The good news for graphics card buyers is that the average price of an AMD GPU is now well below the recommended price tag (MSRP) and Nvidia is close to doing just that.
This has been known in the conclusion of the regular report from 3 Decenter (Opens in new tab)Which compares the MSRP with the AMD RX 6000 and Nvidia RTX 3000 collecting data from major technology vendors in Germany (and Austria) for retail prices.
According to a June 19 report, AMD’s current-gen graphics cards are now pitched at 92% of MSRP, so it’s actually a good portion under the average suggested price tag, which is great to see, and 10% (they were) on May 29 of MSRP. At 102%, just three weeks ago).
Nvidia’s ampere GPU has dropped, but sadly much lower, and is now 102% of MSRP, up from 106% three weeks ago. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average price, at least – 2% is not a major inflationary price tag.
Analysis: If you can, you should probably wait longer
Of course, we should remember the usual caution here: don’t put too much stock (not pun intended) in a single set of statistics. That being said, 3DCenter’s Stat Crunching is one of the more regular and reliable bellwethers on the graphics card market that should be considered.
Moreover, this is consistent with what we have seen elsewhere in recent times, such as the observation of declining GPU prices. Tom’s hardware (Opens in new tab) (Which flagged this story). And in fact Tom has seen prices plummet positively as used graphics cards are being auctioned off on eBay – all part of the big crypto crash and panic that is currently going on. You know, good news for consumers who really want to buy a GPU Gaming.
It’s no surprise that Nvidia’s price isn’t declining at the same rate as AMD’s, and it seems to be a work in progress. Quite simply, there are many more gamers out there who are finally looking to get an RTX 3000 card at a reasonable price, as seen in recent rankings of top retailers like Newig in the US (and in reality now, the Nvidia GPU represents the entire top 30. Newegg’s Among the best-selling models, which is more impressive than before).
There is, however, a broader sense here, and it relates to the increasing number of old graphics cards (in many cases) and the surprising number of customers paying for the adversity (at least for Nvidia GPUs and still some AMDs). Model) for these products, when the next generation cards of both companies are not too far apart, and probably with Nvidia, probably near the corner.
All of this means that waiting for a better GPU bargain is probably worth the wait, as price tags seem to be dropping further down here. The 3DCenter pricing graph for 2022 is a completely downward curve for the whole year, and there is no real reason we can imagine why it will not move forward.