Graphics card prices are the lowest they have ever been in Germany since February 2021

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, Jul 5, 2021 11:58 AM

As the global chip shortage begins to slowly improve, and the recent cryptocurrency boom has taken a sharp decline, it seems that prices and availability of graphics has also been improving quite significantly, at least in certain parts of the world. Now it has been reported that GPU prices are the lowest ever in Germany since February 2021.

That’s pretty significant when you realize that was around the time all the inflated prices had begun. German blog 3DCenter accumulated data from 10 different retailers across the country and then generated a weekly/monthly report to see how graphics card prices have fared over the year.

As you can see, the prices have been steadily dropping since a sharp incline in May 2021, and are now roughly 53% over MSRP. That may still seem like a lot, but considering prices were at 200-300% more than MSRP for a good few months, it is still quite significant.

Nvidia’s hardware has obviously seen higher prices due to their popularity amongst crypto miners, but the increase has affected AMD cards as well, so it’s nice to see that both brands are doing much better now in terms of pricing. If you’re interested, here’s the full list of data for each GPU and their prices throughout the year:

AMD RX 6000 series:

  RX 6700 XT RX 6800 RX 6800 XT RX 6900 XT
MSRP* 479 579 649 999
Jan 17 - 809-1019 999-1199 1249-1841
Jan 22 - 879-1049 1019-1279 1249-1718
Feb 02 - 859-1049 1049-1329 1299-1755
Feb 14 - 969-1489 1129-1399 1339-1729
Feb 24 - 999-1199 1098-1399 1429-2045
Mar 18 970-1049 1179-1199 1259-1539 1499-1960
Apr 19 860-1521 1379-1699 1444-1699 1654-2527
May 02 899-1417 1373-1699 1632-1773 1799-2528
May 16 909-1580 1499-1699 1299-1799 1699-2999
May 30 899-1246 989-1699 1159-1649 1699-2799
Jun 20 798-999 1199-1826 1248-2109 1589-2999
Jul 04 714-962 929-1819 1089-1499 1327-2493

*In Euros

Nvidia RTX 30 series:

  RTX 3060 RTX 3070 RTX 3080 RTX 3090
MSRP* 329 519 719 1549
Jan 17 - 769-1049 - 1649-2406
Jan 22 - 729-999 - 1849-2379
Feb 02 - 799-1249 1399-1449 1750-2899
Feb 14 - 899-1349 - 2223-2819
Feb 24 - 979-1569 - 2469-3669
Mar 18 559-1199 1299-1699 2299-2499 2459-3915
Apr 19 589-1181 1290-1699 2299-2399 2699-3049
May 02 740-1349 1269-1699 2299-2499 2539-3499
May 16 999-1122 1498-1649 2999 3199
May 30 829-1049 1269-1649 1999-2499 2699-3499
Jun 20 679-1429 989-1399 1579-1999 2169-3330
Jul 04 589-1005 799-1490 1199-1842 1932-3084

*In Euros

The report also mentions that stock for the RTX 3060 Ti and RX 6800 series (includes RX 6800 XT and RX 6800) have been almost non-existent for a long time, but now have suddenly improved.

Although much of this information is very much a good sign for GPU prices and availability improving slowly across the world, it will likely still take a while for products to return to MSRP as retailers will want to limit their losses on profits received from the recent inflated prices.

What do you think? Are we looking at a return to normal soon? Or is this just a brief dip and prices will go back up again? What are GPU prices and availability like in your region this time round? Have they improved? Let us know!

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08:16 Jul-06-2021

A RTX 3060 still sells for over 600 euros where I live... The budget I wanted to put into a new GPU went elsewhere, I bought a Series X instead. Now, I'm going to wait until the prices really go down to change my 1660 Ti.

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15:12 Jul-07-2021

you on 1080 why you want to upgrade!?
i wouldnt if i was you mate

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20:58 Jul-07-2021

I agree with SnoWMan. Unless you're playing CS:GO or similar games competitively there really isn't a tangible reason to upgrade...

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21:20 Jul-07-2021

I know my GPU is still going strong but I wanted to get a new GPU that handles ray tracing, has more vram and lasts for the next 4 or 5 years.

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23:59 Jul-08-2021

If you're dead set on RTX, an upgrade makes sense tho as far as VRAM goes Nvidia has always been cheap on that front.


As long as you're staying on 1080p you shouldn't have issues, but when you start getting into 1440p or 4K territory be prepared for stutters here and there.

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23:34 Jul-05-2021

Good news indeed, can't wait till prices locally drop that far too, usually they tend to be bit behind, so it is still close to 2x, which is better than 3x. But yeah, nice to see, maybe they will get to MSRP early enough to be worth buying. Though I got bit of a feeling, nVidia and AMD might delay next gen till stocks get sold out, especially if cheap ex-miner used cards will be abundant.

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21:32 Jul-05-2021

Nothing has changed here so far, but either way I'm not intrested in the current gen gpus even at msrp as I want a 200-250 euro, max 300 euro GPU.

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21:26 Jul-05-2021

It's about time.

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19:56 Jul-05-2021

Still sucks in my area right now. But thankfully I was able to sell my current GPU for x2 than for what I bought it for lol. I couldn't pass on it.

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12:05 Jul-05-2021

you've put your charts under the wrong headers i think?

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12:10 Jul-05-2021

its kinda strange here in the UK. OCUK Scan and Awd-IT all have more stock (great), price are coming down over all all though £750 - £900 for a 3070 is still mental. however, the card i bought the powercolor 6900xt specifically have gone up in price over the last month from £1499-£1699

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12:11 Jul-05-2021

and this is for a refurb card aswell, the only one between all shops in stock, however OCUK out of stock price has risen from £1499- £1589 too.

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12:48 Jul-05-2021

Mate, OCUK are scalpers themselves. When I was shopping for a new GPU - and that was before the GPU scalping went mad - OCUK were consistently 100-300 quid more expensive model-for-model vs Scan. Scan try to be transparent, they answer emails about pricing, etc. - and they're the official retailer for FE cards here in the UK. I personally decided not to bother with OCUK after I saw all that business.

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13:30 Jul-05-2021

that 1699 refurb is on scan. thats odd because ive always had the reverse. my psu for example was £15 more expensive with scan. i still use scan just because ocuk were d1cks with an order i placed last year

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13:33 Jul-05-2021

Really? That's odd, but then it's an AMD card, I guess they can scalp those all they want...admittedly - I have not visited any of the shops since December. I got my card, nothing else was of interest since then, so why waste time window-shopping :D


Service-wise Scan have been nothing but great for me with every order placed, so I have no complaints at least in that department.

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