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GPU Pricing Update: May 2022

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As we inch nearer to the arrival of next generation graphics playing cards, we anticipate the present state of the market to closely affect what GPU producers will cost for upcoming merchandise. During the last month or so, MSRP degree pricing has began to turn out to be the norm for GPU procuring to some extent.

The RTX 3090 Ti launched at $2,000 and since launch it has been simple to get and priced because the MSRP would counsel. After all, that MSRP is a bit ridiculous given the efficiency enhance over the unique RTX 3090 and the age of Ampere GPUs, however not less than makers are now not launching merchandise at a supposed worth level solely to see that drastically enhance right away.

This has additionally been the case for AMD’s Radeon RX 6X50 sequence refresh, which we have been reviewing to… blended outcomes. All three new Radeon GPUs have hit the market on the MSRP, and there is no scarcity of merchandise to go round.

In order for you an RX 6650 XT proper now, you will be paying lifeless on $400. The case is similar for the $550 RX 6750 XT and $1,100 RX 6950 XT. As we mentioned in these critiques although, it in all probability does not make sense to purchase a refreshed GPU when the prevailing fashions are nonetheless out there and infrequently price much less (and provide higher worth).

Take the money seize that’s the RX 6750 XT for example. Absolutely you should purchase one for $550 with out subject, nevertheless the RX 6700 XT is available for $490, or solely $10 above MSRP. The 6750 XT is 5 % quicker on common at 1440p than the 6700 XT, but present pricing has the brand new mannequin 12 % costlier. That makes the brand new variant a much less interesting deal.

Whereas that is not an amazing search for AMD’s refreshed GPU sequence, what issues most is that patrons have entry to all of the GPUs talked about above. We will not predict for a way lengthy the unique fashions will proceed to bought however proper now there is no drawback discovering one.

On the retail market, the pricing development continues to be wanting constructive for GeForce graphics playing cards. Final month, high-end playing cards just like the RTX 3080 Ti successfully hit their MSRP, and different fashions are edging nearer with a couple of exceptions.

Common Sale Worth of eBay Accomplished Listings, New Merchandise, third Week of Month

  MSRP eBay Common Worth March eBay Common Worth April eBay Common Worth Could Present Worth Inflation Worth Enhance April to Could
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti $2,000 N/A $2,000 $2,000 0% 0%
GeForce RTX 3090 $1,500 $2,020 $1,700 $1,700 13% 0%
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti $1,200 $1,430 $1,210 $1,200 0% -1%
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB N/A $1,250 $1,130 $1,000   -12%
GeForce RTX 3080 10GB $700 $1,100 $1,000 $850 21% -15%
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti $600 $850 $770 $700 17% -9%
GeForce RTX 3070 $500 $860 $730 $660 32% -10%
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti $400 $630 $580 $560 40% -3%
GeForce RTX 3060 $330 $530 $500 $440 33% -12%
GeForce RTX 3050 $250 $390 $315 $330 32% 5%
        Common 24% -6%

The RTX 3090 seems to be caught at $1,700 for now, whereas the RTX 3050 is definitely barely costlier immediately than it was a month in the past.

Whereas these situations do restrict the typical worth drop for Could to only 6 %, a number of playing cards noticed worth drops over 10 % which is extra in keeping with the development in prior months.

Worth inflation stays a difficulty for many of Nvidia’s line up. From the RTX 3080 and down, on common Nvidia’s GPUs are nonetheless sitting over 30 % above their launch MSRP, with the 3060 Ti being a very unhealthy instance – although its MSRP can also be the clear standout worth selection, if it had been out there at that degree.

It is a completely different story for AMD GPUs. Final month a few fashions had been promoting on the MSRP, however this month it is the vast majority of the lineup. Principally each Radeon mannequin is sitting close to the MSRP, aside from the RX 6800 sequence which stays overpriced by 27 %, although the worth of those GPUs continues to fall and are decrease than Nvidia’s equal fashions.

