If things continue to develop in their own way, consumers may eventually be able to find Best graphics card At a more reasonable price. Please note that we say it is more reasonable, because it may take some time to see the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the graphics card again. After all, we are still stuck in the dilemma of global semiconductor shortage.
According to the latest data released by Germany 3D Center Recently released data show that the prices of graphics cards in Germany and Austria have plummeted in the past few months. Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 30 series (ampere) graphics cards hit a record high of 304% in May, and plunged to 153% this month. In addition, AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 (Big Navi) also plummeted from 214% to 153%.
It can be seen from the chart of 3DCenter that the price of graphics cards began to decline in June, which is also when the value of Bitcoin and Ethereum suffered heavy losses. China cracks down on cryptocurrencies The mine played an important role in this process. The iron fist of the Chinese government has allowed cryptocurrency miners to flee the country and move their operations elsewhere. Smaller miners sell their graphics cards for hundreds of prices on the second-hand market. Affected by this, the price of graphics cards in China dropped by nearly 45% in May.
In addition to the falling prices of Bitcoin and Ethereum and Beijing’s suppression of cryptocurrencies, Nvidia also launched its Reduced Hash Rate (LHR) version Its existing Ampere graphics cards also help to further drive down prices. Due to shortages, retailers and scalpers are still selling graphics cards at ridiculous prices. However, the inventory is better because consumers do not have to quarrel with miners at the checkout counter.
Assuming that there is no significant influence trend, the price of graphics cards should continue to fall until it reaches the January level in August. But this does not mean that we will see MSRP pricing. Even the graphics card prices in early January were 27% (Nvidia) and 40% (AMD) higher than the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. 3DCenter’s data only shows the pricing behavior of Germany and Austria, but we should expect to see similar trends in the global market.