GPU prices are at their lowest in 15 months, could fall to ‘attractive’ level already in May

Published: 28th Mar 2022, 09:02 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 and AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPU are now ‘just’ 25% more expensive than MSRP in Germany and Austria

A fresh report from 3DCenter team shows historically the lowest GPU prices for current-gen GPUs. 

Ever since 3DCenter started analyzing graphics card pricing (January 2021), the latest graphics cards were never cheaper. It all began with increased US tariffs on electronic components, a sudden popularity of working from home and increased value of cryptocurrency. The tariffs have been dropped last week, the cryptomarket has stagnated and people are going back to their workplaces.

This means that graphics cards can finally return to the originally intended price levels, and there is a good reason to believe that will happen soon. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 and AMD Radeon RX 6000 series are now both at 25% over MSRP on average. This means that they are at the lowest price in 15 months.

While the price trend analysis by 3DCenter focuses on German and Austrian GPU markets, such prices are likely to be seen in other countries and regions.

NVIDIA RTX 30 & AMD RX 6000 GPU Pricing in Germany and Austria, Source: 3DCenter

The current price levels correspond to the late 2020 pricing. Since January this year, both the AMD and NVIDIA GPUs are dropping by 20 to 10 percent point each price analysis.

On track to reach ‘attractive’ pricing in May

As reported by TechRadar, retailers are still reluctant to predict when could GPU prices reach MSRP. However, the editorial team managed to push a representative of one of the ‘big-name’ retailers to say more. Tyler Davies from Box.co.uk expects GPU prices to be ‘attractive’ to customers already in May.

“I do expect GPU pricing to realign with where the market used to be, given the boom in the market is now coming to an end. By the end of April, beginning of May, we should start to see things return to a more attractive price.”

— Tyler Davies at Box.co.uk

It is indeed a vague statement, and the fact that other retailers are not as eager to make similar predictions likely suggest that May be still be optimistic. However, the facts are we are seeing double digit percent changes in GPU prices on a monthly basis now. Thus, by the end of the second quarter, we might finally see some good deals on RTX 30 and RX 6000 GPUs, not to mention Intel’s Arc Alchemist is expected to make an appearance as well.

Source: 3DCenter.org, TechRadar




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