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GPU Price Decline Continues in Germany, Now Just 10% Over MSRP

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GPU prices have been on a steady decline since the start of 2022 and are now at their lowest prices we've seen since the start of the GPU shortage. According to 3DCenter, GPU prices have dropped to roughly 10% above MSRP in Germany for both Nvidia and AMD graphics cards this month.

More specifically, Nvidia RTX 30 series cards have dropped to 114% above MSRP according to 3DCenter's price graph. AMD RX 6000 series GPUs have dropped even lower to 107%, putting many of the reference or lower-end AIB partner cards at value parity with higher-end AIB partner cards at MSRP.

These past two months have represented the beginning of prices flatlining with a sub-10% price deflation per month. Before April, GPU prices had been falling at a 10% value or greater -- per month -- since the start of 2022.

If pricing continues the way it is, we should see GPUs at MSRP in under two months.

To measure pricing down to each individual model, Voodoo2 SLi on Reddit broke down pricing for the entirety of AMD's RX 6000 series GPUs and Nvidia's RTX 30 series graphics cards, and we've listed his prices down below. Prices do take into consideration the 19% VAT; however, we have performed the conversion to US dollars and the prices without VAT.

May 2022 German RTX 30 Series & RX 6000 Series Prices -- 19% VAT Included
GPU ModelPrice in EurosPrice in DollarsEuros Price Without 19% VATUnited States MSRP
RTX 3090€1800$1906€1458$1499
RTX 3080 Ti€1298$1375€1051$1199
RTX 3080 10GB€899$952€728$699
RTX 3070 Ti€749$793€607$599
RTX 3070€679$719€550$499
RTX 3060 Ti€590$625€478$399
RTX 3060€420$445€340$329
RTX 3050€348$369€282$249
RX 6900 XT€1144$1211€927$999
RX 6800 XT€929$984€753$649
RX 6800€889$941€720$579
RX 6700 XT€599$634€485$479
RX 6600 XT€425$450€344$379
RX 6600€359$380€291$329
RX 6500 XT€199$211€161$199
RX 6400€182$193€147$159

As evidenced by the pricing above, some SKUs still suffer from severe markups, such as the RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, RTX 3070, and RTX 3060 Ti. However, several other cards, including the RTX 3080 Ti, RX 6900 XT, RX 6600 XT, RX 6500 XT, and RX 6400, all have prices at MSRP or lower.

This suggests that the supply or demand for some cards is far greater than for others. It is especially evident in the mid-range market, which is suffering the most. Cards like the RTX 3070 and RX 6800 are almost impossible to find in stock anywhere, including the United States market.

But thankfully, prices are continuing to drop across the board, and with the continuing decline of Ethereum prices, we should see this trend continue. It's just a shame prices have waited to decline until now, right as Nvidia and AMD are about to launch their next generation of GPUs.

Aaron Klotz
Aaron Klotz

Aaron Klotz is a freelance writer for Tom’s Hardware US, covering news topics related to computer hardware such as CPUs, and graphics cards.

  • deeomayall
    I'm left wondering who benefits from the INSANE price of the 3060 Ti.
    Surely they're not selling them at that markup. So many better value cards for the budget.
    It's just sad because, at MSRP, the 3060 Ti would have been the killer card for this generation. It would have been better than the more recent 6700 XT and just the perfect balance of performance for most setups. And probably this is the reason it's sitting there with a price no one wants it at.
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  • MoxNix
    Considering the next generation of graphics cards will be out soon, prices on the current generation need to drop below MSRP. It probably won't be long before miners start dumping thousands of used cards which could drive prices to unprecedented lows.
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  • King_V
    More specifically, Nvidia RTX 30 series cards have dropped to 114% above MSRP according to 3DCenter's price graph. AMD RX 6000 series GPUs have dropped even lower to 107%, putting many of the reference or lower-end AIB partner cards at value parity with higher-end AIB partner cards at MSRP.
    This should be worded as either 114% and 107% of MSRP, or 14% and 7% above MSRP.

    To say 114% or 107% above MSRP is to say that the cards are a little over double the MSRP.
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  • LastStanding
    You just gotta love the "bait & switch" marketing schemes now, right?

    "Good deals (BEST TIME TO BUY) on GPUs that are close to their MSRP tags from 2-years-ago (2020)!!!"

    Let that sink in a minute.
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  • cryoburner
    deeomayall said:
    I'm left wondering who benefits from the INSANE price of the 3060 Ti.
    Surely they're not selling them at that markup. So many better value cards for the budget.
    It's just sad because, at MSRP, the 3060 Ti would have been the killer card for this generation. It would have been better than the more recent 6700 XT and just the perfect balance of performance for most setups. And probably this is the reason it's sitting there with a price no one wants it at.
    Yeah, it's unfortunate. The 3060 Ti would have been a great card at its $400 MSRP, but real-world pricing and selection for it have been bad since launch, and it's still around 50% over that price point, at least in the US. And I don't really think they are sitting on shelves in large quantities unable to sell, so much as they are not being manufactured, and the prices reflect the fact that stores only have a very limited supply in stock, and keep them marked them up for the small portion of people willing to pay those prices.

    The 3060 Ti uses a cut down version of the same chip used in the 3070, and now the 3070 Ti, so Nvidia undoubtedly wants to maximize profits by selling them as chips for those higher-margin cards instead. The 3070 is also still marked up by around 50% over its $500 MSRP, and is priced about the same as the Ti variant, so most of the chips have likely being getting put into those cards. Likewise, the 3080 10GB is nowhere near its original $700 MSRP, with its chips getting put into higher-priced variants of the card like the Ti or 3090, that are generally no more than 10% faster but carry much higher prices.

    So, the answer of who benefits is Nvidia and the card manufacturers, who can sell higher-end cards in place of more reasonably-priced models. Probably mostly to crypto miners, at least up until recently. Hopefully that situation will improve though, with Intel entering the market within the next few months or so, and the value of crypto continuing to fall.
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  • nitrium
    As the crypto market continues to decline (which it does in near lock step with the stock market ever since institutional investment in cryptos became a thing), I expect GPU prices will continue to fall. Further, I won't be surprised to see a lot more 2nd hand GPUs on eBay as well (which will pressure new card prices downwards), since electricity prices are going up while crypto prices are going down making mining uneconomical.
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  • Krotow
    GPU prices in separate parts of Europe are going down differently. If price of cheapest RTX 3080 10GB card + VAT in Germany is like 900€ then in Latvia it still cost 1008€.
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  • hannibal
    If these old GPUs still are far above MSRP... just wait how expensive the next gen will be! Normally GPU are at least 30% below MSRP at this moment... So 40% price hike to the next gen?
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