With the arrival of Crypto-Limited RTX cards, GPUs are stocked overseas
Get one of them Best graphics card Just two or three months ago, almost any price was almost impossible to achieve, but with the launch of Nvidia’s new Light Hash Rate (LHR) series GeForce RTX 30 series cards, the situation began to improve. Graphics cards in the United States, Europe, and Japan are still expensive, but now LHR boards are coming, at least they won’t attract the attention of miners.
Earlier this month, we were in our report GPU pricing index Tracking the pricing and availability of the latest graphics cards in the United States, compared to the first half of May, many of the add-on boards we looked at were 12.6% cheaper. These cards are still expensive, but we may start to see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.
Geizhals.euA search engine that tracks hardware prices and availability in Austria, Germany, Poland, and the United Kingdom, it now lists 19 different GeForce RTX 30 series LHR graphics cards, available for purchase from dozens of retailers in multiple countries. Their prices range from 599 Euros for the GeForce RTX 3060 to 1899 Euros for the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. A total of about 100 GeForce RTX 30 series LHR models are listed, but most of them are not available. There are more than one hundred non-LHR SKUs on the market, and their prices vary within roughly the same range, so graphics cards are still a luxury in this region.
Visitors to large stores in Tokyo’s famous Akihabara district, thousands of miles away from Europe, also report that graphic boards are beginning to reappear on shelves. Most of the new motherboards that arrive are indeed GeForce RTX 30 series LHR models, which are of little interest to miners. Prices continue to rise, even soaring, but at least the cards are in stock.
“We have ample stock of graphics cards,” a representative from the Dospara store told ITMedia.co.jp“The only new model that arrives is the LHR model. The price is still soaring, but the inventory itself is reasonable.”
At the same time, the situation in the United States has not improved much. Online retail stores such as Amazon and Newegg still don’t have much direct inventory, and Newegg continues to sell all new GPUs through its Shuffle lottery system. Part picker Another example only shows the price of a dozen GPUs, half of which are two or more generations of history-while the other half is seriously overestimated. BestBuy also show Have two cards, GT 720 2GB is priced at US$70, and GT 1030 2GB is priced at US$130.
Unfortunately, there is no really accurate way to monitor the availability and sales volume of graphics cards (except quarterly reports from major analysis companies such as Jon Peddie Research), but based on various indicators, we can say that the availability situation is improving. Prices are still high because supply is in short supply and the industry is working under high load, but at least retail availability seems to be improving.