WCCF Tech spoke to some firms and got to hear that video cards like NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 line will get quite a bit more expensive. Here's a new price list from MSI:
Here is one of the lists we received with post-tariff pricing going live very soon (if not already):AIBs are rushing to minimize the impact by moving production to another country, like Taiwan. For companies like MSI an Gigabyte this is expected to take two months at most, but smaller firms like Zotac do not have an existing manufacturing capacity in Taiwan and will have to suffer lower margins as they will be unable to pass the full cost to customers.
RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio: $1231 to $1310 RTX 2080 Ti DUKE 11G OC: $1212 to $1290 RTX 2080 Ti VENTUS 11G OC: $1203 to $1280 RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio: $849 to $900 RTX 2080 DUKE 8G OC: $840 to $890 RTX 2080 VENTUS 8G OC: $830 to $880
Here's a comment from an anonymous source at an AIB:
“We should only have a month’s gap from now before Taiwan manufacturing is online. Rest of the line i.e. [mentions various of their RTX models] will be on the new assembly in Taiwan. The timeline [of shipment schedule getting caught up in tariff] threw a wrench into our plans. Originally we thought we would have some of the prelaunch allocation [reserved for Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg and other retailers] left over to give to SI partners but because the etailer pre-launch prepaid order volume exceeded the NVidia allocation, we are stuck with giving them the pre-tariff cost structure we had to allocate 100% of our prelaunch allocation out to the actual prelaunch partners first. Whatever we can’t fulfill this week we’re going to absorb the 10% between us and the etailer to still fulfill end customer’s orders meaning all SI orders, for now, are subjected to almost a +10% increase with us sharing some of the cost”. – Anon AIB