AMD Vega and Nvidia Pascal GTX 10 series have been pretty successful and it seems that they are out of stock yet again. Why is that the case? The answer is very simple cryptocurrency mining. That has been a huge issue in 2017 and we thought that the bubble had burst but the issue still persists and while I hope that it does not persist throughout 2018, it seems that the problem is here to stay.
All things considered, the prices of AMD Vega and Nvidia Pascal GTX 10 series graphics cards have gone up significantly and some cards are selling for more than double the MSRP. While you can still get the GTX 1060 for lower than $300, the price increase has been seen when it comes to GTX 1070 Ti as well as the non-Ti GTX 1080.
The GTX 1070 Ti, which you could get for around $400 is now going to around $900. That is more than double the official MSRP. This is due to the high demand and low supply of graphics cards. These prices will become stabilized and back to normal once the next batch of graphics cards come into the market.
Talking about the GTX 1080, this graphics card is selling for more than $1000 which is also inflated as well. While there is nothing that anyone can do at this point in time, it is recommended that you wait it out. If you are in the market for a new graphics then you need to wait a few weeks.
Seeing how long it took for AMD Vega graphics cards to get back into the market, it might be a while before AMD Vega graphics cards prices go back to normal but AMD did talk about increasing production so we will have to see.
What do you think about AMD Vega and Nvidia Pascal GTX 10 series prices going up again?