Bad news GPU fans, prices may be climbing

Subject: General Tech | April 3, 2013 - 01:21 PM |
Tagged: gpu, DRAM, ddr3, price increase

It has taken a while but the climbing price of memory is about to have an effect on the price you pay for your next GPU.  DigiTimes does specifically mention DDR3 but as both GDDR4 and GDDR5 are based off of DDR3 they will suffer the same price increases.  You can expect to see the new prices last as part of the reason for the increase in the price of RAM is the decrease in sales volume.  AMD may be hit harder overall than NVIDIA as they tend to put more memory on their cards and buyers of value cards might see the biggest percentage increase as those cards still sport 1GB or more of memory.

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"Since DDR3 memory prices have recently risen by more than 10%, the sources believe the graphics cards are unlikely to see their prices return to previous levels within the next six months unless GPU makers decide to offer promotions for specific models or launch next-generation products."

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Source: DigiTimes

April 4, 2013 | 12:57 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Oh NOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooo!!!! My dream, a HD6450 with 4GBs of DDR3 is gone? NOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooo!!!!

April 4, 2013 | 02:31 AM - Posted by Wolvenmoon (not verified)

The PS4 should knock these prices back down.