Common Sale Worth of eBay Accomplished Listings, New Merchandise, third Week of Month

  MSRP eBay Common Worth March eBay Common Worth April eBay Common Worth Could Present Worth Inflation Worth Enhance April to Could
Radeon 6950 XT $1,100 N/A N/A $1,100 0%  
Radeon 6900 XT $1,000 $1,300 $1,000 $950 -5% -5%
Radeon 6800 XT $650 $1,130 $920 $800 23% -13%
Radeon 6800 $580 $980 $800 $760 31% -5%
Radeon 6750 XT $550 N/A N/A $550 0%  
Radeon 6700 XT $480 $600 $570 $490 2% -14%
Radeon 6650 XT $400 N/A N/A $400 0%  
Radeon 6600 XT $380 $500 $440 $375 -1% -15%
Radeon 6600 $330 $400 $325 $335 2% 3%
Radeon 6500 XT $200 $225 $210 $195 -3% -7%
Radeon 6400 $160 N/A N/A $170 6%  
        Common 5% -8%

Some Radeon GPUs noticed worth drops as large as 15 %, just like the 6600 XT. On common, we noticed an 8 % worth drop for AMD’s lineup month on month, wanting on the most cost-effective out there GPUs on Newegg and factoring in any mail in rebates.

In what’s good news for patrons, a number of AMD GPUs are at the moment out there at beneath their MSRP. The RX 6900 XT is promoting for simply $950, the 6600 XT is $5 beneath its $380 MSRP, and the a lot maligned RX 6500 XT is lastly out there for $195.

Sadly, the RX 6600 did get barely costlier, however general we anticipate to maintain seeing the occasional mannequin be out there beneath the MSRP, relying on the month.

And whereas that is all excellent news, we now have to recollect these are outdated GPU sequence now, and are set to be imminently changed. As we mentioned final month, potential patrons of high-end GPUs particularly could wish to wait. I actually would not wish to be forking out $1,200 on an RTX 3080 Ti when that very same sum of money in a couple of months could possibly be getting me one thing significantly better.

That is why playing cards just like the not too long ago launched RTX 3090 Ti and RX 6950 XT aren’t nice buys at launch, and I would not be all that within the $950 RX 6900 XT both, even when it is promoting beneath MSRP proper now.

However for individuals after extra price range and mainstream GPUs, we do not anticipate these playing cards to get replaced by new fashions as shortly. From the time new high-end graphics playing cards launch, it’ll take not less than 6 months for extra inexpensive choices to be out there, or as much as a 12 months as we noticed this final era.

If you happen to sometimes buy GPUs within the sub $400 vary, immediately’s pricing is related and should you do not wish to wait one other 12 months there are some first rate offers available immediately.

There are a couple of different issues to be made as properly. There’s query marks over how far GPU pricing can fall from right here for playing cards which might be already on the MSRP. We imagine there’s nonetheless room for worth drops for a lot of Nvidia’s lineup, however we’re beginning to see costs stagnate for AMD playing cards such because the RX 6600. This makes it a greater time to purchase that form of product now than in earlier months, as there’s extra worth certainty and I believe you should purchase with out the danger of one other 10% drop subsequent month.

When new GPUs launch, it is common to see outdated playing cards start to promote at a reduction, not less than in a standard market, so proper across the time we begin to see next-gen GPU bulletins, it could possibly be an excellent higher time to purchase.

Nvidia vs AMD Worth Factors

Here is how Nvidia and AMD lineups examine in the intervening time. Nvidia has been in a position to introduce a bit extra competitors on the high-end in comparison with April. Final month we noticed the RTX 3080 and RX 6900 XT go face to face, however this month the 6900 XT’s competitor is the marginally quicker RTX 3080 12GB mannequin.

Nvidia GPU Worth AMD GPU
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti $2,000  
GeForce RTX 3090 $1,700  
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti $1,200  
  $1,100 Radeon RX 6950 XT
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB $1,000 Radeon RX 6900 XT
GeForce RTX 3080 $900  
  $800 Radeon RX 6800 XT
  $750 Radeon RX 6800
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti $700  
GeForce RTX 3070 $650  
  $600  
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti $550 Radeon RX 6750 XT
  $500 Radeon RX 6700 XT
GeForce RTX 3060 $450  
  $400 Radeon RX 6650 XT
  $350 Radeon RX 6600 XT
GeForce RTX 3050 $300 Radeon RX 6600
  $250  
  $200 Radeon RX 6500 XT
  $150 Radeon RX 6400

Earlier than we additionally noticed the RX 6800 and RTX 3070 Ti compete on the similar $800 worth level, whereas this month each have come down in worth and the 3070 Ti is now as much as $60 extra inexpensive.

