MSI graphics cards slated to get more expensive soon
A combination of scalpers, bots, miners, and the global semiconductor shortage has driven up the prices of several consumer hardware parts such as graphics cards. Things are about to get a tad worse for the lucky few who manage to buy a GPU at MSRP if a new report from Digitimes is to be believed. At a recent investor meeting, a company executive said that MSI was planning to raise the prices of its graphics cards.
There is no information about just which SKUs will get more expensive. In all likelihood, the entire Nvidia RTX 3000 and AMD RX 6000 series of graphics cards will be affected, given the massive demand for them. The prices are being raised to recoup some of the revenue lost last year. That, coupled with the fact that several MSI graphics cards are already prohibitively expensive, will mean that gamers will have to shell out a lot more moolah.
Thankfully, MSI doesn't plan to increase the prices of other PC components such as motherboards and peripherals. Notebooks are expected to remain unaffected too, for the time being, but that could change anytime, given that mobile graphics cards' supply has been affected too. Lastly, MSI hasn't specified just when the revised pricing for its graphics cards will go into effect.