Graphics Card Vendors Upbeat about Cryptocurrency

Just when games don't really push graphics cards and lowers demand for the latest upgrade, along comes cyptocurrency mining. As such, the demand for graphics cards has never been higher. Recently, Bitcoin reached an incredible $6,100USD and that has obviously kept the demand on these cards high. It's too bad for gamers that need an upgrade as it's pretty hard to find anything in stock. It's very good for vendors though.

Because of the quickly subsided cryptocurrency mining hype in 2013, some graphics card players were originally conservative about the development in 2017. Despite both China and Russia governments having expressed opposition on the trading of cryptocurrencies, their values continue increasing after a short-term relapse.

Source: DigiTimes