Four of the best graphics cards have just gotten decent price reductions at U.S. retailers Newegg and Amazon. Consumers can save up to 25% on select GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, GeForce RTX 3060, and GeForce RTX 3050 graphics cards from MSI.
- Now $449.99, was $549.99 - MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 2X 8G OC LHR
- Now $304.99, was $419.99 - MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Ventus 2X 8GD6X OC
- Now $279.99, was $364.99 - MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Aero ITX 12G OC
- Now $259.99, was $339.99 - MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ventus 2X 8G OC
- Now $219.99, was $308.79 - MSI GeForce RTX 3050 Ventus 2X 8G OC
Nvidia's latest GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards have been on the market for a while now. However, while the Ada-based products are selling ok, they aren't exactly flying off the shelves. One recent report from DigiTimes claims that Nvidia hasn't bolstered GeForce RTX 40-series production. Then again, there's also the likely possibility that Nvidia's partners will have a large stock of older GeForce RTX 30-series products they need to offload. In addition, Twitter user Sebastian Castellanos recently spotted a series of Ampere graphics cards at Newegg that are selling below their MSRP.
The GeForce RTX 3070 launched in 2020 with an MSRP of $499. The MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 2X 8G OC LHR, which usually retails for $539.99, has dropped to $449.99 on Newegg. The graphics card is presently the cheapest custom GeForce RTX 3070 on the retail market.
Consumers that don't want to spend over $400 on a graphics card can still find refuge in the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. The MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Ventus 2X 8GD6X OC, which is based on the latest GDDR6X SKU, now sells for $304.99 with the promo code VGAEXCMSET448, down from its regular price of $419.99 and way below the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti's original $399 MSRP.
The MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Aero ITX 12G OC is now available for $279.99, netting you a 23% saving. The graphics card is based on the original GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB of memory. The MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Aero ITX 12G OC is an ITX graphics card that will fit even the most compact systems. The graphics card is in stock on both Newegg and Amazon.
Meanwhile, the MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ventus 2X 8G OC retails for $259.99, $80 cheaper. It's based on a slightly cut-down variant of the GeForce RTX 3060 with just 8GB of memory and a narrower 128-bit memory interface. However, the graphics card holds some value for gamers with a strict budget, as the MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ventus 2X 8G OC costs less than $260 on Newegg and Amazon.
Last but not least, there's also a deal on the GeForce RTX 3050. The MSI GeForce RTX 3050 Ventus 2X 8G OC has dropped to $219.99 on Newegg and Amazon. The graphics card had an MSRP of $249. Although not the fastest, it's still a viable option for gamers that don't need a lot of firepower or want something better than integrated graphics.
Thus far, the discounts appear limited to MSI-branded GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards. We haven't seen similar deals from the other vendors, such as Gigabyte, Asus or Zotac. However, if retailers are having issue moving Ampere stock, it wouldn't surprise us one bit if other brands start offering discounts on their inventory.
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8GB and no DLSS 3.0. Even at those prices it's a tough sell, especially with Prime Day coming in a little over a month.Reply
Seems easy to wait out another round.Reply
"Intel is full steam ahead on future discrete GPU architectures planned for 2024 (Battlemage) and 2026 (Celestial)."
and "In late 2024 we'll see Nvidia launch its 50-series GPUs, code-named Blackwell, and AMD's RDNA 4 will likely arrive".
Intel Battlemage and Celestial GPUs on Track for 2024 and 2026 Launches
*gasp* - Nvidia cards at LESS than MSRP?Reply
Seriously, that should've happened months ago.
Nvidia put that off as long as they possibly could in typical Jensen style. But it is a welcome development all the same. But without DLSS 3 those price cuts should be steaper, assuming Nvidia marketing is to be believed on its true value. Which while it does introduce latency it does work surprisingly well at smoothing your frames out. I can live with things looking like 120-144FPS with 60-72FPS latency in single player/co-op games. I am curious to see AMD implementation in FSR 3.Reply
Since 4060 won't come out until July, I doubt we'll see any official price cut until then. This particular markdown is just MSI managing its inventory.Reply
>Seems easy to wait out another round.
>"Intel is full steam ahead on future discrete GPU architectures planned for 2024 (Battlemage) and 2026 (Celestial)."
Waiting another year (or 3 years?) sounds trivial when you are young and don't think about things like your mortality, but when you're older, every year is a significant chunk of your remaining lifespan. So, no, not that easy or trivial.
>*gasp* - Nvidia cards at LESS than MSRP?
I think any markdown would be limited to depleting previous-gen stock. Since Nvidia & AMD are undershipping new stock already (read: no overstock), I don't think there'll be any appreciable markdown on current gen, aside from maybe one-time sales, eg BF.
I still think that 4060 will be a big seller come the holiday, as $300 is the sweet spot for mainstream buyers, and the product itself is "good enough." Enthusiasts may opt for prior-gen products for better bang/buck, but mainstream users would be more reticent in buying older products.
not always gonna want 3.0 as it has downsides.Alvar Miles Udell said:no DLSS 3.0
also when was last time seen a modern GPU for sale on Prime day?
But unless they are significantly less than 40 series its still w/e as u can just get a "better" one for similar price.
the 4060 ti is basically a 50 tier.baboma said:I still think that 4060 will be a big seller come the holiday, as $300 is the sweet spot for mainstream buyers, and the product itself is "good enough."
non ti is gonna be lucky its a 50 tier and not a 30 tier...
I don't think anyone is still willing to buy 8GB GPU at any price, they're clearly obsolete at this point.Reply
8GB cards are a necessity for people like me who refuse to pay more than $250 for a new GPU and I bet there is no shortage of people somewhat like me waiting for something worth buying in the $200-250 range that doesn't look like a reheated performance from 5+ years ago. At a glance, about 50% of entries on the Steam survey have 6GB or less VRAM.PlaneInTheSky said:I don't think anyone is still willing to buy 8GB GPU at any price, they're clearly obsolete at this point.
I'm still using a 2GB GTX1050. 8GB with twice the bandwidth would be a massive improvement.
InvalidError said:At a glance, about 50% of entries on the Steam survey have 6GB or less VRAM.
Yeah I saw that too. Something about 77% of gamers are at 1080p (or less). (720p???)
Hard to believe considering 1080p HD stuff came out like in 2007... and you can get entry level 4K TVs now for a few hundred bucks.
Of course... I'm not a fps junkie... I'm totally happy with 4K Ultra 60 fps. I prefer eye candy over 240 fps 1080p Call of Duty.
https://www.newegg.com/msi-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-rtx-3060-ti-ventus-2x-8gd6x-oc/p/N82E16814137792They meant this one at $305 after discounts... the 3 fan version linked is listing at over $450Reply