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NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards are almost back to RRP, and past generation GPUs are 24-47% cheaper than MSRP – Hardware Unboxed report

The video card market continues to recover from the times of crisis

The video card market continues to recover from the times of crisis. Manufacturers are starting to revive marketing programs with the distribution of free games to buyers of new adapters, and major vendors are reporting a decrease in demand from cryptocurrency miners.

Journalists also note positive developments. The authors of the well-known Youtube channel Hardware Unboxed have published their regular monthly report with a study of the US graphics adapter market. According to their data, the average prices for video cards of the current generations of NVIDIA and AMD have already come close to the recommended ones.

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So, over the past month, models of the RDNA 2 line have dropped 5-15% of the cost and turned out to be only 5% more expensive than the declared RRP. Ampere adapters aren’t dropping as fast, and so far they’re still 24% above MSRP.

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But things are much more interesting with video cards of past generations sold on the secondary market. After reviewing offers on eBay, the authors of the video found that the models of the RTX 2000 line fell in price by 14% and are sold 28% cheaper than their starting prices. And GTX 1000 family adapters are down 11% and priced 47% off MSRP at launch. 

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A similar situation is observed with video cards of the GTX 1600, RX 500, RX Vega and RX 5000 lines, which have lost about 14-19 prices in a month.

But despite the success already achieved in price normalization, bloggers expect further reduction in the cost of the GPU, because new generations of RDNA 3 and Ada Lovelace graphics cards are on the horizon, and the Ethereum cryptocurrency is preparing to switch to the Proof of Stake algorithm.