It appears that 2021 will be a pretty difficult year to acquire new graphics cards at reasonable prices. Last month, several industry analysts claimed that GPU stock is going to suffer through until 2022. And yesterday, DigiTimes reported that MSI plans to increase the prices for its GPUs.
DigiTimes claims that MSI chairman Joseph Hsu told investors he expects double-digit growth in graphics card, gaming notebook, and motherboard shipments this year as global demand continues to rise despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s abatement.
What I find really ironic here is that most high-end GPUs are already overpriced. For instance, the RTX3080 is nowhere close to its MSRP, and the same can be said about AMD’s high-end GPUs. At this point, we are looking at prices that are around 2X or even 3X higher than the MSRP. So yeah, things are not looking good for those that want to upgrade their PC systems.
I’ve also heard some rumors about an RTX3080Ti, though I don’t think it’s really worth covering it. I mean, most of you can’t even find an RTX3080 or an RTX3090 right now. So, what’s the point of releasing a new GPU that won’t hit its MSRP (profit I know, it was a rhetorical question)?
Stay tuned for more!