This week it was reported that Nvidia would be cutting the MSRP of its RTX 30 series graphics card. As it turns out, that's not true, but Nvidia is running promotional campaigns at the moment, which will see some GPUs sold at reduced prices for a limited time.
The initial report came from Benchlife (via VideoCardz), claiming that Nvidia would drop MSRPs by as much as $500 USD for RTX 30 graphics cards. After word of this got around, Nvidia did respond, telling PC Gamer that the rumour about reduced MSRPs is inaccurate, but confirming that the company is running limited time on the RTX 3090 Ti, RTX 3090, RTX 3080 Ti and the RTX 3080 12GB model.
Aside from Nvidia's own promotions, there are also many tech sales going on at the moment for the summer season. Recently, we saw several graphics cards re-stocked at discounted prices for the Overclockers UK Summer Sale. Additionally, all RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 GPU buyers currently get two games for free – Doom Eternal (plus its expansions) and Ghostwire: Tokyo.
It is also worth noting that the second hand graphics card market has also seen massive price drops in recent weeks due to an influx of ex-mining cards, as well as replenished stocks of new cards at retail. With all of that in mind, even if MSRPs aren't officially being cut, it is much easier to get a GPU at a good price now compared to the start of 2022.
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