Within the mid-range it is extra favorable to AMD. Beforehand the 6700 XT and RTX 3060 Ti went face to face within the $600 class, now the quicker 6750 XT goes up towards the 3060 Ti — though the 6700 XT seems higher right here.

Then within the decrease tiers, regardless of the addition of a number of new fashions, not a lot has modified by way of positioning and ideally each the RTX 3050 and RTX 3060 can be $50 to $100 cheaper.

Used GPU Pricing

Shifting on to see how the used GPU market is shaping up, each time costs fall within the retail market, used costs come down as properly. Proper now there seems to be plentiful provide, weaker demand than up to now 12 months, and just about no strain from the cryptocurrency mining market thanks to very large declines in mining profitability for the reason that starting of 2022. All of this mixed has became a purchaser’s market should you’re taking a look at older fashions on eBay.

  MSRP eBay Common Worth March eBay Common Worth April eBay Common Worth Could Present Worth Inflation Worth Enhance April to Could
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti $1,000 $843 $749 $639 -36% -15%
GeForce RTX 2080 Tremendous $700 $661 $547 $457 -35% -16%
GeForce RTX 2080 $700 $610 $465 $423 -40% -9%
GeForce RTX 2070 Tremendous $500 $566 $470 $384 -23% -18%
GeForce RTX 2070 $500 $501 $413 $355 -29% -14%
GeForce RTX 2060 Tremendous $400 $494 $439 $358 -11% -18%
GeForce RTX 2060 $350 $369 $313 $280 -20% -10%
        Common -28% -14%

Proper now, Nvidia’s RTX 20 sequence of GPUs are all promoting beneath below their launch MSRPs for the primary time… on common 28 % below MSRP.

… many Turing GPUs at the moment are value virtually half what they had been initially of the 12 months, an enormous drop and nice information for patrons

That is on the again of a considerable 14 % month-on-month decline in Turing GPU costs, which follows on from a 16 % decline final month, 11 % decline in March and 13 % decline in February. In reality, many Turing GPUs at the moment are value virtually half what they had been initially of the 12 months, an enormous drop and nice information for patrons.

  MSRP eBay Common Worth March eBay Common Worth April eBay Common Worth Could Present Worth Inflation Worth Enhance April to Could
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $280 $364 $295 $247 -12% -16%
GeForce GTX 1660 Tremendous $230 $349 $299 $244 6% -18%
GeForce GTX 1660 $220 $305 $234 $203 -8% -13%
GeForce GTX 1650 Tremendous $160 $220 $192 $177 10% -8%
GeForce GTX 1650 $150 $197 $181 $153 2% -15%
        Common 0% -14%

The GeForce 16 sequence can also be in a significantly better place with playing cards promoting at their launch MSRP on common, and a worth decline of 14 %.

Nvidia at the moment does not promote new GPUs beneath $300 in important portions, so the 16 sequence continues to be holding down the fort, therefore the extent of pricing. The GTX 1660 is favorable up towards the RX 6500 XT in our opinion at $200, even when the distinction comes right down to used vs. new, the GTX 1660 is just a much better GPU.

  MSRP eBay Common Worth March eBay Common Worth April eBay Common Worth Could Present Worth Inflation Worth Enhance April to Could
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti $700 $486 $394 $360 -49% -9%
GeForce GTX 1080 $600 $349 $284 $261 -57% -8%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $450 $331 $277 $248 -45% -10%
GeForce GTX 1070 $380 $281 $223 $199 -48% -11%
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $250 $234 $163 $155 -38% -5%
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $200 $166 $146 $112 -44% -23%
        Common -47% -11%

The worth of Pascal-era playing cards continues to come back down as properly, and now most GTX 10 sequence merchandise are value simply half their launch worth on the used market. Plenty of these merchandise are fairly outdated, and even fashions just like the GTX 1060 6GB at $150 we do not suppose are appropriate past use as a stopgap graphics card.

The 1080 Ti is now competing with new RTX 3050s by way of pricing, however with out options like DLSS and (although not significantly usable) ray tracing.

