GPU Prices 2022: December Update

Here's the previous October update. The past few weeks have been crazy busy with GPU updates, like the reviews of the Intel Arc A770, Intel Arc A750, and Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. Those all landed in the first two weeks of October, so the launches didn't directly impact GPU prices for September. Indirectly, however, people have been anticipating the arrival of Ada Lovelace GPUs and are less likely to pay high prices for previous generation models.

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Nvidia Ampere and AMD RDNA2 GPUs: eBay Pricing for September 2022
GPUSept eBay PriceQTY SoldRetail PriceAug eBay PriceMonthly ChangeFPS/$
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti$1,117202$1,100$1,247-10.5%0.1186
GeForce RTX 3090$8341121$950$957-12.8%0.1517
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti$754682$821$836-9.8%0.1637
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB$684158$750$771-11.3%0.1822
GeForce RTX 3080$5851520$730$665-12.0%0.1986
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti$493629$599$547-9.8%0.2111
GeForce RTX 3070$4091856$520$463-11.6%0.2437
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti$3551611$400$424-16.3%0.2578
GeForce RTX 3060$312834$369$339-7.7%0.2247
GeForce RTX 3050$26078$290$279-6.8%0.1977
Radeon RX 6950 XT$7959$950$914-13.1%0.1727
Radeon RX 6900 XT$645236$700$685-5.8%0.2012
Radeon RX 6800 XT$518237$600$563-7.9%0.2384
Radeon RX 6800$419149$550$486-13.7%0.2641
Radeon RX 6750 XT$43011$470$456-5.8%0.2355
Radeon RX 6700 XT$337575$420$378-10.9%0.2844
Radeon RX 6700N/A0$370N/AN/AN/A
Radeon RX 6650 XT$30019$300$345-12.9%0.2662
Radeon RX 6600 XT$238519$310$274-13.1%0.3274
Radeon RX 6600$204295$248$232-12.1%0.3269
Radeon RX 6500 XT$14056$160$153-8.1%0.2195
Radeon RX 6400$13722$150$143-4.0%0.1723

Comparing the entire month of September to the month of August, GPU prices dropped by 10% on average for current generation cards. A lot of that drop came shortly after the Nvidia RTX 40-series reveal, however.

The highest priced cards again showed the biggest cuts, though plenty of the lower tier models showed decent drops as well. AMD's RX 66xx cards for example all dropped 12–13%. The biggest price drops came on the RTX 3060 Ti (16%) and RX 6800 (14%), with four cards tying at a 13% drop. Meanwhile, the RTX 3060, RTX 3050, RX 6750 XT, RX 6500 XT, and RX 6400 all had less than a 10% decrease — though the last two are getting close to rock bottom.

With the RTX 4090 now officially available, even in the wake of the "unlaunched" RTX 4080 12GB, we expect we'll see further price cuts on any cards that are still selling for more than $700. AMD's RX 7000-series RDNA 3 GPUs will also be revealed (at least in part) on November 3, and many are hoping those will bring some serious competition to the $400–$800 market.

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Nvidia Turing and AMD RDNA GPUs: eBay Pricing for September 2022
GPUSept eBay PriceQTY SoldRetail PriceAug eBay PriceMonthly ChangeFPS/$
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti$464336$492-5.9%0.2070
GeForce RTX 2080 Super$350182$371-5.7%0.2427
GeForce RTX 2080$293190$335-12.7%0.2807
GeForce RTX 2070 Super$291357$302-3.5%0.2626
GeForce RTX 2070$250169$268-6.9%0.2718
GeForce RTX 2060 Super$243221$267-9.2%0.2679
GeForce RTX 2060$209442$237$217-3.8%0.2641
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti$158256$219$172-8.1%0.2841
GeForce GTX 1660 Super$150729$209$178-15.3%0.3013
GeForce GTX 1660$146156$216$154-5.4%0.2761
GeForce GTX 1650 Super$129140$231$147-11.8%0.2622
GeForce GTX 1650$129238$168$138-6.0%0.2078
Radeon RX 5700 XT$206766$276-25.6%0.3581
Radeon RX 5700$19479$256-24.4%0.3345
Radeon RX 5600 XT$167186$192-12.9%0.3482
Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB$13343$159-16.3%0.2990
Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB$10714$118-8.6%0.3116

Previous generation cards showed a slightly higher 11% drop in eBay prices over the past month, though that's skewed by massive cuts on the RX 5700 XT and RX 5700, both of which plummeted about 25%. While those two were quite good at cryptocurrency mining, it's also worth noting that they continue to easily outpace any of Nvidia's non-RTX cards in performance. In fact, for standard gaming performance, the RX 5700 still matches the 2060 Super and comes in just behind the RTX 3060, while the 5700 XT ends up matching the new Arc A750 and leads the 3060.

If you're still set on picking up an RTX card so that you can get DLSS and ray tracing support, the RTX 2070 strikes a good blend of price and performance. It's a touch faster than the 2060 Super for nearly the same price, while the 2070 Super and above are a decent bump in cost.

Be sure to check our GPU benchmarks hierarchy if you want a closer look at the performance offered by the various 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