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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series prices continue to drop, but AMD Radeon RX 6000 cards are on the rise again

The prices of NVIDIA Ampere cards continue to drift towards MSRP. (Image source: NVIDIA)
The prices of NVIDIA Ampere cards continue to drift towards MSRP. (Image source: NVIDIA)
The downward trend of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series prices continues, having seemingly peaked sometime in May. By contrast, the cost of AMD Radeon RX 6000 series cards is rising, excluding the RX 6600 XT. Unfortunately, AMD and NVIDIA's desktop graphics cards remain well above MSRP.
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3DCenter has published another of its retail price trends for AMD Radeon RX 6000 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series cards, having done so several times over the last few months. As the graphic below shows, the cost of a new GeForce RTX 30 card has halved from mid-May, where it sat at 3.04x MSRP.

Now, the average price of an Ampere card is 1.44x MSRP; still expensive but a lot cheaper than at any point since January. Availability has improved too, which NVIDIA claimed would be the case by now. Unfortunately, prices of AMD Radeon RX 6000 series cards are now trending upwards. 3DCenter reported that RDNA 2 cards had reached 1.53x MSRP at the start of July, but this has since moved to 1.59x. This is particularly true of the Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT, which cost almost 2x their recommended retail price.

AMD and NVIDIA have not commented on the availability of their cards for months. However, 3DCenter speculates that the latter has recently produced larger quantities of graphics cards, depressing prices and improving availability. Nonetheless, both companies have a way to go before their latest desktop cards reach MSRP.

(Image source: 3DCenter)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-08-11 (Update: 2021-08-11)