Graphics Cards Keep Getting Cheaper, Now Just 25% above MSRP

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Wow. After what feels like years of suffering, the latest trend lines from 3Dcenter.org indicate that the latest graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA, believe it or not, are getting closer than ever to their originally intended pricing. AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs have fallen by 10% and 16% since the week of March 6, respectively, making their average prices just 25% over MSRP, according to the latest data drawn from German retailers.

Image: 3Dcenter.org

What’s the primary factor behind the freefall in pricing? A weaker crypto market? People just waiting for the GeForce RTX 40 Series or Radeon RX 7000 Series? Who knows, but checking in on the graphics cards sections of even the biggest retailers no longer seems to be a disappointment and complete waste of time—you might be surprised at what’s actually in stock.

News of the 26./27. March 2022 (3Dcenter.org)

Graphics card street prices are down compared to where they started the month once again noticeably moved in the right direction and are now reaching an average price exaggeration of +25% on the (converted) US list price for both AMD and nVidia, which has never been seen over the years 2021-2022.

With +25% price exaggeration on both sides, the nVidia prices have logically developed better than the AMD prices: Compared to the level at the beginning of March, AMD graphics cards lost an average of -10 percentage points in price exaggeration, with nVidia, on the other hand, it was -16 percentage points.

Interestingly, despite the recent consistently falling graphics card prices, there has been no noticeable rush of buyers (so far). It is quite possible that many potential graphics card buyers have already written off the current Ampere/RDNA2 generation and are more likely to be thinking about the upcoming Ada/RDNA3 generation deal with.

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