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When will GPU Prices Return to Normal: RTX 3080 Ti Falls By ~$300 to $1,480; $300 Away From MSRP

Graphics card prices have been slowly but steadily returning to normal over the past several months. Between February and March alone, GPU prices dropped by at least $100 and as much as $300 in the case of some higher-end GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SKUs. As seen in our previous reports, the budget GeForce RTX 3060/3060 Ti offerings saw smaller decrements while the top-end parts such as the RTX 3070/3070 Ti, and the RTX 3080 Ti saw larger corrections to their market prices.

The GeForce RTX 3090, although still, a ways from its original MSRP of $1,499 returned to its last-summer price range of $2,000-2,300. That’s a drop of roughly $100-130 in the market price over the past month.

RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition

The $1,199 GeForce RTX 3080 Ti saw a lofty drop of nearly $300 between the 14th of Feb and the present day. The Founders Edition graphics card which had fallen from $2,100 to $1,750 last month continued its trend towards normalization, coming within $300 of its MSRP. The Ampere flagship settled close to $1,500 which puts it around the MSRP of the RTX 3090 for the first time ever.

The GeForce RTX 3080 had a less enthusiast run. The $699 Ampere GPU settled around the $1,500, the same as the RTX 3080 Ti, just showing how irrelevant MSRPs are in today’s market. On the other hand, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti which has been the top-selling GPU in most Western countries for a while now saw a healthy decline in its market price. The $599 part dropped from $1,150 to ~$1,000 in the last 20-25 days, settling a few hundred dollars from its sticker price.

Zotac Gaming RTX 3070 Ti AMP Holo
MSI Gaming RTX 3070 Ti Tri-Frozr 2
NVIDIA RTX 3070 Founders Edition

The GeForce RTX 3070, another bestseller among gamers plummeted by over $150, dropping from $1,150 to roughly $1,000 in the US market. This makes it the first high-end GPU to fall below the $1,000 mark, for the first time since its launch in late 2020.

EVGA RTX 3060 Ti FTW Ultra Gaming 8GB

The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is one of the most popular GPUs on the market on account of its “affordable” market price. That paired with aggressive demand from gamers has largely stabilized the price of this $399 SKU….unfortunately, a fair bit over the MSRP. The GPU continues to sell over $800 at most retailers.

NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition 8GB

The Founders Edition fell from $1,200 to $938, a drop of more than $250. Regardless, it continued to be one of the less appealing models on the market, the opposite of which is true for the higher-end GA102-based offerings.

Last but not the least, we have the GeForce RTX 3060 which launched with a sticker price of $329. This particular graphics card has fallen by as much as $200 over the past month, hitting the $600 mark multiple times. Consistent demand and lean inventories have continued to drive the market prices to nearly $700.

Areej

Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.
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