Over the past few years, the price of Nvidia and AMD graphics has risen sharply due to issues related to mining and digital currency extraction. But that seems to be improving.
Nvidia and AMD are currently the largest GPU companies, and they are very popular among various users. But in recent years, with the dramatic increase in the number of miners (those who are engaged in currency mining), the price of Nvidia and AMD graphics has skyrocketed, so much so that their inventory has been limited. Miners buy graphics in very large numbers and at high prices because their business ultimately offsets the cost. This has led to declining inventory, unreasonably changing prices, and even reduced graphics warranty periods. Broke and has now reached a point where it is only 12% and 19% higher than the price announced by the manufacturer. In the past, graphics sold for 70% or sometimes 80% more than the company's price. The year 2021 has been on a downward trend so far. So it is not surprising that we now see a difference of only 12% and 19% between the market price and the company price. According to the source website, Nvidia's RTX 30 series graphics are currently priced at 19% more than the company currently priced at them, compared to AMD's RX 6000 series cards. 12. p In addition, card inventory has increased significantly around the world, so that there is almost no market where you can not find the graphics you want. . It may sound weird, but it was almost a year ago that when it came to graphics cards, we always said in the price section, " Of course, if you can find it in the market ". Fortunately, the situation has improved a lot since December last year. Below you can see the table of percentage changes in the price of Nvidia and AMD graphics from December 2021 to April this year.Model name December 12 January 2 January 23 February 13 March 6 March 27 April 17 > Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series 87% (more than the company price) 85% 77. 57 41 25 19 Series Radeon RX 6000 AND 83 ( more than company price) 78% 63. 45% 35% 25% 12.
AMD graphics card status
As you can see, the price of graphics cards has dropped by more than 65% in the last 6 months, which is great news for gamers. comes. The interesting thing is that some AMD graphics, such as the RX 6500 XT and RX 6600, are sold in some markets for less than the company price. In other words, except for the RX 6800 series cards, all AMD products are either below the company price or on the same level.
Of course, a number of retailers also list the prices of cards that have not yet been announced. In some cases, it is even twice the price of the company. This has nothing to do with mining or the common graphic crisis because some stores usually create a weird price bubble when a product is just launched and make a huge profit out of it. Therefore, we have to wait one or two months after the official release of a product to determine the original price.
Nvidia graphics Card Status
On the other hand, Nvidia cards, which have always been far more expensive than competing products, are also slightly more expensive in this situation. The company's cards are, on average, 19% more expensive than the manufacturer's. However, there are a number of problems that we need to address. The RTX 3060 Ti is one of Nvidia's best yet most affordable products and is in high demand. This is why many retailers consider it an unreasonable price tag. The same is true for the RTX 3070.
It seems that the closer we get to the high-end models, the smaller the price difference. For example RTX 3080 Ti and The RTX 3090 Ti will not sell much more expensive than the company's price, and the current price difference is even expected to double in the coming months. But there is a serious problem and that is the risk of miners returning!
According to the published information, apparently the share proof algorithm (POS=Proof of Stake) is going to be added to the Atrium digital currency during an update in the second half of this year. Be. This may cause the miners to get involved again and cause the graphics market to be in crisis again. Although this time it seems unlikely that we will see a price increase like before, but if this happens, prices will definitely increase again, and as a result, the next-generation graphics of Nvidia and AMD will be affected.now we have to enjoy the current situation to the fullest and wait to see what happens in the near future. Will this price reduction continue or will miners still make ordinary users bitter?