After the shortage, place for graphics cards sold unboxing

After the shortage, place for graphics cards sold unboxing

A complete reversal of the situation in the space of a few months.

In the not so distant past, obtaining a GPU was almost impossible: this acquisition required a good dose of patience and often a certain financial largesse. Now, for several reasons, including a drop in demand, the market has returned to a certain normality, including in Europe. In other countries, such as Vietnam, supply is far greater than demand: some resellers have large stocks of GPUs. To illustrate this situation, Lê Thành, a retailer, organized a parody of unboxing sales of graphics cards.

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Image 2: After the shortage, make way for graphics cards sold at the unboxing
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Snaps posted to Facebook show dozens of GPUs stacked on the sidewalk. Beyond the staging, his shop is actually full of many graphics cards waiting for buyers. We suspect that this very oversupply is due to the drastic drop in cryptocurrency mining activity, which began several months ago and was reinforced by the transition The Merge last September.

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RTX 3000 and Radeon RX 6000 in spades

AMD and NVIDIA share prices have been recovering for a few days after a continuous decline since the beginning of the year. In its quarterly financial report, NVIDIA nevertheless expects a drop in GPU sales.

Moreover, as you know, the new generations, RDNA 3 and Ada Lovelace, are coming. NVIDIA presented two GeForce RTX 4000 mid-September, the RTX-4090 and RTX4080 ; AMD will respond next Thursday with its Radeon RX7000. In recent weeks, several players have implied that these new generation graphics card launches were deliberately late to sell off stocks of the RTX 3000 and Radeon RX 6000. And in fact, AMD and NVIDIA having logically focused on the top range, only those willing to pay at least a good thousand euros will be able to acquire a new generation GPU in 2022.

For the others, for the majority of customers with a more restricted budget, the RTX 3000 and RX 6000 – as well as the Arc A770 and A750 – seem well on their way to remaining the only options available for several more weeks.

Source : Le Thanh via Tom’s Hardware USA