Nvidia RTX 5000 GPU price could be even higher thanks to TSMC

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RTX 4000 graphics cards are by no means cheap, but there are rumors that Nvidia’s RTX 5000 GPUs could be priced even higher. The situation appears to be related to the increased price of TSMC’s 3nm wafers, which will cost 25% more than the nodes used in gaming PCs today.

The main contenders for Nvidia graphics cards use TSMC’s 5nm nodes, but there’s reason to believe that the green team has already reserved a spot at the 3nm table. Earlier this year, CEO Jensen Huang reportedly traveled to Taiwan to negotiate a wafer deal (via MyDrivers), while AMD has already confirmed that Zen 5 processors will use the technology.

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I observe chiacohuaDigitimes says the new 3nm process nodes will add additional cost to major gaming PC components, from upcoming GPUs like the GeForce RTX 5000 to Intel and AMD processors. According to the report, the price of the refurbished casting reached $20,000, which will naturally have a ripple effect on production costs.

Image source: Digitimes

For context, the Digitime chart ties the $16,000 figure to 5nm nodes, with 7nm apparently costing $10,000. We’ve already seen price increases for the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080, with the latter costing over 50% more than the RTX 3080. In other words, Nvidia isn’t shielding consumers from higher production prices just yet, so the same could apply. for next generation GPUs like RTX 5090.

The above prediction is certainly correct, especially if you like PC games. However, if Samsung can solve the problems with its 3nm technology, the additional competition could make all the difference. AMD’s aggressive pricing tactics for the Radeon RX 7900 XTX could also help convince Nvidia to be more competitive next time, as their current MSRP structure isn’t looking good.

Speaking of outrageous prices, our Nvidia RTX 4080 review puts the latest Lovelace card to the test, and it’s a 4K killer that costs more than it should. We’ll be comparing it to AMD RDNA 3 cards next month, so keep an eye out for benchmarks and more.

Source : PC Gamesn

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