Whereas the rest of the tech world is complaining about inflation and price hikes, the GPUs have surprisingly shown a downward trend as far as the prices go. We have been reporting recently about how GPUs have shown a decrease in price over the last couple of months, sometimes even going as low as two digit figures every month. This is a good trend for GPUs to reach their MSRP which is going to happen within the next two months.
The US government has confirmed that tariffs are being lowered on some PC components that are coming in from China. This also includes the graphics cards. As soon as this news came out, ASUS also announced that it will be delivering a price cut of up to 25% on its GPU, however, this is only in the US for now.
This has been confirmed by an email sent by an ASUS representative to Toms Hardware which states that the company is going to offer a price cut on various SKUs with both lower end and high end series;
”As a result of the latest tariff lift on Chinese imports from the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Gamers and PC enthusiasts will see lower prices on ASUS GeForce RTX 30-series graphic cards starting on April 1st, 2022. […]
Lower prices will affect entry level GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3060, mid-range RTX 3070, and high performance RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards.”
— ASUS representative to Tom’s Hardware
We are still to see if other companies might follow suit too after this announcement by ASUS or not. It is noteworthy here that US tariffs will not have any impact on the pricing situation in other countries. This price cut in the US is still going to impact other countries as we know how GPU prices increased worldwide after new tariffs were introduced.
Via Tom’s Hardware