GPU prices have been tumbling for a while now, but some brands are seeing larger drops than the rest. Certain board partners (AIBs) are cutting prices more earnestly than the rest. This goes for both NVIDIA as well as AMD partners. That is what we’ll be exploring in this post: Which NVIDIA and AMD board partners have the cheapest RTX 30 and Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards?
The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti TUF Gaming OC from ASUS is by far the cheapest 3070 Ti on the market. With a price of $699 at Microcenter, it’s now in stock across several states in the US after a brief absence. Its official MSRP is $599. A step below, we have the RTX 3060 Ti. ASUS, once again, has the lowest-priced GPU in the form of the RTX 3060 Ti V2 Mini LHR OC with a price tag of $499 ($100 over MSRP).
ASUS again bags another win. Its GeForce RTX 3060 Dual V2 OC is priced at $409 at Microcenter (multiple states). That puts it $80 over the official MSRP of $329.
At the top-end, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is the only Ampere top-end card priced within $100 of its $1,199 MSRP. Gigabyte is the sole vendor selling it for $1,299, with EVGA and ASUS following in its footsteps.
On AMD’s side, ASRock has the best prices for the Radeon RX 6000 lineup. The RX 6900 XT Phantom Gaming D at Newegg is the cheapest 6900 XT on the market with a price tag of $1,198 ($198 over MSRP).
The ASRock Challenger D Radeon RX 6600 XT is the second ASRock GPU selling within $100 of its MSRP of $379. It’s priced at $465 on Newegg.
The RX 6600 follows a similar trend. The ASRock Challenger D variant is yet again the cheapest variant with a price tag of $367 on Newegg. For reference, the GPU has an MSRP of $329, putting it within $40 of the present market prices.
Gigabyte also has a 6600 going for $369 on Newegg. We’re referring to the Eagle Windforce 3X GPU which comes with a triple-fan heatsink. A significantly better heatsink for just $2 extra is not a bad deal at all.
And the Winners are…
This was a one-sided competition. The winners are clear as day. On NVIDIA’s side, ASUS has the cheapest RTX 30 series GPUs in the form of its TUF and Mini dual-fan SKUs while ASRock heavily dominates AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 market with its Challenger D offerings. Gigabyte also gets a mention for offering the cheapest RTX 3080 Ti and the second cheapest RX 6600.