News GPU Prices in China Increase, Portending Broader Hikes

Phaaze88

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In a news thread awhile back I said this wouldn't calm down 'till 2023... heh, perhaps I wasn't far off the mark after all...

When is this insanity going to end?
When demand goes down.
Supply is as high as it's ever been, even pre-Covid - or so I've inferred from reading around...
People still want/need graphics cards. Expect the next gen of cards to be caught up in it too.
Since enough people are displaying that they're fine with paying higher prices, companies/resellers are missing out on potential profits by not raising prices.

So in the end, blame people: it'll end when enough of us decide it's over.
 

2Be_or_Not2Be

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This craze will continue as long as crypto exchanges still allow you to convert crypto coins into "real" money (USD, whatever). Money rules - it doesn't matter what problems occurs, that's for someone else to deal with.

If/when this pandemic calms down worldwide, I think we'll still have supply shortage as long as miners (commercial or individuals) keep buying cards en masse. That keeps supply short, and it definitely isn't to Nvidia/AMD/AIBs' benefit to have lower prices. So to use a trite phrase - higher GPU prices is the "new normal" - sadly.
 

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