NVIDIA’s top-end Ampere graphics cards have continued to drop in value over the last couple of weeks. The “BFGPU” RTX 3090 Ti which was launched earlier this year with a sticker price of $1,999 has called to just $1,279 ($1,329 plus a $50 rebate). That’s a drop of $720 or 36% under its official MSRP. The RTX 3090 Ti is presently the fastest GPU on the planet with 24GB GDDR6X memory. It features the fully enabled GA102 die with 10,752 shaders and a boost clock of 1,920MHz.
The GeForce RTX 3090 is the second fastest GPU on the market. It can now be had for just $1,099, down from its sticker price of $1,499. We’re looking at a delta of 27% between the launch price and the current market price. The RTX 3090 features 10,496 FP32 cores running at a peak boost clock of 1,725MHz. The memory interface is the same as the 3090 Ti, albeit with a slightly lower bandwidth.
Finally, we have the RTX 3080 Ti which is one of the more accessible enthusiast GPUs available to gamers. It debuted back in June last year with a price tag of $1,199, promising 3090-like performance for notably less. AIBs are now selling the RTX 3080 Ti for as low as $869, a discount of 27.5% on its original launch price.
The midrange and upper midrange Ampere SKUs most notably the RTX 3080, 3070 Ti, and the 3070 are still priced unreasonable over their MSRPs. There have been rumors claiming the coming of yet another major price drop in late August, this time focused on the upper midrange segments. It’s hard to ascertain the validity of this claim but it won’t be long before we find out.