There hasn’t been an easy way to get an AMD Radeon or Nvidia RTX GPU for a cheap rate for about two years. During that shortage time, resellers could charge two or even three times the retail price for a recent graphics card. However, the primary graphics cards crisis appears to be nearing its end.
In the wake of restocks running out in such a hurry and scalpers snatching up whatever little new supply was left, most gamers decided to give up on the chase long ago. Nvidia and AMD GPUs, on the other hand, have seen their prices fall and restock quite often, so perhaps it’s time to upgrade.
The monthly cost for each card in the Nvidia RTX and Radeon RX lineup has fallen, according to a recent analysis from a member of Tom’s Hardware, and prices for several of them have decreased by more than 10%. Additionally, Tom’s Hardware revealed that some stores have been holding on to a stock that hasn’t sold out in a long time. GPU bargains have been identified for some reason, which was pretty much unknown during the past few times.
Moreover, according to The Verge, overpriced graphics cards aren’t supplying as they did in years past. Even for the most favored GPUs, buyers don’t appear willing to spend up to three times the regular list price in some markets today. When the most costly items fail to sell, the business suffers, which discourages scalpers from engaging. Customers will be able to purchase more products at lower prices due to this.
Is the Situation Really Getting Better?
For now, some GPUs are still going for hundreds of dollars more than they should. Since last summer, things have changed dramatically when getting an Nvidia RTX 3080 for $200 over retail price was a significant coup. Further stock is on the way, which bodes well for the market’s overall stability, so we’re confident things will improve after this.
It’s also possible that the rumored development of a new GPU architecture influences GPUs’ existing cost. With upcoming graphics cards from Nvidia Lovelace and AMD RDNA 3, card manufacturers won’t like standing on a mound of existing cards. From getting rid of their excess inventory, GPU makers may be forced to raise prices.
I think it’s too early to declare the worldwide chipset scarcity has ended. Nvidia and AMD graphics cards at standard retail prices and PS5 replacement stock remain challenging. But, now it is worth upgrading to a next-generation gaming system without overspending, and that is something to be embraced.