Yeston has recently lowered the price of their RX 7900 XT to ¥6499 (~$934) in China, which is ¥900 less than the official MSRP. However, in the US market, they have increased the price of the same model to $1,199 on Newegg, which is $300 above MSRP.
What’s worth mentioning is that Chinese customers can now purchase the RX 7900 XT at a lower price than the official MSRP, and it’s not just Yeston that has reduced their prices. Both XFX and Sapphire are also offering the 7900 XT at ¥6599. Moreover, PowerColor, ASRock, and Vastarmor are advertising their cards for prices below ¥7399 (MSRP). However, some companies such as Gigabyte, MSI, and ASUS are not providing any promotions at the moment.
Compared to the US, the Chinese market generally has higher prices due to the added value tax. However, as most desktop cards are now produced in Asia, changes in prices are usually reflected in this market sooner than in others. It’s worth noting that Chinese retailers reduced the price of the Ryzen 7000 series two weeks before similar deals were available in other regions.
According to Chinese websites, there are reports claiming that the RX 7900 XT can be purchased for as low as ¥5999, but we were only able to find a price as low as ¥6299 on Taobao. Usually these lower prices are often offered by unofficial retailers rather than the official stores.
All the graphics cards listed in the price comparison chart are currently being sold below the MSRP. This is fantastic news for gamers in China and may signal a trend that could spread to the global market in the coming weeks. This is particularly relevant as NVIDIA and AMD are expected to release their next-gen mid-range models by the end of Q2.
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