RTX 3000 series moves closer to MSRP as Radeon RX 6000 cards get more expensive

midian182

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In brief: Good news for Nvidia fans: according to the latest report on GPU prices in the German market, team green’s latest offerings keep falling in price. Rival AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series, however, is going in the wrong direction.

Data from 3DCenter.org shows that the declining selling price of RTX 3000-series cards is once again picking up pace. They fell another -6% on average—to 144% of MSRP—between July 18 and August 8, double the -3% decline experienced in the previous period.

The figures mean Ampere is the closest to MSRP it's been since January 22. At their peak in mid-May, the cards were selling for over 300% of MSRP.

It wasn’t such positive news for AMD fans. The Radeon RX 6000 series’ average selling price declined from early May up until July 4, but has been creeping upward ever since. They’re now at 159% of MSRP. It’s no secret that AMD, which uses TSMC for its latest GPUs, has seen worse availability issues than Nvidia, which taps Samsung for the consumer Ampere line.

The latest Steam survey illustrates the extent of the Radeon RX 6000 series’ problems. Based on the PC setups of participants, even the expensive RTX 3090 is more popular than the entire RDNA 2 line combined.

Availability in Germany remains pretty much unchanged: out the RTX 3000 line, only the RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti failed to achieve a four-star rating (three stars each), while the RTX 6800 (2/5) and RTX 6800 XT (3/5) are AMD’s most difficult-to-find cards.

3DCenter.org had recorded rapid price drops for both AMD and Nvidia since May, though they both slowed to a crawl last month, but things look to be improving—at least for Nvidia. As always, the caveat is that the report only applies to retailers in Germany and Austria, but it's a good reflection of global trends.

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Achaios

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I'll admit, I was looking to upgrade my GPU this year. At this point, I think I'll just wait until the next generation of cards comes out sometime in 2029...

1st time while in this hobby of pc gaming that I have owned a GPU for that long, a GTX 1080.

Latest changes in ETH, they made mining more profitable and there's no word for ETH going proof-of-stake (which it was supposed to have done 5 years ago and every single year hence) so this means that the present ridiculous situation with GPU pricing will go on indefinitely and a great number of Pascal cards will continue to serve up to 10 years after release.

If you study the OP carefully, GPUs are still more expensive now than they were at January, heh. It's gonna take years for them to reach MSRP, if ever.
 

Bawlsdeep

Posts: 141   +153
No wonder, Nvidia going with Samsung was a very smart decision.

AMD suffers from TSMCs output and they prioritize CPUs and console APUs over GPUs.

AMD have to fulfill their contract with Sony and MS. And they earn more on CPUs compared to GPUs.

Thats why RDNA2 availablity and sales are low. They mostly wants to sell the small die versions like 6600 and 6700 series.

AMD always focused on the low to mid-end segment when it comes to GPU's. This is nothing new. Their high-end cards never sold well. Radeon VII went EoL a few months after release, remember?

RX 580,570,480,470 are their most succesful cards in the last 5 years. All sub 250 dollar cards.
 
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VitalyT

Posts: 5,936   +6,192
The cheapest RTX3080Ti in Germany right now (excl. VAT)...

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Maybe this specific card isn't great? I don't know. I can see that the price for the one that I bought - MSI RTX3080Ti Trio X hasn't moved, still at 1,444 euro (excl. VAT)
 

Nobina

Posts: 3,338   +3,422
It depends on where you live. But AMD definetely f'd up when this is the first time in a while that they have competitive cards yet nobody can get them.
 
Very disappointed with AMD's effort on the discreet GPU front. I remember AdoredTV had a video calling nVidia's decision to go with Samsung as "nVidia's dumbest decision ever". That was back in August last year. From a technical standpoint it was logically well thought out, but it didn't consider the market and supply, you have to wonder if nVidia had a stroke of genius, or just some very good luck.
 

emmzo

Posts: 348   +332
Latest changes in ETH, they made mining more profitable and there's no word for ETH going proof-of-stake (which it was supposed to have done 5 years ago and every single year hence) so this means that the present ridiculous situation with GPU pricing will go on indefinitely and a great number of Pascal cards will continue to serve up to 10 years after release.

If you study the OP carefully, GPUs are still more expensive now than they were at January, heh. It's gonna take years for them to reach MSRP, if ever.

I subscribe to the feeling it`s gonna take years to reach MSRP again, while minimal drops in price due to the increased supply will be few and far in between.
Mining wise, ETH is singlehandedly the most terrible curse for gamers and it looks like it`s here to stay. The price of ETH has bounced back and it is on the trail for a new high, while POS keeps getting delayed, possible forever, because of the violent backlash of miner pools communities.
 

alchemist83

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1st time while in this hobby of pc gaming that I have owned a GPU for that long, a GTX 1080.

Latest changes in ETH, they made mining more profitable and there's no word for ETH going proof-of-stake (which it was supposed to have done 5 years ago and every single year hence) so this means that the present ridiculous situation with GPU pricing will go on indefinitely and a great number of Pascal cards will continue to serve up to 10 years after release.

If you study the OP carefully, GPUs are still more expensive now than they were at January, heh. It's gonna take years for them to reach MSRP, if ever.

The mass media disagrees. You've obviously got the Internet. Very informative. POS is on the horizon, tested openly since Dec 2020. Infact citied as late 2021 start date. Search and you will find. Much talked about topic. And GPU prices, read NVIDIA, slowly returning to MSRP. Did you mean to post a year ago? https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/05/eth...ved-up-from-summer-2022-to-december-2021.html
 

defaultluser

Posts: 251   +225
My HtPC is still surviving on GTX 960, but I am hopeful that I can get an upgrade sometime next year (POS ETH needs to happen tomorrow)!

at least now that we have the 5600G out, I am no-longer losing sleep over the failing HDMI port on this card -almost the same APU performance, plus a 6 core upgrade!
 
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Mr Majestyk

Posts: 859   +758
I have lost all interest in AMD GPU's frankly, not that I'm that interested in the Ampere either, but I would more likely upgrade my 1080 Ti to Ampere than non-existent even more ludicrously priced RDNA2. As it was I could only afford to upgrade my 1070 to a 2080 Super, 3070 was so overpriced at the time, but nothing like the 6800/XT.
 

Markoni35

Posts: 1,287   +518
It's because AMD cards were always better for cryptomining, as they offer higher compute power than nVidia. So, of course AMD cards will be overpriced in the era of cryptomining. Just as BitCoin started declining, ETH initiated a new spike. Both AMD and nVidia are profiting from this, so they are very happy, if not even helping, this crypto-craze.
 

Shadowboxer

Posts: 1,717   +1,322
At current prices PC gaming flat out isn’t worth it. Just buy a Nintendo switch and a catalogue of games and accessories for half the money of a top end GPU at this point. Or an Xbox series S, those things are so cheap it’s quite impressive.

I think things will change but not for at least a year or two at least. Demand for chips is so high at the moment and it’s only going to go higher. We put silicon in almost everything these days. You can even buy a smart fridge etc.

I’m just glad I picked up a 2080 back in April last year for £500. I thought it was a bit steep at the time but turned out to be a very good decision with all the lockdowns we have suffered.