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Problems With DDR5 Memory Supply; Prices May Reach Absurd Levels

, 19 November 2021, 17:17

DDR5 memory modules are becoming yet another victim of the chip market crisis. Prices have skyrocketed, availability is almost zero and there is no sign of improvement.

Intel Doesn't Believe in Electronics Prices Dropping Before 2023

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 October 2021, 17:34

Intel's CEO believes that component shortages (and thus high electronics prices) will be with us until at least 2023.

MacBook Pro - New Laptops With Plenty of Connectors and Notch

Darius Matusiak, 18 October 2021, 21:44

New MacBook Pro laptop models dominated Apple's October conference. As usual, they're faster, more powerful, and slightly more expensive. The highly anticipated upgrades are back, but there's a new... notch!

Is There Really a Chip Shortage? Manufacturer Accuses Middlemen

Maycuzai, 06 October 2021, 14:26

According to TSMC's analysis, some manufacturers are keeping some of the purchased components for themselves. This hits other companies, such as Nvidia and AMD.

Electronics Crisis Grows Worse - Power Shortages and Lockdowns

Arkadiusz Strzala, 28 September 2021, 16:16

Shortage of chips, shortage of computer components, can it get any worse? How about power restrictions in China, lockdown in Malaysia and the resulting shortages of everything?

Electronics Prices May Not Drop After All - Factories Lack Workers

Miriam Moszczynska, 24 September 2021, 13:46

Chip factories are facing another problem. As one report shows, a shortage of properly trained workers may be starting.

DRAM Prices May Drop This Year

Jacob Blazewicz, 23 September 2021, 17:10

DRAM manufacturers may have their best days behind them. TrendForce forecasts drops in memory prices, including that used in PC components.

Full Shelves and Cheaper Hardware as Early as 2023? New Factories Could Help

Miriam Moszczynska, 21 September 2021, 17:06

Chip shortages are one of the reasons for the absurdly high prices of computer hardware. However, the opening of more factories may lead to a jump in production in 2023. Will the prices go down?

GeForce and Radeon GPU Prices on the Rise Again

Arkadiusz Strzala, 21 September 2021, 14:03

You still have to spend a lot of cash on a GPU. It's not as bad as it was in Q2, but prices are rising again and this trend may continue for the rest of the year.

New GPU and CPU Price Increases Possible

bachehe, 26 August 2021, 15:21

Reports from Taiwan suggest that processors and graphics cards may become more expensive again in the near future.

Chinese Giant Goes Bankrupt - is Chip Market in For a Shock?

Przemyslaw Dygas, 19 July 2021, 16:09

The chip market may face another shock. All because of the bankruptcy of Tsinghua Unigroup, an important Chinese producer of the aforementioned components.

Steam Deck Targeted by Scalpers; Prices Reach $2500

Przemyslaw Dygas, 17 July 2021, 21:43

Valve has been trying to protect Steam Deck from scalpers. Unfortunately, the company is losing this battle, and the first offers with significantly inflated prices have already appeared online.

Steam Deck Protected From Scalpers. How do I Order My Console?

Eklerek, 16 July 2021, 10:48

Pre-orders for Steam Deck, a new console presented by Valve, have begun. The manufacturer has prepared a number of security measures to protect the device from scalpers, but they can complicate the ordering procedure.

AMD: Component Availability Won't Improve Until 2022

Eklerek, 10 July 2021, 12:26

AMD is steadily ramping up production, but component availability is expected to be poor until at least the end of this year. The head of the company, Lisa Su, predicts improvement in the global market in 2022, although not in all its segments.

GPU Prices Dip in Chinese Market Due to Cryptomining Ban

Arkadiusz Strzala, 22 June 2021, 18:15

Some GPUs already cost less, but the biggest reductions are noted in China, where the prices of selected models are even 45% lower. Let's hope it is not a temporary tendency.

GPU Prices Increased by Up to 300% and May Continue to Rise

Arkadiusz Strzala, 11 June 2021, 14:24

Buying a GPU these days is a big expense due to high prices, as over the last year they have increased severalfold. Unfortunately it may get even worse.

Intel on Chip Shortages - Better Get Used to It

Jacob Blazewicz, 01 June 2021, 13:35

Pat Gelsinger once again addressed the current chip supply problems. Unfortunately, Intel's CEO still confirms that the semiconductor shortage could last for several years.

