Report finds AMD GPUs going for 8% below MSRP in Europe while Nvidia boards manage to hold above by 2%
In the wake of the ongoing crypto market crash, GPU prices continue to tumble. Last week we reported that graphics cards in the US were dropping in price rapidly with some models available at or below MSRP. 3DCenter has now published its latest GPU price report confirming that board prices are also falling in Europe.
Per 3DCenter, AMD’s offerings are cheaper than ever with an average card selling for 8% below MSRP in Germany and Austria. On the other hand, an average Nvidia GPU, while still seeing a price drop, is selling for 2% more than the MSRP.
Affordable, mass-market Nvidia boards like the RTX 3060, RTX 3060 Ti, and RTX 3050 are seeing the worst price inflation. For instance, the RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti are selling for 11% and 17% markup respectively according to 3DCenter’s research. On the contrary, Team Red’s RX 6600 and RX 6600 XT are going for 20% and 7% less than MSRP respectively.
Moreover, 3DCenter speculates that retailers may pass the burden of unfavorable US$/EUR exchange rates to the consumers, potentially reducing GPU price drops. However, due to extremely poor Ethereum profitability and miners potentially dumping their hardware on the used market, the publication thinks there is still room for further negative price action.