Nvidia and AMD resolve the excellent GPU shortage
Nvidia’s brand-new RTX 3080, 3070, 3060 Ti and 3090 and the AMD RX 6800 and 6800 XT are all incredibly difficult to find, offering out quickly whenever they appear, due to an unbelievable level of demand that makes these GPUs worth many hundreds of dollars more than MSRP A Trump tax and surging cryptocurrency rates may will make them even more pricey, too Many older graphics cards are sold out online also.
This week, Nvidia and AMD finally have some updates– and it’s bittersweet news.
On the plus side, AMD tells The Verge it expects to offer more of its own reference design RX 6800, 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT cards on its own website in the first quarter of 2021 at their sticker label costs, which need to indicate $579, $649 and $999 instead of inflated ones. But AMD is just dedicating to make them offered “to as many gamers as possible,” which may not reassure purchasers who felt AMD had a paper launch to start with
Nvidia, on the other hand, is now stating that supplies of its GPUs to both customers and partners “will likely stay lean through Q1,” and we’re not even speaking about the first quarter of the year– Nvidia’s fiscal Q1 does not end till late April That’s a very long wait.
Once Again, it’s need, not simply supply restrictions, that are keeping graphics cards out of our hands. Nvidia tells us that because launch, its $499- and-up RTX 30- series GPUs have sold nearly two times as much as the RTX 20- series did after the very same amount of time. (The RTX 30- series is a much larger upgrade than the previous gen was, mind you– there weren’t a lot of video games that benefited from Nvidia’s ray tracing at the time, and people’s GTX 10- series cards were still holding up simply fine.)
Nvidia does at least seem to think crypto miners aren’t grabbing all the cards rather yet, in spite of the sky-high prices we’ve just recently seen for Bitcoin and Ethereum.
” If crypto demand starts or if we see a meaningful amount,” stated CFO Colette Kress at a recent financier conference, “we can likewise use that chance to reboot the CMP line of product to resolve ongoing mining demand.” CMP describes Nvidia’s dedicated crypto mining GPUs, which remove away the video ports miners do not require due to the fact that they aren’t driving graphics to a display, making them more rewarding for Nvidia.
As far as whether Trump’s taxes might affect the price of graphics cards, Nvidia isn’t saying much– but AMD CEO Lisa Su claims the company is trying its best to keep costs down. Here’s a quote transcribed by AnandTech:
We understood about the expiration of some tariff policies, and ahead of time worked towards a more versatile supply chain as it relates to AMD. We are dedicated to keeping GPU rates as close to our recommended retail prices as much as possible, due to the fact that it’s the only method to be reasonable to the users. Normally when we have GPU launches, our own branded cards are readily available initially but then disappear for our partners to choose up. This time around we’re not phasing out our RX 6000 series, enabling us to sell direct to consumers as low as possible. We’re encouraging partners to do the very same. Not just tariffs, however the COVID environment has actually increased shipping and freight expenses, which are difficult to prevent. As we enter into a more typical environment, this need to enhance. This also matters for our planned graphics updates through the very first half of the year, as we have a lot of item coming to market.
That sounds good, however it’s still relatively noncommittal– and feels like an action back from what AMD informed Hardware Unboxed in November, about how partners need to have the ability to sell the RX 6800 XT at its original $649 MSRP within 8 weeks.
During their back-to-back CES 2021 keynotes today, AMD praised how its new graphics cards gave the business “management at the high-end” and noted that “numerous gamers are thrilled about the Radeon RX 6000 series,” while Nvidia acknowledged that “these products have been hard to discover, and we want to thank you for your perseverance as we continue to strive to catch up.”
It’s going to be a wait, and you should not be amazed if Nvidia’s just-announced $329 GeForce RTX 3060 is hell to purchase, much like its predecessors Like lots of have asked: why can’t we simply purchase one and they deliver it when it’s all set?
Update, 8: 48 PM ET: Added AMD CEO Lisa Su’s ideas on Trump’s tariffs and pricing, thanks to AnandTech.
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