When will graphic cards prices drop: GPU Prices: Tracking Graphics Cards Sold on eBay

GPU Prices: Tracking Graphics Cards Sold on eBay

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We track current GPU prices on all the best graphics cards and the latest additions to our GPU benchmarks hierarchy. We scrape eBay’s sales data to get details on what sort of prices people are paying for GPUs. We provide monthly updates on eBay’s prices for the latest generation Nvidia Ampere and AMD Big Navi generation GPUs, along with the previous generation Turing and RDNA graphics cards.

We’ll have a complete writeup of US prices, at retail and eBay, in a separate article. We’ve decided to give shorter updates in this piece, which contains all the historical data. Overall prices fell 5% for both the latest generation and current generation GPUs, though there were one or two outliers where the eBay price actually went up slightly (mostly due to the small number of units sold). There were also fewer graphics cards sold in August compared to July, likely because there’s less potential profit to be made.

Nvidia Ampere and AMD RDNA2 GPUs: eBay Pricing for August 2022
GPU Avg eBay Price QTY Sold Retail Price Last Price Monthly Change FPS/$
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti $1,247 123 $1,100 $1,452 -14.1% 0.1062
GeForce RTX 3090 $957 772 $960 $1,057 -9.5% 0.1323
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti $836 557 $800 $901 -7.2% 0.1476
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB $771 128 $760 $773 -0.3% 0.1616
GeForce RTX 3080 $665 1066 $740 $696 -4.5% 0.1748
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti $547 556 $625 $593 -7. 9% 0.1905
GeForce RTX 3070 $463 1284 $525 $488 -5.0% 0.2154
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti $424 1253 $450 $437 -3.0% 0.2158
GeForce RTX 3060 $339 722 $370 $355 -4.6% 0.2073
GeForce RTX 3050 $279 78 $300 $288 -3.1% 0.1843
Radeon RX 6950 XT $914 11 $910 $843 8.5% 0.1501
Radeon RX 6900 XT $685 266 $700 $697 -1.8% 0.1895
Radeon RX 6800 XT $563 144 $600 $615 -8.5% 0.2196
Radeon RX 6800 $486 102 $560 $513 -5. 3% 0.2279
Radeon RX 6750 XT $456 14 $470 $505 -9.6% 0.2219
Radeon RX 6700 XT $378 373 $420 $393 -3.9% 0.2533
Radeon RX 6650 XT $345 22 $300 $359 -4.1% 0.2319
Radeon RX 6600 XT $274 183 $300 $285 -3.8% 0.2844
Radeon RX 6600 $232 218 $240 $235 -1.5% 0.2875
Radeon RX 6500 XT $153 50 $176 $162 -5.5% 0.2017
Radeon RX 6400 $143 14 $135 $157 -8.9% 0.1653

Nvidia’s highest priced cards have fallen another 14%, for the RTX 3090 Ti. In fact, that’s one of the few graphics cards where the current best retail prices beat the average eBay price — the RTX 3090 Ti Founders Edition is in stock for just $1,100 at Best Buy , while Newegg has the Asus TUF for $1,200 . Both of those are better than the average eBay price.

Other current generation cards that you probably shouldn’t buy on eBay include the RTX 3080 Ti ($810 after instant rebate right now), RX 6650 XT ($314 at Amazon), and the RX 6400 ($135 after $15 rebate). The retail prices are prone to large fluctuations, of course, but with the reportedly high inventory levels and the pending arrival of Nvidia’s RTX 40-series and AMD’s RX 7000-series RDNA 3 GPUs, we can expect a continued erosion in prices on the current generation cards.

Nvidia Turing and AMD RDNA GPUs: eBay Pricing for August 2022
GPU Avg eBay Price QTY Sold Last Price Monthly Change FPS/$
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti $492 322 $517 -4. 8% 0.1949
GeForce RTX 2080 Super $371 198 $403 -8.0% 0.2289
GeForce RTX 2080 $335 153 $347 -3.3% 0.2451
GeForce RTX 2070 Super $302 345 $322 -6.3% 0.2534
GeForce RTX 2070 $268 193 $286 -6.2% 0.2530
GeForce RTX 2060 Super $267 185 $276 -3.2% 0.2433
GeForce RTX 2060 $217 340 $227 -4.2% 0.2542
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $172 190 $183 -6.0% 0.2610
GeForce GTX 1660 Super $178 580 $186 -4.5% 0.2551
GeForce GTX 1660 $154 139 $173 -11. 1% 0.2611
GeForce GTX 1650 Super $147 133 $151 -2.7% 0.2313
GeForce GTX 1650 $138 247 $149 -7.4% 0.1954
Radeon RX 5700 XT $276 802 $276 0.0% 0.2666
Radeon RX 5700 $256 132 $257 -0.3% 0.2530
Radeon RX 5600 XT $192 216 $194 -1.3% 0.3033
Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB $159 38 $160 -0.2% 0.2503
Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB $118 20 $149 -21.4% 0.2849

Previous generation cards also continue to drop in price. It’s shocking to think that many of these cards were selling at more than their original MSRPs just six months ago. Now, the average is one third below MSRP, and that’s being propped up by the relatively high prices on cards like the GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 Super.

If you’re after a good deal on a graphics card, Nvidia’s RTX 2060 is staging a comeback. The EVGA RTX 2060 routinely goes for $230 an Amazon , sometimes lower. Performance is lower than the RX 6600, at least in non-DXR/non-DLSS scenarios, but it’s also double the performance of a GTX 1650 and 20% higher performance than the GTX 1660 Super. It’s one of the few previous gen GPUs other than the GTX 16-series that’s still available at retail.

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July 2022 eBay GPU Prices — GPU Prices: Tracking Graphics Cards Sold on eBay

Here’s the unedited July pricing update (posted at the start of August).

GPU prices continued to drop compared to the previous month, though the rate of decrease slowed quite a bit. Where average GPU prices dropped by 14% in June, they only fell 6% in July. That’s perhaps partly because of a modest rebound in cryptocurrency prices, though with an average income of just $2.50 per day on an RTX 3090 Ti or RTX 3090, it would require about 500 days to break even.

Buying a used graphics card has some risks, so we don’t strongly encourage people to go the used route. Still, if you’re comfortable servicing a card or potentially returning it for a refund, there are some decent deals to be had.

We’re now at the point where 18 of the 21 current generation graphics cards are selling on eBay for less than their official MSRPs. The last remaining holdouts are the RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3060, and RTX 3050, which were perhaps priced too aggressively to begin with. Everything else is anywhere from a few percent below MSRP, to as much as 30% below MSRP in a few cases. Here’s the overview of eBay GPU sales for the month of July 2022.

Nvidia Ampere and AMD RDNA2 GPUs: eBay Pricing for July 2022
GPU Avg eBay Price QTY Sold Retail Price Last Price Monthly Change FPS/$
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti $1,452 80 $1,400 $1,538 -5.6% 0.0912
GeForce RTX 3090 $1,057 828 $1,204 $1,098 -3.7% 0.1198
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti $901 432 $950 $956 -5.8% 0.1370
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB $773 101 $799 $835 -7.4% 0.1611
GeForce RTX 3080 $696 1186 $800 $728 -4. 4% 0.1670
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti $593 549 $674 $620 -4.4% 0.1755
GeForce RTX 3070 $488 1459 $550 $518 -5.8% 0.2046
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti $437 1428 $471 $461 -5.1% 0.2093
GeForce RTX 3060 $355 478 $390 $379 -6.2% 0.1978
GeForce RTX 3050 $288 116 $300 $304 -5.4% 0.1785
Radeon RX 6950 XT $843 9 $1,000 $1,069 -21.2% 0.1629
Radeon RX 6900 XT $697 160 $749 $767 -9.0% 0.1860
Radeon RX 6800 XT $615 188 $670 $625 -1. 5% 0.2009
Radeon RX 6800 $513 149 $580 $551 -6.9% 0.2159
Radeon RX 6750 XT $505 3 $500 $513 -1.6% 0.2005
Radeon RX 6700 XT $393 518 $449 $407 -3.3% 0.2434
Radeon RX 6650 XT $359 33 $340 $368 -2.3% 0.2223
Radeon RX 6600 XT $285 423 $330 $299 -4.5% 0.2736
Radeon RX 6600 $235 275 $260 $258 -8.7% 0.2833
Radeon RX 6500 XT $162 44 $168 $171 -5.2% 0.1905
Radeon RX 6400 $157 7 $140 $153 2. 5% 0.1506

You can see the month-to-month change in GPU prices on eBay, alongside the current retail prices. Obviously, retail has the advantage of guaranteeing you a brand-new graphics card, whereas eBay usually means used cards. Currently, retail prices are 7% higher on average, though several GPUs (RTX 3090 Ti, RX 6750 XT, RX 6650 XT, and RX 6400) are cheaper at retail.

It’s unusual to see changes in MSRPs for graphics cards, particularly from Nvidia, but the highest priced Nvidia GPUs (3090 Ti, 3090, 3080 Ti) are no longer able to justify their extreme pricing. Unofficially, at least, it seems Nvidia has given its partners the option to reduce prices on those cards quite a bit. The flip side is that the three least expensive Nvidia cards — RTX 3050, RTX 3060, and RTX 3060 Ti — are the only current generation GPUs that are still selling above MSRP on eBay.

Overall, Nvidia’s average eBay price is 6% below MSRP across all ten of its Ampere GPUs. AMD has substantially lower pricing, both for comparatively equal performance as well as relative to MSRPs. The average eBay price for AMD’s RDNA 2 GPUs currently sits at 17% below MSRP.

As we’ve said before, while these prices might feel tempting, we expect additional price drops in the coming months. After that, all bets are off as we should hopefully see Nvidia Ada and AMD RDNA 3 GPUs enter the market. We’ll continue to see the current generation parts alongside the newcomers, but that will mostly be in the midrange and budget sectors.

