GPU Prices 2022: December Update

Here's the update from last month, unedited below this point. Enjoy!

The updates have been coming fast and furious over the past month. We reviewed multiple RTX 4090 cards, then AMD spilled the beans on its RDNA 3 architecture and RX 7900-series cards, followed by the RTX 4080 launch. While we saw some steady downward trending retail prices on the previous generation RTX 30-series and RX 6000-series over the past several months, Nvidia's upper tier of RTX 30-series cards are now heading the wrong way.

Perhaps that's thanks to the high launch prices on the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090, which still managed to sell out. Alternatively, the retail outlets might be bumping up prices in advance of potential Black Friday GPU sales. It also sounds like the supply of 30-series cards has started to taper off and match demand, but that still doesn't explain why anyone would be paying premium prices for soon to be outdated hardware.

Whatever the cause, here's a look at the eBay prices for the various GPUs. While we don't recommend buying used graphics cards in general, unless you're getting a great deal and are willing to deal with returning a defective part, 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 October 2022
GPUOct eBay PriceQTY SoldRetail PriceSept eBay PriceMonthly ChangeFPS/$
GeForce RTX 4090$2,3331139$2,1990.0632
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti$1,105269$1,449$1,117-1.1%0.1183
GeForce RTX 3090$8121789$1,250$834-2.6%0.1558
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti$755888$1,000$7540.1%0.1635
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB$663163$846$684-3.0%0.1878
GeForce RTX 3080$5622038$700$585-4.0%0.2070
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti$459821$600$493-6.9%0.2268
GeForce RTX 3070$3762278$510$409-8.1%0.2653
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti$3201989$381$355-9.9%0.2861
GeForce RTX 3060$2861106$340$312-8.6%0.2458
GeForce RTX 3050$241103$265$260-7.2%0.2130
Radeon RX 6950 XT$75223$830$795-5.4%0.1834
Radeon RX 6900 XT$623261$655$645-3.3%0.2131
Radeon RX 6800 XT$491277$515$518-5.2%0.2593
Radeon RX 6800$399198$500$419-4.9%0.2926
Radeon RX 6750 XT$4302$390$4300.1%0.2449
Radeon RX 6700 XT$313633$350$337-7.0%0.3189
Radeon RX 6700 10GB$3300$330$370-10.8%0.2657
Radeon RX 6650 XT$29917$250$300-0.4%0.2670
Radeon RX 6600 XT$221642$290$238-7.4%0.3534
Radeon RX 6600$182337$190$204-10.6%0.3656
Radeon RX 6500 XT$14152$160$1400.8%0.2178
Radeon RX 6400$13823$149$1370.9%0.1708

The RTX 4090 made its debut on October 12, which of course meant scalpers were quick to try and turn a profit. Look at those numbers for a moment. Over 1,100 RTX 4090 cards were sold on eBay in the latter two-thirds of the month, with an average price of $2,333. Yikes. We'll see where the RTX 4080 lands next month I guess.

Prices on the remaining Nvidia and AMD cards mostly trended down again, which is nice to see, though the rate of decline has definitely slowed. We also noticed that retail prices on the RTX 30-series cards have started to head back up. Overall, Nvidia prices are down just 2.8% compared to last month, while AMD prices dropped 5.6%.

Not every card dropped in price, though. The RTX 3080 Ti stayed flat, and the RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 increased about 1%. Nvidia's higher-end 3080/3090 models fell by 0–4%, while the 3050/3060/3070 cards are down 8%. AMD's cards were down by 3–11%, except for cards with little to no eBay sales like the 6750 XT, 6700 10GB, and 6650 XT.

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Nvidia Turing and AMD RDNA GPUs: eBay Pricing for October 2022
GPUOct eBay PriceQTY SoldRetail PriceSept eBay PriceMonthly ChangeFPS/$
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti$410353$0$464-11.6%0.2342
GeForce RTX 2080 Super$309193$0$350-11.8%0.2751
GeForce RTX 2080$277210$0$293-5.3%0.2963
GeForce RTX 2070 Super$262331$0$291-10.1%0.2922
GeForce RTX 2070$226190$380$250-9.7%0.3009
GeForce RTX 2060 Super$218229$320$243-10.1%0.2981
GeForce RTX 2060$184329$220$209-11.9%0.2998
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti$139344$230$158-12.3%0.3241
GeForce GTX 1660 Super$131803$180$150-12.6%0.3448
GeForce GTX 1660$120133$170$146-17.7%0.3355
GeForce GTX 1650 Super$120115$222$129-7.5%0.2836
GeForce GTX 1650$126251$170$130-2.6%0.2127
Radeon RX 5700 XT$177741$0$206-13.9%0.4158
Radeon RX 5700$15768$0$194-18.8%0.4118
Radeon RX 5600 XT$134189$0$167-19.4%0.4321
Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB$12185$0$133-9.3%0.3298
Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB$9915$0$107-7.5%0.3371

While the rate of decrease may have slowed down some on the current generation cards, previous generation cards dropped another 12% on average. Just about everything showed a double digit percentage drop. The RTX 2080 and GTX 1650 didn't drop as much, nor did the RX 5500 XT cards, but many of these are still decent cards.

The RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 are near the top in terms of decreasing prices, falling 14% and 19%, respectively. The RX 5600 XT also dropped 19%, and the GTX 1660 was down 18%. At the same time, these used cards could be up to four years old, and may have been heavily abused for GPU mining, so we wouldn't recommend buying them.

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.

Jarred Walton is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware focusing on everything GPU. He has been working as a tech journalist since 2004, writing for AnandTech, Maximum PC, and PC Gamer. From the first S3 Virge '3D decelerators' to today's GPUs, Jarred keeps up with all the latest graphics trends and is the one to ask about game performance.

  • Kridian
    "The most desirable cards are now selling for close to triple their official launch prices."And THAT my friends, is why we don't buy sh*t on eBay (aka: Scalper's Haven).
  • Exploding PSU
    Me blindly buying a second-hand Vega 56 above MSRP years ago didn't look so bad now
  • Sat32
    This scalping <Mod Edit> needs to end and Nvidia, ASUS, EVGA, MSI, Sony could stop this if they wanted to in a second.
    Years ago I ended up with a DVD exercise program P90 I think, since I didn't want it I listed it on ebay took about 15 minutes for the add to be pulled for copyright infringement.
    I wasn't a authorized dealers and P90 was there copyrighted trademark like Nvidia, ASUS, EVGA, MSI, Sony are all copyrighted trademarks so they do have the ability to stop this.
    People should be able to sell there stuff on ebay and make money but not in this way sucking everything up from every retailer amplifying the shortages for there own benefit.
    Nvidia could simply ask for every add that uses there copyrighted trademarks more then 10% above MSRP pulled down the scalping and bots would disappear overnight.
  • ThisIsMe
    Only eBay can stop this in a heartbeat. All they have to do is ban people from selling new graphics cards or game consoles or whatever for 6 months. That’s it. People need to wise up and boycott eBay altogether until they wise up.
  • excalibur1814
    You know what else needs to stop, on eBay? 0 feedback accounts.

    I've been watching Nikon Z6 auctions for over a month and EVERY single one is bid up to around £850. EVERY. Single.One. All tech item prices are seemingly being inflated and that benefits oems, eBay and share holders. It's annoying. It's obvious. It's so obvious, yet most threads are full of people shouting that it isn't an issue and that there's nothing going on.

    Yeah, okay.
  • LolaGT
    It used to be really easy to track on auction sites with a little detective work.
    It has been many years now since ebay hid the bidding IDs so it was almost impossible to confirm it, and of course now that you can't see the obvious, it doesn't happen as far as ebay is concerned.

    Shill bidding in auctions is the deliberate placing bids on the seller's behalf to artificially drive up the price of his auctioned item. Shill bidding has been known to occur in auctions of high-value items like art and antiques where bidders' valuations differ and the seller's payoff from fraud is high.
  • Clarence_Darrow
    ThisIsMe said:
    Only eBay can stop this in a heartbeat. All they have to do is ban people from selling new graphics cards or game consoles or whatever for 6 months. That’s it. People need to wise up and boycott eBay altogether until they wise up.

    Ebay makes far too much money to ever do this willingly.
  • daworstplaya
    Clarence_Darrow said:
    Ebay makes far too much money to ever do this willingly.

    Honestly in this climate MS and Sony should just stop selling their consoles for a loss and sell the consoles for a higher price themselves and keep the profits vs allowing these low life scalpers (aka leeches) to make a quick buck.

    GPUs are a different story though, what needs to happen is for all the Cryptocurrency servers to be shut down in China and where ever else they are currently running. Kill Crypto and this whole thing goes away. There is absolutely no reason from Crypto currency ponzi scheme to exist.
  • blacknemesist
    At least mining is getting diminished returns, hopefully it keeps dropping more and more and not only do they stop buying they will need to sell them to cut their losses.
    I would be happy if all gamers boycotted the 3xxx series just to let crypto crappers suffer all the losses but that isn't going to happen,
  • Sat32
    Ebay is making money off the scalpers there is no reason for them to stop it. On the other hand Nvidia and it's vendors are dealing with pissed off customers and losing sales with tie in sales. I suggested a solution to this issue one call from one of Nvidia's lawyers letting ebay, stock-x, Facebook market place know if there products are sold on there sites all sellers will need to be authorized resellers. or they can expect legal action seeking damages for copyright infringment