Another month of 2022 and another significant price improvement for AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards can be seen along with improved GPU availability, as reported in a new pricing and availability report by 3DCenter.
AMD Radeon, NVIDIA GeForce, and GPU availability will improve a lot in 2022 but should we be optimistic about ‘MSRP prices’ going forward?
According to a 3DCenter report, while current prices are still far from the MSRP, the situation has been gradually improving over the past few months. AMD Radeon graphics cards are currently priced at an average of 45% above MSRP, down from 63% last month while NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards are priced at 57% MSRP versus last month’s price hike of 77%.
But not only have prices improved, as you can see from the monthly chart shared by 3DCenter, availability of GPUs and related graphics cards is now at its best since the beginning of 2021 and continues to improve. In Europe, in particular, almost all stores stock graphics cards in good quantities which means that the only problem at the moment is the prices and this, as mentioned above, also seems to be getting better.
AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards (RDNA 2 GPUs) pricing via 3DCenter:
|miser||244 – 370 euros||455-644 euros||529 – 737||779-1078 EUR||1049-1439 EUR||1149-1547 EUR||1398-1799 EUR|
|alternates||249 – 379 EUR||469-509 EUR||From 579 to 619 euros||849-999 Euro||€1099||1239-1299 EUR||From 1489 to 1699 euros|
|Kazing||273-328 EUR||504 EUR||623-737 EUR||817-1269 euros||1142-1147 EUR||1198-1471 EUR||1549-1845 EUR|
|computer world||279-350 EUR||Unavailable||From 599 to 723 euros||860-999 Euro||Unavailable||1449 EUR||1499-1729 EUR|
|Hardwarkamp 24||266 EUR||479-519 euros||549-594 EUR||806-969 EUR||Unavailable||1239-1289 EUR||1419-1489 EUR|
|media market||276 – 319 euros||Unavailable||619-669 euros||829-920 euros||1159-1229 EUR||1299 EUR||From 1499 to 1639 euros|
|Mindfactory||244-308 EUR||455-559 euros||529-603 EUR||789-860 euros||1069-1129 Euro||1149-1280 EUR||1398-1499 euros|
|Cheaper laptops||From 259 to 319 euros||469-519 euros||589-649 euros||779-999 Euro||1049-1195 EUR||1179-1269 EUR||From 1449 to 1699 euros|
|pro shop||320 – 370 Euro||Unavailable||Unavailable||949-1029 euros||1299-1399 EUR||From 1599 to 1699 euros||From 1599 to 1799 euros|
|Additional cost||From + 17%||From + 32%||From + 33%||From + 55%||From + 73%||From + 69%||From + 33%|
|Change as of Jan 22||–26PP||-16PP||-18PP||-18PP||–25PP||-19PP||-10 p.m|
|Availability||★★★ ☆☆||★★★★ ☆||★★★★ ☆||★★★★★||★★★ ☆☆||★★★★ ☆||★★★★ ☆|
When it comes to AMD Radeon graphics cards, the RX 6000 series range is now available at even better prices than the GeForce parts. The only cards that are priced over the top seem to be the Radeon RX 6700 XT, RX 6800, and RX 6800 XT While the RX 6900 XT is priced at an average of 33 percent above MSRP, the RX 6600 XT is also priced over 33% of MSRP, the The RX 6600 is priced at 32% over MSRP and the RX 6500 XT is the least expensive card with an average selling price of just 17% over MSRP of $199.
Prices for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards (Ampere GPUs) via 3DCenter:
|3050||3060||3060Ti||3070||3070Ti||3080 -10 GB||3080Ti||3090|
|miser||389-609 EUR||590-949 euros||700-1099 EUR||871-1299 €||948-1399 euros||1259-1839 EUR||1665-2289 EUR||2320 – 3215 EUR|
|alternates||399-549 euros||619-789 euros||From 739 to 989 €||899-1199 euros||989-1169 EUR||1399-1614 euros||1689-2289 EUR||2359 – 3169 EUR|
|Kazing||456-492 EUR||674-745 euros||725-904 EUR||967-1085 EUR||989-1365 EUR||1314-1642 EUR||1748 – 2169 euros||2481-2947 EUR|
|computer world||Unavailable||Unavailable||850 euros||1149-1249 EUR||1049-1199 EUR||1499 €||1799-1999 Euro||2639-2849 EUR|
|Hardwarkamp 24||Unavailable||Unavailable||729-819 euros||939-1022 EUR||984-1084 EUR||1299-1379 EUR||1694-1769 EUR||Unavailable|
|media market||€429||640-699 euros||730-849 euros||950-1059 EUR||999-1109 Euro||1299-1608 Euro||1699-2000 Euro||2359-2881 EUR|
|Mindfactory||389-449 euros||Unavailable||729-749 euros||909-999 Euro||948-1025 euros||1259-1299 EUR||1665-1899 Euro||2369-2399 EUR|
|Cheaper laptops||409-459 EUR||619-699 euros||729-869 euros||949-979 euros||969-1099 EUR||1299-1399 EUR||1719-1949 Euro||2349-2469 EUR|
|pro shop||549-649 euros||713-849 euros||€829||949-999 euros||1049-1119 EUR||1570 EUR||1799-1999 Euro||2449 €|
|Additional cost||From + 49%||From + 71%||From + 67%||From + 66%||From + 51%||From + 72%||From + 32%||From +47%|
|Change as of Jan 22||–||-17PP||–24PP||-17PP||–24PP||–26PP||-17PP||-5PP|
|Availability||★★★ ☆☆||★★★★ ☆||★★★★★||★★★★ ☆||★★★★★||★★★★ ☆||★★★★ ☆||★★★★ ☆|
Coming to NVIDIA, the majority of the lineup is still priced over 50% above MSRP but cards like the RTX 3080 Ti currently settle at 32% above MSRP which could make them a decent choice over the RTX 3090 for gamers as well. It comes in an LHR package which almost makes it not a good deal for miners. The GeForce RTX 3050, the latest launch, is currently 49% above its MSRP. A detailed video by Moore’s Law is Dead highlights the entire pricing situation:
Now we must remember that the previous big price hike and price drop we saw last year were purely a result of the mining boom and mining crash, respectively. The same is happening now, and while mining became very important earlier this month, it is picking up and GPU prices are expected to rise with manufacturers expected to raise prices by another percentage. 10-20% for high-end components. As such, we will have to wait and see if this price adjustment continues or if we see another price inflation moving in in the middle of 2022.