CPU and GPU Availability and Pricing Update: April 2021

kiwigraeme

Posts: 326   +260
I'm interested in long-term affect - remember when hard drives got real cheap - then was it Thailand floods? - it took a long long time for prices to trend down - I was just happy I bought before the massive hikes
 

Mr Majestyk

Posts: 731   +623
How much are GTX1070's selling for? I have just built a new PC and now trying to decide whether to sell my old PC whole or sell it in parts. Luckily I got an amazing deal on a mint Gigabyte 2080 Super, much cheaper than any 3070 around, and less than half the new price.
 

PEnnn

Posts: 627   +610
I would say you're ignoring another factor, the rush of covid stimulus money into the economy through various means.

Well, that didn't take long for an economic "genius' to blame the government for providing help to millions of people so they won't lose their homes and stand in line at food banks....because of a GPU!

Sorry to inconvenience you and your ilk that can't buy a GPU or a used car (which were actually getting more expensive since the Republican 2008 recession)!! My heart is aching for your amazing bad luck...but you think people rushed and bought Bitcoin with their money instead paying their rent??

What a sick, twisted line of thinking one finds around this forum!

PS: Did you refuse to cash those stimulus checks by the way?? I doubt it!!
 

DonquixoteIII

Posts: 88   +51
To the author, (Tim Scheisser) I congratulate you on a very journalistic article once again. In this world of 'spin', it is refreshing to see someone try to reach the facts of the issues facing the GPU shortages (and CPU shortages) that the world is facing.

There is so much fear-mongering going on, untruths being told, and outright lies being maliciously spread that to see some one try to actually find the facts of the matter, in such depth, is refreshing.
 

mbk34

Posts: 179   +122
Interesting article. Is there anything to stop the manufacturers selling direct to the public? They could limit the number of sales to a customer - first item could be at MSRP while the 2nd purchase could be +50%. This would help give a fairer distribution of the product, move the profits back to the manufacturer while still generating customer good will.
 

paul1122

Posts: 102   +75
Well, that didn't take long for an economic "genius' to blame the government for providing help to millions of people so they won't lose their homes and stand in line at food banks....because of a GPU!

Sorry to inconvenience you and your ilk that can't buy a GPU or a used car (which were actually getting more expensive since the Republican 2008 recession)!! My heart is aching for your amazing bad luck...but you think people rushed and bought Bitcoin with their money instead paying their rent??

What a sick, twisted line of thinking one finds around this forum!

PS: Did you refuse to cash those stimulus checks by the way?? I doubt it!!

It's a new iPhone or Nvidia gpu check. Or a booze cigarette check. Or Nike check. No one pays rent anymore. Who you kidding? lol.
 

StrikerRocket

Posts: 70   +40
"One person we spoke to shared their disappointment that GPU buyers are paying ridiculous prices at retail, but those inflated prices aren’t trickling down to the actual GPU designers who do the hardest work and could invest that in next-generation products."

Exactly my reaction when I saw the truly insane prices on eBay.
Instead of upgrading my GPU, I upgraded my monitor for a MSI MAG274QRF-QD, and that was the best upgrade I've done in YEARS. My GTX 1080 is still capable of running games at frame rates that allow taking advantage of this great monitor, and at the same time, I get a wide gamut for my photo work...

It's a shame, really, that some people are ready to pay 3 times MSRP for a GPU, it just does not make sense and encourages scalpers behaviour, which sucks big time!

Scalpers and/or distributors will get nothing from me. I'm going to stick with my 1080 until prices get much much lower... maybe until miners have to resell their overpriced overpaid GPUs for nothing since the second hand market will sooner or later be flooded with GPUS. Then, I hope, *we* will have some fun...
 
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Dyper

Posts: 32   +12
I can wait for the dust to settle. Only difference is I’m considering AMD. Use to run Tyan Tigers with Athlon MPs. They dropped the ball and Intel got my money.

Seems Intel has dropped the ball now, so may the best APU win.

