AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPU prices are set to rise even further

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The cost of current generation graphics cards has become a meme at the moment. The ongoing issues in the supply chain are showing no signs of easing. Combine this with increased demand and here we are. Sadly, it looks like things are about to get worse, at least if you’re in the market for an AMD card. reports coming from board channel forum (registration required) via videocardz Let us tell you that AMD is increasing the prices of its GPUs by 10%. Wonderful. No.

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The report claims that the pricing is set to increase from $20 to $40, depending on the chip. That may not seem like much when even the RX 6600 cards are selling for upwards of $500, but the series starts with AMD. A 10% increase in GPU prices is passed on to card makers, who give it to distributors, who pass it to retailers who then pass it on to us poor gamers. Somewhere along the way, someone is likely to decide that they can charge 15% more instead of 10% and eventually these costs will be borne by the consumer. When will it end? Will an RX 6400 Sell for $500? It’s no surprise that consoles are out of stock everywhere. At least they are economical.

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The report states that rising TSMC wafer cost is the reason for the price hike. AMD CPUs and GPUs are built on the same 7nm node, yet only GPU pricing is affected. Will AMD CPUs Follow? Curiously AMD CPUs are running downwards to better compete with Intel’s 12th generation processors. Is AMD shuffling its 7nm allocation for CPU production?

Even though RX 6000 cards are not the biggest hash per watt mining option, one can only hope that Ethereum’s move to Proof of Stake in 2022 will deter miners from buying cards by palletload. By then demand should already begin to fall as the new card makes it more difficult to cover the cost of purchases. let’s see how it goes. A Black Friday deal this year may just be the last best chance to grab a ‘relatively’ reasonably priced GPU. Though pessimistically, GPU deals aren’t going to set the world on fire this year.

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