NVIDIA Ampere and AMD RDNA2 cards slowly becoming cheaper
Guys over at 3DCenter.org have just updated their GPU price charts for January, which is a second update this month.
AMD Radeon RX 6000 and GeForce RTX 30 prices are declining, this trend has been observed for the second time this month. From 185%, GeForce RTX 30 cards are now ‘only’ 177% more expensive than they should be. Meanwhile, AMD cards observe a reduction from 178% to 167%, which is a retail price increase over the official MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price).
Those price changes are likely not yet affected by the crypto coin crash that took place last week. For those to take effect we probably have to wait a week or two (so the next price update should be very interesting).
GPU Prices on January 23, 2022, Source: 3DCenter.org
One of the most popular coins for crypto mining on GPUs, Ethereum has just marked its lowest value since August. This, combined with the upcoming proof-of-stake update in June, means that all new purchases of graphics cards may not see the return of investment by that time. It will now take years, not months to generate enough revenue from mining to pay off the graphics cards.
Furthermore, AMD and NVIDIA have finally launched entry-level GPUs such as Radeon RX 6500XT (now available) and GeForce RTX 3050, the latter launching this Thursday.
It should be noted that 3DCenter made an update to their price updates. NVIDIA has recently increased prices for its reference designs in Europe. This would mean that 3DCenter pricing would have to follow and it would show an even bigger decline. To accommodate this fact, the website is using US MSRP’s converted into Euro with additional VAT included. This market analysis is still only using German and Austrian retailers though, so this may not reflect markets around the world, but it is still the most accurate price trend analysis to date, now marking its 1-year anniversary.
|AMD Radeon RX 6000 Prices in Germany and Austria|
|Price Increase||from +43%||from +47%||from +51%||from+73%||from+97%||from +88%||from +43%|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Prices in Germany and Austria|
|Price Increase||from +88%||from +91%||from +83%||from +75%||from +98%||from +49%||from +53%|