Graphics cards could become even more expensive following GDDR6 price rise

EdmondRC

Posts: 124   +95
Well, probably the only redeeming point of all this is that if you do have a somewhat modern GPU, you can turn it around to offset the costs of the GPU you are trying to buy. I actually only have about $300 invested in my RTX 3080 because I sold my RX 5700 for more than I paid for it. Of course if this is a new build and you have nothing to sell to offset those costs, the entry costs to PC gaming is higher than its ever been. My current PC as a prebuilt would cost over $3000. But, through the process of selling my old hardware I would say I probably have a total of $1200 invested in it, including the original costs of hardware that I sold, much of which I got 80-90% of the original price for. This time around, upgrading more than paid off.

If you thinking about building a gaming PC right now though, just don't do it. Well, unless your first purchase is a GPU at or close to MSRP. It's just not worth it. Things will return to normal eventually.
 

Tantor

Posts: 125   +167
The sales volumes of cards using high performance memory has most likely dropped the last year. The total sales of dedicated graphics cards have gone up a measly 7% year over year. This includes sales of previously legacy budget cards.

It is high time for governments to stop this price gouging of consumers with all sorts of lies about mining and scalping.

Yep. Given a modest 7% annual sales increase, there is no rational explanation for these high prices other than corporate price fixing.

Contrary to public opinion, big corporations don't have your best interests at heart. Given the opportunity, they will work together to extract the maximum amount of profit from the public.

Government regulatory agencies should be all over this. But all we hear are crickets.
 

yRaz

Posts: 3,666   +3,654
People have no choice. If your card breaks down you're hosed.
They do have a choice, they could not play videogames. Yeah, this sucks, but there isn't anything they can do about it. Raw materials for manufacturing are sky high, there is a labor shortage thus increased labor costs and there is the supply and demand issue.

It sucks but get over it. Go outside if your graphics card breaks, goodness knows people need to if they get this worked up when they can't play videogames
 

B5S46M

Posts: 39   +51
Hmmm only 2? I think you should consider getting a third just in case, never hurts, and you can then start commenting you have 3 of them, it really seems to get to some people, maybe leave the third one in it's box and have it on display. I've grown to expect and enjoy these comments, GPU articles wouldn't be the same without the mandatory brag post.

Just stop feeding the troll. Blocking trolls is basically the only reason I stay logged in.
 

duckofdeath

Posts: 346   +448
They do have a choice, they could not play videogames. Yeah, this sucks, but there isn't anything they can do about it. Raw materials for manufacturing are sky high, there is a labor shortage thus increased labor costs and there is the supply and demand issue.

It sucks but get over it. Go outside if your graphics card breaks, goodness knows people need to if they get this worked up when they can't play videogames
All lies. Smoke and mirrors to deflect from TSMC's big con. The volumes are similar so why is there suddenly a shortage of raw materials and personnel? Another lie to help their price gouging keep going.
At some point, the ecosystem will collapse when the lack of supply strangles the demand. Then you have an economy that will collapse in on itself.
 

yRaz

Posts: 3,666   +3,654
All lies. Smoke and mirrors to deflect from TSMC's big con. The volumes are similar so why is there suddenly a shortage of raw materials and personnel? Another lie to help their price gouging keep going.
At some point, the ecosystem will collapse when the lack of supply strangles the demand. Then you have an economy that will collapse in on itself.
Source?
 

duckofdeath

Posts: 346   +448
There was a report last week that the total sales of dedicated graphics cards only went up 7% year over year, in the first quarter. Both AMD and Nvidia have re-issued legacy cards to be able to sell something. It's easy to see that there's virtually no supply of current generation cards.
I have personally reached out to several retailers and they all say the same, "there's no supply because they get little to no deliveries from manufacturers".
 

yRaz

Posts: 3,666   +3,654
There was a report last week that the total sales of dedicated graphics cards only went up 7% year over year, in the first quarter. Both AMD and Nvidia have re-issued legacy cards to be able to sell something. It's easy to see that there's virtually no supply of current generation cards.
I have personally reached out to several retailers and they all say the same, "there's no supply because they get little to no deliveries from manufacturers".
How are sales up 7% in there aren't any cards to sell?
 

captaincranky

Posts: 16,693   +5,458
The sales volumes of cards using high performance memory has most likely dropped the last year. The total sales of dedicated graphics cards have gone up a measly 7% year over year. This includes sales of previously legacy budget cards.

It is high time for governments to stop this price gouging of consumers with all sorts of lies about mining and scalping.

Wow, a conspiracy theorist,with paranoid delusions of being the best reader ever..! Just what this place needed to lighten the mood, (or not). :rolleyes:
 

duckofdeath

Posts: 346   +448
Wow, a conspiracy theorist,with paranoid delusions of being the best reader ever..! Just what this place needed to lighten the mood, (or not). :rolleyes:
It's now a conspiracy theory that retailers haven't had any stock for a year now? How delusional are you TSMC huggers?
The last time your computer store had this few graphics cards in stock was in the early 80's, when they didn't exist.