PC Graphics Cards: Why They’re Getting Pricey Again

ai is creating stunning images pushing up the price of gpus

Looks like Gamers Are In For Another Tough Time!

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Hello readers! If you’re dreaming of a fancy graphics card to boost your PC gaming, we’ve got some news. Brace yourselves for another round of higher prices and a shortage of graphics cards. The culprit? The growing love for artificial intelligence (AI), which has a big appetite for graphics processing units (GPUs), the brains inside your graphics card.

The AI Frenzy

AI is like the cool science of teaching computers to do stuff that usually needs a human brain, like seeing things, talking, or making decisions. It’s been zooming ahead lately, thanks to lots of data, super-fast computers, and clever software.

AI has big dreams – helping in medicine, schools, entertainment, and security. But it’s a hungry beast that gobbles up computing power, especially GPUs. Those are the special chips that make your games look fantastic on the screen.

As more and more folks dive into AI adventures, they’re buying up GPUs like hotcakes. Take George Hotz, the head of an AI company, for example. He recently bragged on Twitter about buying a mountain of GPUs – like 60 of them – just for his AI work. And he’s planning to buy even more!

Let’s face it Nvidia is making a killing with the sale of all of these chips and they don’t plan on slowing down.

The GPU Drought

All this GPU shopping by AI enthusiasts has left PC gamers in a bit of a pickle. They were already struggling to find affordable graphics cards, and now it’s even tougher. Blame it on a bunch of things – the pandemic messed up the supply chain, people went bonkers buying GPUs for mining digital coins, and new and fancy GPUs hit the market, making everyone want one.

So, what’s happening? Graphics cards for PCs have become as rare as a unicorn, and when you do find one, it costs a small fortune. Some gamers are resorting to buying whole pre-built PCs just to snag a graphics card. Others have given up on their upgrade dreams for now.

There might be a GPU drought, but there also might be a real one too! These GPU’s require a lot of cooling and in some places they are using far too much water to keep them cool.

PC Graphics Cards: Why They're Getting Pricey Again
Everyone has gone AI mad!

The Future of The GPU World

This GPU rollercoaster might not be over soon. Experts say that AI’s hunger for GPUs will keep the supply tight. Some even predict that the GPU market will be worth $200 billion by 2025, with AI gobbling up more than half of that pie. But don’t lose hope! GPU makers are working hard, and new tech might pop up to help out.

If you’re a gamer waiting for a graphics card, patience is the name of the game. Hang in there until the market settles down or look for other tricks to boost your gaming fun. And if you’re an AI explorer on the hunt for a GPU, just remember to use your powers responsibly and keep an eye on how it affects our world.

We don’t expect Nvidia to slow down any time soon, so if you are looking for a graphics card this year we would expcet your chances to be better than last year.

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