Have you counted on price reductions for graphics cards? If so, we don’t have good news – AMD has raised prices for its partners, which will translate into even higher prices in stores.
In recent months, the situation on the gaming graphics card market looks… dramatically poor. Both producers have problems with satisfying supplies, which translates into shortages and heavily inflated prices in stores. Although the situation has recently started to stabilize, the latest reports do not look very optimistic.
AMD raises the prices of graphics chips for the Radeon RX 6000 cards
There were disturbing news on the Board Channels industry forum pointing to an increase in the prices of graphics chips for Radeon RX 6000 cards – according to unofficial information, AMD decided to raise rates by 10%, which would translate into a price increase of $ 20-40. The decision is to be dictated by the increase in prices at the TSMC factory, which produces graphics processors. The new price list is to apply with the next delivery of graphics chips to manufacturers.
What does this mean for customers? I guess you can imagine. In such a situation, manufacturers of graphics cards will raise prices for distributors, distributors for stores, and stores for us, i.e. customers. Well, it looks like in the coming weeks, we have to take into account more price increases of graphics cards (which are horrendously high anyway).
AMD is preparing new Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards
It is worth adding that AMD is preparing to release more, weaker graphics cards Radeon RX 6000 – according to unofficial information, the plans are Radeon RX 6400 and Radeon RX 6500 XT, i.e. models in the lower performance segment. Is the pricing also? We will find out about it after the store premiere.