The monthly volume of GPUs sold on eBay dipped slightly, down 1.4%, but that’s close enough to a tie. Nvidia’s numbers were down 3%, while AMD’s were up 5%, at least on eBay, suggesting more people are starting to give AMD a shot.

Nvidia Turing and AMD RDNA GPUs: eBay Pricing for July 2022
GPU Avg eBay Price QTY Sold Last Price Monthly Change FPS/$
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti $517 328 $564 -8. 2% 0.1855
GeForce RTX 2080 Super $403 188 $407 -0.8% 0.2105
GeForce RTX 2080 $347 203 $348 -0.4% 0.2371
GeForce RTX 2070 Super $322 402 $342 -5.8% 0.2375
GeForce RTX 2070 $286 227 $310 -7.7% 0.2372
GeForce RTX 2060 Super $276 173 $298 -7.4% 0.2356
GeForce RTX 2060 $227 522 $241 -5.7% 0.2435
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $183 225 $200 -8.5% 0.2392
GeForce GTX 1660 Super $186 608 $201 -7.4% 0.2389
GeForce GTX 1660 $173 133 $174 -0. 1% 0.2301
GeForce GTX 1650 Super $151 111 $171 -12.1% 0.2205
GeForce GTX 1650 $149 237 $155 -4.2% 0.1790
Radeon RX 5700 XT $276 856 $314 -12.1% 0.2667
Radeon RX 5700 $257 164 $286 -10.0% 0.2523
Radeon RX 5600 XT $194 260 $215 -9.6% 0.2993
Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB $160 31 $174 -8.5% 0.2497
Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB $149 29 $156 -4.4% 0.2240

Getting a previous generation card basically requires you to go through eBay or some other secondhand market, as very few of these cards are available at retail. The exception, sort of, are Nvidia’s GTX 16-series parts, which also have a (very sluggish and overpriced) GTX 1630 as a new option. Our review will be up soon, but as  you’d guess by the reduction in GPU cores and memory interface width, there’s not much reason to spend basically as much on a GTX 1630 as you’d pay for a GTX 1650 (GDDR6 version, even).

Prices on Turing and RDNA 1 GPUs dropped again, by 8% on average, while the number of GPUs sold on eBay shot up 26% compared to last month. Still, the total number of previous generation GPUs sold on eBay is only 4,700 — a drop in the bucket compared to the retail GPU market.

As with last month, AMD’s RX 5700 XT, RX 5700, and RX 5600 XT saw the biggest price cuts, but only by around 10–12% this time. The GTX 1650 Super also saw a decent 12% dip in pricing, which finally puts it below Nvidia’s official MSRP — and about $50 below the typical price of a brand-new GTX 1630. If you’re after a decent budget option, the GTX 1650 Super is one of the few instances where buying a used card still makes more sense then getting a new card.

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The supply and pricing on used graphics cards has certainly become more enticing in recent months. If you’re willing to set a lower maximum, it’s quite easy to pick up a card via an auction for even lower prices — that’s what «average pricing» means, after all. A bit of cleaning, some new thermal pads, and some testing is potentially all that stands between you and a high performance GPU. Or you could get unlucky and end up dealing with a return, which tends to favor buyers on eBay so it’s not too bad.

Still, buying a used graphics card comes with some risks. We’d assume any GPU with 6GB or more VRAM was mining for the past year or more. If you take the chance on a used card, be sure to thoroughly test it, and buy from someone that offers returns.

Nvidia’s upcoming RTX 40-series Nvidia Ada GPUs are starting to hit the rumor mill hard. It’s possible some of the «leaks» are just guesses, but some of the more reputable Twitter people have started posting information. For example, one recent leak suggests the RTX 4070 Ti will match or exceed the RTX 3090 Ti in performance — not too surprising, given the same thing happened with RTX 3070 and RTX 2080 Ti. Though the rumored specs on the 4070 Ti suggest Nvidia has seriously overhauled the architecture, possibly with lots of extra cache.

AMD’s RDNA 3 hasn’t been doing the rounds quite as much, so we figure it’s still a few months out. It will likely arrive in November, two years after the RDNA 2 cards launched. AMD’s use of chiplets will be very interesting to see in action, as that could make or break the design.

While waiting for the next-gen GPUs to launch does make sense, we also have to point out how much scalpers affected pricing on the early RTX 30-series and RX 6000-series launches. Even before cryptocurrency mining really killed retail availability, scalpers were marking up cards by 50% or more in late 2020. Let’s hope Ada and RDNA 3 don’t repeat that pattern.

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June 2022 eBay GPU Prices — GPU Prices: Tracking Graphics Cards Sold on eBay

Here’s the update from July 1, 2022, covering the June 2022 data. Text below this point remains unmodified.

Other than the introduction of the rather lackluster GeForce GTX 1630, which cuts performance quite a bit compared to the GTX 1650 but currently sells at a higher price, there aren’t any new GPUs slated to arrive until RDNA 3 and Ada Lovelace drop. We’re not going to bother adding the 1630 to our pricing list just yet, since it’s only been available a few days, and pricing and availability aren’t yet sorted out.

As we’ve been predicting for a while, GPU prices continue to drop on a monthly basis. Bitcoin and Ethereum also fell to their lowest points since January 2021, with GPU mining profitability and returns now floating in the toilet. That’s resulted in more mining firms shutting down and selling off inventory, though we expect many more will come in the next few months unless cryptocurrencies rebound in dramatic fashion.

Compared to the previous month’s worth of data from May, eBay prices on current generation GPUs dropped by 17% (looking at average price per GPU sold). The previous generation GPUs were hit even harder, with prices that were 20% lower on average. Buying a used graphics card has some risks, however, so even if the prices look a lot better now, we wouldn’t necessarily recommend going that route — not unless you’re comfortable servicing the card or potentially returning it for a refund.

As things currently stand, 14 of the 21 current generation graphics cards are selling on eBay for less than the official MSRPs, and four of those GPUs are only a few percent above MSRP. The RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3060, and RTX 3050 are the only cards that cost over 10% more than MSRP now — not that the MSRPs are necessarily reasonable either. Here’s the overview of eBay GPU sales for the month of June 2022.

Nvidia Ampere and AMD RDNA2 GPUs: eBay Pricing for June 2022
GPU Avg eBay Price QTY Sold Last Price Monthly Change Gross Sales FPS/$
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti $1,538 107 $1,829 -15.9% $164,599 0.0861
GeForce RTX 3090 $1,098 885 $1,438 -23.7% $971,588 0.1153
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti $956 499 $1,134 -15.7% $476,914 0.1291
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB $835 40 $959 -13.0% $33,389 0.1492
GeForce RTX 3080 $728 1134 $899 -19.0% $825,915 0. 1596
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti $620 634 $710 -12.6% $393,296 0.1678
GeForce RTX 3070 $518 1472 $641 -19.3% $761,996 0.1927
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti $461 1324 $579 -20.4% $610,046 0.1986
GeForce RTX 3060 $379 646 $424 -10.6% $244,556 0.1854
GeForce RTX 3050 $304 124 $315 -3.3% $37,756 0.1689
Radeon RX 6950 XT $1,069 10 $1,600 -33.2% $10,693 0.1284
Radeon RX 6900 XT $767 176 $875 -12.4% $134,908 0.1692
Radeon RX 6800 XT $625 228 $767 -18. 6% $142,393 0.1978
Radeon RX 6800 $551 148 $655 -15.9% $81,547 0.2010
Radeon RX 6750 XT $513 5 $511 0.3% $2,565 0.1973
Radeon RX 6700 XT $407 421 $477 -14.7% $171,322 0.2353
Radeon RX 6650 XT $368 43 $400 -8.0% $15,817 0.2172
Radeon RX 6600 XT $299 417 $350 -14.6% $124,570 0.2613
Radeon RX 6600 $258 221 $290 -11.1% $56,989 0.2586
Radeon RX 6500 XT $171 52 $192 -11.0% $8,868 0.1784
Radeon RX 6400 $153 3 $151 1. 8% $460 0.1543

We’ve add a column showing the month-to-month change in GPU prices on eBay. You can also check our July GPU retail availability update for additional details, where we track retail prices. One key point from that article is that brand-new cards purchased at retail currently cost 13% more than eBay on average, though a few models have a bigger gap. Spending an extra 10%–15% to get a new card instead of a secondhand card represents the more sensible choice these days, in our book.

While the more popular GPUs still tend to sell for close to their official MSRPs, more expensive GPUs like the RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3090, RTX 3090 Ti, and RX 6900 XT can be had for 20%–25% below MSRP. The RX 6600 XT and RX 6600 also sell for 20% below MSRP, and we’d skip the RX 6650 XT «upgrade» at this point as it costs more for a relatively negligible performance increase.

If you’re tempted by these prices, keep in mind that additional drops are almost certainly incoming. There are literally tens of millions of GPUs still being used for Ethereum mining, and while many might be from previous generation architectures, there are certainly plenty of Ampere and RDNA 2 cards that are barely breaking even at current Ethereum and electricity prices. Many of those will likely start flooding the market in the near future.

