. And so we do see some tightness by means of the primary half of the 12 months.”
That ‘tightness’ of provide within the first half of 2021 is a point Su has made before, earlier in January.
AMD’s head of company communications, Drew Prairie, made a separate remark to the impact that: “We count on the pockets of tightness to stay within the low finish of the PC market and in that broader class of gaming [through] the primary half of the 12 months.”
Actually going by what we’ve heard from the rumor mill, so far as the Ryzen vary goes, the 5950X and 5900X are set to stay very brief on provide a minimum of for the following few months. Scalpers buying up what scarce stock there is and reselling it for hefty income are hardly serving to, both.