Ever since the first COVID-19 wave in 2020, PC graphics cards, especially the newer ones from AMD and Nvidia, have become exceptionally hard to find. This is in part due to the fact that there is an ongoing global silicon shortage, which has led to an increase in PC GPU prices, even on MRP. Now, according to statistics from 3D Center, PC GPU prices could skyrocket up to 70% of their current price.
Not just that, the statistics report also warns that in the near future, graphics cards will become even harder to find, not to mention the exorbitant rates.
Expect PC GPU prices to skyrocket
The trend of PC GPU prices rising has hit all graphics cards models including the Nvidia RTX 3000 series, AMD Radeon RX 6000 series, and, to some extent, even last year’s RTX 2000. As a result, stock scarcities can be expected to continue.
To counter this, Nvidia had considered bringing back the RTX 2000 series GPUs back into circulation, but seeing as how they are getting more expensive and rarer by the day, even that would put them on the back foot. PC gamers who were looking to upgrade their systems might have to shell out a lot more money, or just be patient and wait for the situation to die out.
Of late, things have been pretty hard in the world of gaming peripherals and systems. The new next generation consoles are still quite hard to find, just like PC graphics cards, and manufacturers are making slight changes to internal designs which can help keep up with the high demand of these systems and peripherals.