The monthly volume of GPUs sold on eBay dropped again, by 4%, probably because some hopeful people are still waiting for cryptocurrency prices rebound. That’s about the only thing that could stop the falling prices, and so far it hasn’t happened. [Fingers crossed]

Nvidia Turing and AMD RDNA GPUs: eBay Pricing for June 2022
GPU Avg eBay Price QTY Sold Last Price Monthly Change Gross Sales FPS/$
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti $564 292 $686 -17.8% $164,580 0.1703
GeForce RTX 2080 Super $407 174 $498 -18. 4% $70,745 0.2088
GeForce RTX 2080 $348 157 $430 -19.0% $54,677 0.2360
GeForce RTX 2070 Super $342 305 $409 -16.4% $104,170 0.2238
GeForce RTX 2070 $310 157 $365 -15.0% $48,681 0.2190
GeForce RTX 2060 Super $298 153 $370 -19.4% $45,623 0.2182
GeForce RTX 2060 $241 328 $282 -14.6% $78,894 0.2295
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $200 193 $252 -20.5% $38,679 0.2190
GeForce GTX 1660 Super $201 506 $249 -19.3% $101,620 0. 2212
GeForce GTX 1660 $174 76 $214 -19.1% $13,188 0.2298
GeForce GTX 1650 Super $171 82 $183 -6.4% $14,051 0.1938
GeForce GTX 1650 $155 316 $175 -11.1% $49,053 0.1714
Radeon RX 5700 XT $314 725 $449 -30.1% $227,839 0.2345
Radeon RX 5700 $286 133 $381 -25.1% $37,986 0.2270
Radeon RX 5600 XT $215 74 $294 -27.0% $15,891 0.2705
Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB $174 31 $216 -19.4% $5,407 0.2284
Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB $156 22 $160 -2. 3% $3,441 0.2140

People holding onto previous generation cards also appear to be clearing inventory. Some of them might be gamers who can finally find a current generation card in stock at not-obscene prices, though certainly a lot of these cards were used for mining as well. Since these cards are generally two to four years old, prices are falling more quickly than on the newer models, and the average GPU price for Turing and RDNA1 cards was down 20% compared to last month.

AMD’s RX 5700 XT, RX 5700, and RX 5600 XT saw the biggest drop in eBay prices, by 25%–30%. The first two in particular were popular with miners, and are now selling for about one third the price compared to the beginning of 2022. Elsewhere, the only previous gen GPUs that didn’t see at least a 15% drop in price on eBay were the GTX 1650 Super, GTX 1650, and RX 5500 XT 4GB — all budget-class GPUs that were already getting pretty cheap.

One unfortunate fact about Nvidia’s recent introduction of the GTX 1630 is that it suggests Nvidia isn’t actively making more GTX 16-series cards. It probably had some TU117 chips that couldn’t work as a GTX 1650, and now it’s selling those off as cut-down 1630 cards. The fact that we’re seeing prices of over $150 for such cards doesn’t bode well for the supply of additional 1650 or 1650 Super GPUs.

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Secondhand markets like eBay are becoming the used car lots of the GPU world. The good news for potential buyers is that the glut of cards should continue to push down GPU prices. The bad news is that some of the cards might not function all that well. Still, there’s a lot you can do to refurbish a used card and get performance back up to where it was when it was new, sometimes higher.

Despite their high prices, many graphics cards don’t use top-tier thermal pads on the GDDR6 and GDDR6X memory. Miners who didn’t bother replacing the pads due to the time required may pass on a «flaky» GPU, where $25 and an hour of work could get it working great. However, it’s also possible to end up with an «RTX 3080» that only has 8GB of memory still working — we’ve heard of at least one such card in the wild. That’s still better than a 3070 or even 3070 Ti, but definitely not worth paying $700 or more.

If you’re willing to take the risk, pick up some good quality thermal pads and some of the best thermal paste, and be prepared to kick the tires, take a test drive, and return the card if necessary. I recently helped a friend service an RTX 3080 and dropped the memory temperatures from 104C–106C while gaming (110C with mining) down to 74C–80C. Yes, it was a card that was previously used for mining, but now it’s running games as fast as any other RTX 3080 I’ve tested.

There are now rumblings of AMD and Nvidia cutting back on their TSMC 5nm wafer orders, likely due to the glut of existing cards still in the channel. That’s not good news for people hoping to get a next-generation GPU at a reasonable price, but we’ll see how things shape up in the next few months. Hopefully, Ada and RDNA 3 still arrive on schedule and in sufficient quantities — and the dropping GPU prices make us more optimistic that the initial cards won’t immediately end up in scalper hands.

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April 2022 eBay GPU Prices — GPU Prices: Tracking Graphics Cards Sold on eBay

We didn’t manage to write a full update in early May, due to the pending launch of AMD’s RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT, and RX 6650 XT. However, to keep our data collection consistent, we did grab the pricing information from eBay and have updated the tables for current and previous generation GPUs below.

Nvidia Ampere and AMD RDNA2 GPUs: eBay Pricing for April 2022
GPU Avg eBay Price QTY Sold Gross Sales FPS/$
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti $2,300 66 $151,803 0. 0569
GeForce RTX 3090 $1,770 999 $1,768,130 0.0715
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti $1,291 665 $858,296 0.0943
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB $1,025 90 $92,237 0.1201
GeForce RTX 3080 $1,114 1419 $1,580,340 0.1031
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti $779 1037 $807,688 0.1321
GeForce RTX 3070 $777 1709 $1,327,397 0.1267
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti $657 1747 $1,147,430 0.1375
GeForce RTX 3060 12GB $480 589 $282,520 0.1447
GeForce RTX 3050 $356 98 $34,934 0.1431
Radeon RX 6900 XT $1,059 186 $196,901 0.1220
Radeon RX 6800 XT $845 326 $275,578 0. 1454
Radeon RX 6800 $755 198 $149,444 0.1460
Radeon RX 6700 XT $554 628 $347,604 0.1716
Radeon RX 6600 XT $422 410 $173,123 0.1854
Radeon RX 6600 $365 400 $145,928 0.1837
Radeon RX 6500 XT $221 61 $13,471 0.1395
Nvidia Turing and AMD RDNA GPUs: eBay Pricing for April 2022
GPU Avg eBay Price QTY Sold Gross Sales FPS/$
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti $781 378 $295,044.12 0.1230
GeForce RTX 2080 Super $568 232 $131,683.20 0.1496
GeForce RTX 2080 $498 220 $109,615.00 0.1650
GeForce RTX 2070 Super $484 407 $197,049. 05 0.1578
GeForce RTX 2070 $419 243 $101,812.14 0.1621
GeForce RTX 2060 Super $445 238 $105,805.28 0.1464
GeForce RTX 2060 $315 708 $223,083.72 0.1752
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $303 317 $96,206.33 0.1447
GeForce GTX 1660 Super $317 764 $241,867.12 0.1402
GeForce GTX 1660 $257 201 $51,560.52 0.1555
GeForce GTX 1650 Super $203 138 $28,054.02 0.1633
GeForce GTX 1650 $194 434 $84,031.08 0.1374
Radeon RX 5700 XT $550 1004 $551,718.08 0.1341
Radeon RX 5700 $489 167 $81,637.95 0.1326
Radeon RX 5600 XT $358 355 $126,930. 25 0.1625
Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB $249 87 $21,632.55 0.1601
Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB $179 40 $7,143.20 0.1876

April continued the shift toward more GPUs being available at retail, sometimes for lower prices than what you could find on eBay. There was also a jump in the number of AMD RX 6000-series GPUs sold, along with an increase in the sales of many previous generation GPUs. This suggests a clear beginning of the mining exodus, as miners tried to sell off cards while prices were still high. Alternatively, it might be gamers holding on to older cards finally opting to upgrade. Either way, prices dropped around 15%, month over month.

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GPU prices in February continued the downward plunge, and this time every single GPU we checked dropped at least a few percentage points in price. Overall, the average price of a GPU dropped by 12% compared to the previous month, but much of that is due to higher volumes (relatively speaking) on the lower priced parts.

As we’ve mentioned before, GPU prices on eBay tend to mimic the profitability of cryptocurrency mining, albeit with a bit less volatility. Bitcoin started February hovering in the $38,500 range, before dipping below $37,000, rebounding to over $45,000, and then dropping once again to a low of less than $35,000, with the current price sitting at just over $41,000. Did we mention the volatility of cryptocurrencies? Yeah. Ethereum followed a similar pattern, starting the month at around $2,700 range, reaching a high of $3,257, and dropping to a low of $2,337.

GPU prices are thus a trailing indicator when you take the long view of things. Daily prices can fluctuate quite a bit, but they’re never quite as volatile as the cryptocurrencies they track. Much of the downward trend continues because of the massive drop in crypto mining profitability from its peak in early 2021, and prices are still in search of a new equilibrium. Here’s a look back at the month of February 2022.

Nvidia Ampere and AMD RDNA2 GPUs: eBay Pricing for February 2022
GPU Avg eBay Price QTY Sold Gross Sales FPS/$
GeForce RTX 3090 $2,341 968 $2,266,446 0. 0652
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti $1,721 753 $1,295,725 0.0868
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB $1,547 82 $126,882 0.0919
GeForce RTX 3080 $1,440 1222 $1,759,069 0.0987
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti $1,001 929 $929,678 0.1243
GeForce RTX 3070 $988 1512 $1,493,765 0.1180
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti $847 2084 $1,764,273 0.1256
GeForce RTX 3060 12GB $636 1485 $945,143 0.1314
GeForce RTX 3050 $455 330 $150,226 0.1354
Radeon RX 6900 XT $1,421 139 $197,565 0.1042
Radeon RX 6800 XT $1,176 192 $225,869 0.1210
Radeon RX 6800 $1,033 112 $115,667 0. 1267
Radeon RX 6700 XT $783 398 $311,546 0.1431
Radeon RX 6600 XT $568 320 $181,731 0.1553
Radeon RX 6600 $463 239 $110,676 0.1623
Radeon RX 6500 XT $272 124 $33,766 0.1408

If you flip to the next page, you can see that every GPU dropped in price, but the quantity of GPUs sold on eBay also dropped on most of the cards. The exceptions are mostly the GPUs that launched last month: The RTX 3050 arrived at the end of January and sold just 17 cards at an average price of $539 the first month, compared to selling 330 cards with an average price of $455 in February. Similarly, there were only 14 RX 6500 XT cards sold in January at an average price of $365, compared to 124 GPUs sold with an average price of $272 in February. The RTX 3080 12GB also had better availability and prices, though still fewer than 100 were sold during the entire month.

