While retailers are trying their best to lay the high-end GeForce RTX 30 models off their hands, the mid-range and entry level SKUs are still not part of this. NVIDIA has failed to announce price cuts for its RTX 30 series which was expected this month. In fact, retailers and board partners themselves are offering unofficial price cuts, selling the cards at discounted prices.
This fiasco has resulted in further lowered prices. The RTX 3090 Ti had already dropped from $2000 to $1500 and it is further down to $1450 within 10 days. This information is based on the latest pricing from Newegg.
The same is the case with the RTX 3090 which is selling for as low as $1250. MSI is offering an even bigger discount for the RTX 3080 Ti Ventus. If you are opting for mail-in-rebate, you can get the card for only $900, once again dropping $200 in 10 days only. Though this discount is from a single local store, But it clearly shows the trend which will be followed by other companies too. Looking at the trend of MSRPs, we can note that these huge discounts are only for the high-end models, whereas the mid-range and low-end SKUs are still selling for more than their MSRPs.
As we approach September, there will be an increase in the offers by retailers, particularly for the high-end series. Since NVIDIA has already planned to launch the RTX 4090, there is immense pressure on retailers to get rid of the previous RTX3090Ti/3090 cards.