After the relevant announcements by Asus, EVGA, and Zotac, another major GPU manufacturer was missing a statement, and we talked about MSI, which also announced a price increase for its graphics cards during an interview for Tom’s Hardware.
MSI also announces a price increase on its graphics cards
“I can confirm that MSI will raise the prices of its graphics cards due to the reimplementation, to the reactivation of the (customs) tariffs,” said David Yee, a specialist in components at MSI. “That’s why, you know, we’re still working on pricing.”
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“For the Sea Hawk, which we just announced today, we’re still trying to figure out how to bring it in from our factory. We haven’t even decided how much we’re going to price it just because of the cost of shipping and the tax we have to pay for border customs to clear it. So that’s something we don’t have definitive information about. But we can say that there will be a price increase.”
Like the rest of the manufacturers, the GPU prices increase due to an increase in the cost of the components that are necessary for their assembly. And a much higher price increase added for users in the United States, since both the export prices, as well as the tariffs to admit the entry of the product in the country, have risen notably in price. Before some time ago, tariffs were not paid for GPUs, and that is why we have seen that depending on the model, there are price increases between 11 and 22 percent.