Overall, the average eBay selling price for a GPU in February was $1,094, compared to $1,248 in January. Remember when everyone was appalled at the launch price of $1,199 for the RTX 2080 Ti back in the day? Thousands of people are paying that much and more for a graphics card upgrade right now, all thanks to cryptocurrency miners and the pandemic induced shortages.

There were fewer cards sold on eBay as the prices declined, which makes sense if you consider the source of most of these sales. Scalpers and other profiteers are hoping to milk buyers for as much money as possible, but they also need to turn a profit. If a potential scalper bought a card like the RTX 3060 for $600, selling it on eBay for $636 would be a net loss, once eBay takes its ~14% share of the sale price. Put another way, there are plenty of cards still being offered at inflated prices, but fewer fish are biting.

Overall, AMD continues to offer the best value, with the RX 6600 and RX 6600 XT taking the top two places in terms of FPS/$. The RX 6700 XT comes in third, and even the mediocre RX 6500 XT takes fourth place overall — thanks to its sub-$300 price point. But it should really be a sub-$150 card, so don’t jump at the «opportunity» to overpay for a GPU just yet, whether it’s a budget card sold at high-end prices, or a high-end card sold at an extreme price! We expect the downward trend in GPU prices to continue throughout 2022.

Nvidia Turing and AMD RDNA GPUs: eBay Pricing for February 2022
GPU Avg eBay Price QTY Sold Gross Sales FPS/$
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti $976 307 $299,653.49 0.1211
GeForce RTX 2080 Super $741 188 $139,308.00 0.1377
GeForce RTX 2080 $665 132 $87,761.52 0.1436
GeForce RTX 2070 Super $627 281 $176,181.38 0.1451
GeForce RTX 2070 $579 191 $110,575. 63 0.1400
GeForce RTX 2060 Super $579 218 $126,150.06 0.1334
GeForce RTX 2060 $446 218 $97,169.14 0.1538
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $403 221 $89,091.73 0.1433
GeForce GTX 1660 Super $422 799 $337,489.61 0.1371
GeForce GTX 1660 $363 244 $88,652.52 0.1379
GeForce GTX 1650 Super $265 162 $42,920.28 0.1641
GeForce GTX 1650 $253 377 $95,286.75 0.1262
Radeon RX 5700 XT $713 796 $567,555.96 0.1214
Radeon RX 5700 $694 125 $86,735.00 0.1130
Radeon RX 5600 XT $473 183 $86,624.88 0.1502
Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB $355 63 $22,380. 75 0.1368
Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB $277 15 $4,158.90 0.1562

GPU prices on previous generation cards followed a similar pattern, though with an interesting twist in that 10% more previous generation GPUs were sold compared to December. AMD’s RX 5500 XT, both the 4GB and 8GB models, showed the biggest price drop, falling around 20%. Part of that is likely due to the 6500 XT launch, but considering the 8GB card performs better overall, it’s the better pick right now. Nvidia GTX 1660 models, all three of them, also dropped 10–14% in price, possibly thanks to the previously pending RTX 3050 arrival.

The average markup on the previous generation GPUs is still 66% over the launch MSRPs, sadly, so none of these are truly good deals. Still, they’re getting better, bit by bit. As you can probably guess, the GPUs that deliver the highest relative mining performance for their price, like the GTX 1660 Super and RX 5700/5700 XT, have the biggest markups.

It’s interesting that, where Nvidia outsold AMD by a ratio of 5.1 to 1 for the latest generation GPUs, that ratio drops to just 2.9 to 1 for previous generation cards. The total number of cards sold didn’t change much compared to December, but the RX 5700, RX 5600 XT, and RX 5500 XT 8GB units sold increased by 30–75%.

In terms of best value, the RX 5500 XT 4GB takes the top position, followed by the GTX 1650 Super. Given the cost of the rest of the system, however, we’d try to finagle an RX 6600 into the budget if possible, as it’s a much better GPU overall. Or, you know, just keep waiting and hopefully the current trend continues.

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While there’s a very strong correlation between GPU prices and cryptocurrency prices, the former usually trails the latter, with less dynamic swings. With cryptocurrency valuations dropping 35% on Bitcoin and 45% on Ethereum over the past two months, there was no way GPUs would continue to sell at their previous prices. At the same time, miners aren’t the only ones buying graphics cards, so while prices did head south, it was only to the tune of a 5–10% dip in most cases.

With the RTX 3050 and RX 6500 XT launches now in the rearview mirror, we can also hope that overall supply of graphics cards will improve across all price segments, further helping to bring down prices. Of course, if we were cynical [raises hand…], we’d also suggest that AMD and Nvidia might be averse to flooding the market and getting prices back to ‘normal.’

You only need to look at the two recent launches to see how the base level MSRPs are pretty much meaningless. All the factory overclocked models sell at radically inflated prices, even if the overclock is only 1–2%. Would an add-in card partner prefer to list a card at AMD’s or Nvidia’s MSRP, or would they rather apply a tiny overclock, tack on «OC» in the name, and mark the price up by 50% or more? Since the scalpers and retailers are just going to mark up prices regardless, you can guess that most of the supply will end up with higher MSRPs.

There’s one potential ‘savior’ for graphics cards still waiting in the wings, though. The Intel Arc graphics cards are supposed to launch in the next month or two. Intel appears to be going after laptops first, and it’s really hard to say how prices, availability, and performance will truly match up to the existing AMD and Nvidia cards. (Hint: Geekbench is not a meaningful look at gaming performance.) We suspect the entry-level Intel Arc solutions will try to compete with the RX 6500 XT and similar cards, which isn’t saying a lot, but perhaps real-world prices will be more attractive. We’ll find out more soon enough.

For now, we continue to play the waiting game. Graphics might not be as impressive as on some of the latest games, but at least the price is right.

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Graphics card prices have sunk again, albeit by a more modest amount in the case of retail price tags, with the bigger drops still being witnessed in the second-hand market.

This is going by the latest figures from Tom’s Hardware , our sister site which scouts retail and eBay pricing on a regular basis.

Current-gen GPU prices (Nvidia RTX 3000 and AMD RX 6000) at retailers have dropped 3% over the course of the month of July, which may not sound like all that much, but it continues a well-established downward trend at this point; a slow but consistent erosion of price tags that have been way higher than the recommended levels (MSRP) in the past.

There are a number of graphics cards which are now below MSRP, and although more of those are AMD GPUs, there are some from Nvidia too – most notably the RTX 3090 Ti, which is 17% less than its MSRP as measured by Tom’s Hardware. The RTX 3080 Ti is 10% less, too, and the RTX 3090 is 3% under MSRP, so it’s the high-end models which are dipping in this way.

Other Nvidia GPUs still remain around 15% or so over MSRP, and in the case of the RTX 3050, a whopping 31% over.

In contrast, the vast majority of current-gen AMD graphics cards are now under MSRP, and some by a good chunk, like the RX 6900 XT at 15% below, or the RX 6600 at 17% less.

Only AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT remain above MSRP, in fact, and not by much at 3% and 6% over respectively.

Much more sizeable falls have been witnessed for GPUs sold on eBay which dropped by 14% on average compared to June 1. Second-hand models of generations previous to the current RTX 3000 and RX 6000 cards fell even further, by 17% on average in fact.

Tom’s notes that the overall GPU price drop since the start of 2022 is 57% on average, showing just how far price tags have come down in the first half of this year.


We should at this point repeat our warnings on the subject of those used GPUs being flogged off on auction sites. While those beefy price drops may make second-hand graphics cards look very tempting – the high-end models in particular – do bear in mind that a good deal of these used cards now flooding the likes of eBay will be ex-miners getting rid of their hardware following the recent crypto crash.

The problem with such GPUs is that they’ll likely have been run ragged 24/7 for a substantial period of time, and that does not bode well for their prospects in terms of longer-term longevity. It’s the equivalent of buying a used car with a ton of miles on the clock (which has been driven hard) – the likelihood of something going wrong is uncomfortably high.

Don’t forget that miners know their used GPUs aren’t an attractive proposition for these reasons, so may claim that the graphics card being sold was used in a normal PC in order to sway buyers (or even outright lie and claim the GPU is actually new, not used). Be very wary of anything that looks too good, or too keenly priced, to be true…

In fact, due to that mining stock being cleared, buying a used GPU is rather a (literal) minefield right now, and we’d suggest steering clear of the market entirely, at least for the time being.

The best bet for us is to wait right now, and watch new graphics cards at retail, with the expectation that the pressures of next-gen GPU launches coming closer will further depress pricing.

If the rumor mill is right, we could see some big drops in retail prices for Nvidia, which as noted above, has been more stubbornly resisting the downward price movement than AMD (mainly due to demand for RTX 3000 graphics cards). Word is, however, that this situation won’t hold, as Team Green supposedly has an ‘enormous’ amount of stock of current-gen GPUs to clear through before the launch of RTX 4000 cards, which is coming rapidly (maybe in just a couple of months).

So much so, that the theory is Nvidia wants to cut production orders for next-gen graphics cards and delay shipments somewhat, and given that, we can expect some bigger price cuts to be forced into play, as retailers look to clear said inventory build-up of RTX 3000 models – while would-be buyers become more cautious and willing to wait for RTX 4000 GPUs, in the knowledge that they’re coming closer and closer.

That’s why the smart money, for us anyway, is on waiting particularly for Nvidia’s pricing to drop further – and this is before we even take into account the further disruptive factor for the GPU market of Intel finally launching its desktop Arc Alchemist graphics cards.

While the buzz around Arc GPUs has been worryingly flat of late, with question marks around performance (and drivers in particular), Intel could decide to attack on the pricing front – and has the potential to deliver some potent competition particularly at the lower-end of the market – thereby providing another source of pressure for more GPU price drops from AMD and Nvidia as a response.

