Just like over the past few months, AMD and Nvidia video cards seem to be getting cheaper. In addition to improving inventory shortages, there are several possible explanations: cryptocurrencies have been a hit in recent weeks, making mining less financially interesting, and the next generation of video chips is slowly approaching.
As always, in this overview, we’re taking a closer look at the five cheapest models per GPU in our product comparison, so we can paint a better picture of the state of the market.
The most popular card at the moment, the Gigabyte RX 6800 Gaming OC, is available from €742.
As usual, we start with the green team. The average price of the RTX 3050, 3060, 3070 Ti and 3090 Ti is almost identical to last month, although the latter is still cheaper than the (company) suggested retail price of €2,249. The RTX 3080 Ti saw the biggest drop (-10.2%), making it the second Ampere card to get under the MSRP.
|GPU (Nvidia)||Recommended Retail Price (€)||average price may||June average price||The difference compared to May||Difference from MSRP|
|RTX 3050||285||342||345||+ 0.8%||+ 21.0%|
|RTX 3060||349||451||448||-0.8%||+ 28.3%|
|RTX 3060 Ti||439||620||574||-7.4%||+ 30.8%|
|RTX 3070||549||712||666||-6.4%||+ 21.4%|
|RTX 3070 Ti||649||800||793||-0.9%||+ 22.2%|
|RTX 3080||759||943||898||-4.8%||+ 18.3%|
|RTX 3080 Ti||1,269||1.375||1,235||-10.2%||-2.7%|
|RTX 3090||1,649||1,875||1.748||-6.7%||+ 6.0%|
|RTX 3090 Ti||2.249||2.110||2.078||-1.5%||-7.6%|
|the total||-4.2%||+ 15.3%|
The RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3070 are noticeably cheaper, with these GPUs costing about five dollars less than they did in May. In relative terms, the RTX 3060 Ti remains the more expensive alternative to the RTX 3000 series, as it costs 30.82% more than the recommended retail price. The RTX 3060 is also coming very soon, with an additional cost of 28.33%. On average, you pay a premium of 15.30% over the RTX 30’s suggested retail price, or five percentage points less than last month.
|GPU (AMD)||Recommended Retail Price (€)||average price may||June average price||The difference compared to May||Difference from MSRP|
|RX 6400||185||202||203||+ 0.7%||+ 9.8%|
|RX 6500 XT||215||214||211||-1.4%||-1.9%|
|RX 6600||345||396||364||-8.1%||+ 5.6%|
|RX 6600 XT||389||470||457||-2.6%||+ 17.6%|
|RX 6650 XT||449||505||476||-5.7%||+ 6.0%|
|RX 6700 XT||489||616||581||-5.6%||+ 18.9%|
|RX 6750 XT||619||698||637||-8.7%||+ 2.9%|
|RX 6800 XT||669||1.013||919||-9.3%||+ 37.3%|
|RX 6900 XT||999||1.068||1.056||-1.2%||+ 5.7%|
|RX 6950 XT||1.229||1,351||1.288||-4.7%||+ 4.8%|
|the total||-5.8%||+ 15.7%|
Remarkably, AMD RDNA 2 cards are also about 15% more expensive than the recommended retail price. This average is significantly increased again by the RX 6800 and 6800 XT, which cost 49.5 and 37.3%, respectively. The RX 6500 XT is a few euros less than the recommended retail price, while the RX 6750 XT is 2.9% more expensive by two dozen more.
Compared to the end of May, the RX 6600, RX 6750 XT, RX 6800, and RX 6800 XT are the biggest losers in the red camp: the price of these four GPUs is down at least 8.1 percent. At the other end of the spectrum are the RX 6400 (+0.7%), the RX 6500 XT (-1.4%), and the RX 6900 XT (-1.2%). On average, you pay 5.8% less for an RX 6000 card than you did a few weeks ago.
The RX 6800 XT costs an average of 24 euros more than its little brother.
It’s good news that the current generation of video cards continues to decline, although the decline is once again a little less robust than last month. Taking into account the above factors, there is currently no good reason to believe why this downtrend should change (significantly).
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