In Europe, the most recent Nvidia and AMD graphics cards are now 9 - 14% lower than MSRP

In Europe, the most recent Nvidia and AMD graphics cards are now 9 - 14% lower than MSRP ...

3DCenter's data has been used as a benchmark for graphics card prices for a long time. Although it only covers retail selling prices in Germany and Austria, they still provide an excellent overview of global trends.

The most recent figures suggest that average GPU prices in the developing countries have dropped to their lowest levels since 3DCenter's records began at the start of last year. Nvidia's RTX 3000 series is now priced at 9% under MRSP, while AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series is now priced at 14% below the manufacturer's suggested retail price.

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We've been following this pattern for a few months now. AMD's series was the first to drop below MSRP in mid-June, followed by the RTX 3000 line shortly afterwards. It's a step up from May 2021 when team green's cards were more than double MSRP.

The RTX 3090 Ti, the only RTX 3000 card that has not received five stars in this category, is the only exception, with the Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6800, and RX 6400 both having three stars.

The present situation is a significant contrast to lockdown times when crypto prices were high, demand was high, and the chip crisis was at its worst. Nvidia is sitting on an excess of GPUs that has seen the company reduce prices and kill off SKUs as it prepares to sell stock before Ada Lovelace arrives.

The dilemma facing PC owners who want to upgrade is whether to purchase now, wait to see if prices drop even further, or hang on until the RTX 4000/Radeon RX 7000 series arrives. Given that Lovelace is rumored to be as expensive as it is power hungry, the decision isn't an easy one.

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