Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by BarryB, Apr 8, 2013.
Has this been posted anywhere?
Most high end GFX cards us GDDR5, so probably aren't affected by this. This will be the lower end of the market.
Damnwell hope not!!
It might make me stick another year past Xmas with my 580!
That means my brother wont get it for Xmas, man, will have to find another prezzy if so.
Edited the title to reflect DDR3 only cards!
Hope they don't start on the high end DDR5 cards next, waiting for Haswell chips/boards and possibly a new GPU.
You can't edit thread titles, but I can. Sorted it for you.
GDDR5 is based on DDR3 and is shipped from the same vendors, so there is a good chance that this then affects all graphics cards.
I had the same reflex as you guys What's the link between the rise of DDR3 and graphics card. They are kinda all on GDDR5.
GDDR5 is based on DDR3
oups .. I though it was an whole different technology.
The main difference is in the number of memory controllers between GPU and vram.
GPU's can have as many as they want, the more they use the higher the buswidth (2 for 64-bit bus, 4 for 128-bit, 6 for 192-bit, 8 for 256-bit, and so on) but this means using a bigger die.
CPU's are limited to one 64 bit controller per channel (dunno why) which in my case means my bus is 128bit (or 256bit on Intel quad channel boards).
So, dram prices go up a few cents....and consumers get ripped off by greedy companies trying to justify price increases by several dollars....
Sorry, this just cancelled by next GPU upgrade. I refuse to pay more because companies are getting greedier....
Good thing I already paid $500 for mine. I can't possibly be ripped off any more.
My upgrades are optional from year to year since I don't play any overly demanding games. Hell, my newest game is TorchLight 2 and it'll run just fine on entry-level cards....lol.
As long as my 460's are playing titles at acceptable (to me) framerates then I'm avoiding a GPU upgrade. 680/690 prices have hardly shifted since they entered the market, in fact some seem to have crept up, and the Titan hasn't done anything to impress me pricewise either as that's gone up in price since release.
I also found this artice on the frontpage from Jan 30th: http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/ddr3_pricing_will_rise.html
shame on you Nvidia for trying to put more money into your share holders pockets.
Yes it's horrible, also you know what this reinforces?
It reinforces the idea that the next-gen consoles are gonna carry a hefty price tag.
There was chatter about sony not making same mistake again by overpricing, but in this financial climate well ..a hardcore user of the consoles in work i know is saying £600.
Some guy you know at work that plays on consoles is estimating £600? Sounds legit. I'm pretty sure the PS4 is up for pre-order at a few places for £400, whether that will stick or not is beyond me. That said, considering the tech in the box I really can't see it being much more than that.
Yeah I noticed it too when I bought an 8GB kit for my laptop, used to be $25-$36 bought it for $50... while a low volt one i saw going for $36 a while back now up to $60 ://
desktop ddr3 ram is going up as well, got my kit for 149.99 couple weeks ago
Better buy your RAM upgrades for Haswell now as when they ship the prices are only going to go one way, and it won't be down!!
Im good. I bought a few kits when they were on the cheap a couple months ago.