VRAM prices rise to hike the cost of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 and AMD Radeon RX 6000 series; laptops will also be affected
Purchasing a next-generation graphics card has been difficult since their release, with stock shortages affecting all GeForce RTX 30 and Radeon RX 6000 cards. Board partners have raised prices too, rendering NVIDIA's MSRPs meaningless. MyDrivers reports that another factor will increase graphics card prices once more.
Citing unnamed sources, MyDrivers asserts that shortages of GDDR5, GDDR6 and GDDR6X VRAM will inflate their prices over the next few months. In turn, it is expected that companies will pass these price rises onto the consumer, which will make the likes of the RX 6000 and RTX 30 series more expensive.
Neither AMD nor NVIDIA or any board partners have confirmed this, however. Nonetheless, AMD and NVIDIA have suggested that GPU shortages may outlast the spring, so few people will be able to purchase an RX 6000 or RTX 30 series card from retailers, anyway. However, RTX 30 series laptops may well also be affected, of which there is seemingly plenty of stock.