Nvidia and AMD addressed the great GPU shortage today, revealing it might take many months earlier than you’ll simply discover a card just like the RTX 3080 on cabinets. They didn’t say how a lot a renewed Trump import tax on graphics cards may impression their costs — however now, Nvidia companions EVGA and Zotac might have carried out that for us
Each graphics card producers have now raised their costs throughout the board, with EVGA following Asus’s lead by openly admitting at the top of its website that it’s making these changes. Zotac, alternatively, seems to have quietly raised costs not as soon as, however twice in latest weeks — and due to the Web Archive’s Wayback Machine, we will present you ways each firm’s costs have modified (at their very own shops, anyhow).
Right here’s EVGA’s assertion, only for posterity:
As a consequence of ongoing occasions, EVGA has made value changes on the GeForce RTX 30 Sequence merchandise. This alteration was essential as a consequence of a number of components and shall be efficient January 11, 2021. EVGA has labored to scale back and reduce these prices as a lot as attainable. For many who are at the moment within the EVGA.com Notify Queue system or Step-Up Queue, EVGA will honor the unique MSRP pricing by April sixteenth, 2021 in case your buy place is processed earlier than this date.
Like EVGA suggests, its value hikes aren’t that drastic — solely a $70 enhance on most playing cards, and it’s good that they’re honoring their trade-up program for just a few months. The RTX 3060 Ti is simply $460, the identical a pal of mine lately paid at a Central Computer systems retailer for that precise card within the SF Bay Space.
Zotac, alternatively, has raised the worth of even its most elementary playing cards by $90-$100, and way over that for the RTX 3090:
- from $440 to $500 and now $530 for an RTX 3060 Ti
- from $540 to $600 and now $640 for an RTX 3070
- from $750 to $780 and now $840 for an RTX 3080
- from $1550 to $1580 and now $1900 for an RTX 3090
None of this issues except you could find one, after all. For that, once more, here’s the latest guidance we have from AMD and Nvidia.