Thankfully I’m not a victim of the dIscrete GPU market.
Those scalpers are making a fortune off of those who need the latest/greatest.

 

EdmondRC

Posts: 129   +101
Mining has always been a convenient scapegoat. The limits of 7nm production and all the different factors changed by the last year's politics were going to throw monkey wrenches into the works sooner or later.

Of course with nothing else to do I can understand people not being able to get their new toy being kinda pissed.
The only thing I blamed mining on was driving up the prices. Which, it does. Gamers, for the most part are not paying 2.5-3X for a GPU that they won't be able to sell for 1/4 of that in 2-3 years when they want a new GPU. Gamers are watching for GPUs to come in stock that they can grab at a reasonable price.
 

EdmondRC

Posts: 129   +101
I too agree that Miners are 99% responsible for the historical upsetting of the GPU market and the historically high GPU prices.

The other 1% is supply issues, which are really minor as the CPU market has returned to normal, and infamous Evil Corps such as Mafia Scalpers international (TM) trying hard to make as many bucks as possible from the consumers.
To be fair though, its not entirely clear that the CPU market would be back to normal if GPUs were at least as available as CPUs. Since GPUs are completely sold out, people looking to do a complete build are most likely only grabbing a CPU if they can get a GPU. Also I think most gamers upgrade their GPU more often than CPU.
 

PEnnn

Posts: 627   +610
It's a new iPhone or Nvidia gpu check. Or a booze cigarette check. Or Nike check. No one pays rent anymore. Who you kidding? lol.
It's called projecting. Look it up. new word for you. You're welcome!!

"A thief thinks everyone else is also a thief"....A Chinese proverb.
 

audioman83

Posts: 22   +4
Dear Bemoaner of free markets:

You are not entitled to a person or companies' product at any prices.

You hate companies and capitalism for "taking profits" but how do you view your labor's value? Maybe you have a rare, marketable talent, and you are able to "take record profits" ...as much as you can. Because you can. And want to. Good for you. Doesn't hurt me one bit.

Your hate-o-meter would not boil over so much if you thought about how "high" prices both bring in supply and diminish waste. It's called equilibrium, and it's natural.

Just because it's also in free markets doesn't mean it's dangerous. Or good/bad/right/wrong.
 

Neatfeatguy

Posts: 300   +431
My local Micro Center is showing 25+ of the 5900x CPUs in stock as of 4/27/21!

I already have one that I picked up in January, but the thing that really sticks about the stock this time around is that these CPUs are priced $150 over the MSRP of $549 (which is what I was able to pay for mine). Right now you can walk into my local Micro Center, get a 5900x for $699......WTF?

The 5800x has been available at Micro Center on an almost constant basis the past 4-6 months and they are priced a bit under MSRP. Right now you can a 5800x at $429, about $20 under MSRP. And the 5600x was usually in stock (currently out of stock), but the price has always been MSRP $299.

Why has the price jumped up on the 5900x? Sure, it's been harder to come by, but what the hell is with the high price spike, Micro Center? Even during all the time the 5900x was scarce before this handful of CPUs available now, but the price was never over MSRP at Micro Center.

Has the MSRP price been pushed up on AMD CPUs? WTF is going on here? If that's the case, that's just gross.
 

pcmasterrrrrace9

Posts: 20   +5
There is plenty of availability here for the 5600X and 5800X the 5900x and 5950X are still super difficult to get. As for GPU's that situation still a nightmare, and I refuse to pay $800 for a midrange gpu so going to sit on my RX 580 for now and they get nothing from me.
I don't know if buyers and customers could see any kind of benefit after this major problem...
 

wizardB

Posts: 198   +77
I was recently offered $900.00 for a 5700XT I had, so I quickly sold it. I cannot believe anyone can be that desperate for a video card and have to have it right now. If everyone laid back and waited this out it would end much quicker.
 

PEnnn

Posts: 627   +610
"We're not going to name any specific AIBs,"

And pray tell, why on earth not?? Advertisers maybe will be pissed at you?? Any other plausible reason??

It's not like it's a state secret!!