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Partners Nvidia and AMD expect another price drop for graphics cards in mid-September

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We recently wrote that insiders are confident that the next price drop for current generation gaming graphics cards is coming soon. It was supposed to happen at the end of August. There is only one reason — too many RTX 3000 and RX 6000 video cards in warehouses in stores, as a result of which the launch of a new generation of chips may fail miserably.

The latest report from MyDrivers indicates that Taiwanese sources are talking about an even wider price drop. Based on its sources in retail and among AMD and Nvidia partners, the publication clarifies that the current round of discounts on video cards has practically not yielded any result: accelerators have remained on the shelves. This is probably because the most popular accelerators, including the RTX 3060, 3060 Ti and 3070, are now sold at the same price, and only flagship chips have impressively fallen in price.

Previous attempts to reduce the number of graphics cards have also reportedly failed because manufacturers didn’t want to lose a huge chunk of their profits. All they care about right now is to get rid of their stock of accelerators quickly before October 2022.

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It seems that the market for electronic components is changing course from a rise in price of everything and a shortage of elements to a decrease in prices and a drop in demand. It is not yet possible to talk about solving the shortage problem, since many factories are working at full capacity, but still the situation is changing a lot, and quite quickly.

Not so long ago we wrote that the cost of video cards has fallen sharply — now gamers can finally buy what they have wanted for a long time. In addition, demand for laptops, PCs, hard drives and other industry-related components is also falling. In general, everything is logical, as well as the fact that RAM and SSD chips will become cheaper in the near future. Accordingly, here, too, prices will normalize or even decrease compared to the “normal” level. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the market now and what we can expect in the near future.

Real price fall already now

Data on the dynamics of prices and demand for SSD and RAM are provided by TrendForce analytical agency. Experts are sure that in the next quarter, consumer drives and memory sticks will fall in price by at least 8% and a maximum of 13%. At the same time, the dynamics of prices will head for an even stronger decline — unless, of course, there are factors that will lead to a new spurt in demand for equipment.

Most likely, all this will affect related areas, including smartphones — their cost will eventually also decrease, because memory chips and SSDs are also used in these devices. As for corporate systems, here, as far as one can judge, the demand remains stably high, so enterprise-solutions are unlikely to become significantly cheaper. Although anything can happen.

In the second quarter of 2022, the flash memory market is experiencing a glut, meaning supply exceeds demand. No wonder, since some factories of well-known manufacturers have been working with a load of 100% or even higher for a long time. So far, the decline is not dramatic, since many electronics vendors have been forced to enter into long-term agreements with component manufacturers, fixing purchase volumes and prices. Now the orders of small and medium-sized vendors that did not enter into such contracts, and faced with a drop in demand for their devices, have ceased to conclude new short-term orders.

As a result, manufacturers of NAND chips, which until now have been steadily increasing prices for their products, decided to keep them at the same level or even gradually reduce them. If this is not done, then orders may become even smaller, which will eventually lead to a new “perfect storm” in the electronics market, only with the opposite sign. Not a shortage, but a rapid drop in demand. Companies carefully test the ground under their feet do not take drastic steps in the new realities.

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The eMMC and UDS modules, which are installed in modern smartphones, ultrabooks, smart TVs and some other devices, will also become cheaper.

Many people have to cut prices, which, according to analysts, will lead to a fall in prices by 8-13% or even higher values. It is worth recalling that the third quarter of 2022 ends at the end of September, so it remains to wait quite a bit to make sure the analysts’ forecasts are correct.

As for the reasons that led to the current situation, in addition to falling demand, it is also the emergence of new production lines from different companies. The most significant factor is the arrival of a new factory at one of the largest manufacturers of electronic components from China — YMTC. It will soon launch a factory that is capable of producing about 200,000 300mm silicon wafers per month, in addition to the current 100,000 such wafers from the same company’s first factory. Thus, the volume of production of plates will increase, and quite significantly, which will almost completely solve the problem of component shortages.

What can electronics vendors and consumers expect?

Most likely, falling prices for electronic devices, possibly household appliances and other devices. The cost of such products is guaranteed to stop growing (in dollars, of course), and, most likely, will begin to gradually decline in the near future. So those readers of Habr who wanted, but could not get a gaming laptop, PC, etc. — will soon be able to do so.

Prices for smartphones and other electronics will also start to drop, so that the flagships of well-known manufacturers can be purchased at lower prices than now. A similar situation will be observed in the market for smart home devices — for example, SmartTV. If earlier not only memory chips were in short supply, but also display controllers, without which TVs, laptops, etc. fails to produce, now there is a certain excess of such components in the warehouses of manufacturers. So you can produce anything and in almost any quantity you want — as long as there is demand.

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But, unfortunately, it is also gradually falling, buyers are now switching their attention to more pressing issues for themselves, and are trying to save. Someone refuses flagships and buys devices of the middle price category, but someone generally tries to save on everything, refusing to buy gadgets in the short term.

By the way, hard disk manufacturers in the consumer sector can be completely bad. The fact is that SSDs are already gradually reducing the cost in relation to HDDs. And if now the price of solid-state drives drops dramatically, then the cost of hard drives can drop very significantly. This is despite the fact that the demand for HDDs is falling, as both corporate and ordinary users begin to give preference to SSDs. They are not afraid of falls, they work much faster than hard drives and take up less space (here, of course, everything depends on the form factor). The reliability of SSDs is also gradually increasing, so many drives last for years.

As a result, sales of hard drives in the second quarter of 2022 fell by more than a third. For 2.5-inch drives over the same period, the drop was as much as 40% compared to the same period last year. Judging by the beginning of the year, even here the drop is about 14% compared to 2021. Perhaps the situation was also affected by the fact that the supply chains in many countries were broken, but still the main role is precisely that the mass character of the relative cheapness of SSDs. Now this drop may be even more significant, which means that prices will also fall.

In general, it seems that some of the problems of electronics buyers, at least in part, will be solved in the near future. You should not expect a catastrophic drop in prices, since, for example, a Japanese supplier of chemical components for the production of electronics raised prices for its products by 30% at once. But the cost of devices and components is gradually approaching the previous, pre-crisis level.

If prices for Nvidia graphics cards fall like in China, expect discounts!


It appears that all Nvidia graphics cards are currently being sold in retail stores in China below the recommended retail price.

Nvidia RTX 3000 graphics card prices drop faster than ever before, judging by pictures
retail prices in China, which is probably a good indication that
will happen elsewhere soon.

Prices for current generation graphics cards — AMD and Nvidia —
plummeting, judging by the reports noted by Wccftech in China’s online community, so
that you approach information with a certain amount of caution, as you would other
similar news.

We see here that Chinese retailers are cutting
price tags for flagship Nvidia graphics cards, and RTX
3090 Ti, 3090 and 3080 Ti now
well below their recommended retail prices by 38%, 29% and 33%, respectively.

RTX
3080 (10 GB) is now 16% lower than manufacturer’s RRP, and RTX 3070 Ti and 3070 are 15% lower
and 13% below recommended retail prices in China. Falling prices
continues to lower-end graphics cards, which is surprising: the RTX 3060 dropped 12% in price,
and the RTX 3050 gave 10% to
Compared to the manufacturer’s RRP, the RTX 3060 Ti remains more stubborn, trailing only 4%.

In AMD RX series
6000 also has a graphics card that is now well below the recommended
manufacturer’s retail price, and the RX 6900 XT is 37% below that mark today. Interestingly, the rest
Red Team graphics cards are at the other end of the scale, the unassuming RX 6400 which is 31% lower
The RRP is a reflection of the shaky reception this dubious opportunity has received.
video card.

Other notable price drops for AMD in China
retail stores include RX
6600 and 6600 XT with a reduction of 28% and 26%, respectively, and 6500 XT with
a 21% reduction in the manufacturer’s recommended retail price. 6650XT practically
same as last but 20% cheaper than 6750 XT at 19% below
RRC.

Video card closest to recommended retail
price in the AMD series is
the flagship RX 6950 XT, which is only 6% lower,
but, of course, this video card came out quite recently (only in May).


Analysis: Striking similarities — and one clear difference

In general, what we see here is largely the same as
what has recently been observed in the retail market with video cards: the highest levels
price cuts mark flagship Nvidia graphics cards, and on the AMD front — RX 6800
and 6800 XT, much
more stubbornly keep the price tag higher in retail stores. These are the video cards
drop in price much less (13% and 15% below the RRP), which makes them the most
price-resistant products (with the exception of AMD 6950 XT, as mentioned).

Thus, these data largely coincide with others
markets, which gives them more credibility, but what’s really interesting is that
a striking difference from the latest report: where Nvidia’s price tags are below the RRP
across the board in China.

In the US, for example, the RTX 3090 Ti and 3090, as well as the 3080 Ti, dropped below manufacturer’s recommended prices.
retail price, but other Nvidia Ampere graphics cards refused to do so, in fact
in fact, they remained about 15% above the recommended price (and more
addition) like 30% with RTX
3050).

So that every Nvidia RTX 3000 model has dropped below its MSRP in China is a strong indication that the same thing could very well happen in Russia very soon. In particular, given that all the information coming in lately has come down to retailers trying to deal with a large surplus of Ampere inventory, this could be a major problem for Nvidia, which could launch RTX 4000 cards too early to clear out excess inventory. filled with RTX 3000.

In creating this situation for Nvidia, it is noted
a number of adverse factors, including the collapse of cryptocurrency and
sale of used video cards by miners, which interferes with retail sales, and
also the general economic climate and the cost of living crisis, meaning that people
much less likely to fork out for graphics cards that cost
exceeds the suggested retail price, and rightfully so.

In any case, graphics card prices should never have been
get so out of hand that it became a supply problem,
unable to meet demand, a situation that now seems to be completely
changes with Nvidia graphics cards.

Our recommendation remains that you
should keep waiting if you are thinking about buying a current graphics card
generations, especially Nvidia graphics cards
(which remains the most popular among other models). If the actions for
lower prices in China is something that could happen in Russia as well – and we
We suspect that this is indeed the case, given all the other rumors about
excess RTX 3000 becomes
a serious problem for Nvidia — then the real price of video cards in Russia should fall,
which happens very slowly.

