Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards from Asus to get cheaper in the United States
Over the past few months, prices of popular graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD have been on a steady decline. Some SKUs like the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT are even selling for lower than its MSRP, but that is likely due to sub-par performance. Those on the prowl for an Nvidia Ampere graphics card in the United States will be pleased to know that Asus plans to slash the prices of several GPUs by up to 25%.
The information comes from Tom's Hardware, which received official confirmation about the price drop from an Asus representative. It is worth noting that different models will get different price cuts, i.e., the GeForce RTX 3070's price could be slashed by 20%, the RTX 3080 by 25%, the RTX 3060 by 15%, and so on. Furthermore, the report says that the price cuts aren't immediate and should be in effect starting on April 1 for some models.
Asus also said that the price drop was a result of reduced tariffs on goods imported from China. However, there could be other factors at play here as well. Both Nvidia and AMD are slated to launch the next generation of graphics cards based on the Ada Lovelace and RDNA3 architecture later this year. The nearly two-year-old Ampere cards, while still capable, will be rendered obsolete soon, and OEMs will want to get rid of them sooner rather than later.