As stock shortages of CPUs and graphics cards continues, it's time for an update on the market to see what the current situation is looking like, and whether there will be any relief for buyers in the coming weeks.
CPU and graphics card pricing and availability are still a mess, but is the situation improving? Can we expect to get back to PC building any time soon? Let’s take a look at what is happening in the market right now.
A grand price fixing scheme that took place between 1998-2002 involved over a dozen makers, of what PC component?
Was it DRAM, Motherboards, Laptop Displays or HDDs?
What a difference a year makes. It was about this time last year that we discussed why building a gaming PC was a bad idea, but thankfully a lot has changed since. You may recall, DDR4 memory and graphics card prices were through the roof a year ago. GPU availability was quite poor and on top of all that, we were at the end of a few product cycles. Fast forward a year, what's changed?
Graphics Card Pricing Update December 2018: Pascal is Running Out of Stock, Radeon Dominates Value Offerings
Time is running out for 2018 and this will be last update to our series before new GPUs possibly arrive in Q1 2019. In the meantime, we are seeing some interesting trends with further discounts and some previous generation GPUs running out of stock. Here's how prices have changed, what we expect in the future, and the current best value cards.
Today, we're once again doing a deep dive on graphics card pricing to provide you with the best value buys on the market right now. This is the third report we have compiled this year. We're now in early Q4 and graphics card manufacturers are facing a different challenge that could affect pricing, at least in the United States: the import tariffs implemented by Donald Trump.
It's time to talk about graphics card pricing once again. Today we're exploring cards you can actually buy right now and at what prices, how that compares to previous months, which ones are the best value for money, and whether you should even buy one at all.