NVIDIA claims that GPU prices will continue increasing through Q3 2018

Things are not looking good for everyone wishing to build a new gaming PC. As we all know, the prices for all modern graphics cards have sky-rocketed over the past few months. And according to NVIDIA, this situation will not be resolved soon as the prices will continue increasing through Q3 2018.

As NVIDIA told Massdrop, the pricing in the market will continue to go up through Q3 of this year. In other words, don’t expect to buy a cheap high-end graphics card anytime soon.

According to the green team, the two main reasons causing the GPU prices to increase each and every month are the mining craze and the vRAM shortage.

Miners are currently purchasing every new high-end GPU they can get their hands on and as a result of that, all NVIDIA and AMD partners have a hard time replacing them.

On the other hand, Apple and Samsung are willing to pay more for the memory that will be used in their smartphones. Factories are using the same production lines for the memory that is used in graphics cards and in smartphones and this has created a shortage of memory for companies like MSI, Gigabyte, Asus, and EVGA to make graphics cards.

Bottom line is that things are not going to improve in the next couple of months, so this will be a tough period for PC gaming enthusiasts!

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email