Nathan over at Legit Reviews has posted an interesting article today that may explain why there is a shortage of AMD AM4 motherboards. The article quotes an e-mail from an anonymous motherboard manufacturer that goes into detail about alleged problems that caused the shortage.
It’s all about the bad coordination, bad communication, bad support and bad timing to launch this platform in my opinion. With all these issues, none of us could start manufacture the boards sooner. Also, in January and February, all board vendors’ production lines were occupied with Intel 200 series boards before Chinese New Year and tried to ship as much boards as we can to ensure we won’t have stock issues while Asia was on New Year vacation.