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Capitalism: GPU cards prices to follow DRAM and MOSFETs
  • As you know issues rise in desktop computers sectors and they become worse each month.

    Consumer GPUs are quite big margin, so products firms had been able to hold wholesale price, but no more.

    First-tier vendors are expected to raise their Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080/1070/1060/1050 graphics card pricing by 3-10% at the end of August, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

    August quotes for RAMs used in graphics cards have risen to US$8.50, up by 30.8% from US$6.50 in July.

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  • NVidia feels good

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  • And here it all goes

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    Multiple contacts within our global supply chain are saying the shortage of cards is because of a shortage of memory used on the cards. A video card manufacturer sources GPUs from AMD or Nvidia, and memory from Samsung, Micron, or Hynix. Samsung and Micron are, according to what we are told, quality leaders, while Hynix is typically bought as a last resort.

    Our card manufacturers are saying they can get GPUs all day long, but not enough of the GDDR5(X) VRAM memory used with high-end GeForce. Card manufacturers have a primary memory supplier (Samsung or Micron), a secondary supplier (Samsung or Micron), and a third emergency supplier (Hynix). All memory suppliers are manufacturing full stop, so it is reported to us that there isn't any current slack in the process to meet additional demand.

    To exacerbate problems further, there is also an IC packaging bottleneck problem currently brewing, where major vendors of IC packaging are experiencing full capacity production volumes and are unable to keep up with increased demand.

    This guys are busy with Bitcoin miners chips, read last posts.

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