At least some people are happy about the current GPU market and the effect cryptocurrency mining is having on it. Indeed from the profit reports DigiTimes mentions, GPU vendors are making better profits from the current craze than the miners are, with all major vendors seeing major boosts to revenues. This is good news for the average enthusiast as these vendors plan to ramp up their stocks and have greatly increased the amount of product they are ordering from NVIDIA and AMD. It will take some time to fulfill these orders and you can expect the current memory shortage to have a minor effect on availability and price as well. If supply can finally start to meet demand, we may soon see prices creep back towards MSRP.
"Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI), TUL, Colorful and Galaxy Microsystems have all been aggressive about the cryptocurrency opportunity since the mining trend emerged, and they have seen dramatic growths in related businesses. Asustek only started to see benefits from the segmnet in the third quarter."
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