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VRAM prices rise to hike the cost of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 and AMD Radeon RX 6000 series; laptops will also be affected

Increases in VRAM cost could make the latest AMD and NVIDIA graphics even more expensive. (Image source: Forbes)
Increases in VRAM cost could make the latest AMD and NVIDIA graphics even more expensive. (Image source: Forbes)
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 and AMD Radeon RX 6000 series has already received price hikes following its release, and not just from scalpers reselling the likes of the RTX 3070 for well above MSRP. Now, a report claims that scarcity of GDDR6 and GDDR6X VRAM will push the price of AMD and NVIDIA GPUs up even further.

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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.

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MyDrivers via r/NVIDIA, Forbes - Image credit

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Alex Alderson, 2021-01-29 (Update: 2021-01-29)