AMD may very well be rising the value of its RX 6000 graphics playing cards for add-in board (AIB) companions. A publish in an AIB discussion board studies that AMD is elevating the value for companions by 10%, citing points with manufacturing prices, and that further price may very well be handed on to clients.
The publish comes from the BoardChannels forum (through VideoCardz). It says that RX 6000 costs are up 10% throughout the board, which represents wherever from a $20 to $40 enhance in value per GPU. That is the value enhance for AIB companions, so it doesn’t essentially imply all RX 6000 GPUs will grow to be 10% costlier out of the blue.
They might, although. A latest report on the GPU market discovered that Nvidia and AMD graphics playing cards are nonetheless promoting for greater than twice their record value, regardless of comparatively steady provide over the previous few months. YouTube channel HardwareUnboxed seemed into pricing adjustments on the secondhand market between October and November, and it discovered a mean 9% enhance for AMD RX 6000 GPUs.
In keeping with the BoardChannels publish, the value enhance will include the subsequent cargo of RX 6000 graphics playing cards. Companions might begin rising costs now, or it might take just a few weeks. It’s additionally attainable that companions don’t elevate their costs in any respect, although that appears unlikely given the development of GPU costs over the previous yr.
The reason for the rise comes right down to manufacturing prices at chipmaker TSMC. RX 6000 graphics playing cards are based mostly on TSMC’s N7 manufacturing course of, which is identical node that AMD makes use of for its Ryzen 5000 processors. Proper now, it doesn’t appear to be costs on processors are rising, regardless of utilizing the identical node. Actually, many Ryzen 5000 chips are discounted forward of Black Friday.
AMD hasn’t confirmed the value enhance. We’ve reached out and can replace this story once we hear again. Sadly, we’re coping with closed-door conversations between AMD and its board companions, so we might by no means know if the value enhance martializes.
The GPU pricing disaster continues to worsen. Costs are up throughout the board, and corporations like Nvidia proceed to warn that provide points will persist till the tip of 2022. It may very well be a yr or extra earlier than the GPU market returns to regular, and it has already been a yr because the GPU scarcity started.