Hardware Overstocking Woes Likely to Extend Deep into 2019


The other day I posted an article (this one here) about the delaying of the RTX 2060 from NVidia due to excessive stock of the older GTX 1060 cards still being on hand. Well, it turns out it’s affecting many manufacturers, with hardware across the spectrum.

It’s a combination of reasons contributing to this issue. Intel’s processor supply issues, the dip in the mining market as well as the Chinese trade dispute issues all added more weight to this problem. This is evident in sales figures – Asus, for example, saw a 43% drop in it’s third quarter net earnings. Gigabyte hit the lowest earnings in the same period since Q4 2008 – 10 years ago.

So where does this leave us? In my opinion, I suspect manufacturers might be holding back development on newer products for now. Like the RTX 2060, they don’t want to end up with new tech when the old stuff it still sitting on the shelves. It doesn’t make sense. GPUs and motherboards specifically it overstocked and it’ll likely extend into even the second quarter of 2019.

There are even rumors that both Intel and NVidia might push up the prices on their latest chips in order to maintain profitability. Here’s to hoping that doesn’t happen.


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