The 3DCenter resource has released new data on the average cost of AMD Radeon RX 6000 series and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards in stores in Germany and Austria. The price for graphics accelerators of the series mentioned has now reached a record low.
According to the source, over the past few weeks, the cost of graphics cards has gradually returned to manufacturers’ recommended levels, and in some cases has dropped significantly. The situation in the market has changed dramatically due to a sharp decline in the cryptocurrency market and the accumulation of stocks of current-generation accelerators, which are noticeably less in demand 2-3 months before the launch of new-generation video cards.
According to 3DCenter, the average retail price of the Radeon RX 6000 series accelerators in Germany and Austria is currently 14% below the manufacturer’s recommended retail price. For GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards, the retail price is on average 9% below the recommended price.
These figures are the lowest since the launch of the named accelerator series. The most remarkable is the significant price reduction for the accelerators Radeon RX 6950 XT and GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which were released just a few months ago.
Note that mid-range and low-end graphics cards like the RTX 3060 still cost more than the manufacturer’s recommendations in many cases. This may be due to higher demand, as well as the fact that the successors to these accelerators will appear no earlier than January next year. With NVIDIA planning to release only high-end RTX 40-series accelerators in the near future, retailers have no incentive to drop the price of all current-gen graphics cards.