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AMD Radeon pricing below MSRP, Nvidia closesing in
You get a price drop, you get a price drop...
Another report from 3DCenter and prices are continuing to plummet. The report shows the pricing of new graphics cards in retail in Germany and Austria. It shows the continuing trend of falling graphics card pricing. Where we now see that on average AMD Radeon prices have dropped below MSRP and sit at 92%. Whereas Nvidia is generally more expensive overall and average 102% of MSRP.
Why are GPU prices falling?
One main reason for the fall in graphics card pricing is the fall in profitability for mining. It has gone below a tenth from where it peaked in mid-May 2021. With rising electricity costs and the market cap of Ethereum dropping it means miners aren’t getting their money back soon. As a lot of the returns for GPUs rising into years not months.
Now that means there is much less demand for the GPU at its elevated pricing. And since miners are now selling off their unwanted gear to recuperate their losses. So even in the second-hand market, you can find some good quality cards for cheaper. While stock in normal stores is in a much better place than in previous months.
Are all GPUs affected equally?
Although overall the pricing has been dropping some more popular choices aren’t affected equally. With 3DCenter separating out the more interesting options out separately. Where we see they average 5% above MSRP, which is higher than the selections combined.
However, this has fallen more, than previously. With them now 12 points lower than the previous month and so they are reaching a good pricing point as well. This selection of cards consists of the RX 6700 XT, 6800, 6800 XT, RTX 3060 Ti, 3070, and 3080. Some of the best graphics cards of the generation so have become the most desired so lag behind the rest.
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