Three Months of Data
Weekly trends are nice, but what about the past several months? We gathered that data, from mid-December through mid-March, which we're presenting with very limited commentary here. 62 GPUs, showing what we've all been watching since the middle of last year: Increasing prices. The latest Ampere and RDNA2 GPUs are particularly painful to look at, though Turing and RDNA1 aren't any better. We have additional data collected on the Ampere and RDNA2 cards, going back to their original launch dates in some cases.
Unfortunately, our scraping broke (by eBay) in March, so this was the last time it was practical to gather this data. We're leaving it here for historical purposes.
Ampere and RDNA2 Graphics Cards
Turing and RDNA1 Graphics Cards
Pascal, Vega, and Polaris Graphics Cards
Legacy GPUs and Titans (and Consoles!)
So, there you have it: Every GPU we looked at shot up in prices over the past 90 days — which is even worse when you consider many of the GPUs were already overpriced from the previous 90 days.
There's some good news, maybe: As recent pricing increased on the Ampere and RDNA2 graphics cards, the number of GPUs sold on eBay dropped off. Perhaps there just aren't as many cards being sold (on eBay, anyway). Hopefully, it's that fewer people are willing to pay these incredibly inflated prices.
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles are also trending down more quickly than GPUs, which makes sense as they can't be used for cryptomining (yet?). Considering the latest gen consoles cost hundreds of dollars less than even the budget RTX 3060 and RX 6700 XT right now, gamers looking to upgrade might be better off going that route — or just keep using what you already have in your PC, and wait for the current mining madness to end.
We also wonder how many cards have been sold on eBay, only to be sold again at higher prices later. Considering eBay takes a healthy cut on each sale, there's no question the company has greatly profited by all of these console and GPU sales.
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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.
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