If the ongoing supply issues and resurgence in cryptocurrency mining isn’t enough to make grabbing a new graphics card challenging, prices for them might soon be increasing in the US to make stock even harder to come by.
The price increase might soon affect numerous GPU manufacturers, as waivers that kept trade tariffs at bay have now expired. President Trump instigated a trade war with China in 2018, which would’ve increased GPU prices had companies not applied for waivers to prevent it. Those waivers expired, however, this month, meaning tariffs between 7.5% to 25% can now be applied to all PC hardware.
ASUS is the only company that has acknowledged this right now, writing to customers to explain why they might encounter higher than expected prices on products.
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