The term “high-end graphics card” will certainly be put into perspective as the next generation slowly fades away. Still, they are currently the fastest you can get for your money. And apparently you get more computing power for it these days than ever before. Radeon RX 6950 XT, Geforce RX 3090 Ti and Co. have been below the recommended retail price for a long time. In the United States, prices have now dropped again – and may continue to do so in this country.
Especially the section below 1,000 euros should be mentioned here. For example, WCCF-Tech found that you can now get two different models of the Radeon RX 6900 XT for about $700. The price is now 30 percent off the MSRP of $999. The “Rise the Game” bundle from AMD — which includes Saints Row, Forespoken, Sniper Elite 5 — also upgrades the graphics card.
On the Nvidia side, colleagues noticed that a Geforce RTX 3080 Ti is changing hands for just $869.99 in the form of the Gigabyte Gaming OC. This offer is 28 percent off the recommended retail price. Colleagues previously noticed that EVGA’s Geforce RTX 3090 Ti was well below the RRP: The Pixel Accelerator was recently priced at $1,149 instead of $2,149. Almost all variants of the RTX 3090 and 3090 Ti are now in the $1,100 range.
Geforce RTX 3090 Ti and Radeon RX 6950 XT: The premium price for the top models can no longer be justified
In this country, there have already been significant price cuts for high-end GPUs over the past few weeks. Going by the price comparison, the cheapest available Geforce RTX 3090 Ti, a Palit Game Rock, costs €1,398.99 and above. It has been around this level for the last three weeks. Meanwhile, the Palit Geforce RTX 3090 Gaming Pro GDDR6X, again the cheapest model in its class, starts at €1,229.90. It was 100 euros lower at the end of July. At just 999 euros, the Inno 3D Geforce RTX 3080 Ti X3 is well below the magical 1,000 euro mark. Although it was available at a lower price in the meantime, it has basically been at the current price level for weeks. Recently, Nvidia has pegged the RTX 3090 Ti at 2,249 Euro, Geforce RTX 3090 at 1,649 Euro and Geforce RTX 3080 Ti at 1,269 Euro.
A Saphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6950 XT is now available at the virtual counter from 1,144.89, the XFX Speedster SWFT 319 Radeon RX 6900 XT Core Gaming from 885 euros and the Powercolor Radeon RX 6800 XT Red Dragon from 749 euros. On the AMD side, there hasn’t been that much movement lately. It is exciting that the two flagships are well below the recommended retail price of €1,239 and €1,000, while the Radeon RX 6800 XT is well over €100 off the RRP of €649. Things are looking better again in the middle class – but not as well in the high-end team. The cheapest Radeon RX 6700 XT, for example, is just a little less than the official asking price of €459 from €479. With Nvidia it is the same in the upper class, as the RTX 1080 with 10 GiByte costs at least 799 euros, although the RRP is 760. That’s 489 euros for the Geforce RTX 3060 Ti – it will be 440 euros according to the RRP.
Apparently, the price surcharges on top models, whose often only small performance gains cost manufacturers and retailers a disproportionate amount, can no longer be justified, nine months after the launch of the first RX 6000 and RTX 30 graphics cards. . In the case of the upper and middle classes, which were priced high from the beginning, retailers still have room to surcharge.