Graphics card fiasco at Nvidia & AMD: It gets even harder for PC gamers

Anyone who hoped that graphics card prices would fall a little in the course of autumn is currently looking into the tube. A look at the current prices shows that they are instead going up even further. Both models from AMD and Nvidia are currently being sold far too expensive – but when will that finally change again?

Nvidia & AMD: Graphics card prices continue to rise

The hardware crisis continues and cares for you further price increase for current graphics card models from Nvidia and AMD. The 3DCenter experts have observed the sales prices of the graphics accelerators again in the past few weeks and published their results in a graphic that makes the hearts of PC gamers slide in their pants:

This is how AMD graphics cards are in relation to the RRP twice as expensive sold while Nvidia models 88 percent above the RRP traded. A look at the price trend shows that sales prices have continued to rise over the past few months (source: 3DCenter).

The course of the dashed line, which shows the availability of the individual GPUs, is also worrying. The higher the line, the more graphics cards can actually be bought. The problem: The availability of the current graphics card models seems to have fallen again in the last few weeks, which would also explain the higher selling prices.

And what else happened this week? We summarize the most important messages in the GIGA headlines for you:

When will hardware be cheap again?

Not only AMD and Nvidia are suffering from the current hardware crisis, Microsoft and Sony are also feeling the effects of selling their next-gen consoles. The Xbox Series X and PS5 appeared almost a year ago, but are still not easily available in stores today.

But when will the shortage of chips and co. Finally be overcome? AMD boss Lisa Su expects the supply in summer 2022 at the earliest can keep up with demand. Until then, both consumers and companies must continue to expect delivery bottlenecks.

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