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

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  • Frost Burns
    Frost Burns8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา


  • luna_ ridersguitartutorials
    luna_ ridersguitartutorials14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Me a minor:HAH an Nvidia rtx for a new pc NOPE I'm gonna go with AMD and XFX

  • Voltaic Fire
    Voltaic Fire20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    At the time this video first came out I had hoped this shortage would have encouraged divestment from China and South Korea across every industry, sadly it didn't and those chip foundries are very much the exception.

  • Voltaic Fire
    Voltaic Fire20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    _"I was right... And it's terrible."_ Why does that resonate with me so much? 😔

  • Real Tesla 3!
    Real Tesla 3!วันที่ผ่านมา

    I wonder is Linus take the vax...

  • Jarhead Ed
    Jarhead Ed2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Something that bothers me....I can't buy a 3080 by itself, but I can absolutely order a completely new PC with one.....kind of frustrating.

  • Josh Leight
    Josh Leight3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    And I built my gaming rig may 2020 , thank God I did

  • bruh discord sucks
    bruh discord sucks3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The captions are wrong in the last few minutes of the video

  • gstorm CZ
    gstorm CZ3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Crypto makes calculated 31thousand ton of electronic waste per year, thats enough to satisfy "needs" of supply shortages, buy at least 50 or alot over 75percent of dgpu made. Think of single dgpu weight maybe 1kg, with 40mil dgpu sold in 2020, you get that major crypto mining effect on availability.

  • jj yolo
    jj yolo3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    flip you miners

  • H76 Pro
    H76 Pro3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I think things will be better in 2022. But why don't investors open up a new chip factory since demand is so much and it is very profitable??

  • SJ
    SJ4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Supply side stimulus during a demand side shock. Shortages are inevitable and I predicted it early last year.

  • Testg4and Mmm
    Testg4and Mmm4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    People stay indoors . Thus uses pc that they haven't been using for a while. Upgrading them . But i don't think that demands gonna last forever. İt should drop after all people ugraded their old pcs??

  • Siken Dongol
    Siken Dongol4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    TSMC and Samsung Foundries make semiconductor hardware

  • Siken Dongol
    Siken Dongol4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    computer chips in the car

  • Kokuo Kirai
    Kokuo Kirai4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Yeah I seen prices dropping for a bit in the GPU and Used car market, but then they started spiking back up in the last 2 weeks. Luckily I found a 2060 Super pre built system for $1,000. I hope I don't regret this buy at this price. With my research this system is worth what I bought it at but in the current market probably 1300 minimum. I guess I'll see what happens in the next 6 months lol

  • Hoosier Homestead
    Hoosier Homestead5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Nothing has HAD to remain closed to this point. It’s political garbage, and our government are destroying small business while making companies like google and Amazon 40x wealthier.

  • Roxas Kinghearts
    Roxas Kinghearts5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    god i love the quality honestly linus you should throw yourself into the news business i swear you should be trying to claim royalties from msnbc cnn and fox have them air 30 minutes of your youtube videos 3 together 2 1 and sell it as a segment to these channels on some good educating Americans on some common sense

  • Eye Of Nelms
    Eye Of Nelms5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Mentions miners and gamers, but not a word about scalpers... okay.

  • Ian J Barker
    Ian J Barker6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Fantastic video, Linus!

  • Sixxftundr
    Sixxftundr7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It all boils down to two factors: mining of materials and the dependency on China....prove me wrong

  • Data Soong
    Data Soong7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    no GPU vit a CPU soket?

  • Barrett DeCutler
    Barrett DeCutler8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Wow, even Canada knows how bad Texas's energy grid is. Thanks, Linus, and team for timely, helpful, well researched information about the real world. I love goofy reviews and builds, but this is great, too.

  • Lucus Mousteen
    Lucus Mousteen8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Don't see phones being cut back. Do see MSI sculping their own cards (BUSTED), Heard all the excuses. covid, lack of semi conductors, bla bla bla. Set up a partner business to buy up all your stock and get them to sell all your product for 2x 3x the price.

  • Midaysnack
    Midaysnack9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Well I waited because I didnt have enough money. I just wanted that 1660 super or that 2060-80 series card

  • Sixty
    Sixty9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Thought he was saying ‘minors’ not ‘miners’ lol

  • Sajidul Hoque
    Sajidul Hoque10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I was just arguing with a guy who thinks chip shortage is a scam made by nVidia cuz they are selling gpus directly to miners :v He said apple and intel has no shortage only nvidia and AMD. I just gave him the link to this video

  • Daniel Bengtsson
    Daniel Bengtsson10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I knew there was a reason I memorized the konami code.

