In short: Ironically, graphics cards that were once three times their recommended retail price are dropping so fast that they will soon be given away for free. While this is a clear exaggeration, we see prices drop by hundreds of dollars every week, and some cards come with the added incentive of free games.
We already knew that increased affordability, thanks in large part to people leaving the cryptocurrency mining business, is driving graphics card prices down—in some cases below the recommended retail price. What’s more, with the advent of the next generation of GPUs and economic issues making consumers wary of spending big, Nvidia is stuck with an overabundance of high-end cards. This led to the launch of a “promotional pricing” offer for the RTX 3080 12GB and above, which led to further price cuts.
The situation has led to the fact that GPUs from retailers, as well as new video cards on eBay, are getting cheaper. Newegg is showcasing the flagship RTX 3090 Ti models, which recently had their Founders Edition price cut by $400. available from $1400. Meanwhile, the cheapest RTX 3090 model is the Asus TUF, designed for $1199
See also: GPU pricing July 2022: Nvidia wants you to buy these GPUs.
Elsewhere there is RTX 3080 Tee Ventus it’s $899 with a $30 rebate, while the RTX 3080 12GB, the card Nvidia is rumored to have killed off to upgrade to other 10GB options, is available for $769, but you pay only $739 after using the discount. If that’s not enough, both cards are included in Nvidia’s latest GPU bundle.
Nvidia GPU Price Trends
Average selling price of completed eBay listings, new items, 3rd week of the month
The Nvidia bundle, which covers select RTX 3080, 3080 Ti, 3090, and 3090 Ti models, includes four games: Doom Eternal and both The Ancient Gods expansions, as well as Ghostwire: Tokyo. Ancient Gods Part 1 and Part 2 do not require the base title Doom Eternal, so they are technically separate games.
Since Nvidia’s promotion only covers its higher-end cards, there aren’t many discounts for mid-range RTX 3000 products, although you can still get an RTX 3070 (MSI Ventus GeForce). for $524 on Amazon.
The dilemma for most gamers right now is whether to upgrade to the inexpensive RTX 3000 series or wait and see what price-performance ratio the upcoming RTX 4000 cards offer.