Portal Tom’s Hardware has evaluated the trends typical of the graphics card market in the USA. It turned out that those who want to play can be disappointed on the eve of the Christmas season – some models will not only not be cheaper, but also increase in price.
According to the portal, the prices of almost all GPUs fell in October, which is to be expected against the background of overproduction and the release of new generation models. The stats on the latest cards deserve a separate discussion, as the prices of current-gen models now have both good and bad news for players.
The bad news for the gaming community is that many NVIDIA GPUs continue to rise in price, at least when it comes to new units in retail chains. Meanwhile, AMD graphics cards are getting cheaper, which is in line with preliminary forecasts.
Compared to the previous month, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti and 3090 are up more than 30% in price, the 3080 Ti is up 25%, and the 3080 with 12GB of memory costs about 15% more than before. This also applies to other cards in the series. However, starting with the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and below, the cards started falling in price.
For comparison, AMD GPUs are seeing prices drop on almost all modern models with the possible exception of the Radeon RX 6950, which is up 4% in price. Radeon RX 6750/6700 XT, RX 6650 XT and 6600 have dropped in price by 10% or more.
However, as portal experts note, it is likely that while we are talking about marketing fraud associated with the onset of the so-called. Black Friday and, for example, the $850 GeForce RTX 3080 will soon suddenly drop in price to $650. Experts recommend not to rush with purchases and wait until the market stabilizes.