Is the current GPU market killing PC gaming? | Tech Radar

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Due to a perfect storm of silicon shortages, production challenges caused by Covid-19, competition from Ethereum crypto miners, and record demand, pricing, and availability of highly wanted graphics cards are expected to increase as we enter Q4 of 2021. The graphics card market has been particularly volatile in the previous 12 months, just over a year since Nvidia released the Ampere family of cards, which AMD followed up with the release of its own Radeon RX 6000 in October 2020. Despite the fact that conditions improved marginally in Q3 following a crypto market drop, prices are already soaring again, with an average premium of 70% over MSRP in Europe. 



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