It’s been over a year since we welcomed the NVIDIA RTX 30 and AMD’s Radeon RX 6000. However, the prices remain just ridiculous and cannot compete with the most “normal” consumers. It’s been a crazy 12 months all thanks to the new wave of mining exhausting boards around the world and later, due to the impact on the production of the same components, the chip crisis that is still felt today and that would drag on to the end, less than in the second quarter of 2022.
But let’s go in parts to understand what happens.
RTX 30 and RX 6000: 1 year later graphics cards are twice as expensive
As a result, “new generation” graphics cards continue to cost an arm and a leg, with their PVP price hitting twice or sometimes above that same exaggeration. But let’s get to the hard data!
In case you didn’t know, 3DCenter tracked the average price of both graphics cards in the series across multiple regions throughout 2021. With an average increase of 7% on the NVIDIA side over the past few weeks. On the AMD side, however, the average price appears to have dropped 11%, which is apparently due to an aggressive roll-out of RX 6800 cards this month of November.
Obviously, this data may not reflect 100% of the price in the National Stores. But it’s a great way to see how everything has changed in this very strange year of 2021.
At these prices, in my opinion, you should not buy a mid ~ high-range graphics card until next year. In the end it is New Generation War It has already started and it looks like we’ll have new boards in 6 to 9 months. Do you really want to buy an RTX 3070 for 1200 euros and then come out with the RTX 4070 with twice the performance, at a time when production is not a problem?
Besides, what do you think of all of this? Will prices ever normalize again? How will NVIDIA and AMD go about introducing a new generation … Knowing that consumers won’t mind being overcharged?