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GPUs Are in Short Supply but Nvidia's Sales Increase

Jacob Blazewicz, 25 November 2021, 16:04

The situation in the electronics market remains bleak, with hardware manufacturers struggling to provide adequate supply. Despite this, Nvidia clearly has recorded a successful quarter.

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.

Capcom Explained Why It Prioritizes the PC Market

Adrian Werner, 30 October 2021, 18:44

Capcom has revealed its development plans for the coming years and explained why achieving them requires making PC the most important target platform for the publisher's games.

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.

PC Market in Numbers - Sales of Traditional PC Increasing

Adrian Werner, 12 October 2021, 18:14

PCs are doing better and better on the market. For the sixth consecutive quarter, PC sales have increased.

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.

Intel Confidently Announces the End of AMD's Dominance

Eklerek, 05 October 2021, 13:40

Pat Gelsinger, Intel's chief executive, announces the company's return to the top. The new Alder Lake and Sapphire Rapids processors are expected to not only compete with AMD, but dominate the market.

Capcom Aims to Make PC Its Main Game Platform

Adrian Werner, 01 October 2021, 10:42

Capcom has ambitious plans. In 2023 at the latest, half of the publisher's games are to be sold on PC.

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.

Chip Shortage is the Best That Could Happen to Samsung and Other Component Manufacturers

GRG, 03 September 2021, 10:26

Samsung, TSMC, and other chipmakers have once again revealed big revenue numbers despite a shortage of chip availability in the market. How is this possible?

AMD Loses Ground; Nvidia Increasingly Dominates Dedicated GPU Market

Paul Musiolik, 28 August 2021, 20:50

Nvidia strengthened its position as the leader of the GPU market in the second quarter of 2021. AMD lost the most.

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.

PC Accounts Only For 14% of the Market in Europe; FIFA 21 in the Lead

Gacek, 26 August 2021, 13:12

ISFE and EGDF federations published a joint report summarizing the situation of the European game industry in 2020. We found out, among others, that the best-selling game on the Old Continent was FIFA 21.

Nvidia on RTX 3000: Shortages Could Last Until 2023

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 August 2021, 21:11

Nvidia has once again dashed hopes for greater availability of new GeForce GPUs. CEO Jensen Huang predicts that supply of the RTX 3000 series GPU is likely to be limited for most of 2022.

Intel Reveals Arc, Competitor to GeForce and Radeon

Arkadiusz Strzala, 17 August 2021, 14:19

The color palette in the GPU market will be supplemented by the color blue. Soon, in addition to GeForce from Nvidia and Radeon from AMD, gamers will be able to choose Arc from Intel.

AMD on the Offensive - Ryzens Much More Popular Than Intel CPUs

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 August 2021, 20:06

Intel still rules the CPU market, but AMD is starting to tread on its heels. In fact, the new Ryzen 5000 have made AMD's CPUs much more popular in some stores than Intel's.

Epic Games' First Exclusives Were Flops; Only One Game Turned Profit

Qskan, 06 August 2021, 15:43

The documents released during the trial between Epic Games and Apple reveal even more interesting data. According to the latest information, the only exclusive game that made a profit for Epic in the first wave of exclusives was Satisfactiory.

Valve Responds to Wolfire Games' Lawsuit Over Monopolistic Practices on Steam

Hubert Sledziewski, 30 July 2021, 19:44

Valve has responded to April's lawsuit by Wolfire Games, which accused the company of monopolistic regulations. Steam's owners deny the allegations and claim that they are nothing more than an attack on the popular, consumer-acclaimed platform.

TSMC Responds to Intel's Plans - 2nm Factory as Early as 2024

Nicek, 29 July 2021, 21:08

Competition in the semiconductor industry is getting fiercer, as evidenced by recent moves by major companies. Taiwanese giant TSMC has bragged about its progress on the 2nm technology.

