The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for graphics cards continues to drop, with some GPUs approaching their original pricing.
GPU prices have fallen again, but we still have a long way to go
Meanwhile, if you want a GPU from AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series for your system, you’ll have to pay 7% more than the MSRP.
pricing for Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series cards are now 14 percent more than their MSRPs.
The numbers above refer to the period from April 17 to May 8. Team Green and Team Red cards, on the other hand, were 19% and 12% over MSRP between March 27 and April 17, respectively.
As for 3DCenter’s chart, the report showcases the landscape of the GPU market in Germany, but we’ve seen stock levels and prices in other key regions like the U.S. and U.K. improve considerably in recent weeks.
While Nvidia RTX 30 cards are still slightly more expensive than AMD’s offerings, this is the first time since January 2021 that the latter’s video cards have dropped below 10% over MSRP. Despite being a more costly option, the former’s range of RTX 3000 boards remains popular within the GPU industry.
In fact, the availability of GPUs in the report shows it’s reached its highest level since January 2021, which is a trend that has also been seen throughout other territories. That said, the mid-range segment of the GPU market has yet to fully recover.
Case in point: Both the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 and AMD Radeon RX 6800 cards are extremely hard to purchase, showcasing the fact that demand from the GPU shortage is largely being directed towards the more affordable video cards as opposed to the powerful, high-end market.
Furthermore, although prices are finally beginning to stabilize across the board, there are some GPUs that are still being subjected to inflated price points. These include the RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, RTX 3070, and RTX 3060 Ti, according to Tom’s Hardware. VideoCardz highlights how, overall, the more powerful GPUs for enthusiasts cost 22% more on average over their MSRPs. The website also aptly points out how demand for these particular boards is stronger than ever before, with gamers opting to buy one now as opposed to doing so during the GPU shortage (when they were almost $1,000 to $2,000 more expensive).
Still, there are GPUs that are now available for MSRP, including the RTX 3080 Ti, RX 6900 XT, RX 6600 XT, RX 6500 XT, and RX 6400. In some cases, cards like AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 have even dropped below the MSRP, with manufacturers and retailers aiming to sell existing stock in order to make way for the arrival of next-gen GPUs.
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