The original text from early February 2023 follows:
The first month of 2023 is now in the books, and the news for the PC market is looking grim. PC and GPU sales are both down, and PC shipments in particular dropped precipitously at the end of 2022. That's not too surprising, considering the massive spike in sales during the pandemic — and all of those PCs should be doing just fine for several more years, particularly in the business sector. Meanwhile, JPR reports that discrete GPU sales hit a 20-year low, no doubt helped by the end of GPU mining just prior to the most recent update period.
Into that mix, Nvidia launched its RTX 4070 Ti, aka the GPU formerly known as RTX 4080 12GB, just with a $100 price reduction. Reviews were again lukewarm at best, angry and offended at worst. Performance is better than the RTX 3090, mostly, but often below the RTX 3090 Ti — and with half the VRAM. It's also a relatively minor increase in performance over the RTX 3080 10GB, but with a higher price. Perhaps eBay scalpers won't have much luck moving this newcomer.
The good news is that lower demand and sales means prices are coming down. We're looking at eBay specifically, where we can readily pull information for sold auctions over the past month, but retail prices are also trending down now. Here's a look at the eBay prices for the various current generation (including RTX 30- and RX 6000-series) GPUs.
|GPU||Jan eBay Price||QTY Sold||Retail Price||Dec eBay Price||Monthly Change||FPS/$|
|GeForce RTX 4090||$2,062||563||$1,599||$2,194||-6.1%||0.0717|
|GeForce RTX 4080||$1,253||128||$1,200||$1,374||-8.8%||0.1128|
|GeForce RTX 4070 Ti||$910||39||$820||-||—||0.1430|
|GeForce RTX 3090 Ti||$1,097||185||$1,633||$1,182||-7.2%||0.1199|
|GeForce RTX 3090||$817||1188||$1,300||$867||-5.7%||0.1568|
|GeForce RTX 3080 Ti||$768||681||$849||$846||-9.2%||0.1644|
|GeForce RTX 3080 12GB||$748||112||$1,060||$810||-7.7%||0.1682|
|GeForce RTX 3080||$588||1522||$699||$616||-4.7%||0.2041|
|GeForce RTX 3070 Ti||$483||723||$599||$499||-3.3%||0.2184|
|GeForce RTX 3070||$397||1978||$479||$397||-0.1%||0.2514|
|GeForce RTX 3060 Ti||$331||1840||$389||$332||-0.3%||0.2766|
|GeForce RTX 3060||$287||977||$330||$285||0.9%||0.2442|
|GeForce RTX 3050||$237||88||$276||$237||-0.2%||0.2172|
|Radeon RX 7900 XTX||$1,240||109||$1,070||$1,433||-13.4%||0.1145|
|Radeon RX 7900 XT||$846||13||$880||$1,140||-25.8%||0.1592|
|Radeon RX 6950 XT||$733||36||$700||$726||0.9%||0.1932|
|Radeon RX 6900 XT||$639||160||$780||$657||-2.6%||0.2127|
|Radeon RX 6800 XT||$507||370||$540||$531||-4.4%||0.2551|
|Radeon RX 6800||$431||140||$480||$441||-2.3%||0.2734|
|Radeon RX 6750 XT||$396||13||$375||$405||-2.3%||0.2662|
|Radeon RX 6700 XT||$320||655||$339||$318||0.6%||0.3116|
|Radeon RX 6700 10GB||$285||2||$320||$323||-11.6%||0.3077|
|Radeon RX 6650 XT||$258||16||$260||$334||-22.9%||0.3095|
|Radeon RX 6600 XT||$215||543||$275||$219||-1.9%||0.3624|
|Radeon RX 6600||$187||311||$230||$184||1.8%||0.3568|
|Radeon RX 6500 XT||$126||41||$150||$138||-9.0%||0.2447|
|Radeon RX 6400||$144||42||$135||$138||4.3%||0.1645|
|Intel Arc A770 16GB||$323||11||$349||$384||-16.0%||0.2407|
|Intel Arc A770 8GB||—||0||$320||$730||—||—|
|Intel Arc A750||$253||4||$250||$254||-0.3%||0.2660|
|Intel Arc A380||$100||1||$140||$131||-23.7%||0.2832|
The average eBay price for most of the current Nvidia RTX 30-/40-series cards dropped, particularly on the high-end ($500 and above) models. That mostly gets us back to where prices were several months ago, and there's certainly room for further downward movement.