In the future, of course, the potential losses are not great, so
how prices will not rise, that’s for sure, and stock levels appear to be in
won’t be exhausted anytime soon (at least for Nvidia).

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ASRock is confident that graphics card prices should (or may) begin to decline due to lower miner demand in the third quarter .


Cryptocurrency mining is gradually losing popularity, reducing the demand for video cards. In this regard, suppliers are planning to reduce the prices of boards in the hope of emptying warehouses. At the same time, ASIC systems for mining are also losing popularity, as reported by component suppliers.

Sources note that already in July there will be a reduction in prices for video accelerators by an average of 20%. Analysts also predict a significant decline in profits for the main manufacturer of ASICs — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, as well as companies involved in the integration of these microcircuits.

Declining mining profits are causing many small and medium-sized farms to close, and large companies no longer order new hardware.

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The global video card market now has several million accelerators in stock, and NVIDIA expects to sell about one million GPUs. Given that miners will also start selling used video cards, analysts expect a significant reduction in the cost of new accelerators.

As for NVIDIA’s new GPU, known as Turing, analysts are expecting it to be pushed back to Q4 as stocks return to safe levels.

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Industry sources told DigiTimes that suppliers of video card components are facing high inventory levels. These stocks arose against the background of a decline in interest in mining and a lack of purchases in large volumes.

The market peaked at the beginning of this year, and despite a slight bounce in May, many small farms are closing, and medium and large farms are still operating, but no longer buying video cards in gigantic volumes.

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graphics cards As a result, Taiwanese graphics card suppliers began to quickly fill their warehouses, and prices began to fall to the level of early 2017. By the second half of the year, manufacturers may again reorient themselves to the gaming market, as the cryptocurrency market no longer brings its former profit.

This is great news for gamers, because in the near future all the accumulated video cards will hit the store shelves, bringing down prices.

By the way, both NVIDIA and AMD predicted that the market for video cards for mining will begin to show a decline in the second half of 2018.

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Analyst Christopher Rolland from Susquehanna Financial Group reported that NVIDIA and AMD earned a large -wing owl.

Rolland noted that the miners bought $500 million worth of video cards, and in the first weeks of 2018 this amount reaches another 200 million.

As you know, the price of video cards continues to grow. This is due to the high profitability of cryptocurrency mining. As a result, the sharp demand for AMD and NVIDIA products has led to shortages and higher prices for video cards. Unfortunately for gamers, this means a big overpayment for the upgrade.

«We believe these factors will impact AMD and NVIDIA’s 4Q 2017 results (and possibly continue into 1Q 2018)» , Rolland said. «However, we also note potential long-term risks for both companies as mining profitability could lead to ‘false purchases’ of expensive and high-end cards» .

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Once upon a time, the easiest way to improve computer performance was to install more RAM. Now this method is to install a solid state drive.

Fortunately, the price of SSDs should come down in the coming months. According to TrendForce, the market will soon develop a situation that will lead to a price reduction.

First, there is an overproduction of NAND memory, and manufacturers’ warehouses are full. Secondly, consumer demand for drives has fallen sharply, which will lead to the accumulation of finished products in warehouses, which means that manufacturers will want to get rid of them, for which it will be necessary to reduce the price.

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Given these two factors, analysts predict that by the end of the current quarter, the price of SSD will decrease (at least it should) by 8-10%.

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comment on similar news People stay at home, study and work, and they need monitors. However, in the third quarter, their sales began to decline.

Bad news for suppliers, good news for buyers. Demand for computer monitors has begun to decline, which in turn should lead to lower prices. In the first half of 2020, the demand for computer displays skyrocketed as people started purchasing them for laptops. And that demand has continued to grow, fueled by working from home. Now analysts from Jon Peddie Research and IDC note that the level of demand for monitors is returning to typical values.

IDC sold 34.8 million monitors in Q3, down 7.2% from 2020. At the same time, 86.65 million computers were sold in the III quarter of this year. Considering that most of them are laptops, this difference in volumes is quite understandable. For the year, sales of gaming monitors and PCs rose to 26.4 million units.

At the same time, the combined market for gaming PCs and monitors, according to analysts, will continue to grow from $43 billion in 2020 to just over $60 billion in 2025, at a rate of 7.4% per year. Naturally, a high price is also expected. According to IDC, gaming displays will drop in price slightly, from $339 on average in 2020 to $309 in 2025. All this will be fueled by the desire of users to upgrade displays to models that support high frame rates from 144 Hz, have high resolutions in 1440p and even 4K , as well as emerging demand for curved models and models with large screens from 34″ to 49″.

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In general, analysts note that the demand for hardware, which grew in 2020 and 2021, has now noticeably decreased, but the demand for gaming displays is forecast to be stable.

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IDC Analytical Company reports that, according to its assessment, the semiconductor market in 2021 will grow by 17.3%, compared with 10, compared with 10, compared to 10, compared to 10, compared to 10, compared to 10 8% in 2020.

According to analysts, by the middle of next year we expect normalization and balance of production and demand, and in 2023 overproduction is potentially possible, since large expansions of production are being prepared at the end of next year.

Market growth will be driven by mobile phones, laptops, servers, cars and smart homes, gaming systems, wearables and Wi-Fi hotspots. By the fourth quarter of 2021, the deficit should ease, and then the supply situation will only improve.

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Despite the next wave of COVID-19, chip consumption remains high. The profile enterprises are loaded with orders until the end of the year, and the production load is close to 100%. In this regard, companies that do not have their own production facilities will be limited in supplies. Production will start to keep up with orders in the third quarter, but it will not be possible to significantly increase output due to limited supplies of raw materials.

Semiconductor pancake prices rose during the first half of 2021 and IDC expects prices to rise steadily through the end of the year, driven by higher raw material costs and the need to invest in better manufacturing processes.

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The most unexpected result of this report was the fact of a noticeable increase in video card sales in the first quarter of the year. It seems that manufacturers have managed to improve the supply of accelerators and saturate the market a little. However, this is clearly not enough, which is easy to see by looking at the shelves of any computer store.

In the first quarter of 2021, 119 million video cards were sold, which is 38.74% more than a year ago. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, there are no changes, although there is usually a decline of about 7% at the beginning of the year.

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video card If you look at the distribution by manufacturer, it turns out that AMD recovered slightly after the fourth quarter of 2020, however, given that video cards sell like hot cakes, these are statistics not of user preferences, but of the speed of production and delivery, and NVIDIA clearly tried better.

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John Peddy, president of the analytics firm, concluded the report with an important warning to manufacturers hoping for another boom in demand driven by crypto mining: suddenly and demand will remain high. This is not only unrealistic, it is not true at all. Where can they come from? From another planet?»

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Chicago data engineer Michael Driscoll reports that amid the graphics card shortage, speculators have stepped up and acquired 49,580 NVIDIA GeForce RTX series graphics cards.

According to him, speculators sold $61.5 million worth of cards, including sales on eBay and StockX alone, which brought them a profit of $15.2 million.

He also notes that the eBay and StockX platforms themselves, as well as PayPal, earned $ 6. 8 million from this.

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At the same time, the price of accelerators turned out to be overpriced by 6-25% compared to the recommended one. The exception is 3090, whose price increase turned out to be insignificant.

What’s most interesting is the rise in prices even for past generations, including the RTX 20, RTX 16, GTX 1000 and even the GTX 900, which have risen in price by 33-100% since the release of Ampere.

Price dynamics for GeForce RTX 30xx graphics cards

Whether the increase in price is really as big as Michael Driscoll claims is an open question. But the fact that video cards have become too expensive is a fact.

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Each time, but at the same time, demanding on the game, Gamers decide to conduct an aphyrac.

According to Jon Peddie Research, the Microsoft Flight Simulator game will result in $2.6 billion in hardware spending.

«analyzed the impact of sales on the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020» and predicted how much would cost «PC builds, processor upgrades, display upgrades, control sticks and thrust regulators, flight system control units, pedals, cockpit components, such like seats and windows, as well as sales of VR systems» .

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With all of these additional acquisitions, as well as the game’s expected sales of 2.27 million copies over the next three years, analysts estimate that consumers will spend $2.6 billion on upgrades.

Explaining this figure, Thad Pollark, Senior Analyst, said: “Flight simulators are incredibly computationally demanding and require high resolution, large screens and the use of VR. When a new flight simulator comes out, it requires maximum hardware capabilities, and even performance that is not yet available» .

There is no doubt that Microsoft Flight Simulator is an amazing game. And not only her visuals are surprising, but also the amount that fans will spend on her.

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Unfortunately, AMD’s share price declined after the announcement, as the company did not deliver what was expected of it. However, AMD is doing well with growth of 28-30%.

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In Q4 2019, the company posted a profit of $2.127 billion, up 50% year-on-year and 18% year-on-year. Gross income increased from 38% to 45% over the year. Compared to the third quarter, operating income increased by 87%, giving the company the opportunity to increase investment in development.

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Overall, in 2019, AMD’s gross revenue increased by 15%, while operating income increased by 33% compared to 2018. Growth is expected to continue in 2020. It is expected that this year gross receipts will increase by 2%, and profit — by 28-30%. This means that despite the failure of expectations from Wall Street, the company has every chance to continue to improve its financial position. This can also be facilitated by advances in the field of GPUs.

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The PC video game market is experiencing growth, according to analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

So in the second quarter of this year, global growth of desktop gaming computers, laptops and monitors reached 10.4 million units, up 16.5% from a year ago. Such a high growth is due to last year’s decline caused by a shortage of processors and video cards.

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Notebooks became the most popular gaming device, the market of which grew by 12.7% in a year. This was facilitated by the release of video cards with ray tracing and a wide range of models with different pricing policies.

