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We’re feeling a bit nostalgic here at Game Debate for some reason, and so we’ve decided to reminisce on the good ole days considering that no one is actually able to buy a brand new graphics card at the moment at a decent price, since prices have risen once again due to the global chip shortage currently going on.
Despite the global chip shortage currently bottlenecking hardware supply and subsequently raising the prices of graphics cards again, one of the most exciting upcoming launches is Intel’s very own DG2 graphics card. We’ve heard very little about it so far, but a new leak suggests the top-end model performs between the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, and that Intel is working on their own alternative to Nvidia’s DLSS.
Both Nvidia and AMD manufacture and release a range of gaming graphics cards for the PC gaming community, but they also launch professional workstation cards designed more for complex computational work across hundreds of applications. Essentially they’re not designed for gaming but more for actual work.
The current global chip shortage has affected nearly every electronics manufacturer across the globe, including those for PC hardware. We’ve seen demand skyrocket during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic yet supply dwindle as semiconductor companies try to keep up. But according to Acer, we could see the PC hardware shortages ease up by the second half of 2021.
As the world faces a global chip shortage, almost every manufacturer that deals with electronic systems has been affected. Semiconductor manufacturers like TSMC have seen major supply issues due to component shortages which has affected many companies including Nvidia and AMD, but Intel’s supply of Rocket Lake CPUs have been pretty steady so far, and have mostly been pretty affordable at MSRP where other companies have seen price increases due to the situation.
As the global chip shortage affects almost every electronic device manufacturer, prices are rising for graphics cards once again including ASUS and MSI. But as supply is also low for the same reasons, it looks like Nvidia may be reviving some old GPUs in order to bolster capacity, including the GTX 1080 Ti and GTX 1650.
We are currently seeing a massive shortage in chips across the whole world, which has now apparently reached a “crisis point” for many manufacturers. Since demand is so high and the global chip shortage is remaining a major problem, ASUS is reportedly considering raising their graphics card prices for the second time in a year.
Computers are fickle things. In fact, I’m completely convinced that nobody has any idea how they actually work. They’re like airplanes: there is no reason at all why a big chunk of metal heavier than an entire zoo standing on a dinner plate should be able to fly, yet it does.
Nvidia has apparently been having a tough time with the rumored RTX 3080 Ti’s development as the Green Team has already updated the specs 5 times now according to sources, and that’s only 5 times that we know of. But at this point we pretty much know it’s eventually coming, as Gigabyte has now registered 12 different models with the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission).
We are currently in the midst of global chip shortage that is now apparently at a “crisis point”, which has resulted in a major shortage of chips to many of the top hardware manufacturers across the globe. Not only does this mean we saw less hardware available on shelves and online, but it has also raised the prices of graphics cards for a second time in less than a year.
When Resizable BAR first launched (originally called Smart Access Memory by AMD), it was only available on certain hardware. Now as time has gone on many hardware manufacturers have been working to get the technology supported on more hardware. When the RTX 3060 launched it was the first of the series to enable Resize BAR support, but it is now available on all RTX 30 series graphics cards thanks to the latest Nvidia driver.