Mar 20 – Mar 30, 2021
This is the first week when we had to rethink our eBay tracking. Previously, we used eBay scraping to get at the data in an automated fashion, but our script gets hit with a captcha check and fails now. The data is still out there, so we've resorted to manual checks. Here's the data from the end of March.
Ampere and RDNA2 GPUs: eBay Pricing
The good news is that without the ability to (easily) scrape data from eBay, we're condensing everything down to the above table. It doesn't show pricing trends over time, but it's readily apparent that all of the latest generation GPUs continue to sell at extremely inflated prices.
Nvidia's RTX 3090 sits at double its launch price, and that's the best we get from Team Green — at least in terms of relative pricing. The RTX 3080 costs three times the official launch price of $700, while the RTX 3070 costs 2.7 times the MSRP, RTX 3060 Ti is 3.2X, and RTX 3060 sits at 2.8 times the supposed launch prices.
AMD does a bit better, with the RX 6900 XT sitting at 1.9 times the nominal $1,000 launch price. The remaining RDNA2 GPUs are all about 2.1–2.4 times their respective MSRPs, with the RX 6700 XT being the 'best' option.
The above data mostly correlates with what we see in terms of Ethereum mining potential. RTX 3090 is about twice the performance of the RTX 3060 Ti / RTX 3070, for example. That doesn't hold up entirely, however, as the RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900 XT all deliver similar hash rates of around 64MH/s but still vary in price, while the RX 6700 XT only manages about 46MH/s but costs proportionately more.
The other thing to note is the quantity sold. Surprisingly, to us at least, the RTX 3060 12GB hasn't made as much of a splash on eBay. The RTX 3070 remains far and away the most popular GPU on eBay, and in the past ten days around 2,275 Nvidia Ampere cards have been sold. For AMD, the RX 6700 XT sold more cards alone than the other three RDNA2 GPUs, with AMD Big Navi in total amassing 561 sales.
Weekly Summary: Still Extremely Overpriced
GPU prices on eBay remained relatively stable, which means they're still far more than we'd recommend anyone pay. The continued impact of mining profitability means there's no end in sight right now. Over the past ten days, we've seen prices decline and then head back on up cryptocurrencies.
The arrival of AMD's RX 6700 XT and Nvidia's RTX 3060 12GB hasn't done much to improve the availability of graphics cards, which isn't surprising since the previous generation GPUs could match their performance and those all sold out as well. Check back next week and we'll see if the situation has improved at all. (Spoiler: We're not expecting things to get better any time soon.)