News

AMD & Nvidia GPU Prices Still Appear to Be Going Up

It’s pretty much been a year now since the graphics card shortages began. So, happy anniversary I guess?… With GPUs in such short supply, however, this has, by proxy, seen a huge inflation in prices which hasn’t just been exploited by scalpers, but sadly by many mainstream retailers too! – While there were signs that things might have improved (in both respects) over the Summer, the bottom line is not the way that things panned out. Graphics cards are, and seemingly will continue to be, both in limited supply and priced way over their official MSRPs.

Just how long can this continue though? Well, following a report via Videocardz, the sad news is that updated market research has, for the third month running, found that both AMD and Nvidia GPUs are continuing (once again) to spike up in cost!

AMD & Nvidia GPUs Continue to Rise With Retailers!

As some of you may be aware (because we have reported on this before), the research has been compiled from German retailers and, as we’ve noted in the past, this may not be indicative of what’s happening elsewhere. – Based on the figure provided, however, through the period of September to October, both AMD and Nvidia GPU prices have both increased. 2% with the latter and a surprisingly large 9% with the former! – Why so much more for AMD? Well, our best guess is that they have possibly been in better supply. That is, however, just a guess!

While it’s unclear exactly why prices are increasing again, the bottom line is that it paints a very bleak picture for the remaining part of 2021.

When Will Things Start Getting Better?

Many, many, technology manufacturers have already stated that they do not believe the market will start to settle down until at least late 2022. So, in other words, I might be back here in a year’s time telling you that, finally, things might be starting to get better. – The bottom line though is that despite some hopeful signs that did begin to emerge last Spring, getting a new graphics card will likely continue to remain a difficult, and likely expensive, pursuit for the next 6 months!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

Mike Sanders

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

Aspyr Reveals Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection, Launches March 14

The Star Wars battlefront series is very popular amongst Star Wars gamers, at least it…

11 hours ago

AMD Fining Chinese Retailers For Selling RX 6750 GRE Cards Below MSRP

AMD's RX 6750 GRE is a China exclusive GPU available in both 10 and 12GB…

12 hours ago

NZXT Function Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

NZXT has had a lot of success in recent years, with their continued legacy of…

12 hours ago

Cooler Master Announces Availability of HAF 700 & 700 EVO In White

Cooler Master's HAF 700 and HAF 700 EVO are two monster's of PC cases offering…

13 hours ago

Corsair HS60 HAPTIC Stereo Gaming Headset

Sound You Can Feel: Experience the game like never before with haptic bass powered by…

13 hours ago

Tenda Nova Mesh WiFi 6E Tri-Band

BrandTendaModel nameMX21 ProSpecial featureAlexa CompatibleFrequency band classTri-BandWireless communication standard5 GHz Radio FrequencyCompatible devicesLaptop, Personal Computer,…

13 hours ago