The year 2021 is about to end and the prices of graphics cards continue to rise despite the fact that many users want to buy them, but not at these current values so far from the MSRP. The vast majority did not update their GPU, and those who did fall into two groups: those who updated with what they could buy and those who paid the premium. Well, new factors of these price changes have been discovered for the charts and there are new ones too. forecasts for 2022 and 2023.
Within this sector, there are several realities. The first is that manufacturers aren’t interested in seeing anything change because they are turning their numbers green at an alarming rate. The second is that there is hardly any shortage and the prices are still very high, while the third has to do with the cryptocurrency speculation that we always mention. But in the meantime there are different appreciations that must be seen to understand a little better what is to come and what is very relevant.
Farms with FE GPU and component prices
I think he’s already on YouTube. pic.twitter.com/Xv6JV40fJn
– NelsonDrake (@ NelsonD55666372) December 19, 2021
That graphics card farms are practically a bane is well known to all. The problem comes when the reality is shown in some of them. And did a video (backup from deletion) from one of these farms show what had already been detected and speculated for months: NVIDIA and AMD sell direct to miners, surely at a much higher price than their MSRP.
Supposedly, a Founders Edition GPU is unobtainable as they are only supplied by both manufacturers, so they have to be involved in some way. In addition, it is not a matter of a few hundred graphics cards, since it is about more than 10 farms with an approximate total of 30,000 NVIDIA GPUs
Global shortage in a nutshell: the heater signals a faulty outdoor sensor. Complete component not available anywhere to ship before Christmas. The temperature transducer only costs a few cents, now a few dollars. pic.twitter.com/rt9IBl6dBP
– Andreas Schilling (@aschiling) 20 December 2021
The price of some components has gone from a few cents to a few dollars directly, which would represent an increase of more than 100 times your normal cost. This causes market distortion and the player cannot buy a graphics card today, or does not want to go straight through the hoop.
How long will the graphics price last like this?
While there is a new report every few weeks and we still don’t get this one, the reality is that prices have gone up again. According to the manufacturers, there are still more than six months for prices to come down steadily, so the first semester 2022 It will still be dying out in the GPU world, while by the summer the semiconductor production capacity will be better, which should start to lower the price of some components, which with the change Ethereum’s work could be the start of the end of this madness.
The first estimates of price normality go until 2023, perhaps in the middle of the year, when it looks like the industry will revert to its privileges and with it the prices are set to really drop. Another very different thing will be their artificial inflation, where it will be seen if more countries join in banning mining due to its high energy costs which results in an unfavorable balance in their environmental policies given of the enormous consumption of agricultural holdings.
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