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RX 6000 and RTX 30 GPUs are twice as expensive as they should be

We are a year on from the launch of AMD's RX 6000 series and Nvidia's RTX 30 series graphics cards. The on-going chip shortage has continued to keep stock low throughout 2021 and the latest pricing data shows that these graphics cards are still being sold for double the price over MSRP on average. 

3DCenter has been tracking the average sales price for both series of graphics cards over the course of 2021. The latest pricing data shows that these GPUs are still being sold well above MSRP prices, even a year on from launch. In fact, recently the average cost has increased for RTX 30 GPUs, rising by 7% compared to the 31st of October. Meanwhile, AMD cards saw their average sales price drop by 11% of their MSRP, which seems to be due to replenished stock of Radeon RX 6800 graphics cards this month.

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Each individual card in the line-up has been affected a little differently. While all of them are selling for well over MSRP, some cards are cheaper than they were just a few weeks ago, while others are getting more expensive. The RX 6600 and RX 6900XT for instance have barely increased since October, while the RX 6600 XT and RX 6800 XT have risen by 8%. The average cost of an RX 6700XT has gone down by 10%.

As for the Nvidia cards, the RTX 3060 average price remained unaltered, but every other RTX 30 series card has increased in price this month, with the RTX 3070, 3080 and 3090 prices rising by up to 7%. The Ti variants rose even more, with the average RTX 3080 Ti getting 13% more expensive, RTX 3060 Ti cards costing 19% more expensive, and RTX 3070 Ti being sold for 29% more compared to the 31st of October.

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KitGuru says: This data may not accurately represent the prices of these GPUs in the UK, but it shouldn't differ much. Are you still hoping to get an AMD Radeon RX 6000 and Nvidia RTX 30 series card for their MSRP, or have you already given up on it?

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