Chip Prices Increased by 30%; Electronic Components Price Hike Inbound

Arkadiusz Strzala, 25 May 2021, 13:11

The announced increases in chip prices are becoming a reality. A large part of manufacturers are raising them as we write these words, and some have already done so. Differences reach up to 30%, depending on the type of chip.

RTX 3000 Prices Up to Three Times Higher Than MSRP

Nicek, 18 May 2021, 12:41

Following the situation on the GPU market, we can easily see that their current prices are a deterrent to purchase. The amounts we would have to spend on GeForce RTX 3000 or Radeon RX 6000 are even three times higher than suggested by Nvidia and AMD. .

Chia Cryptocurrency Can Damage SSDs in the Span of Few Weeks

Nicek, 12 May 2021, 20:32

It turns out that the increasingly popular Chia cryptocurrency does not only affect the availability and prices increase of SSDs. First information about the increased failure rate of SSD media, which wear out very quickly during the mining proces, appeared on the web.

RAM and VRAM Hikes Due to Price Collusion? There's a Lawsuit

Przemyslaw Dygas, 10 May 2021, 17:40

Another increase in DRAM prices may be the result of price collusion by the largest manufacturers. Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron have once again been charged by law firm Hagens Berman.

HDDs at Record High Prices in Asia

Przemyslaw Dygas, 26 April 2021, 14:15

HDD prices in China and Japan have even increased by more than 60%. The reason for the problems is the Chia cryptocurrency, which has sparked interest in this type of components.

DDR4 RAM Prices to Increase Even Further, Followed by GPU Memory Prices

Arkadiusz Strzala, 21 April 2021, 15:55

GPUs have probably never been this expensive. Could it get any worse? Absolutely. Expected price increases for DRAM modules may be higher than expected, making DDR4 and DDR3 RAM more expensive as well.

New Cryptocurrency Could Cause More PC Component Shortages

Przemyslaw Dygas, 20 April 2021, 23:04

It turns out that the new cryptocurrency known as Chia may affect the availability and increase prices of other PC components. This time it would affect HDDs and SSDs.

Chip Prices to Increase by 25% Before 2022

Michael Kulakowski, 30 March 2021, 21:03

Taiwan-based company TSMC, a leading global microprocessor manufacturer that works with major tech giants, is said to be gearing up for big price hikes of up to 25 percent on its products.

Reanimated GTX 1050 Ti at Absurd Price in Answer to GPU Shortages

Bartlomiej Sagan, 24 March 2021, 15:57

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is making a comeback. According to the latest reports, Nvidia's reanimated GPU is back in stores.

Chip Shortages - Factories are Waiting, Electronics Prices Will Increase

Jacob Blazewicz, 23 March 2021, 19:33

The prices of electronics (not just consoles, GPUs and smartphones) will continue to increase in the coming months. All because of a chip manufacturing problem that is affecting the entire industry.

RAM Price Hikes Inbound; GPUs and DDR4 to Become More Expensive

Evil96, 22 March 2021, 17:16

Due to the high interest in electronics, memory prices are increasing. This is reflected in the increase in prices of DDR4 RAM, GPUs and smartphones.

GeForce NOW Subscription Price Increase

Bart Swiatek, 19 March 2021, 15:19

Nvidia informed that the GeForce NOW streaming platform has been around for over a year now. As a result, they have decided to replace the Founders subscription with a more expensive Priority subscription for new users.

SSD Price Hike in 2021 Due to Increasing Prices of Flash Memory

Arkadiusz Strzala, 18 March 2021, 13:45

With the closure of Samsung's flash chip factory in Texas, controller shortage and a projected increase in demand for SSDs, their prices may soon rise.

Radeon RX 6700 XT Announced; Stands Up to RTX 3070

Evil96, 03 March 2021, 21:21

At today's conference, AMD announced the Radeon RX 6700 XT, a mid-range GPU that will rival the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and even the RTX 3070. We learned its specs, price, and release date.

Will Laptops Share the Fate of PS5 and RTX 3000? Experts Predict Shortages

Bart Swiatek, 12 February 2021, 11:57

Component availability issues related to various industry and global events may result in laptop market shortages and higher laptop prices.

PS5 Production Costs Exceed Its Price

Bart Swiatek, 05 February 2021, 17:52

One sentence included in Sony's latest financial report indicates that the Japanese company is selling PlayStation 5 consoles at a loss. The production costs of a single unit are higher than its price.

