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Rumour: Nvidia Ampere might launch as GeForce GTX 2070 and 2080 on April 12th

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It's been silent with new graphics card releases from Nvidia. We've mentioned it a couple of times already, we really do not expect Volta with HBM2 to reach consumer grade graphics anytime soon. The chatter is about to get big as the first indications are here that Nvidia will be launching a GA104, a GPU called Ampere, on April 12th.
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Old 13-02-18, 08:49 PM
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From the man in Taiwan. Feel free to verify or call BS I will leave that up to you. Just know that if you thought RAM was expensive enough already you're in for a further shock.

Global DRAM output value to rise over 30% in 2018, says DRAMeXchange

Output value for the global DRAM memory industry will increase more than 30% to US$96 billion in 2018, following a robust 76% surge, according to DRAMeXchange.

The industry output value for the fourth quarter of 2017 climbed 14.2% sequentially to nearly US$21.9 billion, driven by a seasonal pickup in demand for smartphones and rising mobile DRAM prices, said DRAMeXchange.

DRAM contract quotes for the first quarter of 2018 will continue their upward trend, DRAMeXchange indicated. Mobile DRAM prices will increase around 3% on quarter, though smartphone sales have started to slow down. Meanwhile, PC DRAM prices are expected to rise about 5% sequentially while prices of server-use memory will see a 3-5% rally.

Major DRAM vendors including Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and Micron Technology will continue to benefit from continued growth in the memory prices, as well as lower manufacturing costs through process technology advancements, in the first quarter of 2018, according to DRAMeXchange.

Industry leader Samsung saw its DRAM revenues grow 14.5% sequentially to US$10.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, while second-ranked SK Hynix' DRAM revenues climbed 14.1% on quarter to US$6.3 billion. Samsung and SK Hynix took a combined 74.7% share of the global DRAM market in the fourth quarter.
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Old 13-02-18, 09:27 PM
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The first (and only) Core i9 mobile processor has made an appearance.

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Old 13-02-18, 09:30 PM
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From the man in Taiwan. Feel free to verify or call BS I will leave that up to you. Just know that if you thought RAM was expensive enough already you're in for a further shock.

Global DRAM output value to rise over 30% in 2018, says DRAMeXchange

Output value for the global DRAM memory industry will increase more than 30% to US$96 billion in 2018, following a robust 76% surge, according to DRAMeXchange.

The industry output value for the fourth quarter of 2017 climbed 14.2% sequentially to nearly US$21.9 billion, driven by a seasonal pickup in demand for smartphones and rising mobile DRAM prices, said DRAMeXchange.

DRAM contract quotes for the first quarter of 2018 will continue their upward trend, DRAMeXchange indicated. Mobile DRAM prices will increase around 3% on quarter, though smartphone sales have started to slow down. Meanwhile, PC DRAM prices are expected to rise about 5% sequentially while prices of server-use memory will see a 3-5% rally.

Major DRAM vendors including Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and Micron Technology will continue to benefit from continued growth in the memory prices, as well as lower manufacturing costs through process technology advancements, in the first quarter of 2018, according to DRAMeXchange.

Industry leader Samsung saw its DRAM revenues grow 14.5% sequentially to US$10.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, while second-ranked SK Hynix' DRAM revenues climbed 14.1% on quarter to US$6.3 billion. Samsung and SK Hynix took a combined 74.7% share of the global DRAM market in the fourth quarter.
Awesome... That'll lower GPU prices :/
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Old 13-02-18, 10:10 PM
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Awesome... That'll lower GPU prices :/
They're getting greedy. The report says it all, how many billions they've buggered us for over the past X months/years etc. Once a corporation starts making that sort of money it doesn't like giving it up easily.

God, I am just so happy I really don't want or need any PC components at the moment. I think my Ryzen APU project can stay on ice for a while /rolls eyes.
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They're getting greedy. The report says it all, how many billions they've buggered us for over the past X months/years etc. Once a corporation starts making that sort of money it doesn't like giving it up easily.

God, I am just so happy I really don't want or need any PC components at the moment. I think my Ryzen APU project can stay on ice for a while /rolls eyes.
Can you please stop being so cynical about everything? There is a RAM shortage. Meaning demand is super high. So obviously they are going to be making more money per ram die sold because you increase prices to deter demand and increase supply. You can thank the hundreds of millions of mobile devices sold for taking up production lines. That's where most of the money comes from. Considering less than 5 FABs in the world make memory and most of which is owned by Samsung, this isn't unexpected.
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Old 14-02-18, 07:04 AM
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Can you please stop being so cynical about everything? There is a RAM shortage. Meaning demand is super high. So obviously they are going to be making more money per ram die sold because you increase prices to deter demand and increase supply. You can thank the hundreds of millions of mobile devices sold for taking up production lines. That's where most of the money comes from. Considering less than 5 FABs in the world make memory and most of which is owned by Samsung, this isn't unexpected.
At least someone is using some sense here. Thank you.

All i seem to hear or see about is mining is the blame and nothing else, Mining is some of the blame but not 100% of it.
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Old 14-02-18, 11:58 AM
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Can you please stop being so cynical about everything? There is a RAM shortage. Meaning demand is super high. So obviously they are going to be making more money per ram die sold because you increase prices to deter demand and increase supply. You can thank the hundreds of millions of mobile devices sold for taking up production lines. That's where most of the money comes from. Considering less than 5 FABs in the world make memory and most of which is owned by Samsung, this isn't unexpected.
Please stop being so cynical about 8gb ram costing over £100? hmm, let me see.... Nope ! I'm actually not being cynical I am being real. It sucks, and at no point am I going to say "There there, it's actually OK".

Any way 2018 will suck, that's for sure. I guess for now I will just have to hold out and leave everything as it sits. Once 2019 hits, though? then it will backfire on them because China is already starting to ready itself for making lots of RAM. Once those Chinese fabs come online? then it will crash.
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At least someone is using some sense here. Thank you.

All i seem to hear or see about is mining is the blame and nothing else, Mining is some of the blame but not 100% of it.
People will believe what they want to. But looking at it objectively you can see that so few places actually produce the high performance memory required on so many devices. It makes sense that when Apple requests 80 million iPhones there will be shortages. I'm pretty sure it's higher now haven't checked since last year it was like 72 million or whatever. That's a ton of memory. And of course they get priority, they are a far bigger customer and money maker than the GPU segment.

That's one reason. You still have all the other phone makers. You have GPU customers, SSDs are starting to use memory as cache, consoles, OEM desktop and laptops and then memory sold by itself. It's an insane volume of memory coming out of FABs. The fact we have so little failure rates is impressive.
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