Desktop gaming PCs, which were flat in sales in 2018 and Q1 2019, are now up 3.3% in Q2 compared to the same period in 2018. This growth is attributed to improved processor shipments and the release of inventory of past generation graphics cards, as well as growing interest in RTX technology. Concerns about the possible introduction of US tariffs on trade with China also played a role.

As for the demand for gaming monitors, it remains high, both in kind and in percentage terms. Annual sales growth rates remain the highest among the three categories studied.

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In terms of future forecasts, IDC expects the combined gaming desktop, laptop and monitor market to grow 9.6% in 2019 to 42.8 million units. Going forward, the popularity of these gaming devices will continue to grow and reach 55.2 million units by the end of 2023.

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Electronic market and video game will generate $ 152. 1 billion, which is 9.6% more than in 2018.

Analysts from Newzoo note that the growth is due to the industry’s transition to content and communications. For example, Newzoo CEO Peter Warman notes that different forms of entertainment are now coming together. Players crave communication, so games become a tool for communication, allowing gamers to chat with friends and meet new people. Even the publisher of Fortnite, Epic Games Inc, sees this game as a communication platform.

This year, in terms of funds, the United States, with 36.9 billion dollars, will overtake China with 36.5 billion. This is attributed to the growing popularity of console games in America and the popularization of Fortnite, as well as the echoes of government bans in China on new games.

Japan will also return to the market on a wave of nostalgia for retro games.

The title of the most popular platform will retain the mobile segment, generating 45% of the entire gaming market.

The company reached these conclusions based on a survey of 62,500 respondents in 30 countries. The report does not include esports revenue, which analysts estimate will be $1.1 billion. 9

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These changes also show that production plans for video cards during the boom have been overstated, and demand for video cards is falling not only due to overproduction, but also due to the appearance of mining cards in the secondary market.

However, GPU shipments increased by 10.64% compared to the previous quarter. The growth leader was Intel, which increased its shipments by 13.1% in the quarter. NVIDIA grew by 4.3% and AMD by 6.5%. Despite this, the market share of AMD decreased by 0.6%, NVIDIA by 0.97%, and Intel increased by 1.5%.

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graphics cards Analysts also note that the imposition of additional taxes on Chinese goods in the US will further reduce consumer interest due to rising costs.

In addition, PC GPU penetration is reported to be 141%, up 3. 08% from the second quarter, but discrete graphics adoption is 31.61%, down 3.54% in three months. At the same time, the overall PC market for the quarter grew by 8.22% and by 0.30% for the year.

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It’s no secret that the smartphone market has become saturated and shows a constant decline, but according to a new report from IDC, it is clear how the situation is developing.

During the past quarter, 355.2 million smartphones were shipped worldwide, which is 6% less than in Q3 2017. At the same time, Samsung became the main loser, losing 13.4% of supplies, now occupying 20.3% of the world market, but at the same time maintaining its leadership.

The main driver of the decline is China, which consumes a third of all smartphones produced. In this country, the decline is observed for the sixth quarter in a row, and in the first half of the year it amounted to 11%. IDC analyst Ryan Reith clarified this: «High penetration, mixed with some economic challenges, has slowed down the world’s largest smartphone market» .

The smartphone market is falling

As for the race for second place, Huawei and Apple are fighting for it. At the same time, both companies have new top solutions: Mate P20 Pro and iPhone XR, respectively. Both devices received high marks from critics, so no one can predict the annual total yet, although Huawei received a giant jump in sales of 33% in a year. At the same time, Apple expanded its sales by only 0.5%.

Another leader in terms of sales dynamics was Xiaomi, which in the third quarter increased sales by 21% compared to the same period last year. Now this Chinese company is confidently holding 4th place, ahead of Oppo by 1.3%.

As the smartphone market saturates, manufacturers are looking for new ways to attract customers. The most common is the offer of devices with multiple cameras (like the Huawei Mate P20 Pro) or with 5G technology (like the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3).

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Previously, observers believed that memory prices would stabilize in the second half of the year, but now the forecast has changed.

New manufacturing facilities introduced in the wake of migration to 3D NAND technology will lead to overproduction. As manufacturers continue to increase output of their more advanced products, shipments will continue to rise in the third quarter.

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Demand for NAND was not strong enough to meet production capacities, and this trend will continue into the third quarter. Demand for smartphones is not growing as fast as expected. At the same time, memory that continues to enter the market leads to a decrease in its cost. Even at the beginning of the year, manufacturers expected high demand for NAND, and therefore they made large stocks, and now, against the backdrop of low demand and large balances in warehouses, the price will continue to decline. 9

DigiTimes

Analyst Christopher Rolland of NVIDIA investment firm Susquehanna downgrades amid sharpening financial forecasts from NVIDIA investment firm Susquehanna amid escalating financial forecasts from NVIDIA investment firm Susquehanna.

Bitmain is the world’s largest manufacturer of specialized mining chips. And soon the firm will introduce its first ASICs for mining Ethereum, which should greatly influence the video card market. It is expected that this will happen in the second quarter.

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This news should please gamers, because after that mining on video cards will be of little interest, and prices for video accelerators should decline. But for investors, this news is not very happy. After that, Bitmain will become the largest ASIC supplier, occupying 70% to 80% of the market. In addition to Bitmain, there are three more companies on the market developing Ethereum ASICs.

According to an analyst, 20% of AMD cards and 10% of NVIDIA cards are used for mining. Rolland believes that after the release of specialized Eth mining chips, AMD’s profit should be significantly reduced. At the same time, NVIDIA is not expected to decline, since the company is closely tied to the gaming market.

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According to recent rumors from DigiTimes, ASRock, widely known for motherboards and mini graphics PCs, may enter the market. In this case, most likely, AMD will be chosen as a partner.

The fact is that ASRock wants to make more money in the highly profitable cryptocurrency mining market, and given the good sales of mining motherboards, video cards should also bring significant income to the company.

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Graphics Cards It’s not yet clear whether ASRock will be a mining-only solution or venture into the overcrowded gaming graphics market, but it’s almost certain that it will be a Radeon-branded graphics card.

The same source notes that ASRock may announce its first graphics cards as early as April. However, this will not solve the existing shortage problems in the market.

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AMD is gradually catching up with NVIDIA in graphics card sales, according to Tech Radar.

The publication notes that cryptocurrency miners continue to change the scale of the GPU market by promoting AMD graphics.

In 2017, AMD’s share of the GPU market grew from 27% to 33%, while NVIDIA, in turn, began to occupy 66% against 72% at the beginning of the year.

Part of this process is due to the fact that AMD initially sells its video cards cheaper than the competitor, with about the same quality. Another factor was NVIDIA’s decision to criticize miners and the desire to limit their sales, while AMD simply increased volumes. And, of course, in many cases, AMD is simply better at mining than NVIDIA solutions.

Now NVIDIA plans to release the Turing accelerator, which will be designed directly for mining, but time will tell how available it will be and whether it will be in demand.

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Despite increased competition from AMD, Intel has once again shown an excellent result.

The company reported a record IV quarter, in which the company earned 17.1 billion dollars. This resulted in annual receipts of $62.8 billion. Excluding the withdrawal of McAfee from the company, annual revenue grew by 8%, despite the fact that sales of storage products grew by 21%.

Looking ahead, in 2018 Intel expects new records and a dividend increase of 10 to 30% per share.

The outlook for 2018 is generally positive. For the first quarter, Intel expects a profit of $15 billion, plus or minus $500 million, and total sales for the year will reach $65.0 billion, plus or minus $1 billion. Expected earnings per share will be $3.55 with a margin of error of ±5%. At the same time, analysts were expecting total revenue of $63.79 billion with earnings per share of $3.26.

Against the background of the announced forecasts, the price of Intel shares rose by 4.46%.

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Despite the fact that the demand for graphics cards for mining was not as large as expected, GPU supplies will remain in short supply in the first quarter of 2018.

Major market players such as Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) have benefited from the high interest in graphics cards generated by mining. As a result, their income in the fourth quarter of 2017 fell slightly.

However, along with the demand for cryptocurrency mining, interest in game cards also increased, thanks to the release of a number of successful games, primarily PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Demand was particularly high in China, due to the game’s great popularity.

Some graphics card manufacturers believe that the price hike will have a limited impact on demand in the mining segment, but the decrease in demand in the gaming market will be noticeable.

As a result, manufacturers expect shipments of their products to decline in the first quarter of 2018, but gross revenue will rise compared to the same period in 2017 due to rising prices.

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Total GPU shipments increased by 9.3% in the last quarter. At the same time, AMD increased its shipments by 8%, and NVIDIA — by 30%. Intel raised its shipments by 5%. These are the numbers published by Jon Peddie Research.

Growth in the desktop market was driven primarily by demand for gaming and mining, which helped AMD and NVIDIA ramp up shipments.

The third quarter traditionally shows the strongest sales. In the third quarter of 2017, deliveries increased by 9.3% compared to the second, but below the 10-year average growth of 9.52%.

AMD’s total quarterly increase in shipments of graphics cards was 7.63%, while Intel added 5.01%. The leader of the race was NVIDIA. Its quarterly growth will be 29.53%.

The applied GPU rating, which includes integrated and discrete GPUs, was 144% for the quarter, down 1. 28% from the second quarter. The rating of discrete GPUs is 39.55%, which is 4.18 higher than in the previous quarter.

All of this is happening against the backdrop of overall PC market growth of 10.31% in the third quarter, but declined 2.06% year-on-year.

GPU shipments are an excellent indicator of the market, as every computer sold is equipped with a GPU. According to the results of the third quarter, most PC vendors give alarming forecasts for the fourth quarter.

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Amid continued demand for cryptocurrency mining, graphics card manufacturers, including Asustek Computer, which initially did not consider mining a promising market, have expanded their GPU orders from both NVIDIA and AMD.

