AMD Radeon & NVIDIA GeForce graphics card prices are back to normal and below MSRP in some regions as the days of GPU mining end

Well, it’s finally happened, AMD’s Radeon & NVIDIA GeForce graphics card prices are back to normal, selling even below MSRP in some regions thanks to improved availability and continued decline in GPU demand from the crypto mining segment.

It didn’t happen, it happened! AMD Radeon & NVIDIA GeForce graphics card prices are back to normal and even available below MSRP at various retail outlets

In the latest report from 3DCenter, we can see that GPU prices for both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards continue to fall, which should come as no surprise as that’s the trend we’ve been seeing since late 2021. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX The 30-series prices now average around 2% above the MSRP, while AMD’s Radeon RX 6000-series has an average retail price of 6% below the MSRP.

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AMD Radeon & NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards are back to normal MSRP and GPU availability is better than ever. (Image Credit: 3DCenter)

In addition, the supply of GPUs is plentiful and currently there is not a store in the world that does not have graphics cards on its shelves (which was not the case a few quarters ago). The red and green teams have also announced several promos such as NVIDIA and AMD’s “Restocked and Reloaded” also announcing how the Radeon RX 6000 series cards will be available at recommended-level prices.

AMD Radeon & NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Card Price Trend (Image Credits: 3DCenter):

US List Price vs Street Price 12 December 2.jan. 23.jan. 13.Feb. 6 March 27.Mar. 17.Apr. May 8th May 29 19.june
AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series +83% +78%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series +87% +85%
(6700XT, 6800 & 6800XT + 3060Ti, 3070 & 3080-10G) +106% +100%

Speaking of AMD pricing, again, almost all graphics cards within the Radeon RX 6000 series are now available below MSRP. Even the latest flagship, the 6950 XT, is about 4% below the MSRP, which is great.

It’s only the Radeon RX 6800 series cards that still sell for an average of 3-6% above the MSRP. This has been the case with these cards since their launch and one reason is that the RX 6800 Non-XT has been quietly discontinued while the 6800 XT is still in short supply with AMD targeting the more expensive RX 6950 XT & 6900 graphics cards. At the same time, the RX 6500 XT is available at a price 23% below MSRP, which spells trouble for Intel’s upcoming Arc A380 graphics card.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Graphics Card Prices (RDNA 2 GPUs) via 3DCenter:

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Recommended retail price Geizhals Lowest price Average Modify availabilty
Radeon RX 6950 XT $1099 1199-1300€ from 1199€ (Mid factory) about –4% –5PP
Radeon RX 6900 XT $999 949-1100€ from 949€ (Mid factory) about -16% –4PP
Radeon RX 6800 XT $649 779-1000€ from 779€ (Mid factory) about +6% -16PP
Radeon RX 6800 $579 679-900€ from 679€ (Notebooks) about +3% –32PP
Radeon RX 6750 XT $549 577-680€ from 577€ (Mid factory) about -7% -7PP
Radeon RX 6700 XT $479 499-600€ from 499€ (Mid factory) about –8% –8PP
Radeon RX 6650 XT $399 429-500€ from 429€ (Mid factory) about -5% -7PP
Radeon RX 6600 XT $379 399-520€ from 399€ (Mid factory) about -7% -9PP
Radeon RX 6600 $329 299-390€ from 299€ (Mid factory) about -20% -9PP
Radeon RX 6500 XT $199 174-240€ from 174€ (X-bowl) about -23% –4PP
Radeon RX 6400 $159 169-210€ from 169€ (Equippr) about -6% –8PP

The NVIDIA lineup averages around +2% prices above MSRP, with the full high-end range now available at or below MSRP. It’s the low-end and mainstream segment that’s yet to hit the MSRP, but they’re very close. The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card still sells on average 16% above the MSRP.

The enthusiast RTX 3080 Ti graphics card is even 13% below the MSRP, which is impressive because it offers performance comparable to the RTX 3090 Ti, which costs hundreds of dollars more. It seems that even the RTX 3090 Ti can be found at retailers for 16% below the suggested retail price.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Graphics Card Prices (Ampere GPUs) via 3DCenter:

Recommended retail price Geizhals Lowest price Average Modify availabilty
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti $1999 1899-2200€ from 1899€ (Mid factory) about -16% -6PP
GeForce RTX 3090 $1499 1569-1800€ from 1569€ (Mid factory) about –8% -6PP
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti $1199 1179-1300€ from 1179€ (Mid factory) about -13% –3PP
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB ($849) 942-1100€ from 942€ (Future-X) about –2% -7PP
GeForce RTX 3080 10GB $699 859-950€ from 859€ (Mid factory) about +8% –4PP
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti $599 719-800€ from 719€ (Notebooks) about +6% –2PP
GeForce RTX 3070 $499 599-680€ from 599€ (Notebooks) about +6% -6PP
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti $399 529-590€ from 529€ (Mid factory) about +17% –4PP
GeForce RTX 3060 $329 413-480€ from 413€ (Jacob) about +11% –1PP
GeForce RTX 3050 $249 320-370€ from 320 € (pro shop) about +13% +1PP

This, along with prices now coming back to or below MSRP, means the GPU market has not deteriorated and prices/availability may now return to normal. At the same time, however, I am not as happy with the price update as I should be simply because we are introducing a new generation of graphics cards later this year and by then most of the existing graphics cards would have discounts and price reductions, but that has not been the case this generation due to inflation in the GPU market.

In addition, both GPU vendors (mostly NVIDIA) are now sitting on a surplus of existing inventory of GPUs that needs to be cleaned up before the next-gen lineup launches. The crypto dump will make matters worse for the GPU vendors as consumers will get cards that have been used in mining systems at very low rates in the reseller market like eBay. We’re already seeing several GPUs, such as the RTX 3090 and 3080 graphics, selling well below MSRP in the used market.

We can only hope that we will never see such a scenario in the market again as it is best for consumers around the world. That said, a major GPU price crash could be just around the corner, more on that here.

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