Nvidia Warn GPU Prices Expected To Continue Increasing

/ 5 years ago

NVIDIA Secretly Enables Bonus Undocumented Features in Latest Drivers


Between both Nvidia and AMD, we have seen over the last 12 months some pretty significant price increases in GPU’s. As backward as it sounds, some cards which are now a year old, cost more today than they did at launch.

Well, the news doesn’t get better I’m afraid as Nvidia has warned consumers that prices of their graphics cards are expected to keep increasing throughout 2018.

GPU Prices

It is beyond any doubt that GPU prices have increased significantly. They actually increased so much that we did a whole feature article showcasing the price increases with the average being around 25-30%.

In a report via DSOGaming, however, Nvidia has said that prices are still going to continue to increase. The reason for this is 2 part, smartphones and cryptocurrency mining.

FSP Releases 2000W Industrial PSU For Mining

Smartphones and Mining

It’s no secret that cryptocurrency mining has taken off massively in the last year. I must confess, having resisted it for some time, I have my own little mining system running as I write. As such, with many cryptocurrencies using GPU’s to power the computations, demand for them has created a significant shortage.

One of the more under the radar instances causing the shortage, however,is smartphones. With the high-spec phones requiring a decent amount of memory, vram has also hit major supply issues.

Buying a GPU

If you were looking to upgrade your GPU, I’m sorry to say that none of this is good news. I consider myself somewhat fortunate that when I bought my system it was just before prices went entirely ridiculous. At present, however, I couldn’t even think of buying a GPU. For an upgrade, I’d need to spend north of £350 and as for many PC owners, that price for a GPU is often a step too far.

What do you think? Struggling with GPU prices? Are you putting off your upgrade? – Let us know in the comments!

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 390.77 WHQL Drivers

Support eTeknix.com

By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow. And continue to bring you the latest news, reviews, and competitions. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest technology. Share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you’ll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!

eTeknix Facebook eTeknix Twitter eteknix youtube eTeknix Instagram

Check out our Latest Video

Topics: , , , , , , ,

Support eTeknix.com

By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow and continue to bring you the latest newsreviews, and competitions. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest technology news, reviews and more. Share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you'll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!

Looking for more exciting features on the latest technology? Check out our What We Know So Far section or our Fun Reads for some interesting original features.

eTeknix Facebook eTeknix Twitter eTeknix Instagram eTeknix Instagram
  • Be Social With eTeknix

    Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Reddit RSS Discord Patreon TikTok Twitch
  • Features

Send this to a friend