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News hardware & software 21 September 2021, 14:03

author: Arkadiusz Strzala

GeForce and Radeon GPU Prices on the Rise Again

You still have to spend a lot of cash on a GPU. It's not as bad as it was in Q2, but prices are rising again and this trend may continue for the rest of the year.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  • We rejoiced at the price reductions of graphics cards, but perhaps prematurely - they are starting to rise again.

It seems that the times of extremely high GPU prices are behind us. It's unlikely that we'll see prices over 300% above MSRP (manufacturer recommended prices) anymore. However, this is not the end of the problems. As 3DCenter reports, GPUs are getting more expensive again and this trend may continue until the end of the year.

GeForce and Radeon GPU Prices on the Rise Again - picture #1
GPU price trends chart. Source: 3DCenter

The data comes mainly from the German and Austrian market. The price curves do not include newer cards such as Radeon 6600XT, GeForce 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti. On the other hand, in the case of stock, all models are included, including the fresher ones. As you can see in the chart, the largest price level was recorded in the second quarter of this year. It was caused by supply deficits and high demand.

The inverse proportionality of supply levels and prices is perfectly visible and obvious at the same time. Currently, Radeon 6000 cost on average 174% more than the MSRP. In the case of GeForce, the "difference" is slightly smaller - 170%, although this may be due to the fact that Nvidia cards are usually a bit more expensive than AMD chips.

Since mid-August the price level has risen by about 10%, so we can again observe price increases caused by dwindling supply. If the rate of increase continues, the average difference between MSRP and actual price could reach 200% by the end of the year.

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