GPU price drops more than 10% cheaper than in 2021!

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A new report points to a continued downtrend for GPUs and their price in march, where we have already accumulated three months of sustained falls. This is giving really promising and at the same time disconcerting data since the world situation is producing dangerous movements and where GPUs linked to Ethereum are currently suffering, unfortunately for speculators and miners, while for gamers it is a breath of fresh air .

The price of graphics cards has hit lows since 2021, where in many cases we are already close to the famous NVIDIA and AMD MSPR for their GPUs thanks to the recovery of the stock of these products and especially the fall of Ethereum. Are there reasons to be optimistic?

GPU price in March: less than or equal to January 2021

First we go with the realities, since the prices are really more attractive now, although we continue to pay a plus more compared to that MSRP that we all seek. As can be seen in the graph, things are much better than last year, but above all much more stable and although they have risen at some point, the price is not linked curiously to the availability of manufacturers’ models.

The availability marks the stability and nullity of the peaks, but the price is still marked by the speculation and the mining of Ethereum. Thus, AMD graphics cards are priced at a 35% higher than they should be after falling 10% in just one month.

Surprisingly, NVIDIA falls 16% in the same period and achieves a more vertical graphics than its rival to the point that it almost equals the percentage of the still current rise in prices with a +41%. That is, between the two brands there is only one 6% on average in the still existing price rise.

The mid and mid-high range are still shot

6500XT 6600 6600XT 6700XT 6800 6800XT 6900XT
Geizhals €235-362 €429-660 €519-739 €789-1218 €1029-1392 €1099-1547 €1344-1752
Alternate €269-314 €469-479 €579-619 €799-989 N/A €1169-1259 €1359-1699
case king €239-362 €442-493 €543-708 €784-1029 €1147-1360 €1149-1371 €1349-1752
computeruniverse €255-320 €456-680 €548-739 €815-989 €1099-1211 €1179-1547 €1388-1823
hardwarecamp24 €266 €469-519 €539-569 €799-849 N/A €1199-1289 €1344-1359
mediamarkt €239-326 €460-469 N/A €829-930 €1059 €1249-1299 €1649
mindfactory €235-289 €449-489 €520-619 €768-834 €1039-1079 €1149-1215 €1349-1468
notebooksbilliger €239-310 €429-579 €539-639 €799-959 €1069-1129 €1179-1269 €1349-1699
Pro Shop €249-280 €439-537 €543-615 €799-968 €1039-1199 €1149-1320 €1599-1799
List Price $199 $329 $379 $479 $579 $649 $999
Surcharge +8% +20% +26% +47% +63% +55% +24%
Change as of 13th February –9PP –12PP –7PP –8PP –10PP –14PP –9PP
Availability ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★★

These general data must be specified a little more and segregated by company and model. At AMD there are three models far outside the original price: 6700 XT, 6800 and 6800 XT with a +47%, +63% and +55% respectively. Interestingly, the one that has lowered its price the most percentage-wise speaking is the last of those named with a drop in 14%after which it is followed by the RX 6600 with 12%.

Finally and closing the AMD section, the GPU with the least availability is the RX 6800 followed by the two smallest in the series. At NVIDIA things are even worse in the price section, but better in the availability section. Here the GPUs that are more above the MSRP are the RTX 3070, RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3080 10 GB with some percentages of the +60%, +55% and +55%.

3050 3060 3060Ti 3070 3070Ti 3080-10GB 3080Ti 3090
Geizhals €349-609 €529-749 €672-1099 €869-1157 €879-1210 €1179-1799 €1519-1999 €2185-3258
Alternate €379-479 €589-699 €749-849 €889-1199 €949-1169 €1229-1299 €1569-1939 €2289-2399
case king €390-526 €559-766 €720-848 €942-980 €936-1108 €1282-1642 €1618-2014 €2434-2947
computeruniverse N/A €570-688 €708-893 €895-1119 €939-1117 €1219-1503 €1646-2008 €2185-3440
hardwarecamp24 €429 €609 €719-769 €898-999 €949-959 €1269-1379 €1684-1769 €2285
mediamarkt €369-456 €569-649 €699-820 €990-999 €910-1069 €1229-1399 €1549-1854 €2239-2860
mindfactory €349-366 €1000 €779 €869-1275 €899-1049 €1189-1268 €1519-1749 €2199-2299
notebooksbilliger €359-529 €549-699 €689-799 €879-1049 €909-1089 €1179-1399 €1657-1999 €2199-2899
Pro Shop €420-649 €649-669 N/A €949-999 €969-1119 €1299-1371 €1799-1999 €2249-2494
List Price $249 $329 $399 $499 $599 $699 $1199 $1499
Surcharge +29% +48% +55% +60% +35% +55% +16% +34%
Change as of 13th February –20PP –23PP –12PP –6PP –16PP –17PP –16PP –13PP
Availability ★★★★☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★★

On the other hand, the falls by models are disparate, with the RTX 3060, RTX 3050 and RTX 3080 10 GB leading the drop. What will be the nearest future trend? Last week we talked about precisely this, although we predict that prices could rise because Russia could safeguard its money by investing in Bitcoin and then jumping to Ethereum. This seems that it will not happen because NATO with the US at the head and the EU behind it wants to freeze the crypto assets of the country of Vladimir Putin and with this the value of both would not increase.

If this ends up happening like this, the price of GPUs in the remainder of March would not rise and should continue to fall, since there is no apparent reason for this to change, but things happen very quickly and a change of script would give to hell with what was said. Therefore, the time to buy is getting closer, speculators are already selling units on buying and selling portals and forums, so you just have to resist and play a card waiting for a new drop.