AMD: Radeon RX 6000 will probably be significantly more expensive again

If you want to buy a Radeon RX 6000, you already have to dig deep into your pockets. The still tense situation on the semiconductor market and the associated production chains as well as the high demand have caused prices to rise for some time. But the end of the story has not yet been reached in this regard.

Will the Radeon RX 6000 get any more expensive?

According to recent reports, AMD will be pricing the corresponding GPU shortly increase by around ten percent. Depending on the graphics card, this can result in an increase in the three-digit euro range. Sometimes even you can hit even harder: The card manufacturers will pass the increase on to the distributors, who in turn will pass on to retailers, who will ultimately pass them on to the customer. Should a link in this chain decide to increase the price by, for example, 17 percent, you are as the buyer, the ones who suffer.

What is the trigger for the price increase?

As the reports suggest, it is mainly due increased costs in wafer production made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (TSMC). It’s about the third largest manufacturer of semiconductors globally after Intel and Samsung. The effects on the entire market, which is dependent on this production, are correspondingly large.

Incidentally, it remains to be seen whether this development also affects the prices of the AMD CPU range will affect. After all, their manufacture is based on the same 7nm node as the GPUs. It is therefore quite possible that AMD will soon raise prices in this segment as well.


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