According to the latest data from 3DCenter, the RTX 3000-series and Radeon RX 6000 cards are 41 per cent and 35 per cent above MSRP at major German shops, respectively. Of course, that’s still more than you should be paying for the GPUs, but it’s the lowest price we’ve seen since January 2021, when AMD was 42 per cent above MSRP and Nvidia was 34 per cent over.
Since December 12, when they were more than 80% over MSRP, prices for both firms’ current cards have started declining. The latest data are also a long cry from May 2021, when the GPUs were at their worst, with Nvidia charging 218 per cent more than MSRP and AMD charging 116 per cent more.
In addition, availability at German merchants has improved. All of Nvidia’s products are rated four or five stars, except the three-star Radeon RX 6800. AMD, which has long suffered more than Nvidia in this area, is also rated four or five stars.
The availability levels at 3D Center are at their greatest since the company began collecting statistics. The price of Ethereum has dropped in lockstep with the price of graphics cards approaching their MSRPs, which is telling.
This month, graphics card shipments improved in the fourth quarter of 2021. Our analysis of the GPU market reveals the lowest new GPU pricing in a year, the best availability in a long time, and significant declines in the used market.
With the RTX 3090 Ti rumoured to come on March 29, Nvidia is supposed to be working on two additional GeForce RTX 3050 models, and the RTX 4000/Ryzen 6000/Intel Arc cards set to launch this year, it appears as we’ve finally reached a tipping point.