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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Graphics & Video Accelerator Cards
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

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Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Graphics & Video Accelerator Cards?

What is the average price of Graphics & Video Accelerator Cards?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Graphics & Video Accelerator Cards. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Graphics & Video Accelerator Cards been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Graphics & Video Accelerator Cards yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Graphics & Video Accelerator Cards?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Graphics & Video Accelerator Cards with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

Market share concentration for graphics cards is low, with the top four suppliers controlling less than 30.0% of total market revenue. In total, there are an estimated 54 manufacturers and 8,300 wholesalers and retailers of graphics cards. Market concentration is high among manufacturers, but the existence of numerous distributors and... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Experience and Expertise

How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?

What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?

What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?

To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?

What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?

Supply Chain Risk

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?

Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?

How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?


How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?

How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?

What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?

Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?

Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Quality Control

How often do you experience defects with your products? To what degree are in-process inspections and process controls carried out?

How many recalls have you had? Were they voluntary or mandated?

What problems created the need for the recalls? How have you handled these recalls?

How do you ensure your product's quality? What performance-monitoring systems does your company have in place?

Do you have quality control benchmarks that you report to clients? How do you measure quality?

Graphics Card Add-ons

From where do you source your add-ons? Do you manufacture them yourselves?

How do these add-ons affect the price and performance of graphics cards?

Are package deals available wherein add-ons are included with the purchase of a graphics card?

Do you offer custom arrangements?


Is a warranty offered with the purchase of a graphics card or does it cost extra?

What insurance options do you offer for lost business due to graphics card failure?

Do warranty costs increase as the graphics cards gets older?

What does the warranty cover? Does the warranty cover the full cost of the graphics card as well as add-ons?

What extended warranty options do you offer?

Competition & Substitutes

How do you differentiate yourself in the market?

What acquisitions have you made and how do they affect your product offering?

Do you specialize in a specific customer segment?

If your company is acquired, how would that affect your operations?

Amidst widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased/reduced demand?


What generation is your GPU?

How many displays or monitors can your graphics cards handle simultaneously?

What have your clients used your graphics cards for? Do you have graphics cards designed specifically for research purposes?

What have you included in your graphics cards to handle intensive graphic processing? Do your graphics cards have overclocking capabilities?

Supply Chain Risk

What manufacturer provides your GPU?

How quickly can you procure the newest generation of GPUs?

Have you ever experienced a price spike from one or more of your suppliers? How did you cope with the spike?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed to customers?

Do you source materials with high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? How are you coping with these disruptions?

How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? Do you source from multiple suppliers in different global regions?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their budget for graphics cards and any desired related services and goods.

Buyers should indicate when payment occur, such as upon award of the contract or over a period of time.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for vendors that offer hardware and software solutions that meet the requirements of the RFP.

Buyers should evaluate vendors based on previous client testimonials and their ability to provide quality customer service.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should provide the date and time proposals are due and state when award information will be available.

Buyers should include the RFP schedule and expected timeline for product delivery and installation.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk is high for graphics card manufacturers. A high level of supply chain risk harms buyer power by increasing the chances that buyers will face product issues due to upstream supplier shortages or unexpected exits from the market due to poor financial health. The main risk in the... Subscribe to learn more.