For PC players a gray, for company a money rain: manufacturers of desktop graphics cards and handlers profited in the first quarter 2021 with a turnover of $ 12.5 billion from the bad GPU availability – a plus of 360 percent compared to start 2020. Due to the global chip and component deficiency, as well as the high demand of crypto miners, the demand for graphics cards exceeds the offer, as a result of falling prices are high.
Meanwhere, AMD and nvidia do not get a big stucco from the cake, as the two companies sell their gpus to fixed prices to other manufacturers – commonly in bundle with memory blocks. Market researchers jon peddie research resumed that even a beginner desktop graphics card at the beginning of the year has cost an average of nearly 500 US dollars.
Due to the clarified demand, the traditional sales growth in the first quarter of 2021 remained out: manufacturers have sold 7.1 percent more desktop graphics cards than the end of 2020. The number of 24.4 percent rose year-on-year.