MAYBE YOU NEED TO WAIT A LITTLE BECAUSE THE SITUATION DOES NOT PAINT ANYTHING WELL TO UPDATE COMPONENTS
There is no doubt that 2021 is an important year to consider making the leap to the next generation of video games since several titles that come out this year will have much better visuals and it is an ideal time to buy a PC upgrade.
The problem with all this is that there is a possible price increase on the new video cards for PCs. Why? One would think that cryptocurrency farms are being put back together, however, this is not the case, there is another reason and it is not very positive to say.
At the moment, the new video cards use a GDDR6 or GDRR6X VRAM memory, and the problem at the moment is that these components are going to go up in price in China, the place where they are manufactured. This increase will take effect on February 12 and both NVIDIA and AMD could be affected.
According to the available information, video card and PC component manufacturers such as MSI, ASUS and Gigabyte will have to increase the price of their products due to this issue, which not only involves the increase in the cost of these components.
THE PROBLEM OF VIDEO CARDS AND UPDATING A PC IN THESE MOMENTS
For 3-4 years now, PC video cards have been through quite interesting times. First, buying a GeForce 1080 for your PC was martyrdom, because there were no thanks to Bitcoin farms back then.
Then the PC building market stabilized a bit and there were already video cards in piles, but we were not counting on the next generation to be presented in 2020 and that NVIDIA and AMD were already preparing something to update their offerings beyond the generation.
To this we must add that the pandemic caused by COVID-19 caused a global logistics and manufacturing problem that affected all processes. Now, if you want to build a PC, you will have to save, look for an offer and find the best time to renew, because the situation will get complicated.