GPU prices may rise again as rumors suggest AMD wants to prioritize AI - what does this mean for gamers?

AMD may abandon the high-end options of its next-generation Radeon gaming GPUs in order to redirect scarce resources to the development of AI and high-performance GPUs.

There will be no AMD Radeon RX 8800 or 8900 when AMD debuts their RDNA 4 line of GPUs, likely next year.

This gives its rival Nvidia a distinct advantage in producing the best GPUs for the high-end gaming sector, but it may also help to restrain supply and drive up prices.

According to sources speaking to the publication, the lineup would mimic the RDNA 1 series of AMD GPUs, where the most powerful entry was the RX 5700 XT GPU.

This reasoning is straightforward. There is a rush for hardware and components to support generative AI workloads, despite a scarcity of resources and manufacturing capacity.

In addition, Nvidia's A100 and H100 chips are now leading the way in an AI servers industry that is expected to reach $150 billion by 2027.