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Forums - Gaming Discussion - GPU prices more than double as cryptocurrency craze accelerates

Pemalite said:
Hynad said:

Basic economy 101. 

The other issue is that... AMD and nVidia didn't wish to increase production to meet demand... Just in-case demand dropped and we had an overabundance of parts.


Makes sense. And with the bubble finally popped, I'm sure quite a few people have gotten out of it, now. Either way, this wouldn't have affected the price of the PS4 or XB2, as it was retailers increasing prices, not AMD. 



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thismeintiel said:
Pemalite said:

The other issue is that... AMD and nVidia didn't wish to increase production to meet demand... Just in-case demand dropped and we had an overabundance of parts.


Makes sense. And with the bubble finally popped, I'm sure quite a few people have gotten out of it, now. Either way, this wouldn't have affected the price of the PS4 or XB2, as it was retailers increasing prices, not AMD. 

Yeah. AMD and nVidia saw minimal benefit from it, their main increase in revenue was actually thanks to higher general volume rather than pricing.

Crypto-Currency itself didn't have any impact on console chip prices because the contracts and production lines were already set in stone.

But what did impact the Playstation 4 and Xbox One to a smaller degree is higher DRAM and NAND costs as it's commodity driven.



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