According to the latest price trends in Europe GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards now have a higher average price compared to October. However, Radeon RX 6000 card’s value has decreased, because retailers have received a new shipment of Radeon RX 6800 non-XT cards resulting in a lower average price for the whole series, 3DCenter notes. However, this is still an increasing trend or similar pricing to October.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards are now 95% more expensive than MSRP in Europe, which is even higher than average Radeon RDNA2 pricing. The RTX 3080, for example, is now reaching 1500 EUR on average, which is more than twice as much as MSRP (719 EUR).
The new report from HardwareUnboxed shows RTX 30 graphics cards with a price hike over October. Almost all cards now cost twice as much as MSRP. The Ti model, which has already launched with increased MSRP also goes on receiving higher prices month to month, now reaching 60% over MSRP.
Both the media outlets have agreed that the actual availability of the product is not a problem, as graphics cards are in stock and shipping. The tough thing is finding them at AMD/NVIDIA MSRP without a bundle with other PC components. Retailers are not ready to lower their margins, realizing that distributors and graphics card manufacturers are not interested in lowering their suggested retail price.
However, AIB pricing has very little concern with AMD/NVIDIA MSRP nowadays. The increasing trend of cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum and the forthcoming Holiday season is clearly not going to help the GPU market pricing in any way.