Other companies, including Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI), TUL, Colorful and Galaxy Microsystems, who have been aggressive in the cryptocurrency market since the trend began, have noticeably increased their business. At the same time, Asustek only started to make a profit from this segment in the third quarter.

Some video card manufacturers, based on the experience of 2013, when after a short-term increase in interest in mining, it quickly faded away, decided to ignore this year’s mining wave. However, after a slight short-term decline in interest in cryptocurrencies, demand for them began to grow again.

Other manufacturers such as TUL and Sapphire posted profits from video card sales in the second quarter. Large manufacturers, including MSI and Gigabyte, received a noticeable increase in profits in the second and third quarters. As for Gigabyte, this company for the first time has shown revenues from sales of video cards exceeding revenues from motherboard sales.

Supporting this will be AMD’s new top processors, the 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 12-core 1920X, which will be available at retail starting August 10, while the 8-core 1900X is scheduled for the end of the month.

Since July, many manufacturers have started placing pre-orders for computers using top AMD processors. For example, Dell, with an Alienware Area-51 Threadripper computer.

Also 3 weeks ago, AMD announced liquid-cooled Vega-based graphics cards starting at $400. In addition, the company offers free games and discounts on other gaming hardware, including the Samsung CF79 monitor.1 and CPU/Motherboards, saving up to $300 on a massive upgrade.

In turn, Intel is also preparing new 14 nm Coffee Lake processors that will bring 6-core CPUs to the mainstream segment. Both companies are also actively promoting their server products.

It should be noted that in recent years this is not the first favorable forecast for the PC market, but so far it has never justified itself.

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As interest in cryptocurrency mining declined, the shortage of video cards began to wane and prices began to return to normal levels. It is reported by DigiTimes with reference to video card manufacturers.

The source notes that the removal of video cards from warehouses in the 4th quarter will decrease significantly due to weakening demand. In addition, miners may start selling their used cards, which have become too expensive to maintain due to their high power consumption.

Major vendors have also reduced their graphics card orders from manufacturers.

Since most Chinese miners have located their farms in industrial areas to reduce energy costs, the source believes that poor environmental conditions lead to a decrease in the service life of such systems, require frequent maintenance of graphics cards, and also lead to the need for motherboard repair . This fact also increases the cost of mining and reduces interest in it.

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Typical motherboards support up to 6 cards in PCI-e slots and a pair or triple in PCI-e 3. 0. This is not enough for professional miners, and ASRock decided to satisfy their desires by releasing a motherboard specifically for mining.

The new h210 Pro BTC+ board, as you might guess, is based on the h210 chipset, and contains as many as 13 PCI-e slots, however, to use them you will have to abandon Windows, since this system only works with 8 video cards. There is no such restriction in Linux.

The board is priced at $140, which should be a great deal for those who want to build their own farm with maximum performance in minimum space. 91 comment – Timeweb Community Knowledge Base

When will graphics card prices drop? When will they actually be in stores? Where are the consoles? Why are components so expensive? These questions do not leave many gamers and caring people alone.

It would seem that there is a banal explanation for everything: Sony and Microsoft simply did not take into account the demand and failed to launch consoles, and the lack of video cards and crazy prices for components are explained by the growing cryptocurrency and miners.

Social networks, media personalities and popular resources are actively promoting these thoughts, encouraging with the words “someday the crypt will fall, and the miners will stop creating scarcity.” But what if things aren’t so clear-cut? What if virtual currency miners are just a side effect of another phenomenon?

This article details the root of the video card/console shortage and huge component prices. Believe me, the problem is much more serious.

Shortage history: from announcements to miners

The end of a terrible 2020. All gamers and people who are not indifferent to technology are waiting for new generations of consoles, processors and video cards (and, of course, Cyberpunk). Someone plans to build a new PC, someone — to purchase the latest PlayStation or Xbox. Finally, Sony and Microsoft present their consoles, and Jensen Huang stuns with the performance of NVidia 3xx-series graphics cards.

Recent developments are pathetically called «nextgen», that is, the next step in the field of computer and console technology. And what delicious recommended prices! The top RTX 3080 was promised to sell for $699, and the 3070 — for only $499 . Consoles didn’t lag behind: the latest generation was announced for $499, while Xbox introduced the junior Series S for $299. But something went wrong.

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Alarm bells

After the great presentations, the players rushed to place pre-orders — the manufacturers claimed that there would be enough video cards and consoles for everyone. However, the first batches flew away instantly, and people became suspicious. Slowly, bitcoin began to grow, thanks to it, other cryptocurrencies also strengthened.

Sony, Microsoft and NVidia denied that they simply did not expect such an influx of buyers. After waiting for the next delivery, gamers ran to the stores, but the goods again disappeared somewhere.

Someone managed to snatch the console and video card at the recommended price, glancing maliciously at the losers. Well, let’s wait for the next delivery, especially since the companies promise to fix everything and increase production. But it was not there: if the consoles more or less covered the demand, then hard times came for the “bakers”.

There are no video cards, but you hold on

Bitcoin breaks records, the demand for mining farms is growing. Video cards simply don’t reach stores, as if NVidia and AMD have closed their production facilities. Increasingly, photos of huge hangars with graphics accelerators are popping up on the net.

Naturally, there were also especially enterprising ones: having snatched a video card, a «businessman» sold a component several times higher than the retail price. The same malady plagued consoles, and the PlayStation 5 suffered the most. However, now we can say with confidence that the resale of consoles does not bring so much profit, and the process of stagnation is moving into decline.

But video card scalping is only growing. In addition, the producers themselves planted a pig.

According to The Verge , on March 23, 2021, the RTX 3080 was 3.09 times the original price! «People’s» 3060, released with a software blocker for bitcoin mining, — 2.5 times, and 3060 Ti — 3.07 times. Not only does the 3060 protection work at the software level (which means it can be hacked), but NVidia itself “accidentally” posted a driver that removes the lock. It turns out that the lack of buyers and slow production are compensated by the huge cost. In short, trouble!

And against the backdrop of rising prices, rising prices of cryptocurrencies and, as a result, an increase in demand for mining, there is a common opinion among gamers: miners are to blame for everything, and manufacturers do nothing with them. But trust me, NVidia and AMD are happy to cater to everyone’s needs, but they can’t.

Why the deficit is not just a «mining boom»

And now the worst: deglobalization, a pandemic and an overheated stock market . It sounds complicated and abstruse, but the problem of the shortage of consoles, video cards, components and other goods originated back in 2007.

Economic background

Everyone knows that the world economy trends are dictated by the United States, because the focus of investment and technology is located there. In the 20th century, huge resources poured into the country, which made it the strongest economic engine. Having developed their own institutions, the States begin to invest in other countries, setting the terms of the deal that are convenient for themselves. Thus, the United States became the world economic leader, personally nurturing Europe and Asia and earning huge dividends.

It is interesting that in history there have always been centers of trade and technological development — Dutch cycle (16th-18th century) , British (18th-20th century) and American in which we live. But don’t forget the key feature of every cycle: it always ends.

Having received the palm from Britain, the US quickly took the lead: what are Hollywood, legal reforms and key scientific discoveries fueled by the Cold War. America and the USSR began to divide spheres of influence, investing in poorer neighbors. Only now the Union of Republics collapsed, and the States moved on.

By owning the latest technology and buying out all the start-ups, the American economy has become the strongest on the planet. Simply put, all developed and developing countries of the world enjoy the «gifts» of America. And you have no idea how bad it is.

Stock market bubble

The United States economy is supported by stock market. When humanity has made progress in some areas, investors began to pour money into securities — stocks. That is, there are no technological and production improvements, but funds continue to be invested, inflating capitalization to an incredible scale. A striking example is Tesla, the brainchild of Elon Musk.

If you google the value of a company’s shares and its capitalization, you will ask yourself a logical question — is it really worth that much? Of course not! If you take a pure manufacturing process, then Tesla will be one of the poorest car companies in the world. But investors artificially inflated the value of shares in the stock market, creating a sense of stability and wealth. But this is a real soap bubble — slowly inflating, it instantly bursts. And 2007 showed the complete failure of such a strategy.

The crisis that hit the world that year stunned both investors and ordinary people. It turns out that a lot of money was spinning in the economy, but it was not spent on increasing production and developing technologies. Of course, there has been some progress, but it cannot be called a breakthrough. Large companies relaxed, believing that the current production would be enough, and there would never be a repeat of the Great Depression for the United States.

But, unfortunately, the stock market works differently. The bubble bursts sooner or later, damaging the economy of the whole world . However, after a while, everything returns to normal, because no one can offer an alternative. Investors are again investing in non-existent production, and companies believe that now they have foreseen everything. But COVID-19 has again shown the failure of the stock market, and once again we are on the verge of another crisis that governments are trying hard to contain.

Why is the cryptocurrency worth so much

One of the deterrents is cryptocurrency. Now part of the investment goes into bitcoin and its accompanying currencies, inflating them to colossal proportions. The same Elon Musk is not too lazy to invest in crypto: Tesla has entered $1.5 billion into bitcoin.

Just imagine, the capitalization of bitcoin has exceeded the ruble! Even though blockchain technology itself is great, injecting funds into cryptocurrencies is no different from the stock market. As rapidly as bitcoin has risen, it can fall just as rapidly. This is a word about the mining boom, which must end someday. I hope it will not be held under the auspices of the global crisis.

Increasing production

Back to production. NVidia and AMD want to meet the needs of everyone — both miners and gamers. But production does not allow! It is enough to hit in the form of a pandemic that closed factories for a while, the growth of cryptocurrency and increased demand, as the giants immediately fall. The worst thing is that this applies not only to components, but also to other goods of world turnover.

NVidia and AMD have plans to release graphics cards for miners and increase production during 2021. Will this be another empty promise?

Deglobalization

But one can try to save oneself from the crisis. The name of the hero is deglobalization . This is a negative process that can be turned into a blessing. If we talk about Russia, then the country is increasingly moving away from the world economy, building ecosystems of domestic production.