Last year, for many US companies, customs drafts, which will postpone the criminal directed in 2018 and 2019 against Chinese imports. Among other things, hardware manufacturers, for example, benefited from graphics cards and motherboards. In the New Year’s Eve, these customs drafts ran, consequently many US imports from China have been since 1. January up to 25 percent more expensive.
In a Facebook group, an ASUS employee has made aware of the problem and an official increase in the US price recommendations of graphics cards and motherboards in view. The group is closed; the website Anandtech Shows a screenshot. Other manufacturers have not explored no price higher, but they were tacitly imported.
Not yet in the EU
The price risks first relate to customers in the USA – in German trade show no detections so far. However, the pasting give outlook what could happen should the US and China spread the mutual trade war. Initial US products has already proven the EU with criminal targets, in response to the unauthorized US subsidies for the aircraft builder Boeing.
VideoCardz Powered at Asus’ official US Store: The own models of GeForce RTX 3080 have become about 70 to 80 US dollars more expensive since the end of 2020. The Rog GeForce RTX 3080 Strix now costs $ 930, the TUF gaming variant 700.
Away from criminal stations, rising production costs, which also address Asus, provide for high prices here. Because of the knucked offer, many graphics cards – such as all variants from current generations NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 and AMD Radeon RX 6000 – are already over-controlled. Other PC components keep their previous prices yet.