  • sara
    sara10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    "fk you miners..." oh but linus, the kids can only mine so much colbolt at a time lol

  • Juan Brits
    Juan Brits10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Of course no one in the industry benefitting from the money from miners won't at all blame them... meanwhile they're selling thousands of graphics cards to miners directly per order...

  • Alextheboyzander
    Alextheboyzander10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    subtitles lol

  • Mike
    Mike10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If Biden puts 37 billion into a semiconductor fab to be made in the US, then gives that money to a Taiwanese company, he's a bigger idiot than we already knew... Honestly it wouldn't be surprising in the least.

  • Brodsort117
    Brodsort11711 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I have not been able to afford a GPU upgrade for 5 years and now this. I'm lucky my gtx 980 (not the ti) still runs lol

  • aikikid64
    aikikid6411 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I see an industry controlling their output to increase profits.

  • Nanashi Ecks
    Nanashi Ecks11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Is it just me, or did the subtitles suddenly did some 4th-wall breaking approach?

  • Silverado
    Silverado11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Would explain why you can't get a hold of a Playstation 5 or Xbox.

  • Evan Manning
    Evan Manning11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    havent enjoyed building a pc since my 7700k gtx 1080 build. years of waiting for this to end.

  • Angel Leonard
    Angel Leonard11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    what a nice lil piece of info you have there.

  • BeatBox U
    BeatBox U11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Wait my captions just started spouting off from what linus was talking about and how to get in a que to buy a 3000 series gpu lol

  • Dubai POV
    Dubai POV12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    4:50 yeah right.. 2019 i satisfied with my dinosaur gtx 1060... now I have bunch of gpus

  • Steven Capuano
    Steven Capuano12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    So really the "shortage" doesn't exist as of now, but since we're willing to pay higher, they can keep saying theirs a shortage and make more profit.

  • h h
    h h12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why are you so through!! Sub for life

  • PetarJK
    PetarJK12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Naah. Bitcoin farms buy them all.

  • Not MyName
    Not MyName12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The second jump on demand happened AFTER the second run off products were released.

  • Krank
    Krank12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    ngl that was a liiittle sexist at the beginning there with the "pops" thing

  • Gear Nut
    Gear Nut12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    fitting i get an linus ad before i get more linus ads

  • Ashes
    Ashes12 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • sprint coding
    sprint coding13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Your lack of support for crypto community and disrespect towards miners makes me not want to watch your videos anymore or support your channel at all the idea that gamers some how deserve cards more than people who use them for WORK , BUSINESS use is also absurd you want a gpu? Great PAY FOR IT! we will continue to purchase gpus even in a crypto market downfall! Gpu mining is in its infancy and I hate to break it to you but you will never see these "MSRP" gpus again.

  • Donovan Haacke
    Donovan Haacke14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    here's an idea.... Leave that shit out of fridges and toasters

  • mezza205
    mezza20514 วันที่ผ่านมา

    nice sponsor

  • Gerardo Velazquez
    Gerardo Velazquez14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Thats why i tell people that its not that there isnt for everybody. Is just that there is no easy way in making them and then send it to everyone in a convenient time and since this is run by humans that need to get paid, sleep, training, food, there is no way to satisfy everyone needing something. Hence pricing

  • Christian Terrill
    Christian Terrill14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The shortage is still there and at my car dealership we are fucked.....still barley getting new cars delivered and all sales are fucked royally right now

  • Tyrannus Spissamentum
    Tyrannus Spissamentum14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    U.S. Government and the scum that run it say "we care and want wealth equality for all" yet they turn around and shut shit down. GROWING the wealth inequality further! When will the sheep wake up and smell the plate of shit they're being fed.

  • Tyrannus Spissamentum
    Tyrannus Spissamentum14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Who the fuck needs a "smart" refrigerator?...save the semiconductor for PC's. I bet those refrigerators are as "smart" as our cellphones. Good enough to listen to us but not good enough to function as sold. I

  • Robert Thompson
    Robert Thompson14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Because they're injecting silicone into us for their 'cure'.

  • Craigs world
    Craigs world14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That was a nice thing you said at the end of the video. :)

  • Zach Stefanakis
    Zach Stefanakis14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If I understand this correctly: Linus was right

  • Dwayne
    Dwayne15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I can buy motherboards, CPUs at MSRP, but not GPUS, I'm upgrading my motherboard and cpu this year (or wait for AM5), then I'll hang onto my 1660 super for another two years.