RTX 4090 still averaged more than $2,000, but some of that is skewed by sales of "rare" models that command higher prices. The RTX 4080 dropped 9% and averaged just slightly higher prices than the official MSRP. RTX 4070 Ti meanwhile averaged $910, 14% above the base MSRP, but many of the custom cards retail for $900 and more. Only 39 4070 Ti cards were sold during the entire month, which is far fewer than other Nvidia cards.
AMD's new RX 7900-series cards also dropped in price, with the 7900 XTX falling 13% to $1,240 — still 24% above MSRP. The 7900 XT on the other hand dropped 26% to an average price of $846, 6% below MSRP. As we noted in our launch review, the XT seemed priced far too high compared to the XTX model, so it's little surprise that aftermarket sales show a wider gap.
The rest of AMD's RX 6000-series cards didn't show much in the way of changes. Some GPUs are a bit cheaper, others were a bit more expensive, but overall AMD's GPU prices remained about the same. Don't get fooled by the large dip in RX 6700 10GB or RX 6650 XT prices, either, as those had very low volumes and are thus prone to larger fluctuations.
And speaking of, Intel's Arc GPUs also showed some fluctuations, but with only 16 total Arc GPUs sold on eBay last month, you can't read too much into it. Considering Intel dropped the Arc A750 price to $250, there's plenty of evidence that the cards aren't selling all that well (at least in the consumer sector).
January traditionally ends up being a much slower month than December and November, and that's the case once again. The total number of "current" generation GPUs sold on eBay was about 15% lower compared to last month — just under 12,500 sold versus 14,700 in December.
|GPU||Jan eBay Price||QTY Sold||Dec eBay Price||Monthly Change||FPS/$|
|GeForce RTX 2080 Ti||$390||395||$398||-2.0%||0.2463|
|GeForce RTX 2080 Super||$301||235||$282||6.5%||0.2825|
|GeForce RTX 2080||$261||161||$268||-2.8%||0.3152|
|GeForce RTX 2070 Super||$249||344||$251||-1.0%||0.3072|
|GeForce RTX 2070||$215||203||$220||-2.3%||0.3151|
|GeForce RTX 2060 Super||$213||191||$214||-0.5%||0.3060|
|GeForce RTX 2060||$183||417||$184||-0.9%||0.3021|
|GeForce GTX 1660 Ti||$140||225||$139||0.6%||0.3223|
|GeForce GTX 1660 Super||$132||845||$136||-2.8%||0.3432|
|GeForce GTX 1660||$116||178||$120||-3.0%||0.3460|
|GeForce GTX 1650 Super||$110||131||$119||-8.3%||0.3095|
|GeForce GTX 1650||$122||326||$124||-1.9%||0.2202|
|Radeon RX 5700 XT||$165||948||$168||-1.9%||0.4461|
|Radeon RX 5700||$169||158||$157||7.4%||0.3845|
|Radeon RX 5600 XT||$129||181||$129||0.0%||0.4518|
|Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB||$105||114||$124||-15.5%||0.3807|
|Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB||$90||22||$91||-1.4%||0.3741|
Previous generation Turing and RDNA GPUs generally dropped in price, though the RTX 2080 Super and RX 5700 (non-XT) bucked that trend and showed 7% higher eBay prices compared to December. If you could somehow guarantee you weren't getting a card that had been used 24/7 for cryptocurrency mining for much of the past two years, these cards would be far more enticing.
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. Also keep in mind whether buying a used graphics card is even something you want to risk.
As above, January was slower than December in terms of units sold, though the change isn't as large. The total number of previous generation GPUs sold on eBay was 4.4% lower compared to last month, 5,074 versus 5,306.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,