Data compiled by 3DCenter shows that graphics card prices are rapidly returning to normal, with sharp drops through both May and June, and similar trends expected in July. At the time of writing, the average “best” prices of NVIDIA and AMD’s latest graphics cards were 53% over the MSRP. However, if prices continue to fall, we should see them continue to return to normal by August.
As you can see in the above graph, the increase in the graphics cards was much more pronounced for NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series (a whopping 300%). This is for two reasons: Firstly, NVIDIA’s supply was relatively better than AMD’s, and the Ampere parts are significantly faster at Ether mining which is why they were gobbled up by miners.
With the new LHR models, the latter should be neutralized. It’ll be interesting to see if either company launches a refresh of its existing lineups, or whether the supply ramp-ups will be sufficient enough.
Via: 3D Center