NVIDIA: GPU demand to outstrip supply throughout 2021 but capacity is increasing

Posted on Wednesday, April 14 2021 @ 11:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
One of the biggest complaints of PC gamers over the past half-year or so is the lack of video cards. Due to a wide variety of factors, there's a shortage of manufacturing capacity for a lot of components -- and at the same time demand for GPUs has skyrocketed. The result is that despite NVIDIA hitting yet another record quarter, gamers can't find GPUs at decent prices.

NVIDIA CFO warns shortages will not disappear anytime soon

Speaking to investors during the firm's annual investors day, NVIDIA CFO Colette Kress revealed the current situation is expected to persist for quite some time. Kress stated that demand is expected to continue to exceed supply for much of 2021.

Back in November, NVIDIA expected the shortages would be resolved in "a few months" but unfortunately that prediction did not turn out to be accurate. Kress did promise that GPU supplies are increasing. NVIDIA has managed to secure more production capacity -- which should result in more supply hitting the market.
On the plus side, Kress said Nvidia is making progress on pumping out more GPUs, despite the ongoing chip shortage. “Our operations team is agile and executing fantastically. We expect our supplies to increase as the year progresses,” she added.
The additional supply is expected to hit the market sometime this quarter, so hopefully effective street prices of GPUs will come down a bit.

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