Memory Prices Will Increase, DDR3 With 50% Hike in 2021

Bart Swiatek, 04 February 2021, 16:11

Everything seems to indicate that this year we will see a large increase in the prices of DDR3 memory. This is due to declining production linked with, among other things, preparations for the release of the modern DDR5 standard.

GPU Prices to Increase Even Further

Bart Swiatek, 29 January 2021, 17:53

It looks like mid-February could see another price hike for thr already privey graphics cards. All thanks to increased memory prices.

GeForce RTX 3000 Up to 20% More Expensive

Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2021, 10:42

ZOTAC and EVGA have introduced price increases for RTX 3000 series GPUs. In some cases, the differences reach more than 20%. The reason is the new tariff on components manufactured in China, imposed by the administration of former US President Donald Trump.

Global PC Component Prices Are in For an Increase

Adrian Werner, 06 January 2021, 12:33

This year we will pay even more for PC components. The reasons include customs and problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Asus was the first company to introduce price increases.

First Reviews: GeForce RTX 3060 Ti - More Than RTX 2080 Super for Price of RTX 2060 Super

Bart Woldanski, 01 December 2020, 20:47

Reviews of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GPU have appeared online. This is the fourth chipset in the Ampere family to succeed the RTX 2060 Super. How does its performance compare to the RTX 2080 Super, which was supposed to be faster?

AMD Promises Reduced Prices of Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT

Bart Woldanski, 30 November 2020, 13:29

The launch of AMD Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT turned out to be equally, if not even more theoretical than that of Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000. Stock shortages, price gouging - when can we expect a return to normal?

There are No Plans to Increase Price of Game Pass

Adrian Werner, 29 October 2020, 12:45

Phil Spencer from Microsoft informed that there are no plans to increase the price of Xbox Game Pass subscription. The service is already sait to be profitable for the company.

Radeon RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 Launch, Price and Specs

Bart Woldanski, 28 October 2020, 21:13

The official presentation of AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards is over. We learned their specs, price and expected performance. Will they be able to compete with Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3000 series?

Leak Confirms RTX 3060 Ti; Possible Price Revealed

Bart Swiatek, 27 October 2020, 13:13

Several recent leaks on the web confirm the existence of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GPU. The new Ampere chip may appear on sale in mid-November and will probably be priced at about $400.

Analysts: SSD Prices Will Drop Later This Year

Paul Musiolik, 18 October 2020, 22:54

If TrendForce's analyses come true, SSDs and RAM will get cheaper this year. Further drops are expected to come early next year.

New iPhone Models Becoming Increasingly More Expensive?

Arkadiusz Strzala, 15 October 2020, 19:36

Reddit user came up with the idea of comparing prices for Apple phones on a chart, starting with the very first iPhone. The author took inflation into account and published the chart on the forum. Are Apple's smartphones getting more and more expensive?

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Coming Next Year at Decent Price

Arkadiusz Strzala, 14 October 2020, 15:09

During the presentation of AMD's new processors, we learned about the prices of the X versions. Meanwhile, standard Ryzen models remain the most popular choice. We don't know how much they will cost, although there was a leak in the case of the R5 5600.

Joystick and HOTAS Set Prices Skyrocket Due to Two Games

Bart Swiatek, 06 October 2020, 11:09

Recently, the prices of flight sticks have increased strongly - in some cases almost threefold. This is most likely due to the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator and Star Wars: Squadrons.

Google Accidentally Leaks Price of Pixel 5

Bart Swiatek, 28 September 2020, 13:23

The Japanese branch of Google accidentally revealed the price of the Google Pixel 5 smartphone. The device should cost around $700 and launch on September 30.

Extra Storage for Xbox Series X / S is Quite Pricey

Paul Musiolik, 25 September 2020, 10:03

We have learned the price of storage expansion cards for Xbox Series S|X. 1 TB of additional disk space will cost us almost as much as a new console.

Oculus Quest 2 Preorder, Prices and Reviews

Arkadiusz Strzala, 17 September 2020, 15:37

Pre-orderss of Oculus Quest 2 have launched. The new version of the VR set made by Facebook is faster, lighter and will be available in October.

Overpriced GeForce RTX 3080 are Being Sold on eBay

Jacob Blazewicz, 16 September 2020, 19:53

Tomorrow is the debut of GeForce RTX 3080, the first GPU model from Nvidia's new line. The product has already made its way to eBay thanks to pre-orders, but the vendors are selling the card for far more than the manufacturer intended.