On average, in September, an RTX 3000 trades for 170% of its MSRP, a Radeon RX 6000 for 174% of its MSRP.
For several months, 3DCenter has been scrutinizing the evolution of the price of graphics cards in Germany and Austria. Previous observations had shown a sharp inflection in prices between May and July. Unfortunately, as the diagram below shows, prices have been on the rise again for a few weeks. On the other hand, the relative additional cost is almost identical whether it is an AMD or NVIDIA solution.
According to 3DCenter readings, average prices for AMD graphics cards as of September 19 are 74% higher than MSRP; those of NVIDIA cards 70% higher. In both cases, therefore, the cards always sell for significantly more than their recommended retail price. Above all, the trend has been bullish since early July for AMD GPUs, since early August for NVIDIA GPUs. Unsurprisingly, these fluctuations are quite clearly modeled on the supply of GPUs.
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All affected models
As you will see in the table below, these inflated prices concern both the mid-range and the high-end. The author of the article cites the example of AMD’s Radeon RX 6600 XT launched last August at a recommended price of 379 euros: “One notable point in the graphics card market in September 2021 is the end of the attempt to keep the Radeon RX 6600 XT near $ 500 – the card is currently trending towards $ 600 and could end there quickly. This means that even this reference, with its already high list price, suffered a price increase of at least 45% ”.
Indeed, at a retailer like LDLC, the price range for this reference is between 499 and 699 euros, and most models are negotiated between 550 and 600 euros. In any case, there is hardly any stock.
Prices since January
|Reference||Radeon RX 6700 XT||Radeon RX 6800||Radeon 6800 XT||Radeon RX 6900 XT||GeForce RTX 3060||GeForce RTX 3070||GeForce RTX 3080||GeForce RTX 3090|
|MSRP||479 euros||579 euros||649 euros||999 euros||329 euros||519 euros||719 euros||1 549 euros|
|January 17, 2021||–||809-1019 euros||999-1199 euros||1249-1841 euros||–||769-1049 euros||–||1649-2406 euros|
|January 22, 2021||–||879-1049 euros||1019-1279 euros||1249-1718 euros||–||729-999 euros||–||1849-2379 euros|
|February 2, 2021||–||859-1049 euros||1049-1329 euros||1299-1755 euros||–||799-1249 euros||1399-1449 euros||1750-2899 euros|
|February 14, 2021||–||969-1489 euros||1129-1399 euros||1339-1729 euros||–||899-1349 euros||–||2223-2819 euros|
|February 24, 2021||–||999-1199 euros||1098-1399 euros||1429-2045 euros||–||979-1569 euros||–||2469-3669 euros|
|18 mars 2021||970-1049 euros||1179-1199 euros||1259-1539 euros||1499-1960 euros||559-1199 euros||1299-1699 euros||2299-2499 euros||2459-3915 euros|
|19 avril 2021||860-1521 euros||1379-1699 euros||1444-1699 euros||1654-2527 euros||589-1181 euros||1290-1699 euros||2299-2399 euros||2699-3049 euros|
|May 2, 2021||899-1417 euros||1373-1699 euros||1632-1773 euros||1799-2528 euros||740-1349 euros||1269-1699 euros||2299-2499 euros||2539-3499 euros|
|May 16, 2021||909-1580 euros||1499-1699 euros||1299-1799 euros||1699-2999 euros||999-1122 euros||1498-1649 euros||2 999 €||3 199 €|
|May 30, 2021||899-1246 euros||989-1699 euros||1159-1649 euros||1699-2799 euros||829-1049 euros||1269-1649 euros||1999-2499 euros||2699-3499 euros|
|June 20, 2021||798-999 euros||1199-1826 euros||1248-2109 euros||1589-2999 euros||679-1429 euros||989-1399 euros||1579-1999 euros||2169-3330 euros|
|July 4, 2021||714-962 euros||929-1819 euros||1089-1499 euros||1327-2493 euros||589-1005 euros||799-1490 euros||1199-1842 euros||1932-3084 euros|
|July 18, 2021||664-1099 euros||999-1245 euros||1159-1299 euros||1327-2099 euros||579-799 euros||879-1290 euros||1199-1719 euros||1890-2552 euros|
|August 8, 2021||689-1099 euros||1049-1299 euros||1157-1575 euros||1327-2493 euros||526-805 euros||789-1290 euros||1199-1848 euros||1890-3199 euros|
|August 29, 2021||763-1192 euros||1129-1846 euros||1149-1778 euros||1259-2099 euros||549-1280 euros||879-1639 euros||1249-2436 euros||1999-3454 euros|
|September 19, 2021||829-1159 euros||1099-1799 euros||1299-1950 euros||1343-2069 euros||599-1280 euros||884-1605 euros||1249-1821 euros||2469-3632 euros|