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

Will GPU prices 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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04-01-2018, 10:07:36

AlienALX
Oh goody goody gumdrops, just what we all wanted.

FFS, man. I hope the market collapses and they can't get squat for their memory. I almost upgraded to 32gb yesterday, then thought better of it ffs.Quote

04-01-2018, 11:18:25

Bartacus
Oh great, like Nvidia needed ANOTHER excuse to over-price their GPUs! Kinda hoping this market collapses too.Quote

04-01-2018, 11:22:31

Korreborg
But actually it makes sense. A lot of CS/LOL players moving to PUBG = They need a better PC. And with 10.000.000 players, there are a lot of people doing a upgrade.
I have helped 2-3 from my WOT clan. Only because of PUBG Quote

04-01-2018, 11:51:35

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bartacus View Post
Oh great, like Nvidia needed ANOTHER excuse to over-price their GPUs! Kinda hoping this market collapses too.
People just won't buy it dude. Kinda like in the 80s, when we were expected to spend £150 per year on a new computer to replace the one we had. Eventually companies like Acorn had a full warehouse and went bankrupt. Even though their kids were begging parents just simply made them use what they had (which for me was a Sinclair Spectrum 48k).

That is what is going to happen with phones. If people can not afford the very latest they will lose interest and just roll on with what they have. Thankfully this is not an affliction that I've been bitten with, so I am happy to rock my three year old BB Porsche with all of its missing apps and shortcomings. It does everything I need it to, and I never needed a phone past the needing point. I don't "want" a £1000 phone.

I did splash out on my rig in the summer. Broadwell E Xeon, new mobo, Titan XP and water cooling gear. I reckon 2017 I spent about ooo, £1300? compare that to years prior where I would spend everything on my PC which is about £5k per year. I no longer have the inclination. Yesterday I put 4x4gb Patriot DDR4 in my cart on Amazon and then just closed it out. I refused to pay £168, let alone anything higher than that.

My Titan XP turned out to be an enormous bargain too.Quote

04-01-2018, 12:12:04

trawetSluaP
I was tempted to grab another 1080Ti for SLI. Is it really as dead as people say? As the price hike won't help!Quote
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