Pricing for NVIDIA’s immensely popular GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards have reached ridiculous heights in European regions. This is according to research by 3D Center, which posted comprehensive charts showing that the average pricing for green team’s Ampere-based GPUs now hover around three times their original MSRP. 3D Center has also shared pricing data regarding AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs, but their premiums aren’t as bad compared to NVIDIA’s options.
GPU prices 🇩🇪🇦🇹 May 16— 3DCenter.org (@3DCenter_org) May 17, 2021
nVidia: availability significantly worse, prices once again increased
AMD: no major changes
👉 On average, NV's GPUs cost 3times the MSRP, AMD "just" double.
👉 Perhaps miners bought the market empty before the mining nerf GPUs.https://t.co/ApqOP7u8Ky pic.twitter.com/4mQyp8kuWy
The fact that the street prices for AMD’s accelerators are currently “only” twice the list price, but as I said, for nVidia this is three times as much, indicates that the subject of “cryptomining” continues to play a role. It is quite possible that the crypto miners would prefer to buy everything away from nVidia’s old chip versions before the new cards come with crypto mining. The graphics card market now really needs the same – of course only on condition that the cryptomining brake works or does so.
Source: 3D Center