Graphics cards drop to their lowest price in 15 months, now 25% above MSRP

Why it matters: More good news for those looking to upgrade their graphics card: the prices of Nvidia’s and AMD’s latest GPUs in Germany and Austria have fallen to their lowest prices in 15 months, at 25% above MSRP. The news comes almost exactly a year after the RTX 3000 series sold 218% above the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.

Data for the German/Austrian market comes from the usual source of 3D Center, which has been collecting average sales prices of the RTX 3000 and Radeon RX 6000 series since early January 2021.

We’ve witnessed a drop in the average GPU selling price at retailers in European countries this year, reaching a low of 35% (AMD) and 41% (Nvidia) above the suggested retail price earlier this month. But the latest report marks the first time since 3D Center began publishing its findings that cards from both companies are at their lowest point, close to the kind of prices we saw in late 2020. And while these numbers only apply to Germany and Austria, they often reflect current or emerging global trends.

Availability is also good. All Nvidia cards have five stars, except for the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 (10 GB), which have four. AMD does slightly worse in this area: only the Radeon RX 6600 and 6800 XT achieved four stars instead of five, while the RTX 6800 has three stars.

Graphics card prices are finally moving in the right direction after what seemed obscenely high for an eternity. Our own research shows that Newegg and eBay prices continue to fall, reaching their lowest point in a year. The – albeit not very good – Radeon RX 6500 XT is 35% below the MSRP in Germany, and some AIB partners from Nvidia and AMD are running promotions on their GPUs. In addition, the US has banned some of its Chinese imports from tariffs, potentially pushing prices for motherboards and GPUs down.

Tickets 25% above MSRP isn’t something we would normally celebrate, but these aren’t normal times. The chip crisis and other Covid-related issues, scalpers and miners have come together in a perfect storm to drive GPU prices through the roof, but if things stay as they are, we could see a return to MSRP in a few months. see . And maybe Nvidia will stop bragging about people spending $300 more on upgrading to an RTX card.

h/t: VideoCardz

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