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GPU value rise: graphics card MSRP reaches 5 month excessive, however respectable availability

Are we about to get hit with one other GPU value rise proper earlier than Black Friday 2021? Following (and maybe partly due to) Lisa Su’s announcement that she believed the worldwide graphics card scarcity would proceed for at the very least H1 2022, GPU costs have elevated as soon as once more, each for AMD graphics playing cards and Nvidia GPUs.

Learn under for more information.

AMD GPU costs 83% above MSRP, Nvidia GPU costs 72% above MSRP

The great outdated boys at 3DCenter proceed to do their nice work in mapping each graphics card availability and the retail costs of each AMD GPUs and Nvidia GPUs all through 2021. Their newest replace covers the interval from January 17, 2021 to October 10, 2021. Though these solely mirror Austrian and German graphics card market costs, they’ll nonetheless be extrapolated to offer us an concept of GPU pricing and availability throughout the Western world, significantly in Europe.

As you may see within the under graph, AMD Radeon costs particularly have elevated regularly for the reason that lows reached in July, reaching 183% MSRP as at October 10, 2021. It’s an analogous story for Nvidia graphics card costs since August, although much less pronounced, Nvidia GeForce graphics playing cards standing at 172% MSRP as at October 10, 2021.

Graphics card availability, GPU provide

Regardless of persevering with concern over the dearth of GPUs which are obtainable for customers to purchase, based on 3DCenter’s information, graphics card availability (represented by the dotted purple line) stays higher than it has for a lot of 2021, definitely as much as the top of Might. Whether or not or not your common gamer will wish to choose up these GPUs on the elevated costs, or if, as soon as once more, crypto miners will take up a giant chunk of the demand stays to be seen.

There are sadly a number of potential headwinds for graphics card provide nonetheless that will have but to hit the retail provide, however which might start to chunk between now and the top of the 12 months. World labour provide points, precipitated by the COVID pandemic, mixed with rising fuel and oil costs, have created a knock-on impact all through international provide chains in all types of merchandise. Authorities-imposed Chinese language energy shortages have additionally threatened the provision targets of electronics producers.

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