If you have been in the market to buy a new GPU for your PC, you probably have been through the agony of not finding the GPU of your choice at MSRP rates. Graphics cards pricing has been ludicrous because of the Cryptomining fiasco, which totally destroyed the supply and pricing of today’s GPU’s.
Prices change daily, often going upward though driven by retailer inflation, mining demand, and memory shortages. AMD and Nvidia both companies said they are willing to produce as many cards as the market demands but the memory shortages are causing them to slow down. Fortunately, I’m starting to see select GPU prices coming back down to the planet earth.
Reasonable GPU prices sighted on Amazon
I randomly check amazon often here and then to check on the pricing of GPU’s and noticed a few eye-catching drops. In fact, a few midrange and high-end Radeon and GeForce cards at 50% lowered price when compared to the pricing that was two months ago. Whether or not they’ll dip lower in the immediate future is anybody’s guess, but time should certainly improve the situation as we are seeing it now.
The price tags of GPU’s are certainly not back to the MSRP rates but still, something is better than nothing at least we are seeing some dips in the pricing, a light down the hill.
While I was going through the GPU section on Amazon few worth mentioning selections are as follows:
Two months ago the price of this card on Amazon and Newegg was at $606. Today it can be found on Amazon here. In the Amazon link, it’s actually in stock with free shipping. It still sounds absurd to buy this card at this price, but XFX is a quality brand and an overclocked RX 580 with a backplate at $400 seems like its okay to buy it right now when compared to the pricing of recent past.
Again two months ago the cheapest Asus ROG Strix variant of the Radeon RX 570 you could find in stock was $450+. Right now it’s “okayish” $368 on Amazon. Actually in stock. Actually shipping.
On the Nvidia side, ZOTAC’s AMP Extreme GeForce GTX 1070Ti is coming back to the reasonable price. A month ago this beast was hanging around $1000. Today it’s sitting at $699 on Amazon. Again, we’re talking about price drops being reasonable, but certainly not attractive when MSRP rates come in our minds.
Taking a look at the current market of GPU’s, I think the forgotten era of MSRP rates will be arriving shortly in a few months since the crypto madness is going through some crucial phases right now causing the miners to slow down resulting in the price drops of Current GPU’s, All in all this is a huge news for all the budget gamers out there who are just waiting for the time where GPU prices will be normalized.