The market of CPUs and graphics cards saw a huge demand in the past two years due to the crisis in the semiconductor industry and crypto-mining demand. However, after multiple constraints, the situation has cleared slightly. Makers such as NVIDIA were able to adjust their suggested retail prices to more acceptable prices. However, this will not last much longer. According to bloggers, CPU prices are starting to rise, and both Intel and AMD are adjusting their suggested prices. So in the next few months, we’ll probably have to pay a lot more for CPUs.
According to Taobao shop owner and digital blogger @中正EVA, CPU prices have increased recently. The move comes mainly from Intel, but there are also some AMD CPUs that are costing more. At the same time, the blogger said that the store will use the inventory to cover the cost at this time. However, once they reach the deadline and the cost cannot be covered anymore, the store will adjust the price. Therefore, in a short period of time, the CPU price increase will not affect customers. Most stores tend to use their inventory for a short time. However, in a few weeks, we may see the prices raising. After all, the news about a price hike will also move some customers to get their CPUs before the price adjust.
AMD and Intel will unleash their new CPU generation soon
AMD and Intel are both preparing to launch a new generation of processors. This may happen in September or October. AMD will unleash the Ryzen 7000 series while Intel will uncover its 13th Generation Intel Core lineup. We are pretty sure that the price fluctuation will affect the new CPU price. Intel has just told customers it will raise prices for most microprocessor and peripheral chip products this fall. This is a response to the rising production and material costs.
Intel plans to raise the prices this fall on flagship products such as servers and PC processors. It will also increase the prices of other products including Wi-Fi and connectivity chips. The pricing hike will vary depending on the type of chips. The minimum increase is in the single digits, while some cases may exceed 10% and even 20%.
Apparently, the CPU makers are also being affected by global inflation.