    ZENAMANIAC15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This makes sense as to why TSMC has plans to build a FAB in AZ near a competitor of the semiconductor industry



    15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Also the reason why nobody can keep up is because it takes alot of time mkney and resources to convert and or build a new semiconductor fab that can support that said demand in an ever so rapidly changing industry, its going to be a while before normal stock of GPUs chips ect to be steadily manufactured



    15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    As a part of the construction process of the machines that create the chips this just means job security, also I have been in other processes of how a semiconductor plant operates other than construction

  • cakethel
    cakethel15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    4:17 and still no graphic cards after 5 Months so anyways fuck you miners

  • victor hugo sanchez cordova
    victor hugo sanchez cordova15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I don't know anymore if i was blessed or cursed to find an rx 580 at decent price around a year ago(sept.2020) it's the most powerful graphics my grubby 3rd worlder pc ever had, but the drivers crash all the time and it's far too late into this $h!7storm to find a decent replacement

  • DaisukeFlamedramon
    DaisukeFlamedramon15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The problem with this is that with such a massive investment comes a huge risk. The facility could very well be finished years from now and demand by that point could be down.

  • Shawn
    Shawn15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'm sure glad that government lockdowns to protect unvaccinated 80 year olds are fucking the economy into the ground. Does anyone remember when governments were not evil? Yeah me neither.

  • Big Bama Gaming
    Big Bama Gaming15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Don't worry Linus. We believe what you say even when it royally sucks. Many people attempted to prepare for the shortage.

  • Cheas Moon
    Cheas Moon16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    As someone who lives on Vancouver island it’s extra funny when you mention the forest at tofino 😂

  • Landon Waldhauser
    Landon Waldhauser16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I am so glad I decided to build my pc in 2019, I could’ve saved it and waited as I had a laptop that was doing okay but it was summertime 2019 and I decided you know what I’m gonna just go for it, got a 2060 super, i7 9900k and all that, I’m not trying to brag but if I had decided to use that money for a new car at the time, I would’ve been screwed. That laptop’s motherboard quit out and I would be game less for however long it’s been now

  • Brian Scaramella
    Brian Scaramella16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That note was too long to read

  • Before Tax
    Before Tax16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Fans are going out on my 1080ti. Pricing and availability is making me not upgrade.

  • OverFLOw
    OverFLOw16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I have kinda already accepted that I am going to upgrade my PC probably in 2 years...when I am an adult who does not need a Gaming Pc anymore because worklife drains his spare time dry...

  • Tobiathon
    Tobiathon16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Linus your a Beautiful man and your a dick head lol this means I watch you alot i look up to you thank you.

  • Scott Brown
    Scott Brown16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Is it really because people are buying everything up or is it that maybe manufacturers have jumped the proverbial shark on smart devices and there’s smart device overload? We have smart phones and TVs, so do you really need a smart Blu-ray player hooked up to your smart TV? Do you even need a smart refrigerator or dishwasher when you already have a smart phone, smart tv and smart blu ray player? Idk ask your smart watch 🤷‍♂️

  • Liv in
    Liv in16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    wow wow wow. Loved the last bit to the core. YES YES! We want more such good-hearted initiatives man. Lets spend at local place. Here in India, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. - Buy Vegetables and Groceries from local walkable stores instead of bigbasket or flipkart. - Spend on buying flowers etc once in a while for your prayers at home or your wife. - Ensure to always tip Swiggy and Uber in cash - Keep smaller liquid cash to give away to sanitation people and metropolitan service workers when you see them at work Biggest of all, if you have enough money, support a family that has lost a breadwinner with education support.

  • wardogel
    wardogel16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The subtitles are golden

  • Michael Custance
    Michael Custance16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Bought a 970 GTX about 2mo before nVidea announced the 10 series... been trying to get ahead of the curve financially ever since to get something better than a 970... it's all just really really REALLY crappy timing LOL -- When I have the money - can't find a GPU to buy. When the market HAS GPUs to buy, I've spent the money on some "emergency" ( like new tires / brakes for my car etc ) Timing... LOL

  • londubh2007
    londubh200716 วันที่ผ่านมา

    "Fuck you, miners!"

  • RobbidyRob
    RobbidyRob16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Pretty sure if we could stop doing Smart bulls**t like smart fridges, toasters, coffee machines etc. there would be less of an issue with Semiconductors. We don't need to have everything connected through computers.

  • WickstaPlays
    WickstaPlays16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Taiwan also has an insane drought and you need water to make semiconductors.

  • SSgt Mole
    SSgt Mole16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Thank the maker that new console games suck! 🤣

  • lance moore
    lance moore16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You're Canadian???

