GPU Prices 2023: July Update

Original text from early June follows:

It's been a bit since our last full update, which we're now going to do on a quarterly basis. However, we still collected data for the intervening months, which you can find (without commentary) on the following pages. We've also seen a few more GPUs launch since the last update, namely the RTX 4070, RTX 4060 Ti, and RX 7600. None of those are going to set the world afire with their value propositions, but there's good news in that eBay sales on those are decidedly grim. There's little in the way of demand that could push prices above MSRPs, in other words.

As we're now in June, our latest full month of data comes from May. We filter the sold listings on eBay, as best as we're able, to collect average prices. That does mean that some people are paying quite a bit more, while others may get a great deal and pay substantially less. Here's how things stand.

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Nvidia Ada / Ampere and AMD RDNA 2/3 GPUs: eBay Pricing for May 2023
GPUMay eBay PriceQTY SoldRetail PriceApr eBay PriceMonthly ChangeFPS/$
GeForce RTX 4090$1,581277$1,589$1,663-4.9%0.0959
GeForce RTX 4080$1,054133$1,108$1,054-0.1%0.1353
GeForce RTX 4070 Ti$785104$790$801-2.0%0.1725
GeForce RTX 4070$611106$585$734-16.8%0.2023
GeForce RTX 4060 Ti$4101$4000.2481
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti$951122$1,595$9470.4%0.1394
GeForce RTX 3090$771914$1,249$7581.7%0.1654
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti$631500$1,000$651-3.1%0.1995
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB$52656$1,050$602-12.8%0.2363
GeForce RTX 3080$4581028$639$496-7.8%0.2601
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti$394414$490$432-8.8%0.2682
GeForce RTX 3070$3181540$400$349-8.6%0.3157
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti$2931013$333$308-4.8%0.3152
GeForce RTX 3060$268599$260$280-4.4%0.2723
GeForce RTX 3050$206122$220$220-6.3%0.2515
Radeon RX 7900 XTX$89050$980$954-6.7%0.1657
Radeon RX 7900 XT$71837$780$758-5.3%0.1966
Radeon RX 76000$257
Radeon RX 6950 XT$58867$630$611-3.8%0.2310
Radeon RX 6900 XT$512124$780$544-5.8%0.2578
Radeon RX 6800 XT$439206$500$461-4.8%0.2904
Radeon RX 6800$377151$490$400-5.7%0.3083
Radeon RX 6750 XT$35225$330$3345.4%0.2965
Radeon RX 6700 XT$278596$310$291-4.4%0.3609
Radeon RX 6700 10GB$2318$279$282-18.1%0.3728
Radeon RX 6650 XT$22639$230$242-6.6%0.3538
Radeon RX 6600 XT$192308$230$208-7.8%0.4069
Radeon RX 6600$157323$180$173-8.8%0.4279
Radeon RX 6500 XT$11034$147$1037.3%0.2773
Radeon RX 6400$11148$135$134-17.1%0.2181
Intel Arc A770 16GB$31536$390$322-2.2%0.2437
Intel Arc A770 8GB-0$330$320-
Intel Arc A750$21816$240$2113.3%0.3113
Intel Arc A380$1223$140$1183.5%0.2334

The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and Radeon RX 7600 both launched this past month, with reviews ranging from "okay" (we scored both 3.5 out of five stars) to downright bad. A lot of that depends on perspective, but there's little reason to "upgrade" from a single generation back to the new offerings — the 4060 Ti on average is only about 15% faster than the 3060 Ti, while the RX 7600 barely exceeds the RX 6650 XT, with a higher price.

At the same time, if you were going out right now to buy a new graphics card, we're not sure we'd want to buy a previous generation part. Unless it was a great deal, which brings us to the eBay results. You'll notice first off that no RX 7600 GPUs were sold in the last week of May (it launched on May 25), and only a single RTX 4060 Ti was sold during that same period (it launched on May 24). Potential buyers are clearly not impressed.

Elsewhere, average GPU prices on eBay fell about 5% compared to April, or if you prefer, they're down about 13% since February. Some of that comes from the introduction of lower-priced GPUs like the RTX 4070, but many of the higher cost GPUs have dropped substantially in price over the past three months.

If you're looking for a good deal, AMD's RX 6600 ranks as the best overall bang for the buck, followed by the RX 6600 XT, RX 6700 10GB, RX 6700 XT, and then RX 6650 XT. Nvidia's best values right now are the RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti, averaging just a bit above and below $300 in price. If you're in the market for a sub-$300 GPU, trying to pick up one of those via auction isn't a bad idea. Still, an RX 6700 XT for potentially $250 or less would be even better.

Besides the downward trend in prices, the number of GPUs sold on eBay has also been steadily dropping. All these "current" generation GPUs accounted for 9,000 total sales on eBay last month, compared to 10,597 for the previous month. That's about half of the peak rate in mid-2021.

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Nvidia Turing and AMD RDNA GPUs: eBay Pricing for May 2023
GPUMay eBay PriceQTY SoldRetail PriceApr eBay PriceMonthly ChangeFPS/$
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti$377194$1,200$379-0.7%0.2604
GeForce RTX 2080 Super$250198$700$265-5.7%0.3468
GeForce RTX 2080$218207$700$230-5.5%0.3839
GeForce RTX 2070 Super$210276$500$229-8.2%0.3728
GeForce RTX 2070$180121$500$201-10.4%0.3903
GeForce RTX 2060 Super$190111$400$201-5.6%0.3486
GeForce RTX 2060$154349$289$168-8.3%0.3634
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti$129183$256$135-4.2%0.3486
GeForce GTX 1660 Super$114590$229$125-8.8%0.3982
GeForce GTX 1660$96101$229$109-11.6%0.4184
GeForce GTX 1650 Super$10190$239$103-2.4%0.3360
GeForce GTX 1650$109214$178$112-2.8%0.2472
Radeon RX 5700 XT$151547$400$156-3.5%0.4870
Radeon RX 5700$12969$350$139-6.9%0.4999
Radeon RX 5600 XT$118107$280$122-2.7%0.4885
Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB$9637$200$101-4.7%0.4127
Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB$10127$170$8322.9%0.3283

What about the previous generation Turing and RDNA GPUs? Most of these have dropped in price, though the RX 5500 XT 4GB bucks that trend. Overall, the average price per GPU dropped over 6% since April, with the RTX 2070 showing a double-digit percentage drop — it's even cheaper than the slower RTX 2060 Super. The GTX 1660 (GDDR6) also dropped significantly, down 11.6% month over month and averaging less than $100. Not bad for a GPU that's about 30% faster than an RX 6500 XT.

Keep in mind that most of the RTX 30-series and earlier RX 6000-series GPUs (RX 6800 and above for sure) were released during the massive cryptocurrency mining boom of 2020–2022, and the RTX 20-series cards all came out before that started. There's at least a reasonable chance that any of these older cards was used for mining purposes, which could influence its stability and longevity.

You can see how these older cards stack up in our GPU benchmarks hierarchy, and we also have advice on buying a used graphics card. The short summary: We'd look for really good deals, like 25% below the average eBay price. And then if you do manage to buy a card, make sure to do some stress testing as soon as you receive it to confirm it's fully functional.

As with the more recent GPUs, the supply of these older GPUs is trending down. Total eBay sales last month were 3,421, compared to 4,005 in April. Not surprisingly, with lower potential earnings and expensive latest generation GPUs, fewer people are ready to part with their old cards at these prices.

Jarred Walton

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