GPU Prices 2022: December Update

GPU Prices Index: eBay Charts
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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.

It's the final month of the year, but of course we're looking at all the data from last month — we'll have to wait for January 2023 to see how 2022 wraps up. And sadly, the news on the eBay and retail fronts isn't particularly promising. RTX 4090 and 4080 prices have come down a bit, though they're still very high. Meanwhile, prices on nearly all of the RTX 30-series increased, and the same happened for the RX 69x0/6800-series parts. What gives?

We predicted last month that perhaps retailers were looking to boost the "fake sales" discounts on graphics cards for Black Friday, and there was certainly some of that going on... but there also seems to have been a lot of demand for new graphics cards. Just about every decent deal over the weeks of Black Friday and Cyber Monday ended up selling out, along with a fair number of not so great deals.

Who's buying RTX 3080 cards for $800 still? I couldn't tell you. Perhaps the excess inventory of RTX 30-series parts, particularly the 3080 and 3090 models at the top of the stack, has dried up. We're definitely not seeing any decent deals on the 3090 and 3090 Ti at this stage, nor the 3080 Ti for that matter.

Here's a look at the eBay prices for the various GPUs. This doesn't necessarily say much about retail prices, but auction sites remain a good way of tracking the pulse of GPU supply and demand.

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Nvidia Ada / Ampere and AMD RDNA2 GPUs: eBay Pricing for November 2022
GPUNov eBay PriceQTY SoldRetail PriceOct eBay PriceMonthly ChangeFPS/$
GeForce RTX 4090$2,216820$2,199$2,333-5.0%0.0665
GeForce RTX 4080$1,503$175$1,4770.0937
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti$1,218227$1,449$1,10510.2%0.1073
GeForce RTX 3090$8711672$1,250$8127.3%0.1453
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti$811917$1,000$7557.5%0.1521
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB$758165$846$66314.3%0.1643
GeForce RTX 3080$5942137$700$5625.8%0.1957
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti$479997$600$4594.5%0.2171
GeForce RTX 3070$3902317$510$3763.6%0.2561
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti$3252128$381$3201.5%0.2819
GeForce RTX 3060$290984$340$2861.5%0.2421
GeForce RTX 3050$234109$265$241-3.2%0.2201
Radeon RX 6950 XT$83019$830$75210.4%0.1662
Radeon RX 6900 XT$655226$655$6235.1%0.2028
Radeon RX 6800 XT$512336$515$4914.3%0.2487
Radeon RX 6800$416227$500$3994.4%0.2803
Radeon RX 6750 XT$3546$390$430-17.7%0.2977
Radeon RX 6700 XT$310791$350$313-1.0%0.3222
Radeon RX 6700 10GB$3300$300$3300.0%0.2657
Radeon RX 6650 XT$29238$250$299-2.4%0.2737
Radeon RX 6600 XT$217598$290$221-1.9%0.3602
Radeon RX 6600$179400$190$182-1.9%0.3726
Radeon RX 6500 XT$13545$160$141-4.6%0.2283
Radeon RX 6400$13020$149$138-6.1%0.1820
Intel Arc A770 16GB$43730$350$548-20.1%0.1836
Intel Arc A770 8GB0$330
Intel Arc A750$26511$290$395-33.1%0.2701
Intel Arc A380$1314$140$200-34.4%0.2161

The RTX 4080 is now available, and the average price for cards sold on eBay sits at a hefty $1,500 — $300 above the MSRP. RTX 4090 did come down a bit from the $2,300 range to "only" $2,215, but it's still priced higher than most gamers can afford. The quantity of 4090 cards sold on eBay dropped 28% as well, though it's still over 800, more than all the AMD 6800 and 6900 series cards combined.

What's particularly perplexing is the increasing prices on RTX 30-series and upper tier RX 6000-series parts. Only the RTX 3050 dropped in price, while for AMD all the cards below the RX 6800 at least went down a bit. Intel's eBay prices have also dropped, though they're mostly still above MSRP, likely due to limited supply — some people are still trying to get an Arc A770 16GB.

Despite the increasing price on so many Nvidia cards, the average price per Nvidia GPU did drop: from $621 to $600 even. That's mostly due to the decrease in 4090, 3090 Ti, and 3090 unit sales. Quantity sold on the most other Nvidia cards increased, except for the RTX 3060 which saw an 11% decline.

The average price of an AMD GPU actually increased slightly, but that's partly because it's quite a bit lower than Nvidia. Last month it was $330, and this month it's $332, so the bump in RX 6700 XT, 6800, and 6800 XT unit sales pulled the overall average up. Intel's average price fell 18% as well, again almost entirely thanks to the A770 16GB, but then Intel's total volume was only 45 cards.

Month over month, average GPU prices on eBay decreased 3.3%, while the quantity of cards sold was up 2.1%. That's only looking at the latest generation parts.

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Nvidia Turing and AMD RDNA GPUs: eBay Pricing for November 2022
GPUNov eBay PriceQTY SoldRetail PriceOct eBay PriceMonthly ChangeFPS/$
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti$397443$1,200$410-3.2%0.2419
GeForce RTX 2080 Super$292170$700$309-5.3%0.2906
GeForce RTX 2080$266182$700$277-4.0%0.3085
GeForce RTX 2070 Super$250351$500$262-4.4%0.3056
GeForce RTX 2070$212265$500$226-5.8%0.3196
GeForce RTX 2060 Super$212236$400$218-3.0%0.3074
GeForce RTX 2060$181389$220$184-1.8%0.3053
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti$137316$230$139-1.1%0.3276
GeForce GTX 1660 Super$131819$180$131-0.6%0.3470
GeForce GTX 1660$117135$170$120-2.4%0.3438
GeForce GTX 1650 Super$115108$222$120-3.9%0.2951
GeForce GTX 1650$123277$170$126-2.8%0.2189
Radeon RX 5700 XT$167793$400$177-5.5%0.4401
Radeon RX 5700$15187$350$157-4.0%0.4292
Radeon RX 5600 XT$131189$280$134-2.3%0.4421
Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB$12340$200$1212.2%0.3227
Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB$11019$170$9911.2%0.3031

Previous generation Turing and RDNA GPUs continued the downward slide, though it's a relatively tame decrease of just 1.6% compared to last month. There were also 5.2% more cards total sold on eBay, probably people looking to upgrade to something newer and faster.

AMD's RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 continue to lead the pack in price drops, with 5.5% and 4%, respectively. If you could somehow guarantee you weren't getting a used mining card that's been chugging away 24/7 for several years, we could almost recommend picking up a 5700 XT. Outside of ray tracing games, which it can't run, it still delivers performance roughly on par with the Arc A750 and slightly ahead of the RTX 3060.

If you're thinking about picking up an older GPU for cheap, check our GPU benchmarks hierarchy to see how it stacks up against other cards.