  MSRP eBay Common Worth March eBay Common Worth April eBay Common Worth Could Present Worth Inflation Worth Enhance April to Could
Radeon 5700 XT $400 $581 $516 $419 5% -19%
Radeon 5700 $350 $544 $492 $402 15% -18%
Radeon 5600 XT $280 $395 $355 $310 11% -13%
Radeon 5500 XT 8GB $200 $283 $236 $201 1% -15%
        Common 8% -16%

AMD’s RX 5000 sequence has been in style with miners as a consequence of their mining effectivity relative to their gaming efficiency, however pricing has come down considerably since January.

The 5700 XT was promoting for over $800 new initially of the 12 months, however you will discover them for round half that immediately, which is a big drop. Month on month these merchandise have come down in worth by 16 %, though pricing continues to be larger than MSRP, so I would not suggest them.

  MSRP eBay Common Worth March eBay Common Worth April eBay Common Worth Could Present Worth Inflation Worth Enhance April to Could
Radeon RX Vega 64 $500 $425 $416 $346 -31% -17%
Radeon RX Vega 56 $400 $419 $415 $331 -17% -24%
Radeon RX 590 $280 $315 $269 $212 -24% -21%
Radeon RX 580 8GB $230 $267 $257 $201 -13% -22%
Radeon RX 580 4GB $200 $184 $167 $133 -33% -20%
Radeon RX 570 4GB $170 $166 $147 $129 -24% -12%
        Common -24% -19%

As for older GPUs, it seems as if house owners of 5 12 months outdated AMD playing cards are flooding to eBay to dump them, particularly fashions just like the RX 590 and RX 580 which have seen drops of over 20 % month on month.

Regardless of this, these kinds of playing cards have sometimes been worse worth than their Nvidia opponents. For instance, even immediately the RX 580 8GB prices $200 used, in comparison with the GTX 1060 6GB at $160. I would not suggest any of those outdoors of a brief time period stopgap or different to the RX 6500 XT and 6400.

Ought to You Purchase a New GPU Proper Now?

One other month of excellent information for the GPU market, with this development persevering with for the reason that starting of the 12 months. Demand has fallen away as GPUs turn out to be extra inexpensive, provide has improved considerably, and the large drop in crypto mining income has had a big impact in the marketplace. It can’t be overstated how intently mining and GPU costs had been linked this era, and the way a discount there has helped players get extra inexpensive graphics playing cards.

In the meanwhile we’re in an odd place the place some playing cards are beginning to creep beneath MSRP on the retail market, but it surely does not really feel like that is adequate. Plenty of these GPUs are 18 months outdated, and a brand new era of a lot quicker graphics playing cards is on the horizon, so simply hitting and falling beneath the MSRP will not essentially minimize it.

Particularly for high-end fashions, we would not wish to be paying the MSRP figuring out they will be outdated earlier than the top of the 12 months, hopefully with significantly better worth to efficiency ratios and new options. To not point out, there are nonetheless some high-end GPUs being bought round 30 % above the MSRP, so it is laborious to suggest these fashions.

We’re additionally beginning to see a worth ground for some fashions. Playing cards just like the RTX 3050 and RX 6600 have not fallen in worth a lot as of late, and whereas they might drop additional within the coming weeks, there is no assure of that.

Alternatively, we anticipate pricing for different fashions just like the RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 to maintain falling, so shopping for these merchandise now is not an amazing concept should you can wait.

It is also clear that the used market has flipped shortly from a vendor’s market to a purchaser’s market. If you happen to did not offload your graphics card already, you are solely getting half what you possibly can have gotten six months in the past. However for patrons, there’s good worth strain in the intervening time and a few playing cards just like the GTX 1660 are good buys towards new merchandise just like the RX 6500 XT.

Coincidence or not, simply as we’re seeing GPU pricing returning to regular, there is a new era of GPUs across the nook, which can create all kinds of havoc for pricing. On the upside, the present market circumstances by way of provide, demand and mining are wanting good for PC players, so we’re hopeful that the upcoming era might be completely different to what we have simply gone by.

Purchasing Shortcuts:
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  • AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT on Amazon
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti on Amazon
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 on Amazon
  • AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT on Amazon
  • AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT on Amazon
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