GeForce RTX 3090 gets cheaper, just 2 weeks before RTX 3090 Ti launches
3DCenter reports that the current flagship RTX 30 graphics card is now ‘just’ 20% more expensive than MSRP.
The RTX 3090, NVIDIA most powerful GPU, drops to 2000 EUR. This price is shown at German and Austrian retailers as of today. This also means that the card is just 20% more expensive than the current MSRP (1649 EUR) or 30% than original MSRP.
Historical data shows that RTX 3090 has not seen such a price since August 2021, following its peak of 3200 EUR in May the same year. The prices of flagship RTX 30 GPUs has been successfully going down since the beginning of this year, with a good chance of seeing even lower prices in the coming weeks.
GeForce RTX 3090 reaches prices less than €2000 at retailers in ???? for the first time since last August
Some historical (best) prices:
€3199 – May 16, 2021
€1999 – Aug 29
€2799 – Nov 21
€2699 – Dec 12
€2499 – Jan 2, 2022
€2320 – Feb 13
€2185 – Mar 6
€1990 – Mar 17 pic.twitter.com/vymNFbzUcn
— 3DCenter.org (@3DCenter_org) March 17, 2022
RTX 3080 cheaper in Australia
As reported HardwareUnboxed, an Australian YouTube channel, ASUS RTX 3080 TUF from a 35% price reduction in just one day. This means that the price was lowered from 2299 AUD (1685 USD) to 1499 AUD (1100 USD), which is still way more expensive than it should be, yet for Australian market the new price should be a lot more convincing for potential buyers.
GPU pricing is falling off a cliff right now. Locally the "ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming OC" was $2299 yesterday, today a few retailers have slashed it to $1499 AUD. That's 35% off over night.
(kick in the capacitors if you bought one yesterday)
— Hardware Unboxed (@HardwareUnboxed) March 15, 2022
NVIDIA lowering GPU prices?
Furthermore, there is a report from Wccftech that NVIDIA informed its board partners about the upcoming 8% to 12% drop in price for certain GPUs. The site does not confirm which GPUs specifically are being affected by the new price. This change is likely to take effect in the coming weeks once the current stock is depleted.
Overall, the GPU price outlook for the next couple of weeks is good. Prices should continue to drop while availability improves. This does not even account for the fact that both NVIDIA and AMD are to launch new desktop GPUs, which may lead to further price reductions (especially for flagship parts which are being succeeded with more powerful variants).