Earlier this yr, a waiver protecting GPU manufacturers from additional tariffs within the ongoing commerce warfare with China lapsed. ASUS not too long ago introduced plans to extend GPU costs in consequence, and now EVGA and Zotac are following swimsuit.
EVGA has added a word to its web site making prospects conscious of the value hike, stating that it has tried to attenuate the affect to customers. This contains honoring the value on preorders which have already been processed.
EVGA has increased the prices of all RTX 30-series GPUs, from the RTX 3060 Ti to the RTX 3090. Surprisingly, the rise is comparatively normal throughout the board, with every card now retailing for $70 greater than earlier than. The RTX 3080, for instance, is now $800 after beforehand launching at $730.
Zotac hasn’t been as ahead with the reasoning for the rise, and the value being handed onto customers can also be much higher than EVGA. Generally the rise is between $90-$100, making use of to each the RTX 3070 and 3080. The RTX 3090, by comparability, has had its value enhance by $350, pushing it as much as $1900.
It is clear that every producer is doing its personal calculations and optimizations as regards to the way it handles the extra price to deliver GPUs again into inventory, and it is clear now that you’ll have to pay extra in a roundabout way. That’s, should you may even discover inventory, with AMD and Nvidia not having promising updates on the matter.