Whisper it, GPU pricing could drop down to ‘normal’ by the summer

I don’t want to tempt fate, but if the current downward trend in graphics card prices continues at the current pace, MSRP parity could be reached in as little as three months. This is according to the Latest 3DCenter analysis, but not to get too much excited about the prospect of affordable GPUs; The market is still incredibly volatile, and things can always change quickly.

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And if you’re not worried about getting a new GPU at the moment. You’ve either reached an incredible level of zen mastery over your PC’s quest to upgrade. Or you’ve already paid well above the odds for a rare graphics card. 3DCenter has been tracking sales and prices from retailers in Germany. Which is a key PC hardware territory, and Austria over the past year, and the downward trend in prices is clear. At the beginning of the year, we expected prices to be 85% and 78% higher than Nvidia’s MSRP and AMD’s average selling prices. This effective allowance is halved as we enter March.

But what’s also clear from 3DCenter’s analysis is that affordability is now higher. Then at any point in the past year and is following a reverse trajectory to pricing. And it gives us hope for this latest drop in the cost. A new GPU will continue the trend towards price normalization. This is something we’ve seen in both the US and the UK more recently. Where you could actually buy new cards at retail for just a little more than the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, ironically, it’s AMD that has shown the best inventory levels: the latest RX 6500 XT is indeed available in some volume and at a starting price. While whether that says more about its weak GPU. Then it does about the current state of the graphics card market, I can’t say.

But there are a few Nvidia cards, although the only decently priced cards are at the higher end. Where the RTX 3080 Ti is closest to its original selling price, this was confirmed last week when we found a Gigabyte version. That at least didn’t exceed MSRP and was indeed in stock. It was also important that this meant you could reliably. Buy a new GPU at retail and ditch the more expensive RTX 3080 Ti options on eBay. These are all trends that 3DCenter also noted in Europe. Stating that AMD is still a better buy as it is only 35% above the recommended retail price on average. While Nvidia graphics cards typically perform 41% above the recommended retail price. Retail price.

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There are other factors besides accessibility; fluctuations in the currency markets played a role in the fall, as well as the collapse in the price of Ethereum, the main cryptocurrency for GPU miners. Our sister site Tom’s Equipment also collects data from eBay to see what the users and private markets look like in terms of GPU sales, and prices are dropping there too. It’s still not very pleasant to look down the list, but the fact that there is a constant downward trend in both the cost and the number of transactions means that people may well be finding what they want in retail more and more. Then we also have an Intel perspective. Finally, the release of discrete gaming GPUs in the summer, and must be priced at the level to compete. Certainly. Right?

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