Why it matters: With the graphics card market in such a state, it would be nice to hear something about products getting cheaper. Sadly, it seems the opposite is true. Following recent news that AMD is increasing the price of its Radeon RX 6000 GPUs for board partners, Gigabyte is reportedly the first to pass the new increase onto customers, making all but one of its RDNA 2 lineup even more expensive.
Last week brought unwelcome reports that AMD was set to increase the price of its GPUs by 10% for its board partners due to TSMC hiking the cost of chips. It was unknown at the time whether the $20 – $40 jump would be passed onto the consumers—but we should have expected it.
According to Board Channels forums (via VIdeoCardz ), Gigabyte has notified partners that it has adjusted the price of the AMD Radeon RX 6000 line in response to AMD's actions. The cards are now between 3% and 6% more expensive depending on the make and model, with only the Radeon RX 6900 XT unaffected.
The change means we can expect up to $31 added to the selling price of the RX 6600 and XT variant, while the RX 6800 will become up to $47 more expensive. The most significant change will be for the Radeon 6800 XT, which goes up by $78. It's worth noting that these numbers could be even higher once other factors, such as shipping and taxes, are taken into account.
Graphics cards are still getting pricier and harder to find, so making them even more expensive is just going to exacerbate an already bad situation. AMD's latest is already in the shadow of Nvidia's Ampere series—only the Radeon RX 6700 XT is found in enough Steam survey participants' PCs to make it onto Valve's main GPU list—putting them even further out of reach of everyday consumers isn’t going to help boost their popularity.
- AMD are using Fortnite to tease their RX 6000 Big Navi GPUs
- AMD Sneaks Out The Radeon RX 5300 For Casual 1080p Gaming
- Radeon 6000 Easter egg discovered in Fortnite, 16GB card rumored to undercut RTX 3080
- Graphics card deals of the week - 2nd September 2020
- AMD Big Navi GPU pricing rumoured to be slashed in light of Nvidia's Ampere reveal
- Nvidia's RTX 3080 and 3090 cards could be in short supply until 2021
- AMD sets sights on the Nvidia GTX 1650 with entry-level GPU
- AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition Graphics Driver 20.8.3 Hotfix
- The best cheap Dell laptop deals and prices for September 2020
- Wait for AMD to make its Big Navi move before you buy the Nvidia RTX 3080
- Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 review: AMD’s flagship laptop?
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070: release date, price, specs
- Nvidia crushes AMD with 80% GPU market share ahead of Ampere launch
- PS5 Roundup: Pre-Order Pre-Registration, Games, Price And Release Date Rumors
- These are the best cheap gaming PC deals for September 2020
- The best gaming desktops for 2020
- The best laptop you can buy in 2020
- Best budget gaming laptop deals of the week - 3rd September 2020
- What's inside SJVN's home office after 30 years of working from home?
- World of Warcraft: Shadowlands minimum system requirements call for an SSD
Gigabyte's Radeon RX 6000 cards will become up to $78 more expensive following AMD price hike have 513 words, post on www.techspot.com at December 3, 2021. This is cached page on TechNews. If you want remove this page, please contact us.