GPUs at new prices will be shipped to AMD partners from the next shipment
According to a reliable source, AMD has notified its partners of a 10% price increase for its Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs. This is not due to market conditions, but to the increase in the cost of substrates TSMC – a contract manufacturer of AMD graphics processors. TSMC announced an increase in the cost of its services in the summer, but without much specifics at that time: it was reported that prices will rise differently for different partners, depending on the volume of orders and the timing of their execution. It turns out that in the case of AMD, the increase in the cost of substrates was 10%.
According to the source, GPUs will rise in price by $ 20-40 (depending on the series model). In general, against the background of the already exorbitant prices for video cards with an increase in the cost of the conditional Radeon RX 6900 XT for $ 2,000 by $ 40, one could reconcile, but there is a possibility that video cards will become more expensive not by the amount of the GPU price increase, but by the same ten%. Then, in this example, the increase will be not $ 40, but $ 200. And this is already sensitive, especially considering the fact that video cards have been continuously getting more expensive since the beginning of August .
GPUs at new prices will be shipped to AMD partners from the next shipment. This means that retail price tags will be rewritten in about a few weeks. So there is still time to buy a 3D map at the “old” price.