Nvidia and AMD graphics cards prices are getting worse, now 83% over MSRP


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Aug 17, 2014
In a nutshell: With no end in sight for the chip shortage in the near future, prices continue to soar for graphics cards. The situation has gotten so dire that prices for some GPUs now cost 83 percent over MSRP.

According to updated data collected by 3DCenter, prices for Nvidia graphics cards are now 72 percent more expensive than MSRP. AMD GPUs are even pricier; they're 83 percent above the manufacturer's suggested retail price. That's a notable increase from the 74 percent figure in September, while Nvidia cards were at 70 percent.

SKUs for AMD GPUs affected were part of its Radeon RX 6000 series; in particular, the 6700 XT, 6800, 6800 XT, and 6900 XT. Nvidia SKUs included several from its GeForce RTX 30 series: the 3060, 3060Ti, 3070, 3080, and 3090.


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Sep 13, 2018
Amazon is a "Prime" example. Spend more. Smile less.

I think 72% and 83% for NVIDIA and AMD respectively is on the low end. Amazon is still raking it in with prices at times 100% and greater for NVIDIA alone.

But, even though I'm a little disappointed in more ethical vendors like Micro Center, I see the price hikes happening there, with prices generally 200-500 US dollars more than at the beginning of the year where that and Best Buy were still offering at initial msrp. Have to accept that.

499 USD for an rtx 3070 now? Right--it is to laugh.


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Jan 22, 2017
Now that NVIDIA and AMD know what people are willing to pay they have to be seeing dollar signs and even if it gets back to the point where supply can meet demand you have to figure the next generations cards MSRP will go up at least 50% over the last generations.
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Aug 2, 2020
Intel may be a dark horse in all this and force competitive pricing with their new GPUs.
Three GPU manufacturers in the market should better for consumer pricing in the long run.

One can only hope though this is after all Intel. :rolleyes:

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