While various companies say that the situation with the shortage of chips will begin to improve in the second half of this year, and prices may go down, DigiTimes analysts are dashing hopes for price normalization.
According to them, AMD, Intel and Nvidia are going to raise their prices by up to 20%! This applies to CPU and GPU. The companies want to raise prices due to increased production costs, and this primarily concerns solutions that are manufactured using 7 nm and 5 nm technical processes.
It’s all about TSMC. It has already raised the prices of its products, and it has long been a contract manufacturer for AMD and Nvidia, but TSMC will also make Intel GPUs.
As a result, prices should rise for all upcoming AMD processors and GPUs, all next-generation Nvidia GPUs and upcoming Intel GPUs, although it is not entirely correct to talk about price increases for something that will only appear in its first generation. Apparently, this does not apply to Intel processors, but the company may well do the same just to make more money.