The price of mid-range and high-end GPUs are expected to increase in 2018

The price of mid-range and high-end GPUs are expected to increase in 2018

The price of mid-range and high-end GPUs are expected to increase in 2018

A report from Digitimes has predicted that GPU prices in the mid-high end of the market will rise as we move further into 2018, owing thanks to increased production costs as supplies of memory and other components becomes increasingly scarce. Prices are predicted to increase by $5 10 $20.

These shortages are due to several factors, with the growth of the PC gaming market after the release of popular games like PUBG and Fortnite Battle Royale (particularly in the Chinese market) as well as consistent GPU sales to cryptocurrency miners acting as major contributors. Demand for new GPU hardware is not expected to decrease soon, creating a difficult situation for consumers.  

These price increases will likely deter gamers from upgrading their systems, though the demand for graphics hardware for crypto mining isn’t expected to wane. It is also likely that gamers will get fatigued due to the lack of any new graphics hardware aside from the Radeon RX Vega, with both AMD Polaris and most of Nvidia’s GTX 10 series being on the market for well over a year without a replacement. A lot of PC gamers want to see new hardware in the GPU market. 
 

The price of mid-range and high-end GPUs are expected to increase in 2018

 

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