Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods to affect graphics cards makers

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- President Donald Trump's 10 percent tariff on Chinese goods affects graphics cards assembled in the Asian country, according to two industry sources familiar with the matter.

- Shrout Research's Ryan Shrout said Trump's newly instituted tariffs on Chinese goods may lead to higher prices for PC graphics cards.


President Donald Trump's trade war with China may lead to higher PC graphics card prices this holiday.

The Trump administration's latest tariffs of 10 percent on $200 billion of imports from China took effect Monday. Trump, in a Sept. 17 statement, said the tariffs would rise to 25 percent on Jan. 1, 2019.

Ryan Shrout said this is a problem because the "vast majority" of graphics cards are currently made in China.

"PC gamers will likely see increased prices on graphics cards with the implementation of this tariff, an unfortunate side affect of the continued policies of the Trump administration," Shrout wrote in an email Monday. "This is unfortunate timing for NVIDIA as it was already under pressure for the prices of its new RTX product family, and it is unlikely that it or its partners will simply absorb the added costs of the tariff."