Graphics memory prices have reportedly risen 30% this month

Will this force a GPU price increase?

Graphics memory prices have reportedly risen 30% this month

Graphics memory prices have reportedly risen 30% this month

The world is in a middle of a DRAM shortage, which is due to increasing demand for this technology and the slow rate at which new fabs can be created to manufacture such precise and complex hardware. 
Now DigiTimes has reported that both Samsung and SK Hynix graphics DRAM has received price increases of around 30% this month, thanks to both producers dedicating more of their production capacity to memory that is intended for server or mobile use. 
If this is correct, it is also expected that VRAM pricing will continue to increase in September, which can then have an impact on the pricing of graphics cards and gaming notebooks/systems. Consumers have already seen how this DRAM shortage affects the pricing of DDR4 DRAM.  
Samsung is currently the largest supplier of graphics memory, with the company having 55% market share and SK Hynix having 35% market share. The progress on building new fabs is slow, but ultimately an increase in supply is required to drive pricing down to normal levels. 


Graphics memory prices have reportedly risen 30% this month  

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17-08-2017, 05:48:27

Mining depleting GPU stock, memory price hikes. This sure is a bad time to need to build a new rig. Maybe I can stretch my Piledriver out a few more months. HAHA!Quote

17-08-2017, 06:22:06

Built my rig a few weeks ago with Ryzen and a plan to upgrade to Vega, but it looks like my R9 390 will have to hold on a little while longer. Although having a super CPU has given my framerate a surprising boost.Quote

17-08-2017, 06:28:50

i can´t wait for the mining craze to be over.
tons of used GTX 1080 on ebay... LOL.

i bought a 1080ti strix two month ago, shortly after that it costs 110 euro more.
but to be honest price is going down since mid july (at least here in germany).

the 1080 TI did cost 898 euro on july 10.. now it´s at 769 euro.
a GTX 1070 was around 580 euro around july 10.. now it´s around 500 euro.



17-08-2017, 07:44:54

GTX 1080 and 1080Ti are bad mining cards...Quote

17-08-2017, 10:00:50

Originally Posted by Ghomri View Post
GTX 1080 and 1080Ti are bad mining cards...
price / performance wise maybe.

but compared with a 980 GTX they are 10x faster.

but you can get better Mh perfomance per $ that is correct.Quote

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