  • Some Dude
    Some Dude16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is still a thing in Sep 2021. :(

  • Chris L
    Chris L17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The MORONIC democrats are not helping anything by allowing people to draw more unemployment and some making more sitting their lazy asses at home then they would working. By them disincentivising people from working, all companies not just tech manufacturers are unable to work at capacity because there unable to hire people as no one WANTS to work. Even logistical companies can't find enough drivers to simply transport the goods they need from place to place or to consumers. By increasing unemployment pay and time frame, the democrat retards have made yet ANOTHER problem WORSE and created even others. This goes for everything the democrats touch, local and federal government, law enforcement, people's safety and livelihoods, US businesses, Afghanistan, the southern border, unemployment...the list goes on and on. The democrats have screwed up and DESTROYED every single thing they've touched. And as a result it is us citizens that must suffer, be it simply trying to buy a new computer or car to trying to get a job or run a businesses. Because while there may be a shortage of people to hire, that also creates a shortage of jobs as many small businesses have had to close their doors while others not being able to get the materials they need to run at capacity, may have had to lay off workers due to not making enough money. It's a vicious cycle, less workers means less money for businesses means less jobs and around and around it goes. And as strange as it may be, no where is it more visible at the moment then in the tech industries.

  • Brian Fox
    Brian Fox17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Oh, GPU companies say that their products are making it to the hands of regular users based on literally nothing? I guess that just must be the case, since they have no incentive for that story being believed. I did appreciate the push to support local businesses at the end.

  • RockboyGil
    RockboyGil17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    To put it simply. They need more time, money and resources to meet demand. Also, they need technology to create more semiconductors, which also needs superconductors for their machinery as well. Along with everyone elses down the assembly line. Making the shortage of semiconductors even worse.

  • The Dope Show
    The Dope Show17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'm so lucky I actually was able to get the 3070, a day before the first price rise

  • GaboME1
    GaboME117 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Im really glad i got a series x last christmas xD fucking 1660 super just doubled its price lmao, 3070 and beyond are a no no for my economy

    ASY ANIMASI 3D17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    So, if all miner were suddenly gone.. The world will be a better place..

  • Champy
    Champy17 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Alpha_Wolffe Studios
    Alpha_Wolffe Studios17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I sadly need to buy a new GPU to get back to running my gaming communities so these prices are murder for me

  • Alpha_Wolffe Studios

    Alpha_Wolffe Studios

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Derry yes I’m in game with the boys on the ground and in Zeus for Arma 3 at all times and my ancients laptop I could bring definitely won’t cut it and my 4 year old Desktop is showing its age with on average 10-25 FPS tops when I used to get amp smooth 60 FOS a while ago

  • Derry


    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    *lol* What? You need a new GPU to run a gaming community?

  • flashg30
    flashg3018 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i dont know why you dont have a Weeds compagny sence its legal in canada for a sponcer insted of thing im not intrested in lolll but the only thing im intresting in it is your mouse pad and water bottle

  • John Hill
    John Hill18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    "Spend money locally", now that is great advice as any time!

  • Dameon Edwards
    Dameon Edwards18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Oooh hooo... Makes sense now... so here a theory... China wants Taiwan for partly reason, to be a tech leader hence Joe subservience to them (Hunter laptop/deals) and pulled troops from Afghanistan at China's request which is rich in material to make the conductors. China is one of 6 leaders invited to the "rebuild Afghanistan government" 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

  • jeffymooch
    jeffymooch18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I work in the multi-room home audio industry. We haven't had chips available to make our amplifiers in almost a year. Backorders are out to at least November, and possibly March.

  • Andrew Mientek
    Andrew Mientek18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Working in public education, many schools have been attempting to go 1:1 with technology. Also eSports is taking root in early adoption schools. COVID was the catalyst that silenced hemming and hawing by naysaying school board members. Of course this doesn't explain graphics card shortages. But then consider all the teachers that had to become overnight content creators. Creating lectures assignments, and other educational material in addition to communications and grading now happening at home, several millennial and younger teachers sight capable machines. And that's just one facet of the economy. This also doesn't graze the uptick in hobbyist investments: home reno projects, to and outdoorsman activities also surged. It's great to hear some of the inner machinations of the tech industry's response and recovery prices!

  • Aristocles
    Aristocles18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Intel can also do what Samsung and TSMC do, although Intel's capacity is mostly tied up with the PC and server market, so that doesn't leave much room for semiconductors for phones or automobiles on Intel's part. That said, Intel is working on some very big new fabs in the US, so that may soon change.

  • tcooke2
    tcooke218 วันที่ผ่านมา

    well that certainly made me feel better about the pizza I shouldn't have ordered but did anyway, thanks Linus!

  • Frank Morris
    Frank Morris18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    We in this together fam.

  • JigaYan
    JigaYan18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    When I predicted... we all predicted it...

  • Micsha Slavich
    Micsha Slavich18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    what an absolute LOAD of rubbish lmfao, there is NO shortage at all, company's are just saying that to up prices, you guys are cooperate delusional lackeys if you think otherwise.

  • Linus Zarrouk

    Linus Zarrouk

    18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That's not how supply and demand works.