Our favorite RTX-Series GPUs have been out of reach as the demand for crypto mining rose up in the last two years. And the scarcity of these GPUs has surged the prices up to the sky. Both the shortage and inflated prices of Nvidia’s flagship graphics cards also rose up the re-sale value of some older models as well. However, the prices of Nvidia’s premium end video cards are expected to decline by the end of 2021.
In the last few months, many RTX-series video cards are readily available in e-Commerce stores like Amazon and eBay. Not only these GPUs are in stock, but there is also a huge drop in the prices as well. According to 3D Center, the gap between the inflated price and Nvidia’s MSRP price has become narrower over time.
Reason Behind Decline in Inflated Price of RTX Series GPUs
Still, the prices of RTX and AMD’s RX 6000 video cards are x2 more than the MSRP price. In mid-May, prices were at the top but now they have been in a downtrend. Now there are many reasons behind this downfall of prices. Some online forums stated that this is due to the fact that Nvidia has cracked down on crypto miners by decreasing the hash rate of future RTX-series GPUs.
Another reason might be the decreasing demand for premium-end GPUs. Honestly, there are some mid-range GPUs that pack all those features that you really need in a mining or gaming rig. So that might have triggered the inflated prices of the RTX series to fall back towards the MSRP level.
The RTX 3090 has dropped over 32% in the last month. Also, the prices of RTX 3070/80 have also dropped over 25% in the current month. Surprisingly, our favorite mid-range GPU, the RTX 2080 holds the spot of being the most expensive GPU as per MH rate.
Finally, we will see a downfall in prices for both Nvidia and AMD by Q4 of 2021. However, some experts still believe that prices for RTX 3000 and RX 6000 GPUs may surge in Q1 of 2022. Till then, this is the best time of the year to get an RTX-3000 series graphics card if you love 4K gaming.
Hi, I’m Maxab, the creative author of this blog. I’m a technology enthusiast who loves to test and review PC equipment to help you build your next-gen PC. It’s my duty to help you choose the right product for the right reason.