when rounded up from all three major player yes there were a drop. but nvidia shipment actually going up by 8% instead of going down. AMD down by 11% and intel by 26%.Also, wasn't there a recent report about GPU shipments going down, like a lot?
This is simply not how things work. If the price of the bill of materials goes up 10%, the retail price will go up 10% as well — sometimes more if the company feels it can get away with it. Now, if there weren't demand that would be different, but that's not the case right now.If the GPU and only the GPU price increases by $40 for a 6900XT, then the price of the overall video card shouldn't really go up by more than that. If the price of multiple components goes up, then the price of the video cards may go up. What many people can't seem to wrap their heads around is that the GPU is the only component that comes from AMD or NVIDIA, so the actual video card price won't change all that much based on what AMD or NVIDIA charge. When we are looking at $1000+ for a video CARD, if the price goes up by $40 for the $6900XT(which sells for $1300+), is anyone really going to care all that much? How much is Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, Powercolor, XFX, Sapphire, etc. actually selling their cards for when it comes to distributor pricing? For all we know, these $1000+ MSRP cards are selling for $600 from manufacturer to distributor, and the distributor is the source of the price increases.
There's really no inherent reason why retail price must change by the same amount, in terms of percentages (or absolute values for that matter), as the change in the BOM price. As you mention though, given the current situation with the graphics card market manufacturers may very well take advantage of the opportunity to increase profit margins.This is simply not how things work. If the price of the bill of materials goes up 10%, the retail price will go up 10% as well — sometimes more if the company feels it can get away with it. Now, if there weren't demand that would be different, but that's not the case right now.
Bill of materials: Before: $400, after: $440
Retail price: Before: $700, after: $770
But in reality it will be more like:
Before: $1200, after $1500
Majority of them are miners (or gamers that intend to mine to offset the cost). I doubt many gamers that only buy the gpu for gaming only pay those crazy price.The prices will rise as much as the market will bear .....
The real fault lies solely on the Consumers for these high prices because if they wouldn't pay for them the prices would drop .... As long as people buy at these prices then the prices will remain high ......