2023: Will the AIB remain in flux?

This new year could lead to more sanity and stabilization of pricing. Or perhaps not.

Robert Dow

C. Robert Dow, digital media manager/tester at Mt. Tiburon Testing Labs, JPR The GPU and graphic add-in board markets have been through tumultuous times over the past decade. The dramatic rise of crypto in 2016–2017 expanded the AIB market by $1.05 billion and accounted for more than 4 million units of add-in board sales. As crypto miners bought up every AIB produced, the street prices of AIBs rose as much as 30% in the second half of 2017. Gamers voiced their frustration about the lack of available product, and their angst gave rise to products such as Nvidia’s CMP, which

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