Nvidia and AMD graphics card prices are almost at MSRP

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Slowly but surely AMD and Nvidia GPU prices have come down, and now it looks like parts of Europe are seeing near retail value.

It’s been a tough time for anyone looking to get their hands on a new Nvidia or AMD graphics card, or even a current generation console. Unfortunately, with Intel’s CEO stating that the chip shortage could last until 2024, it’s likely to be bad news for a while, especially as we approach the next generation of GPUs. There’s a silver lining, however, as graphics hardware prices have been falling lately, and it now looks like parts of Europe are seeing the two GPU giants’ products move ever closer to their MSRPs.

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In the latest report from 3D Center, AMD and Nvidia graphics card prices continue to drop. The graph in the report shows that while the green team’s products are only 6% above MSRP, the red team’s close the gap even more by being only 2% above the sale price recommended. While GPUs such as the Radeon RX 6800 are still 35% above retail value, the 6950 XT, which was released last month, is only 1% above MSRP.

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It seems to be a similar story for Nvidia, with the RTX 3060 Ti currently 21% above, while the 3090 is just 2% above. Even the beefy but disappointing RTX 3090 Ti, arguably the world’s most powerful graphics card on the market today, is only 10% outperformed. Of course, this is all about parts of Europe. However, when it comes to US pricing, a report on Tom’s Hardware says US markets are being watched closely, with a recent listing from Amazon showing the Nvidia RTX 3080 12GB down to $884, while the AMD RX 6800 XT was selling out. for just $699 at B&H.


In general, this shows that graphics card prices continue to fall, with graphics cards looking to hit MSRP soon. This is obviously good news for anyone patiently waiting for high-end hardware to finally become more affordable again. However, there remains the problem of providing graphics cards to consumers, and the continuing deficit could make them still difficult to obtain.

As Nvidia looks to unveil its RTX 40 series this summer, and AMD also aiming to launch its RDNA 3 in the coming months, the race is on to launch the next generation of graphics technology. Hopefully those prices will continue to come down, and once the next architecture hits the shelves, maybe the market will be a little better for it. It’s been a tough year for any PC gamer and enthusiast.


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Source: 3D Center, Tom’s Hardware

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