Experts of the analytical company Jon Peddie Research (JPR) have prepared an interesting report, which talks about how much video cards have risen in price over the past three years. It turned out that by now the cost of models in all three price segments (initial, middle and top-end) has jumped 3-4 times, but flagship models began to rise in price earlier.
The graph clearly shows that the rise in prices for top-end models began at the end of 2019, but the cost of entry-level and mid-range models remained at about the same level before the current deficit appeared on the market – until the last quarter of 2020. After that, rapid growth. Well, the growth leaders are video cards for workstations: if in 2018 the average cost of a model in this segment was $ 430, now it is $ 2,153.
According to the latest data, video cards will continue to rise in price – at least due to the increase in the cost of components. So, it is expected that GDDR6 memory chips in the third quarter of this year will add 8-13 percent in price – this despite the fact that in the second quarter they have already risen in price by 25%. That is, we can say that not only the currently produced video cards will rise in price, but also the models of the next generation, which are expected to be released in the third or fourth quarters of 2022.