All graphics card manufacturers will raise their GPU prices by at least $80. At the end of the year, we revealed exclusively that in 2021 we would see the shortage of products and prices increase due to export costs. Just yesterday, Asus recognized a price increase in its graphics cards and motherboards, citing the cost increases in electronic components and logistics but despite the silence of other companies, Asus will not be the only one to raise prices but this increase will be widespread.
All graphics card manufacturers will raise their GPU prices by at least $80
To this increase in costs is added another, as revealed by the New York Times, the tariff exemptions on imports from China to the United States have expired with the arrival of the new year (2021), so it is expected that tariffs now range between 7.5 and 25 percent, which will massively increase the costs of components.
A Reddit user has revealed that the recommended retail price will increase by about $80 for each major GPU manufacturer such as Asus, Gigabyte, PNY, Zotac, etc. So it is expected that all manufacturers will make their products equally expensive.
Obviously, the $80 is for the most economical model, and that is that Asus has already increased the price of its ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3090 from $1799 to $79 (+ $180), while the Asus TUF Radeon RX 6800 XT has increased its price by $160.
Luckily, in the rest of the countries outside the United States, there would be a not so aggressive price increase although, to be honest, it doesn’t matter, totally, you can’t buy any new generation GPU, and if you want to send the PC to hell for a season, and buy a console, well the resellers are doing the August.
Import duty exemptions are also supposed to increase the recommended price of other PC components such as motherboards, SSDs, power supplies, cases… all without exemption as a result of a trade war between China and the Trump administration, so they will actually increase the cost of all components, peripherals and virtually any technological product imported from China.