Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. mingled Wednesday with news that there's a flood of graphics chips that are no longer hot commodities among cryptocurrency miners.
On Wednesday, AMD
reported a slight third-quarter revenue and a weak fourth-quarter outlook, leading to a decrease in revenue recent shares of over 25%. in the after-hour trade. The news of oversupply of graphics processors, in addition to a lukewarm forecast, seemed to confirm investors' hoped-for profits from Intel Corporation
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The company said its Epyc server chips continue to progress and continue to pursue a goal of achieving a 5% share of the Intel-dominated market. But the data center profits were not enough after AMD revealed the GPU oversupply that was caused by the same slowdown as Nvidia Corp. seemed to come from.
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AMD boss Lisa Su told analysts that the graphics chip business is about $ 100 million lower than expected as sales of crypto-mines cooled off.
"We expected the segment to go down, but we probably expected it to be around [$50 million] or so," Su said, when the actual drop was $ 150 million. "And if you look at the difference at the beginning of the quarter, that's the GPU channel."
In the fourth quarter and first quarter of 2018, AMD recorded huge increases in graphics chip revenue on cryptocurrency miners. In the first quarter, AMD said that sales related to crypto-mines accounted for approximately 10% of total sales, a larger share than in previous quarters. But in August, after a steep fall in prices of Bitcoin
Nvidia said the crypto-boom is over and expects no further contribution to sales.
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"The disappointment is the whole crypto-GPU overhang," Christopher Rolland, an analyst with the Susquehanna Financial Group Who Had Headwind predicted in GPUs, said in an e-mail. "Since ether
Prices have fallen … the channel is full of GPU inventory.
The crypto crash was bigger than expected, but it was not a shock, according to Nvidia's warning, the big surprise was a forecast that did not bring big profits, while the bigger competitor Intel was experiencing supply bottlenecks in its PC chip manufacturing process
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Su's most direct comment on the possibility of exploiting Intel's problems "That was some pockets of supply chain constraints around PCs." "We saw this towards the end of the third quarter," Su said. "We're increasing our production so we can meet some of that demand. And I think that's a short-term statement.
Any chipmaker that speaks of stockpile oversupply and weak demand will be hard-hit in this environment where Texas Instruments was already worried about a downturn one day earlier.
Add this to AMD's renewed relationship with Wall Street and the huge stock gains in the last quarter, and you have a recipe for exactly the huge decline AMD suffered After this report
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