The crisis caused by the shortage of chips is affecting many sectors of electronics. One of the most affected is that of graphics cards, with a much higher demand for several months than the supply. But this shortage, which has sent GPU prices skyrocketing and made it a very difficult task to find a new graphics card, could start to see its end this year, since according to Colette Kress, Nvidia CFO, along the second half of this year will start to improve the stock of GPUs.
The directive has ensured that the situation will improve this year in terms of graphics cards in the 24th Annual Needham Growth Conference, an event in which, according to Seeking Alpha, he has pointed out that in the company he has seen «channel levels behave quite efficiently«. He also points out that they work with their partners in the supply chain «to increase the availability of supplies«, and that they have better feelings than the current ones in terms of supplies for the second half of the year.
In addition, Kress has highlighted that the current demand for GeForce cards on the market significantly exceeds the existing supply, noting that «Throughout 2021 we have seen strong demand for GeForce. And it still is. It is also stronger than the supplies we have in general. Holiday demand, for example, was quite strong, especially for laptops.«.
The dates that Kress is considering for the improvement of the situation are in line with the launch of the next generation of GeForce graphics cards, the RTX 40 series. Of course, these forecasts do not have to come true, since both Intel and AMD have made similar predictions about the problems of manufacturing GPUs, but have not yet offered a solution that will end the problem. They have only assured that it will be solved, without further evidence or arguments. Meanwhile, many of those who are looking for a new computer have had no choice but to buy a computer aimed primarily at gamers, a sector that seems to have an easier time with certain components, such as powerful GPUs.