GPU’s that would have normally sold for around $300 are now going for nearer the $600 mark. This is not a huge increase in price but it is nearly the price of a next generation console. This has lead more people to their PC gaming aspirations on hold for now and stick to console gaming. This price increase isn’t the first time that this has happened either. Back in 2013 cryptocurrency miners sent AMDs prices for their latest equipment shooting up. Fortunately this didn’t last too long but having said that there was a lot less hype and general knowledge around the subject of cryptocurrency. These prices could stay fairly high for a few months at least so don’t hold your breath!