Intel Changes the Rules of the Game; Forget About Nanometers

Arkadiusz Strzala, 27 July 2021, 16:51

Intel is changing the rules of the nanometer race. It stops using this measure in naming lithographic processes. After „10nm”, the next step in technology development is simply „Intel 7”.

New Chinese CPU Surprises With Performance; Competition Grows for Intel and AMD

Adam Krolak, 26 July 2021, 13:08

The Chinese have unveiled the latest Loongson CPU, which matches the performance of the first Ryzen. This is the country's another step of towards independence in the high-tech sector.

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.

Microsoft Explains Why Windows 11 Needs TPM 2.0

Eklerek, 29 June 2021, 21:39

Many learned about the existence of the TPM 2.0 security module only after reading Windows 11's hardware requirements. What is it and why is it needed? Microsoft explains the requirement with concern for our security.

TPM 2.0 Module Scalping Begins; Windows 11 to Blame

Eklerek, 27 June 2021, 20:39

Microsoft has updated Windows 11's requirements on its website. It will be necessary to have a TPM 2.0 module. Scalpers immediately went on a buying spree, and prices are breaking records.

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.

GPU Sales Explode; Chips are Still Short, but Supply is Increasing

Nicek, 09 June 2021, 12:25

The last few months will definitely be remembered as the ones where buying a GPU bordered on miracle. Despite severe shortages, the PC GPU market continues to grow.

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.

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.

New Lawsuit Concerning Valve's Monopolistic Practices on Steam

Jacob Blazewicz, 30 April 2021, 19:35

Valve has become the target of another lawsuit. The document filed by Wolfire Games accuses the company of anti-competitive regulation, including overpricing on Steam and taking 30% of devs' revenue.

Microsoft Follows in Epic Games Store's Footsteps and Reduces Revenue Share

Przemyslaw Dygas, 29 April 2021, 17:45

Microsoft Store is following in Epic Games Store's footsteps and will offer more compensation to video game developers. Starting August 1, the store's revenue share will decrease to 12%, albeit this applies only to PC games.

This Dedicated Crypto Mining Rig Gives Hope to Gamers Without GPUs

Jacob Blazewicz, 26 April 2021, 19:42

Bitmain is preparing another hardware for crypto miners. The Antminer E9 is expected to provide Ethereum yield equal to 32 units of the GeForce RTX 3080.

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.

Intel and TSMC Claim Chip Shortage is a Long-term Problem

Jacob Blazewicz, 16 April 2021, 17:02

The problem with shortage of chips and, subsequently, hardware that needs them may drag on for years. That's the grim scenario being drawn by the CEOs of Intel and major semiconductor manufacturer TSMC.

Nvidia Finally Admits RTX 3000 Shortages Will Last Until 2022

Evil96, 14 April 2021, 12:44

Nvidia's CFO Colette Kress says the RTX 3000 shortages will continue until at least the end of 2021. Demand is simply too high compared to supply.

Production of PS5 is Stalled by Lack of Parts for $1

Hubert Sledziewski, 08 April 2021, 20:09

In May, it will be half a year since the launch of PlayStation 5, and the purchase of Sony consoles remains difficult. The blame for the lack of hardware on the shelves turns out to be small chips, the production of which costs only a dollar.

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.

New Radeons Will Mine Crypto, AMD Follows Nvidia

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 March 2021, 14:41

More clues have emerged about AMD's plans for cryptocurrencies. The company is allegedly preparing new GPU model designed for miners.

AMD's Share in GPU Market Down 9 Percent

Ness, 06 March 2021, 18:41

AMD recorded a drop in GPU market share. At the end of 2019, it stood at 27 percent. A year later, it was just 18 percent.

SSDs Surpass HDDs in Terms of Sales

Bart Swiatek, 17 February 2021, 13:35

Analysts of Trendfocus Inc. presented a report on the SSD and HDD market. The former were more popular than the latter last year.

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.

Steam With New Activity Record

Adrian Werner, 08 February 2021, 12:18

Steam just set another activity record. Yesterday, more than 26.4 million users were logged in at the same time.