Nvidia and AMD graphics card prices drop, giving hope to DIY PC builders

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The shortage of supplies caused by the pandemic and the rise of cryptocurrency have led to the shortage of graphics cards in the retail market. And even though the cards were available, they had inflated prices as demand exceeded supply by a huge margin.

However, even though the problem started in 2020, this year the shortage and high price of graphics cards are yet to die out. But the good news is that the latest price figures from 3DCenter suggest graphics card prices are falling in Germany.

According to figures received from German retailers, prices for the latest Nvidia and AMD graphics cards have both stabilized at 153% of MSRP. This is the average price of graphics cards available in the country. Now, many may argue that paying 153% of the original MSRP for the cards is still quite excessive, and you’re right, the price is still high. However, that’s certainly not as high as paying 304% of MSRP to buy graphics, which was actually the average selling price of an Nvidia GPU in mid-May.

Now, after a month and a half later and we’re looking at a much more favorable GPU market, at least it’s better than before. According to reports, the price of Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs has been decreasing at a faster rate than that of AMD Radeon RX 6000 series.

Based on retail reports from Germany, it has been found that the average price of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 in the country today is between €799 and €1,490, compared to €1,498 and €1,498. €649 on May 16. However, the original price of the card at launch was €519.

AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 XT, meanwhile, is available for between €1,089 and €1,499, and its price at launch was €649. But the problem with AMD is that it has yet to deliver adequate cards to meet growing demand, which is something Nvidia is doing a much better job of.

In other news, China reported slight improvements in the price of cards as the demand for cryptocurrency is currently not so high in the country due to numerous mining crackdowns. There are also reports of GPU prices dropping in Russia as well.

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